Columbus Young Professionals Society meetup @ Rev1 Ventures Demo Day and VentureNext Oct 22

Event: IEEE Columbus Section Young Professionals(YP) meetup at Rev1 Ventures Demo Day and VentureNext – all IEEE members welcome, great opportunity to meet our younger members and enjoy event!

 Rev1 Ventures Demo Day ………………………………….

    Time: October 22, 2015 @ 1pm – 4pm

     Location: Capitol Theatre, Vern Riffe Center, Columbus, OH.

     Cost: Free

 VentureNext ………………………………………………………

     Time: October 22, 2015 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

     Location: Lifestyle Communities (LC) Pavilion ,  405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

     Cost: IEEE YP will pay for a limited number of tickets. First come, first serve.

In the afternoon of Thursday 10/22, Rev1 Ventures ( willl showcase 10 impressive startups that have powered through Rev1’s unique, rolling accelerator to achieve a product the market wants and needs, first revenue and first customers. After the presentations, participants can talk directly with the startup founders. In the evening of the same day, VentureNext ( will take place at LC Pavilion, which is about one mile away from the afternoon event venue. IEEE Columbus Section Young Professional program will host a meetup event for memebers to network and participate in these activities together. All IEEE members are welcome to attend.

To participate in the Demo Day event in the afternoon and/or the VentureNext event in the evening RSVP via an email message to Dr. Chang Liu ( and indicate which event(s) you plan to join.

The 10 startup companies to present in the afternoon are:

  1.  3Bar Biologics – What if we could increase the productivity of agriculture while decreasing dependence on synthetic fertilizer and pesticides?
  2. Ardina – What if you had healthcare benefits you could actually afford to use?
  3. Clarivoy – What if you could connect your TV advertising to online and offline sales?
  4. GenomeNext – What if we could quickly and affordably analyze a person’s genome?
  5. Mediskor – What if we could eliminate the surprise healthcare bill?
  6. MentorcliQ – What if everyone had a great mentor and we made it easy?
  7. Nexosis – What if we could harness the power of data to accurately forecast demand?
  8. ProteoSense – What if we could eliminate foodborne illness?
  9. Seamless Contacts – What if you could automate prospecting, list building, and appointment setting to increase your sales by 10x in 1 year or less?
  10. TicketFire – What if all of your event tickets were available to use or transfer from the palm of your hand?
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Columbus Engineering in Medicine and Biology(EMB) Society fall meeting dates

EMB Society seminars are going to be weekly on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 in the Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration (NEC) building room 400.

Wright State University 205 Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration (NEC) 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. Dayton, OH 45435

September 28, 2015 – Speaker: Chirag Limbachia, BS
Title: FMRI of CI and NBV

October 5, 2015 – Speaker: Irfaan Dar, BS, MS
Title: Effects of Neonatal Brain Development on Photon Propagation

October 26, 2015 – Speaker: Saif Usmani, BS
Title: FMRI for predicting performance based on visual object recognition task

November 2, 2015 – Speaker: Ali Kadhim, BS
Title: Towards a Segmentation Tool for Quantifying VBR in Infants with Hydrocephalus

November 9, 2015 – Speaker: Amena Shermadou, BS
Title: A Method for Cell Segmentation in Confocal Microscopy Images Using Matlab

November 16, 2015 – Speaker: Alyssa Piasecki, BS
Title: Improving Anomaly Detection through Identification of Physiological Signatures of Unconscious Awareness

November 23, 2015 – Speaker: Manal Alfituri, BS
Title: Digital Radiography Image Quality

November 30, 2015 – Speaker: Cyril Ayuk
Title: An Introduction to Explore DTI

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Dayton Event: IEEE DAY 2015 @ Proto Buildbar Oct 6, 2015.

All IEEE Columbus Members are invited to join the Dayton Chapter for this casual dinner/drinks and celebrate IEEE Day (Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884)


  • Pizza dinner and drinks sponsored by IEEE Dayton Section, Women in Engineering-Young Professionals (WIE-YP) Affinity Group & Dayton Section PEAL Chapter
  • IEEE members will be entered in a drawing for several free 90 minute 3D printing sessions (may be used during or after event)
  • All attendees may use the workbenches for projects (FCFS) during the event without the usual $25/hour bench rental cost (bring your own kits or purchase onsite)
  • 3D printing demonstrations and 3D printed door prizes celebrating IEEE
  • 25% off 3D printing sessions (usually $20 per 90 minute print – bring your own STL or OBJ file or create on site). Visit and to find and modify designs. Bring on USB flash drive to event.
  • Price: Free to IEEE members / $10 non-IEEE – Waived if you join IEEE at event! (preregister and pay at door)
  • RSVP Registration here (if registration is full, send wait list requests to

Time: 10/6/2015 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Place: Proto BuildBar Dayton

534 E 1st St, Dayton, Ohio 45402

(free parking adjacent to venue on both sides and also in lot on SE corner of Webster and 1st Street)

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2015 Columbus IEEE Section Member/Fellow/Student Awards Reception Saturday Sept 12, 2pm

Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, 2pm – 5pm.

ALL WELCOME! Second floor – Star Lounge on scoreboard end.  Park in very front of stadium next to offices. Use Gate 4.  Use stairs or ramp to right of scoreboard.  Note Hudson St bridge is closed but some ramps are open. If traveling FROM South on I71 use 17 St exit, traveling FROM North on I71 use Hudson St exit.  IEEE members and Students are free, just bring your IEEE member number with you.  Everyone is welcome to bring a guest.  Parking free.  Free snacks and refreshments will be served for this event.


  • Keynote Speaker – Dennis Irwin OU College of Engineering Dean – Presentation – “Why Should an Electrical Engineering Student Take the FE (first part of PE test)”
  • IEEE Columbus Section 2015 Reception Members, IEEE Fellows and Student Awards
  • Tour of stadium (behind the scenes)

sept 12 2015 fall awards reception star lounge sept 12 2015 fall awards reception

Keynote Speaker Bio:  Since 2002, Dennis Irwin has led the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University into an exciting chapter of unprecedented alumni engagement and philanthropy, research prominence and academic excellence.

Under his tenure as dean, the college received the largest gift ever given to a college in Ohio or to a public engineering college in the country: a $124 million bequest from the estate of Fritz and Dolores Russ. Irwin also led the vision and completion of the new Academic & Research Center in conjunction with the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, the Russ College is well on its way to achieving its $134 million goal within the Ohio University The Promise Lives campaign, with $120 million raised through 2012 and two years left to surpass it.

He has also led the development of a doctoral program in civil engineering, master’s degrees in engineering management and biomedical engineering, and a unique mathematics initiative to provide Russ College students with instruction tailored to their needs.

An electrical engineer by trade and esteemed educator, Irwin and his exemplary leadership strengthen the Russ College’s reputation as a research and educational institution of national excellence.

He was recently elected as President of Ohio Society of Professional Engineers for 2015-16.

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Tour of WOSU Radio Studios Aug 31 – Full




Speaker: Kevin Petrilla

 AUGUST 31 10:00 AM

Attendance is strictly limited to fifteen attendees Please RSVP to by August 15th Exact directions will be provided at that time. Please include name and IEEE Member Number


Sorry, but no refreshments can be provided due to WOSU Radio rules.

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Young Professionals Event July 18

All members welcome!  Bring your family members.  IEEE Young Professionals Affinity group is loosely defined as IEEE members with 10 and under years job experience however we invite all members to these events to interact with our newer members!  We had a number of experienced professionals attend the last YP event and the YP members appreciated it!

Title: 2015 International Space University Space Studies Program Rocket Launch
Time: Saturday, July 18, 1-5:30 p.m. (3pm Airport Tour if there are enough IEEE participants)
Location: Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport in Albany, Ohio. (
Cost: Free

This summer, the International Space University Space Studies Program takes place at Ohio University ( ISU participants will launch their high-tech model rockets into the sky. Will they fly straight and stable? Will the fragile payloads safely return to Earth? Find out at this exciting event. Multiple (six to eight) mid-power rockets will be launched throughout the event. Expected launch altitude for the rockets is up to 2000 feet. The event is open to the public, and a large crowd is expected. Launch will be from the concrete pad near the terminal, with an observation area for public viewing at a safe distance from the launch pad. There is a restroom available at the terminal, and no food/refreshments will be provided. Parking is free but limited. In the event of bad weather/rain, the alternate launch date is the following Saturday, July 25.

If there are a sufficient number of IEEE participants, the airport director will do an airport tour (facilities and airplanes) for the IEEE group. Therefore, please RSVP to Dr. Chang Liu ( even though the SSP Rocket Launch is a public event.

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Columbus section recognized

I am pleased to recognize the Columbus Section for meeting its retention goal for the 2015 membership year. Congratulations!

The membership development goals were developed based on your Section’s three year performance. You are to be commended for continuing to grow IEEE membership in the Columbus Section.


Antonio Luque
2015 Chair, IEEE Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee


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