IEEE Albuquerque Section


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2022 IEEE Annual Awards Nominations

Friday, February 25th, 2022

Greetings Albuquerque Section Members,

Each year, the IEEE Albuquerque Section, in collaboration with the University of New Mexico Sigma Xi Chapter, recognizes the achievements of its membership and others who serve the science and engineering community.

This year’s awards will be presented at the annual joint IEEE – Sigma Xi ceremony on May 16, 2022. Nominations are now open for the following IEEE awards:

·       Outstanding K-12 STEM Educator

·       Outstanding Engineering Educator

·       Outstanding Young Engineer

·       Outstanding Engineer

·       Outstanding Entrepreneur

·       Outstanding Corporate Service

·       Outstanding Undergraduate Engineering Student

·       Outstanding Graduate Engineering Student

·       Outstanding Service

·       Outstanding Humanitarian Service

Additionally, nominations are open for the following awards from the UNM branch of the Sigma Xi honor society:

·       Noteworthy Technical Support Person

·       Superior Undergraduate Student

·       Excellence in Graduate Research

All forms are included at the end of this post.

Nominations will be accepted until March 23st, 2022 and recipients will be notified by April 23rd. I encourage you to nominate an exceptional student, teacher, colleague, intern, mentor, or co-worker. Please feel free to forward and share the attached flyer as well.

To nominate, please use the MS Word nomination documents at the Section website and send your completed nomination package according to the guidelines to:

·       IEEE Section Chair, Lee Rashkin, at:,

·       IEEE Section Vice Chair, Skyler Nix, at:, and

·       Professor Harjit Ahluwalia at:

We look forward to recognizing outstanding members of our IEEE Section.

Best Regards,

Lee Rashkin

Chair, IEEE – Albuquerque Section


Albuquerque IEEE WIE Public Talk: “Additive Manufacturing of Affordable, Secure, and Sustainable Housing in Support of A Healthy Global Population” by Dr. Maryam Hojati, Assistant Professor, in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Mexico

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Maryam Hojati, Assistant Professor, in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM), will be our guest speaker at an upcoming Albuquerque IEEE WIE public talk on February 23, 2022, at 5:30 PM (MT).  Click here for more information.

Dr. Hojati will discuss the topic “Additive Manufacturing of Affordable, Secure, and Sustainable Housing in Support of A Healthy Global Population”.  The presentation will introduce recent advances in digital construction to construct Earth projects and make new advancements for construction outside the Earth, such as on Moon or Mars.

The talk will be on zoom and usually takes place 1 to 1.15 hours. Pre-registration is required. Registration is free and open to the public.

Click to register:

For more information email: Nusrat (

Thank you for your time, and we hope to see you on February 23 at 5:30 PM (MT).

Kind regards,

The IEEE UNM Student Branch Wins Second Place at the EPICS Pitch Competition at Rising Stars 2022

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

As part of their participation at the Raising Stars 2022 Conference in Las Vegas, the IEEE UNM Student Branch won the second place at the EPIC Pitch Competition.

Here is their presentation:

The IEEE Albuquerque Section is proud to congratulate its UNM IEEE Student Branch for this recognition and the hard work they put into their participation at the Raising Stars 2022 Conference.

Thank you,

Gilberto (web master)

UNM Student Branch attends CES and Raising Stars 2022 Conferences

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

The IEEE University of New Mexico student branch attended the CES and Raising Stars 2022 conferences in Las Vegas. Elexis Panas, the branch’s President created the following presentation to document their participation in these events:

The IEEE Albuquerque Section congratulates the UNM Student Branch for their participation.

Thank you,