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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


Together with several students (Drake Brunner, Patrick, Cutno, Patryk Giza, and Kwangju Kim) from the Miami University, Dr. Chi-Hao Cheng will demonstrate programming and some of the capabilities of the Arduino micro controller board  Then they will deliver hands-on instruction following a modified lesson plan from MU.

Cincinnati IEEE will provide a limited number of Arduino Uno boards for members to use, so please bring your PC laptop to the meeting even if you don’t have an Arduino. You are encouraged to install the Arduino software (available at to your computer before the meeting.  If you wish to purchase your own Arduino Uno we recommend, or, or .


Professor Chi-Hao Cheng received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Control Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.


Buffet Menu: Stuffed Pasta Shells, BBQ’d Ribs, BBQ Chicken Breast, Buttered Corn, Cole Slaw, Spinach Salad Homemade Corn Bread, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note:  Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers)

Reservations close at midnight on Sunday March 27, 2016. DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday March 27, 2016

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

March 14th, 2016




DATE:                      Thursday, March 10, 2016.
PLACE:                   Rhodes Hall, Room 813, University of Cincinnati Campus
TIME:                      6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Dinner
.                                6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Program
COST:                      No Charge to IEEE or student IEEE members, $5 non-members
ABOUT THE MEETING: A Professional Engineering License issued by the state of Ohio is required for certain engineering work. This special presentation by Mr. John F. Greenhalge of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors will cover requirements for obtaining and maintaining your Professional License. Topics to be covered include:

  • Why have a PE License?
  • Overview of the Board continuing education requirement
  • Overview of the Board’s Code of Ethics and common problems/violations that are encountered
  • The Board’s investigation process and how it affects Ohio’s registrants
  • Important information for maintaining your license

Continuing professional development credit will be granted for Registered PE’s.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: John F. Greenhalge is the Executive Director of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. John has been with the Board since 1998, previously serving as the Board’s Enforcement Supervisor and as the Assistant Executive Director. Prior to joining the Board John worked as an investigator for the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and as a loss prevention and human resources investigator for Sears Roebuck & Co.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Ashland University. John has served on numerous national committees for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) including the Committee on Law Enforcement, the NCEES Leadership Task Force and the Member Board Administrators Committee and is currently serving as Chair of the 2015-2016 NCEES Committee on Law Enforcement. John is also a recipient of the NCEES Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the Central Zone, NCEES and the engineering and surveying profession.

REGISTRATION: The IEEE Cincinnati Section will be providing pizza and bottled water for this meeting. Registration must be by Midnight, Tuesday March 8, 2016. Please use the IEEE Cincinnati Section registration system ( The system is available if the text “Click Here to Register” is displayed in large red letters on a yellow background. After selecting “Click here to Register”, select “Register and pay the fee…” if you wish to attend the dinner at 6:00pm, or select “Register only (skip optional fee)” if you only wish to attend the presentation at 7:00pm.

Members: Please enter your IEEE Membership number when registering. Please enter only the digits. Experienced members might have to add leading zeros to properly enter their membership number. Use the Drop-down box on the Registration page to select Member or Non-member Dinner. The system will not allow you to select Member Dinner if you have entered the wrong IEEE Membership number or if you have typed anything other than the digits.

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting even if you did not register in advance. Please refrain from eating the pizza dinner until we confirm there is enough for those who did register.

March 3rd, 2016


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