JANUARY SECTION MEETING

CINCINNATI STREETCAR’S POWER-

Design Criteria to Implementation

DATE: Thursday, January 26, 2017 

PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. –  Presentation

COST:  $10- $15, See information in Reservations   ABOUT THE MEETING: 

The Cincinnati Streetcar traverses 3.6 track miles of right-of-way in downtown Cincinnati and has played a major role in the redevelopment of properties within three blocks of its route.  To date, over $1B of development has been attributed to the streetcar.

The public sees the overhead contact system (wires, aka OCS) as the electricity that runs the streetcars.

This presentation will provide an overview of the design criteria that were initially prepared, modified, and finalized for the Streetcar project.  The review will include the system from the substation through the alignment and back to the substations while visiting the different issues that required resolution or efficiencies. Virtual side trips to the Maintenance and Operations Facility, an oil filled 125kv underground transmission line, and the track slab will be made.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

David H. (Dave) Thurston, P.E. began his career working under the 13kv/60Hz electrified territory of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.  As a track and structures engineer, Dave and his crews were consistently aware of need of and respect of the overhead system. In the time since Amtrak, Dave has managed design or construction of railroad and streetcar projects, highway/interstate roads and bridges, and other heavy construction.  In various stages of his career, he was worked as owner, contractor, and consultant.

MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu:   Boneless Chicken Breast Grilled with (more…)

January 10th, 2017

NEW MEMBERS

If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee.

NEW MEMBERS

The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:

Muaath Saed S Alnazal

Mohammed Abdulrahman Alrasheed

Rakan A Alrasheed

Brian Lawrence Decker

Blake A Gordon

Heather Vaughn

Jason Waters

We wish to welcome these members to the Cincinnati Section!!!

 

January 10th, 2017

IEEE NEWS

NEWS from IEEE-USA
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Washington, DC 20036-4910

IEEE-USA: H-1B Outsourcing Bill Will Not End Outsourcing

WASHINGTON (6 January 2017) — Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation to combat outsourcing within the H-1B visa program. While the bill recognizes how destructive the H-1B program can be, it doesn’t do nearly enough to reign in outsourcing companies or protect American jobs.

“Hundreds of Americans lost their jobs to the H-1B program in Rep. Issa and Peters’ congressional districts,” IEEE-USA President Karen Pedersen said. “Yet their bill will allow thousands more jobs to be lost in the future.”

“It is simply unacceptable — at any wage rate — for companies to fire Americans and replace them with non-Americans who will never be allowed to become citizens.” (more…)

January 10th, 2017

Election News and General Call for Candidates

The IEEE Cincinnati Section Executive Committee would like to thank all of our members for your participation and contribution to our Cincinnati Section IEEE.  

Your Cincinnati Section IEEE Nominating Committee is now in the process of organizing this election-cycles’ Section Officer candidates to serve the upcoming two-year Term. The elected officers of the Section shall be a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large.

The election schedule will be:

Nov 18th – Candidate slate compiled

Nov 21st – posting of candidates and voting begins

Dec 5th – election results tabulated

Dec 15th – announcement of our new 2017/2018 Executive Committee members 

 At this time we would like to invite (more…)

November 17th, 2016

DECEMBER MEETING**

IoT-based Wireless Mobile Computing Platform for Fall Risk Prediction

DATE: Thursday, December 1, 2016 **Please note the special date
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:

Falls are major health risk with which the elderly and disabled must contend. Scientific research on smartphone-based gait detection systems using the Internet of Things (IoT) has recently become an imperative component in monitoring injuries due to these falls. Progress in gait analysis systems, the capabilities of smartphones, and the IoT are enabling the advancement of (more…)

November 16th, 2016

OCTOBER MEETING

OCTOBER MEETING

Evolution of Automotive Alternative Drive

DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016
PLACE : University of Cincinnati,
TIME : 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Vehicle showing (Loop at Eng Research Center Bldg)
  6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner (Swift Hall Room 800)
  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation (Swift Hall Room 800)
COST: Free, you must register for dinner.

**Please note the revised times and locations.

ABOUT THE MEETING:

We will start outside of the Engineering Research Center Building to view the vehicles then move inside for dinner and presentation.

Join us as Mr. Dylan Boyles details the evolution electric and hybrid drive vehicles with a special consideration of (more…)

October 6th, 2016

September 2016 Section Meeting

LEED – Electrical Focused Presentation

DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016

PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. -Presentation

COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING: As electrical engineers, contractors, and practitioners, the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Designs (LEED) Rating System can have a tremendous impact on what we would otherwise think of as (more…)

September 8th, 2016

MAY SECTION MEETING

High-Performance Clustering of Distributed, High-Dimensional Data Sets

DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2016
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:      The size and amount of data captured from numerous sources has created a situation where the large quantity of data challenges our ability to understand the meaning within the data. This has motivated studies for mechanized data analysis and in particular for the clustering, or partitioning, of data into related groups.  In fact, the size of the data has grown to (more…)

May 5th, 2016

APRIL SECTION MEETING

University of Cincinnati & Miami University Student Presentations

DATE: Thursday, April 28th, 2016
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:

Each year the engineering students at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University complete thir senior projects.  We are amazed at the talent and creativity (more…)

April 18th, 2016

MARCH SECTION MEETING

LEARN TO PROGRAM AN ARDUINO

DATE: **Thursday, March 31, 2016 (Note Special Date)**
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

(more…)

March 14th, 2016

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