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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 ((https://mga.ieee.org/images/files/MGA_Operations_Manual.pdf), 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 wmcquay@ieee.org.  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.

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Officer duties

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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!


December 29th, 2019

Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Call

Dr. Krishna M. PasalaTo pay tribute to the late Professor Krishna M. Pasala, the IEEE Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship was established by the IEEE Dayton Section in 2012. This annual Scholarship recognizes the academic excellence of one graduate student within the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Dayton. The student must be an active IEEE member. The scholarship award (up to $1000) may be used toward the purchase of books or other educational materials associated with education innovation.

Details, criteria, complete instructions, and application form are available at:  Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship.

Applications are due January 31, 2020.

The winner will be recognized at the IEEE Dayton Section Awards banquet on April 25, 2020.


December 7th, 2019

We are now accepting Award nominations for the IEEE Dayton Section Awards for 2019 activities.

Nomination deadline is 24 February 2020.

Winners will be recognized at the IEEE Dayton Section Awards Banquet on 25 April 2020.

Descriptions of the awards can be found on the Dayton Section website and below.

Please use the nomination form found here and submit your nominations to the email address below.

Questions?, please contact ieeedaytonsectionawards@gmail.com

IEEE Dayton Section Professional Awards

IEEE Dayton Section Dr. Fritz J. Russ Bio-Engineering Award:

Criteria that must be met to receive the award shall be: This award is given to the outstanding candidate who has been involved in R&D, Teaching or management furthering the objectives of Bio-Engineering in the Dayton area for at least 3 years and is a member of the Dayton Section IEEE. Bio-Engineering covers the physical and engineering sciences in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications. The award shall consist of an individual plaque, Awardee’s name added to a perpetual plaque and a monetary award. The nominee must be a member of the Dayton Section IEEE. The awardee will receive a plaque and a monetary award from a fund donated by the late Dr. Fritz J. Russ and the Dayton Section. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

IEEE Dayton Section Harrell V. Noble Electronics Award:

Criteria that must be met to receive the award shall be: This annual award is given to an outstanding candidate who has made significant contributions to the research, development, and/or application of electronic devices or in education, or management in the area of electronic devices. The modern term of electronic devices should be viewed to include nano / micro and photonic devices or structures, mixed-signal integrated circuits, modeling, simulation, interface and/or performance evaluation studies, computer analysis and synthesis of distributed network systems.” The nominee must be a member of the Dayton Section IEEE. The awardee will receive a plaque and a monetary award from a fund donated by the late Dr. Harrell V. Noble and the Dayton Section. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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IEEE Dayton Section Ravi Pallerla Memorial Award for Young Professionals:

This award is given to an outstanding young professional in the Dayton Section who has made a significant technology-related contribution in one of the following fields: engineering, business, management, marketing, or law. The Young Professionals award is presented to recognize an individual who is passionate about the development and advancement of new technologies. The nominee must be a member of the Dayton Section IEEE and within 15 years of their first graduate degree. The awardee will receive a plaque and a monetary award from a fund donated by the family and friends of the late Ravi Pallerla and the Dayton Section.

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IEEE Dayton Section Industrial Energy and Power Award:

This Award is given to an outstanding IEEE member in the Dayton Section to recognize exceptional contributions in the field of Industry Applications, Power and Energy, or Power Electronics The scope of this Award encompasses: The design, development, manufacture and application of electrical and power electronic systems, apparatus, devices, and industrial controls, which could incorporate applied circuit theory techniques, analytical tools, and standards development, for the safe, sustainable, economic and reliable conversion, generation, transmission, distribution, storage and usage of electric energy.

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IEEE Dayton Section Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES) Award:

This Award is given to an outstanding IEEE member in the Dayton Section to recognize exceptional contributions in the field of Aerospace and Electronic Systems The scope of this Award encompasses: The AES Society Chapter Excellence Award is given to an outstanding candidate who has made significant contributions to the research, development, and/or application of aerospace electronics systems or in education, or leadership in the area of aerospace electronics systems.

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IEEE Dayton Section Photonics Award:

This Award is given to an outstanding IEEE member in the Dayton Section to recognize exceptional contributions in the field of Photonics The scope of this Award encompasses: This award is to recognize outstanding individuals in photonics who has made significant contributions to the area at interface between basic science and engineering. In particular, we seek candidates who have demonstrated their excellence in any of the following areas: product innovations; or basic research with a focus on applications; or innovative and inspiring teaching methods. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

IEEE Dayton Section Computer Award:

This Award is given to an outstanding IEEE member in the Dayton Section to recognize exceptional contributions in the field of Computing The scope of this Award encompasses: This annual award recognizes an outstanding candidate who has made significant contributions in research and development, education, management, professional service, and/or application relating to computer and information processing science and technology. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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IEEE Dayton Section Women In Engineering (WIE) Award:

This award is given to an outstanding member in the Dayton Section who has promoted the goals of WIE to create a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity The scope of this Award encompasses: The award recognizes an outstanding candidate who has through their specific actions facilitated: the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines, provided mentoring, provided opportunities for women in engineering, or facilitated STEM outreach targeted to women and girls. Significant professional, technical and management contributions of female candidates to the engineering or science field will be considered in the context of how those contributions provide example and inspiration for women in engineering.

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