Saturday, April 30, 2011

PACE Doubleheader Weekend April 30 - May 1 2011

I am at the Career Workshop in Philadelphia Saturday April 30.  This workshop featuring talks about Employment Trends, Career Strategy, Communications, Resume Development, Interviewing Skills and IEEE Resources is going extremely well. People have travelled from Maryland, Delaware, North Jersey to attend this event.  I am facilitating the webcasting of this event to Region 1 and Region 3 Sections as well.  It is also being recorded for later viewing.

The second PACE event of this weekend is at Baltimore where their renowned Robot Challenge is taking place.  It is their 15th year of bringing teams from local schools and creating the spark of engineering challenge in the minds of the young students. I hope to be there tomorrow to lend a hand.  Check out their website for pictures from last year.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Volunteer Training Workshop at Erie, PA

We had a very successful Volunteer Training Workshop at Erie, PA on Saturday April 17 in connection with the Region 2 Committee Meeting and the Student Activities Conference. We covered a whole gamut of topics including IEEE Overview, vTools, Officers' Roles, SAMIEEE etc.  The charts presented at the meeting including the IEEE brand video are available at the Region 2 Online Community   You can request access to it by using your IEEE userid and password. Let me know if you have any difficulty.  Look for a folder containing Erie Workshop material under 'Content'.

The Student Activities Conference featured over 280 students from all over Region 2 and included a Student Leader Worskhop.  A summary of that workshop including resources for Student Branches is also included in the Region 2 Online Community (in the same folder as the Volunteer Training Workshop).

The prize winners at the Student Activities Conference are listed at

The photos from the Student Activities Conference are at

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Employment Network for your Section

In the present uncertain climate for jobs, it is important to offer our members all possible channels of communications for employment opportunities.  IEEE-USA Vice President Gary Blank and Region 3 Director Lee Stogner are offering a free webinar.  Be sure to attend! 
IEEE-USA Webinar: "How Can Your Section Start an Employment Network?"
Presenters: Gary Blank and Clarence "Lee" Stogner
20 April 2011, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern USA
Register at

The IEEE-USA's career resources are available at  The main IEEE website also has job information at  Please promote these on your Section websites. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

PACE Project proposals rolling in...

PACE Project proposals have been received so far from Philadelphia, Northern Virginia, Central Pennsylvania, Dayton, Erie, West Virginia and Susquehanna Sections. Some have all the papework but some do not but it is good to see the momentum and I hope other Sections can follow these leaders.

I know other Sections already have conducted some projects or planning some. Please do let me know the status and how I can help.

Remember, at one PACE project in each of our 20 Sections this year!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Central Pennsylvania Section's Professional Development Workshop

Russel Vela from Central Pennsylvania Section invites you to the “2nd Annual Professional Development Workshop”. This year’s workshop will focus on both the generation of High Power Microwaves and their applications.

The 2nd Annual Professional Development Workshop, to be held on April 16th, is designed to promote the understanding and application of specific areas of interest to the academic, government and industrial communities of Central Pennsylvania. This second workshop is an all day event, and will focus on the understanding and application of high power microwaves (HPMs) and the application of HPMs to material processing. Two, two hour seminars will be given by professionals with years of experience in these ares. The "High Power Microwave Generation - Issues and Challenges" seminar will be presented by Dr. Andreas A. Neuber of Texas Tech University and the "Microwave Materials Processing: An Overview" seminar will be presented by Dr. Dinesh K. Agrawal of the Pennsylvania State University.

Please register at
More information can also be found on the main page of the Central PA website ( While there is a registration fee associated with this event, it includes the cost of both two hour seminars, lunch, and handouts provided during the event. It should be noted that the obtainment of continuing education units (CEUs), or professional development hours (PDHs), is possible for this workshop, see website for details.

We would also appreciate your help in spreading word about this event.   A flyer is available at

The point of contact is
Jeremy Bossard