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Interested in any of the open volunteer positions? We welcome you to join! Just contact any of the Section Executive Committee members with your interest.


Upcoming Events

Transforming Substation Protection Relay Testing with IEC 61850 and Digital Twins, May 2nd, 2024, 12 – 1 EDT

Past Events

IEEE Schenectady Section New York ISO Operations Control Center Tour April 1


World-Wide Camera Networks – Friday, March 29, 2024 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Virtual)

2023 Events

Advanced Prediction Techniques Applied to Smart Grids – Thursday August 24, 2023 12-1 PM (Virtual)

Third-Party EV Charger Testing and Validation – Wednesday August 16, 2023 12-1 PM (Virtual)

In person Tour of UAlbany ETEC – Monday, July 24th 10 AM – 12 PM

The EV Charging Ecosystem and the Interoperability Challenges & Solutions (1 PDH), Wednesday June 28, 2023 12-1 PM, virtual event

Application of Digital Twins for Future Intelligent and Sustainable Power and Energy Systems – Wednesday June 21, 2023 12-1 PM, virtual event

Grid Modernization: Technical Advancements Beyond Smart Grid – Thursday, June 15, 2023 12-1 PM, virtual event


Open Access and Interoperable Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Power – Thurs. Feb 2nd from 12-1:30 PM (Virtual)

2022 Events

George Westinghouse Jr.’s 176th Birthday Celebration! Thursday Oct. 6th @ 5 pm

Electronics Packaging Symposium – Sept 7-8, 2022 – Binghamton University

Westinghouse Statue Project Committee Schenectady, New York

Celebration of Dr. Manoj R. Shah – National Academy of Engineering inductee: May 25, 2022 12-1:30 (Revised date)

Machine Learning Techniques for Network Analysis – Virtual Friday April 29, 2022 6-7 PM

2021 Events

Benefits of Ester Technology – Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

2021 Engineering Colloquium – Friday, Aug 13, 2021

Advances in Localization and Tracking for Internet of Things (virtual) – May 5, 2021

2020 Events

2020 IEEE WIE Senior Member Elevation Drive

Albany Nanotechnology Symposium (virtual) – Nov 9th-11th, 2020

IEEE WIE Leadership Conference LEAD BEYOND 2020 “Leading Through Change”

Attack-Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems – January 30, 2020

Towards Personalized Real-time Closed-loop Brain-machine-brain Neurotechnologies – January 16, 2020

2019 Events

Annual Holiday Lunch & General Meeting – December 19, 2019

An Agile Path to Employability and Promotability – December 5, 2019

IEEE WIE Webinar: “Cultivating the Art of Persistence”, December 4, 2019

75th Steinmetz Memorial Lecture, by Lionel O. Barthold – Nov. 18, 2019 7PM, Union College

Innovation Education talk by Dr. Ahmed Elasser, Niskayuna Reformed Church, 12-1 PM – Nov. 14, 2019

Albany Nanotechnology Symposium: Materials and processing innovation for future AI applications Nov 12-13, 2019

Mini Colloquium: “How Embedded Memories are Enabling AI & Machine Learning”, Global Foundries – October 23, 2019

Union College film screening of “The Bit Player” documentary about Claude Shannon – October 10, 2019

Frontiers in New Emerging Technology, August 22, 2019


Schenectady Section Call for Volunteers – STEAM Conference in November


Superconducting Synchronous Machines for Electric Ship Propulsion – June 13, 2019

The Effect of Voltage Impulses from Variable Speed Drives on Electrical Insulation – June 6, 2019

Frequency Support among Asynchronous AC Grids through Multiterminal DC Grid – May 30, 2019

High-dimensional Data Analytics Using Low-dimensional Models – May 16, 2019

Realizing The Promise of Smart and Connected Cities – April 9, 2019

Nominate your colleague for a 2019 IEEE Region 1 Award!

Our Region 1 2018 Award winners!

Huan Tan received the “Technological Innovation Award” for outstanding and continuous contributions to innovation and leadership in creating service robotic systems significantly impacting the industry in various domains.

John Yagielski received the “Enhancement of the Relationship Between IEEE and Industry Award” for longstanding and significant contributions to technical committee activities, standards and guides representing the electric power industry.

2019 Future Cities  Albany – Results

Section Volunteers Harsh Dinesh [Student Activities Chair] and Greg Watson [Computer Society Chair] participated as special awards judges in the future cities event held at Sage College on 12 Jan 2019.

This Year’s Theme was: Powering our Future – ‘Excellence in Energy Efficiency Applications’

The projects were done by Middle School Students. There were a total of eight projects that were eligible for this award and Greg and myself had narrowed down two finalists that would be getting the award. The first was the ‘Everland’ project by the North Colonie School and the second was ‘Gran Ola’ by the St. Thomas school.

The Everland project idea was a town located in Iceland near an active volcano that harvested geothermal and hydro power with houses specifically made from gypsum. The ‘Gran Ola’ project involved a city powered by tidal, wind and solar energy and each building had an individual solar panels for self sustainability.