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IEEE Dayton Section Virtual Awards Banquet and Member Orientation – November 7, 2020

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ​Russ Harrison, – Director Government Relations at IEEE
DATE Saturday, November 7th , 2020
TIME 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PLACE Virtual – Virtual –

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AGENDA 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm  Check-in – Dave Perez

6:45 pm  –  7:15 pm:  Science Fair Videos & Recognition – Nick Kovacs

7:15 pm  –  8:00 pm:   Keynote Talk: Russ Harrison

“Technology Engineers, COVID, and Public Policy”

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm:   Awards & Recognition – Steve Hary, Charles Cerny, Guru Subramanyam

Dr. Fritz J. Russ Bio-Engineering Award

Harrell V. Noble Award

Chapter and Affinity Awards

Recognition of new IEEE Life Members

Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship

Outstanding Students – IEEE Student Chapters

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm:   Members Orientation & Closing Remarks – Charles Cerny





Russell Harrison is the Director of Government Relations for the IEEE-USA, the American component of the world’s largest technical professional society. Russ’ team of government relations experts serve as the eyes, ears and voice of technology professionals in the U.S. Russ personally manages IEEE-USA’s efforts to enact high-skill immigration and STEM education reform.

Russ has been with IEEE-USA for eighteen years. Prior to that, he worked for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the American Iron and Steel Industry and the American Trucking Association. Overall, Russ has over 25 years of experience working in Washington, D.C.

Russ has spoken to over 270 local, state, national and international IEEE groups about engineers’ role in the public policy process, making him one of the most sought-after speakers within IEEE. His talks focus on specific policy areas ranging from space to K-12 education, intellectual property to cybersecurity – and ways for individual engineers to be part of the policy development process.

Russ has a Master’s in Public Management from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in political science, with minors in history and communications from Allegheny College. He is a Certified Association Executive (ASAE) and Planning Commissioner (Virginia Tech).

Address: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The 2020 Election has finally ended.  (Yippy!)  So … now what?
Join IEEE-USA’s Director of Government Relations, Russ Harrison, for a look into the future as we discuss several big public policy debates that will have profound effects on IEEE members and our careers.
Both political Parties have developed plans for huge increases in technology research funding.  Learn what sectors are they targeting, why, and the prospects of big legislation in 2021.
The two Parties have radically different plans for regulating independent contractors.  Done incorrectly, these plans could make it virtually impossible for technology consultants to maintain their independence – as California almost did last year.  Learn about the two proposals, how they will affect you, and what can be done about them.
NASA and space travel has been one notable area of bipartisan success over the past 20 years.  Will it continue?  We’ll discuss the future of Space Force, commercial space, and the prospects for a return to the Moon in the near future.
These questions are not just political.  COVID has changed how our elected leaders interact with their constituents in ways that strengthen the voices of IEEE members.  We have a role to play in these debates, if we want to play it.  Russ will explain what that role is, and suggest ways we can influence these and other issues that will directly impact our careers and professions.

Dayton Section IEEE & AFOSR Windows on Science Lecture Series

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Dayton Section IEEE & AFOSR Windows on Science Lecture Series Present

“Cryptanalysis Perspectives: Past, Present & Future”

Invited Speakers: Ms. Deborah Anderson & Sir Dermot Turing

To view complete event details, please visit:

Attendance and Connection Details

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the number of attendees allowed into Kenney Hall is limited to 50 for this event.

If you have interest in attending in person, please E-mail Ms. Joanne Maurice at, so that you are provided an assigned seat.

The following YouTube link has been created for those who are attending the event virtually:

It is currently open and provides a countdown message for the event.  It is suggested that you test the connection ahead of the event.

Additional instructions will be provided on the morning of the event to enable virtual Q&A and access to a survey for feedback regarding the event.


Date and Time


  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
  • United States 45433
  • Room Number: Kenney Hall




Sir Dermot Turing

Sir Dermot Turing


Lecture #1: Who broke Enigma?



Ms. Deborah Ann Anderson

Ms. Deborah Ann Anderson


Lecture #2: Early Career Advanced Research of Joseph Desch



All Times are EDT


0830 – 0900         VTC/PexIP/YouTube Link Opens for Test

0900 – 0915       Opening Remarks             Dr. Charles Cerny

0915 – 1000       Lecture #1: Who broke Enigma?                Sir Dermot Turing

1000 – 1015       Q&A Session      All

1015 – 1025        Break

1025 – 1055       Lecture #2: Early Career Advanced Research of Joseph Desch       Ms. Deborah Anderson

1055 – 1110       Q&A Session      All

1110 – 1120       Closing Remarks & Adjourn         Dr. Charles Cerny

Call for Nominations: IEEE Dayton Section Officer Elections (2021-2022 Terms)

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

The Dayton Section is soliciting your recommendations for the following Executive Officer positions in 2021:

– Dayton Section Chair

– Dayton Section Vice Chair

– Dayton Section Secretary

– Dayton Section Treasurer

The terms of office shall be for two years starting on January 1, 2021. An individual must be of Member grade or higher or a Graduate Student Member to be eligible to hold elected office. Any member eligible to vote in the Dayton Section elections may nominate an individual for office, and nominating yourself for an office is strongly encouraged. Any individual nominated for office should be willing to serve for the full 2 years; we therefore recommend discussing the nomination with the individual prior to submission. The duties for each position are defined in the MGA Operations Manual, which may be found at the IEEE website ((, but a brief summary is also included below.

Here are some important dates for this nominations and elections process:

– The call for nominations starts the week of July 20 and closes August 31.

– From 1 Sept – 30 Sept  Nominations are vetted by nomination committee and bios collected

– From 1 Oct – 31 Oct Candidate bios are available for review on Dayton section website

– The voting starts 1 Nov and closes 16 Nov.

– The 2021-2022 Executive Officers will be announced by 1 December 2020.

Please submit all nominations by sending an email with a bio to  You may send an email to this same address if you have any questions regarding the annual nomination/election process. Please use this bio template for your input.  Submitting the form gives the Section approval to post the bio on the Section web site. As a reminder, you or the person you are nominating are agreeing to serve for the full 2-year term of the office and will have to commit time to perform duties of the office.


Officer duties


Section Chair/Vice Chair *

  • Presides at meetings of the Section and the Section Executive Committee.
  • Operates the Section to maximize satisfaction of Section member needs with the resources available.
  • Develops and presents plans for meeting members needs to the Executive Committee for review.
  • Identifies appropriate volunteers and presents their appointments to the Executive Committee for review.
  • Prepares an annual report of Section Activities for submission to the Region.
  • Represents the Section at all appropriate IEEE gatherings.

* The Section Vice Chair fulfills the duties of the Chair in his or her absence, and assists and supports the Chair as required/assigned.

Section Treasurer

  • Accurately maintains financial records for Section.
  • Maintains bank accounts of Section funds.
  • Prepares the annual budget for submission to the Section Executive Committee.
  • Makes disbursements in accordance with the approved budget.
  • Refers expenses outside the budget to the Section Chair for action.
  • Ensures that all Section expenditures and disbursements are made in accordance with IEEE policy.
  • Prepares financial reports for the Section Chair, Section Executive Committee and Regional Director.
  • Submits annual report of financial activity to the IEEE Operations Center and provides follow-up where necessary to confirm that the report has been approved.

Section Secretary

  • Accurately records minutes of all Section meetings.
  • Distributes agenda and meeting notices for all Section meetings.
  • Reports all Section and subunit meetings to the IEEE Regional Activities Department using the proper forms.
  • Notifies the IEEE Regional Activities Department of all changes in Section and subunit Officers.

We look forward to hearing from you!