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

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Join us October 6th at the corner of State and South Ferry Street, Schenectady (across from the Edison & Steinmetz statue) to see the newly installed granite pedestal (statue coming Spring 2023) and gather with community members to celebrate George’s birthday!

Speakers include Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Metroplex Development Authority Chairman Ray Gillen, and a surprise guest – could it be Westinghouse himself?

Period music will be provided by Musicians of Ma’alwyck. Refreshments will be offered. (Rain location: Wolff’s Biergarten)

When:  Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Where: Corner of State and South Ferry Street, Schenectady (Across from the Edison & Steinmetz statue)

George Westinghouse Jr’s 176th Birthday Celebration

Daily Gazette article from September 18, 2022


Westinghouse Statue Project Committee Schenectady, New York

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

5 years ago, citizens erected two life size statues of Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz along Erie Boulevard, Schenectady.  This was done so that our citizens would never forget the great heritage that we have here since the early days of creating and harnessing electricity.  But the story has not been finished. 


To better tell the story we are now erecting a larger-than-life-sized statue of local citizen, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, George Westinghouse, Jr.  We have raised most of the money necessary to sculpt, cast, erect, light, landscape and tell the story of George Jr.


Be a part of this rewarding project, help remember those who have made this world better place and beautify Schenectady. Click Westinghouse Statue Project for more details.

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

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Come join us on May 25th, 2022 from 12-1:30 at the Niskayuna Reformed Church to celebrate Dr. Manoj Shah who was recently elected into the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to design, analysis, and electric machine performance enhancements.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”  Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process. The ballot is set in December and the final vote for membership occurs during January.

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on Oct. 2, 2022. A list of the new members and international members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments can be found on the NAE website. NAE Website – National Academy of Engineering Elects 111 Members and 22 International Members


Date and Time

  • Date: 25 May 2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are America/New_York
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Niskayuna Reformed Church

  • 3041 Troy Schenectady Rd.
  • Niskayuna, New York
  • United States 12309



  • Starts 03 May 2022
  • Ends 25 May 2022
  • All times are America/New_York
  • No Admission Charge

Nominate your colleague for a 2019 IEEE Region 1 Award!

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Please consider nominating your fellow peer or colleague or the Northeastern USA – Region 1 for a Region 1 Award this year!

Through its Awards Program, Region 1 advances the interests of its members by recognizing their significant contributions and service in advancing IEEE-designated fields of interest.  With this, the image and prestige of the organization, its members, and the profession are all enhanced.

Awards are given to individuals for Professional and Lifetime Service and Young Professional endeavors.

Do you know someone that is deserving of one of the following awards?

Professional Awards for the following types of contributions:

  • Technological Innovation (Academic): For distinguished development, advancement and pursuit of the IEEE’s technical objective
  • Technological Innovation (Industry or Government): For significant patents, discovery of new devices, development of applications or exemplary contributions to industry or government.
  • Managerial Excellence in an Engineering Organization: For managerial excellence in organization, leadership, design and development
  • Outstanding Teaching in an IEEE Area of Interest (University or College): For outstanding contributions to education in an area of interest to the IEEE
  • Outstanding Teaching in an IEEE Area of Interest (Pre-University or College): For improving communications between the IEEE and a student body; for support and service to a student body; for service and leadership to the student community
  • Enhancement of the relationship between IEEE and Industry: For significant contributions in an enhanced IEEE-Industry relationship
  • Enhancement of the IEEE or Engineering Profession’s Image with the Public: For significant contributions in developing an IEEE-Public relationship
  • Outstanding Support for the Mission of the IEEE, MGA, Region 1 and/or Section: For outstanding service to the IEEE at the Chapter, Section, Region, MGA and/or National level

Lifetime Service Awards

  • The William Terry Distinguished Service Award: This award is intended to recognize those whose personal efforts have provided leadership, creativity, guidance, hard work and inspiration in a wide range of IEEE activities over a significant and sustained period of time

Young Professional Awards

  • IEEE Region 1 Young Professional Award: This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievement of a relatively short nature, but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of Young Professionals (YP) operations within Region 1.

Want to nominate the Northeastern USA – Region 1 for an award for their activities?  The Northeastern USA – Region 1 can also be nominated for their Professional Activity (PACE) Programs.

Please consider nominating your fellow peer or colleague, or the Northeastern USA – Region 1 for one of these awards!  Award nominations are due no later than Friday, June 21, 2019 to Dr. Jason Hui, Region 1 Awards and Recognition Chair at

For a complete list of Region 1 awards and nominee eligibility, visit the IEEE Region 1 website today!

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