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2021 AWARDS CEREMONY — Virtual

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

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 will not have a banquet due to COVID but we followed the award selection process and we this year’s awardees clearly reflect the spirit of the awards.

We hope that we can resume our in-person annual banquet in 2022 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:
  • IEEE Outstanding Graduate Engineering Student: Justin Smith
  • IEEE Outstanding Undergraduate Engineering Student: Sara Kathryn LaTouf
  • IEEE Outstanding Young Engineer: Jacob Mueller
  • IEEE Outstanding Engineering Educator: Eirini Tsiroupoulou
  • Sigma Xi Excellence in Graduate Research Award: Easwar Anand Narayanan, UNM Physics & Astronomy
  • Sigma Xi Outstanding Undergraduate Award: Luke Denoyer, UNM Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • Sigma Xi Notworthy Technical Support Person: David Rademacher, Sandia National Laboratories

These awardees will be honored at the virtual awards ceremony, and each will give a short presentation on his/her research. In addition, both the awardees and their nominators will be invited to the in-person awards banquet to be held in May 2022. Sigma Xi awardees will be initiated into the society, with their initiation fees and first year dues compliments of the chapter. They will also be invited to the 2022 awards banquet. Please join us in honoring all these outstanding people.

2021 AWARDS CEREMONY:

MONDAY MAY 17 5:00 pm

ZOOM VIRTUAL EVENT

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

https://hsc-unm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcu2qrjotEtJ8TEAwqGeLnNK-jk-KO

Thank you,

Gilberto (Treasurer)

2021 IEEE Albuquerque Section Awards – open for nominations

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

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.

This year’s awards will be presented at the annual joint IEEE – Sigma Xi banquet on Monday, May 18th. Nominations are now open for the following 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

MS Word versions of the nomination forms are available for download at the end of this post.

Nominations will be accepted until March 15th, 2021 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:

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

Best Regards,

Lee Rashkin

Chair Albuquerque Section

Nomination forms:

October 2020 Albuquerque Section Meeting Minutes

Sunday, December 13th, 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.

NOTE: because of the current health order, we are holding our meetings online. If you need the link to join the meeting, please contact Gilberto at: g.zamora[at]ieee.org

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

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

Thank you,

Gilberto.

September 2020 Albuquerque Section Meeting Minutes

Sunday, December 13th, 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.

NOTE: because of the current health order, we are holding our meetings online. If you need the link to join the meeting, please contact Gilberto at: g.zamora[at]ieee.org

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

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

Thank you,

Gilberto.

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