Central Ohio Engineers Week Luncheon

26 Feb 2015 11:30 AM (EST) • Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center

Please see www.columbusengineers.com for details on registration.

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Communications Computer Tech Society Mtg

Topic “Electronic Circuit Card Testing in Industry”  Presenter: Sol Black

DATE:  Tuesday, 17 FEB 2015  Time: Refreshments: 5:30  Meeting: 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Location:  DeVry University Room 160  1350 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43209-2705

Abstract:  In this one hour presentation, Mr. Sol Black, explains the various techniques to test electronic circuit cards in a manufacturing environment.  He covers disciplines such as Product-Testing-Product, Functional Testing, and Boundary Scan (JTAG IEEE 1149.X), but concentrates on In Circuit Testing as this is the fastest way to test products as well as the method having the highest fault coverage.

This is a fast moving and entertaining discussion which combines humor with a lot of technology.  It is not an academic speech but a real hands-on description of what is done in the industry.  Although students will find this talk especially informative, practicing Engineers will also learn a considerable amount from it.

Biography:  Mr. Black is a Senior Member of IEEE and a retired Senior Test Engineer from Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent Technologies.  He was responsible for Design For Testability and Test Development at Lucent.  He has also consulted in the field, spent time at Celestica Technologies, and is still working in the field, part-time, at LSI/ADL Technologies.  He resides in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.  He is the Membership Chair of the IEEE Columbus Section and past Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.  He also served many years as the Communications Society Chair of the Columbus Section.

Please RSVP to Robert A. Walston by email to Robert.Walston@gmail.com Or by phone at 740-334-1110 by 1 PM on Monday, 16 February 2015.

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Feb Ex-Comm Mtg

FEB 2015 IEEE Columbus Section Executive Committee Meeting – all welcome !  Like to see our new members!

Weds., 11 FEB 2015
Start: 6 PM dinner, 6:30-7:30 meetingChestnut Room, First Floor, Across from ABB lobby front desk
Location: ABB Inc., 579 Executive Campus Dr., Westerville, OH 43082 ( not far from Polaris)

Please RSVP Section Treasurer, Muhanad Sharaf  muhanad.sharaf@us.abb.com, Phone 614 397-4150

Agenda:  2015 events including Engr Luncheon & Spring Banquet, Society activities updates, WIE kickoff, Young Professional Society Chair, Controls Society Chair, Reliability Society kickoff. 

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Electronics Junk Sale

IEEE Leftover Junk Sale sponsored by DeVry University student branch February 5th 3-6PM in the commons downstairs, DeVry University, 1350 Alum Creek Dr, 43209 We have a whole bunch of HP computer flat panel monitors for sale. 1 for $20, 2 for $30, 4 for $50    The monitors are sold as is, and don’t come with power or video cables. We will have a testing station to make sure that they work before you leave with them. Also, GE Series 90 PLCs, misc electronics, PCs, etc.

Contact Jacob.t.antoun@ieee.org with questions or donations, all proceeds benefit IEEE DeVry student branch.   For IEEE updates at the DeVry campus check out ieee.cols.devry.edu

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Jan Executive Committee Mtg

Welcome to 2015 Columbus area IEEE members!  Our first executuve committee meeting will be held WED Jan 21, 6:30pm at Devry University – in Room 114, 1350 Alum Creek Dr, Columbus OH 43209.  All members are encouraged to attend and help our organization out!  Please RSVP to John Pax, Chair at  jpax@devry.edu.  Agenda:  dinner 6:30, 7-8pm matters of business for 2015 including budget, events, open positions.

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Power Energy Society Mtg

“Ratings of Underground Conductors”   Earn 1.0 CPD Hour
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time:       Refreshments: 5:30 Meeting: 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Location:       AEP Office, Conference Room 2C, 700 Morrison Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

This presentation provides a fundamental review of the factors impacting the ampacity of underground power cables and a discussion on how the maximum ampacity of a power cable may be calculated. Utilities have maximized the value of their capital plant by rigorously calculating the maximum ampacity of installed facilities. The foundation of calculating ampacity of power cables is the IEEE paper “The Calculation of the Temperature Rise and Load Capability of Cable Systems” written by J. H. Neher and M. H. McGrath. Through the years refinements in the calculation of some of the variables have been made and numerical methods have been developed for the use of computer simulations, however the Neher – McGrath paper still remains the basis upon which all cable rating is done.

A large number of variables impact the ultimate ampacity of an underground system. Some of these variables are part of the design while others are environmentally specific. This presentation will not repeat the rigorous mathematics presented in the Neher – McGrath paper but will focus on the practical matter of reviewing the factors that impact the ampere rating of cable systems and the steps that can be taken to maximize the ampacity of underground power cables. Carefully evaluating the factors that limit the ampacity of underground cable systems and taking the proper engineering measures, will allow the engineer to maximize the value of the installed plant.

Presenter: Harry E. Hackman, Jr. P.E. – Manager of Engineering

Mr. Hackman has over 37 years’ experience in the engineering and design of electric utility substations and facilities. He has extensive experience in the writing of specifications, review and evaluation of proposals, and supervision of the design and construction of substations.  His background includes training substation mechanics in maintenance procedures, and the development and use of database tools to manage substation assets. Mr. Hackman holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Grove City College.  He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Please RSVP to Richard Smelker by email to rdsmelker@aep.com Or by phone at 614-552-1697 by 1:00PM, December 8, 2014

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IEEE PES Announces 2014 Columbus Section Scholarship Recipients

The IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative (IEEE PES S+) recently announced scholarship distribution to 184 students at 95 universities across the United States for the 2014–15 academic year. The following students were selected from schools within the Columbus Section.

        Jamison Arline, Ohio State University, 2015
        Benjamin McCray, Ohio State University, 2015
        David Scherer, Ohio State University, 2015
        Mary Scherer, Ohio State University, 2017
        Matthew Wolfe, Ohio State University, 2016

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships to qualifying US & Canadian electrical engineering undergraduate students. Scholars receive up to three years of funding—US$2,000 the first year, US$2,000 the second year, and US$3,000 the third year—interspersed with up to two years of valuable, hands-on career experience.

The program, made possible by donations to the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Fund of the IEEE Foundation and the IEEE Canadian Foundation, is in its fourth year. Since 2011, 733 scholarships have been distributed to 466 individuals from universities across the US & Canada. Find out how this program is helping address the problem of the shortage of engineers in the Power & Energy Industry by viewing our promotional video/ or visit the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus website.

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