IEEE Texas Panhandle Section

Professional Development Seminars


Spring 2020 Professional Development Seminar

8:45am to 5:00pm, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Amarillo College Business and Industry Center

1314 South Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas

Join us for this valuable Continuing Education Seminar!

You’ll have a chance to win one of five $50 gift cards! To be eligible for the giveaway, you must be registered for the

Seminar and present for the drawings.


Electrical Diagnostic for the Trinity Test – 9:20am

Keith Thomas works with Los Alamos National Laboratory and will be giving a presentation on Electrical Diagnostics

for the Trinity Test, America’s first nuclear test conducted in southern New Mexico.


Ethics – 10:35am

Richard Burgess is as an Instructor in the Whitacre College of Engineering at the Murdough Center for Engineering

Professionalism at Texas Tech University. He teaches ethics courses for undergraduate students, provides guest lectures,

and collaborates with faculty/staff regarding ethics in professional practice. Additionally, he oversees the Murdough Center’s

PDH program for professional engineers and provides workshops on engineering ethics to various companies/institutions.

A theme throughout these roles is the importance of ethical reflection in a complex world. Richard holds Bachelor’s and

Master’s degrees in Philosophy and is a PhD student in the Systems and Engineering Management program at Texas Tech.

His research interests include sustainability, biomimicry in engineering design, and water system resilience.


WT A&M Senior Design projects on Display – 11:35am-1:15pm (over lunch)


TBD – 1:15pm


Performing Harmonic Impedance Studies – 2:25pm

Martin Cameron has a Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado

and a Masters’ Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has over 25 years of

industry experience in hydro generation, substation protection and substation controls. In 2014 he started his involvement

with FACTS projects and has successfully completed a SVC protection and controls refurbishment and two new SVC projects

all in New Mexico. With the two new SVC projects in New Mexico, an advanced control function was implemented between

these two SVC’s where an IEEE paper was written and published. He is acting secretary in the IEEE I9 working group, which

is the Guide for Protecting Transmission Shunt Compensators. He is also the secretary for the IEEE I2 working group, which

is the Guide for Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitors. If he is not working, you probably can find him on his road bike.


Energy Storage Modeling & Carbon-Free Energy Production – 3:45pm

Dr. Manla joined the College of Engineering as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2019. Prior to that, he

worked at the University of New Haven as a Visiting Assistant Professor for three consecutive years where he taught a wide

variety of courses in Electrical Engineering and Calculus. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the American

University of Sharjah in 2007. He received his M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin

Milwaukee in 2009 and 2015 respectively.


Don’t forget the After Party!!

Cinergy @ 5:30 – 7:30


¨ The Seminar is open to everyone! – Please invite others who might be interested

¨ There will be 1 hour of ethics education

¨ Seminar will begin at 9:15am with Late Registration Opening at 8:45am

¨ Lunch will be served beginning at 11:35 am and is included in the fee for the Seminar.

¨ Dress for this Seminar is casual

¨ Amarillo College will issue CEU certificates for 0.7 unit ( 7PDH) to attendees who are present for the ENTIRE Seminar.

¨ Cost:

             Current member of a sponsoring organization $35

             Current student member or retired member of IEEE $15

             Anyone not a current member of a sponsoring organization $55

             If you are a New York/Florida PE, IEEE CEU certificate cost at check in $10

             **The exorbitant additional cost of $1 dollar will be added for online registration due to credit card fees**


On-Line Registration:

Credit Card registration for seminar go to:

To Issue CEUs Amarillo College Requires:

Date of Birth or Last 4 of SSN



To register by cash or check:

Complete and return the attached registration form, together with your payment.

If you need additional information, please call or text Bobby Clift at (806) 378-2581 email at

The proper Seminar fee must be enclosed with your mail-in form to complete your registration.

A single check may be used for multiple registration, however individual registration form must be used and a

list/table of names and associated cost must be stapled or taped to check.

2020 Spring Announcement