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New Membernet

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

If you are an IEEE member, you may have heard of the membership directory “Membernet”. This has been a part of myIEEE for several years and is a front-end for the main membership database. It’s a handy way of searching for other members of IEEE, and (if the member allows it), send them a message. Recently I heard that membernet is scheduled to be retired and replaced with IEEE’s Collabratec. That’s good news because the membership directory search facility in Collabratec is vastly superior to the old myIEEE membernet. If you haven’t tried it yet, I encourage you to do so. Here’s how.

  1. Login to Collabratec.   Use your IEEE web account. If you are a member, you already have one. If you aren’t a member, sign up for an account (it’s free). If you have an account but forgot your password, just follow the instructions to retrieve it.
  2. After logging into Collabratec (CT), type your name in the search box at top. As you are typing, CT will display a short list of matches. If you have an unusual name, yours might show up quickly. If not, you’ll have to hit ‘Enter’ or click on the magnifying glass icon to the right of the search box. If you get too many ‘hits’ on your name, you might want to click on ‘People’ on the menu on the left side.
  3. Click on your name when you see it and your IEEE profile will appear. You’ll know it is yours if you see a box in the upper right labeled ‘Profile’. If your name is fairly common (like Mary Smith) you might have clicked on someone else’s name, in which case you won’t see the Profile box and thus won’t be able to edit someone else’s profile. If that’s the case, just return to the search results and try again.
  4. When you find your profile, don’t be surprised if all you see is your name and an outline of a person’s head. IEEE by default keeps all profiles hidden. Only you can change that default and you choose what other’s can see about you. If you click on the Profile button, you will be able to control what, if anything, others can see. CT lets you choose how much can be seen by a) the general public, b) other CT members, c) other IEEE members, d) your Network (a subset of CT members you select), or e) Recruiters.

Please take a few minutes and explore the new membernet. I think you might like it. If you are a volunteer, I encourage you to at least permit other IEEE members to identify and contact you.

Region 5 Members Honored

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Three Region 5 members were honored at a 17 Nov 2017 EAB ceremony in Phoenix. According to the article in The Institute, Gil Sik Lee, Adam Foster Moreau, and Siddharth Suryanarayanan were honored.
Senior Member Gil Sik Lee received the Meritorious Achievement Award in Informal Education “for significant contributions to preparing underserved students to succeed in college education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.” He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas, Dallas. He founded the nonprofit IntelliChoice in 2014 to tutor Texas and Arizona students in math. Last year the organization’s 200 volunteers worked with more than 700 students.
The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship went to Member Adam Foster Moreau, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins. Moreau is a graduate research assistant at the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology. Moreau’s research focuses on the irradiation of novel nanowire structures with high-contrast femtosecond laser pulses to generate large X-ray fluxes with high-conversion efficiencies.
The C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award was given to Senior Member Siddharth Suryanarayanan “for leadership and excellence in curriculum design, course delivery, and the education and mentorship of electric power engineers.” Suryanarayanan is an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Colorado State University. He has designed, developed, and taught four graduate-level courses in electric power systems engineering and has created an online graduate certificate program for the university. In recognition of his contributions, the university awarded him the Lisa and Desi Rhoden Endowed Chair, the first endowed professorship in the department’s history. Suryanarayanan is vice president of the IEEE Power & Energy’s education committee.

New IEEE-USA President Elect 2017

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Congratulations are in order for Region 5’s own Sandra Robinson who is IEEE-USA’s newly elected President Elect for 2017. She will be President of IEEE-USA in 2018, following in the footsteps of other presidents from IEEE Region 5: Jim Jefferies, John Meredith, Jim Leonard, LeEarl Bryant, and John Reinert. Candy is currently a Software Engineering Manager for Lockheed Martin MST, assigned to the F-35 program and a past Region 5 Director.

Agenda for the March 2017 IEEE Region 5 Committee Meeting

Monday, March 27th, 2017

An agenda for the upcoming #ieeer5 Committee Meeting is available at the Online Community. The meeting is to be held April 1, 2017 in Denver Colorado.

2017 Green Technologies Conference

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The 2017 Greentech conference in Denver is right around the corner. The program flyer can be found here.

The IEEE Green Technologies Conference continues to bring together scientists, researchers and practitioners from
around the world to develop realistic solutions to the current energy crisis, and to reduce carbon emissions and
greenhouse gas emissions. The conference features two days of technical presentations, representing the cutting
edge of clean energy research, development, and demonstration. This international conference convenes attendees
from China, Taiwan, Japan, India, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and all over the United States -universities,
industry, government and national laboratories. Although the conference smaller than some IEEE events, it certainly
did not lack diversity, creativity and the overwhelming enthusiasm of attendees and presenters.
Mark your calendar now! (29-31 March 2017)

January 2015 Excom Meeting in Dallas

Friday, November 21st, 2014

IEEE Region 5 Director Morgan has scheduled Executive Committee meetings to be held January 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott at the North Entrance to the DFW airport. The schedule is:

Friday Jan 16        Audit Committee and Nomination Committee meetings
as well as Dinner with Dallas Section Leaders
Saturday Jan 17    Excom Meeting
Sunday Jan 18      Conference Committee Meeting

The hotel room block information and registration link is:
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Jan 2015
Start date: 1/15/15
End date: 1/19/15
Last day to book by: 12/25/14
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott for 89.00 USD per night

Book your group rate: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Jan 2015 >>