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2020 IEEE Albuquerque Section Awards

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Each year the IEEE Albuquerque Section, in collaboration with the UNM Sigma Xi Chapter, recognizes the efforts of its membership to improve the organization and bring merit to our profession.

In previous years, the awards have been presented during the annual banquet. This year, we did not have a banquet in observance of the health care order in place in New Mexico but we followed the award selection process and we had three awards that were delivered to the awardees by our activities coordinator, Ray Byrne.

We hope that we can resume our annual banquet in 2021 and we will post any news as soon as we progress on our planning.

Congratulations to all the awardees for their hard work and dedication:

•Outstanding Young Engineer Award: Brian Pierre – “for the development of algorithms and software tools to co-optimize grid resilience and reliability”, nominated by Ray Byrne

•Outstanding Engineering Educator Award: Prof. Ali Bidram – “for outstanding contributions in education, engineering, and research in Smart Grid power engineering”, nominated separately by Matthew Reno and Edl Schamiloglu

•Outstanding Graduate Engineering Award: Georgios Fragkos – “for outstanding academic performance in the field of Computing and Communications”, nominated by Prof. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou

Thank you,

Gilberto

Treasurer

August 2020 Albuquerque Section Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the August 2020 Section Meeting minutes.

Thank you,

Gilberto.

February 2020 Albuquerque Section Meeting Minutes

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the February 2020 Section Meeting minutes.

Thank you,

Gilberto.

April 2020 Albuquerque Section Meeting Minutes

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the April 2020 Section Meeting minutes.

Thank you,

Gilberto.

March 2020 Albuquerque Section Meeting Minutes

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

The Albuquerque Section of the IEEE meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting is open to any Section member and it is free of charge for students. The meetings take place at Yanni’s on Central, at 11.30am, except for December, June, and July.

If you want to attend or have questions for the Section officers, please contact Gilberto (Treasurer) at g.zamora@ieee.org.

Here are the approved minutes for the March 2020 Section Meeting minutes.

Thank you,

Gilberto.

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Dear IEEE student members,

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition is October 2, 2020. Please see attached flyer

Students are invited to send ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the Key focus areas of GHTC 2020 including (but are not limited to):

Affordable & Clean Energy
Agriculture & Food Security
Clean Water & Sanitation
Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development
Good Health and Well Being
Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
Quality Education
Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Action plans are now in place to support a Hybrid Conference (combining both physical and virtual participation) should the impact of COVID-19 prevent some presenters and delegates travelling to attend the conference.

Link for GHTC Website: https://ieeeghtc.org/

For additional information please contact Mostafa Mortezaie: mortezaie@ieee.org

Thank you,

Gilberto
Treasurer

Space Industry Virtual Career Fair — April 30th

Friday, April 17th, 2020

This post is directed at all our members:

New Space New Mexico is partnering with STEM Boomerang to hold a Space Industry Virtual Career Fair to highlight space opportunities in the state.

“New Space New Mexico has an industry group of over 80 space companies working in New Mexico that we reach out to and we are setting up some connector-type functions where the companies can let us know when they have opportunities and we will continue to reach out to the workforce that we’re starting to get to with this forum,” added Deraad.
The virtual job fair will be happening April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can inquire about registration by emailing info@newspacenm.org.

Here is the link to the original announcement.

Thank you Mike Jackovich for finding this information.

Gilberto.
Treasurer

Effects of the Corona Virus on our student members

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Dear Albuquerque student members,

Given the unprecedented circumstances with the COVID-19 situation, the Albuquerque Section is reaching out to learn more about how we can help our student members. As you know, the pandemic has resulted in the closing of university campuses and has seemingly overnight disrupted the economy and thus the near-term job market. Students are struggling to effectively learn remotely and uncertain how to proceed with their career development. Please take a moment to fill out the survey linked here so that the Albuquerque Section IEEE can better understand what students need and better gauge how to prioritize resources to help the most students.

In addition, the Section will be maintaining an active list of local employers who are still in need of qualified electrical and electronic skilled applicants despite the current economic situation. This list will be a living document located here.

To enhance learning remotely, several IEEE chapters, such as IEEE PELS are offering free online courses and webinars to everybody, regardless of membership, here.

Other IEEE resources that student members may be interested in include the Global Benefits Finder where you can search benefits by career phase and country, IEEE.tv, and the list of member discount programs.

Best regards,

Jason Neely

Albuquerque Section Chair

Effects of Corona Virus on our Community

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Dear Albuquerque Section Members,

It is clear the COVID-19 situation has affected us all in many ways, from its effect on the economy, on our university campuses and students, and on our lives at work and home. IEEE has already cancelled or postponed countless events, and they are making many of these online or virtual events. The Albuquerque Section held its March meeting via WebEx just last week. This was a first for us, but we made it work.

Despite this turbulence and uncertainty, the IEEE remains committed to being a resource for its student and professional members. Thus, we are soliciting ideas on how best to help the Albuquerque section, and we will be communicating new initiatives in the coming weeks. Our first initiative will be to help connect potential employers in the New Mexico area with qualified electrical and electronic skilled applicants. Currently, this is via a list on Google docs. This is a living document located here, and we invite all those on this communication who are hiring to list your needs here, and we invite all those looking for local employment to keep their eye out for new opportunities.

IEEE is also committed to the greater good; as we all know, IEEE is “…dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.” Thus, IEEE is financially supporting projects that have the potential to mitigate the COVID-19 threat. Please visit this link and consider pitching your idea. The current deadline for proposals is May 15.

IEEE offers a number of resources for its members that may be useful for you. In particular, IEEE’s Collabratec is a professional networking platform where members can connect with other members, join communities, and create or join virtual workspaces. Also, if you want to learn more about the benefits that IEEE offers to its members, you can consult the Global Benefits Finder where you can search career phase and country.

Best regards,

Jason Neely

Albuquerque Section Chair

Albuquerque Section 2020 Awards Banquet CANCELED

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Greetings IEEE Albuquerque Section Members,

In light of the COVID-19 issue, the IEEE Albuquerque Section officers have decided to cancel the 2020 Awards Banquet, originally scheduled for May 18 . However, we will still review and select award winners from the nominations submitted this year and award them as 2020 awards. In fact, we will continue to accept nominations for 2020 awards through April 17th. Nomination packets are available here.

If selected, awardees will be physically given their award this year, and they will be invited to the banquet next year, May 17, 2021 and recognized as a 2020 awardee. If the awardee is unable to attend the banquet next year, the awardee’s name and award will still be announced at the event.

The decision to cancel was not made lightly, and this approach was considered the best compromise of the current situation and our mission to encourage and recognize outstanding people.

Stay safe; stay well.

Best Regards,

Jason Neely

Chair Albuquerque Section