PES/SWE Joint Event: Electrical Engineering EmPOWERment

Electricity and electronics are the backbone of modern society. However, electrical engineering has one of the lowest proportions of bachelor’s degrees awarded to women– less than 13% annually– with even fewer women staying in industry after five years. Why do so few women succeed in the field? And what can we learn from these engineering elite? Join the Columbus sections of the Power and Energy Society (PES) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for snacking, networking, and a panel discussion with the women who power our world.

Where: AEP Ohio Building, 700 Morrison Rd, Gahanna
When: Friday 01/25/19

  5:30-6:00pm Networking/Refreshments
  6:00-7:00pm Presentation and Panelist Q&A Event

RSVP: Contact by 01/21
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Presentation at OSU

Please join us on Nov. 20 at noon for a presentation by Dr. Nibir Dhar on the US Army Innovative Discovery Science Platform (iDISPLA) Initiative. Faculty, staff, and students interested in engineering education and workforce development are encouraged to attend.

When: The talk is on Nov. 20 from 12 to 1

Where: in the Research Commons Room 350 (18th Ave Library, 3rd floor).

Please register by emailing TJ Ronningen. Seating is limited.

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2018 IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Announced

Congratulations to John Lauletta for receiving the 2018 IEEE Columbus PES Outstanding Engineer Award! As the founder & CEO of Exacter, Inc., John has a long history of technical innovation, collaborative research, and volunteer service to IEEE at the local and national level. John has served as the Chair for the Purdue University student chapter, Columbus PES Chapter, and IEEE Columbus Section. He has held technical leadership positions at American Electric Power, Scientific Columbus, and Exacter.  John has led research and advised graduate students at The Ohio State University High Voltage Laboratory and The University of Akron.

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Title: Modeling and Decomposing Multi-Stage and Multi-Scale Stochastic Investment Problems


This lecture will give a lesson on capacity-expansion modeling with renewables & energy storage by Professor Ramteen Sioshansi of The Ohio State University. 1.0 hour of CPD credit will be provided to attendees as needed. This will be a joint event with the OSU IEEE Student Chapter.

Abstract: Power system generation and transmission expansion problems are inherently difficult due to uncertainties, costly and long-lived investments, and long lead times in assets being built. This talk will give an overview of how to capture the various scales of uncertainties and decisions in these types of problems and the various time dynamics. The use of decomposition and clustering techniques to make these problems computationally tractable will also be discussed.

When: October 24th, 5:30-7:00 PM, with the first 30 minutes being refreshments & networking

Where: Dreese Lab, Room 260 at Ohio State. 2015 Neil Ave, Columbus

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September ExComm meeting

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Smart Columbus Experience Center
170 S. Civic Center Drive
Columbus, Ohio
United States 43215


6:00 pm Section ExComm meeting
7:00 pm Sherry Hubbard of American Electric Power (AEP) will speak on “AEP and SmartColumbus”

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ECE Distinguished Seminar Series

Graphene on silicon carbide: a versatile material system for integrated photonics and energy storage.

Speaker: Prof. Francesca Iacopi

Abstract: Graphene is a promising but challenging material to be harnessed for wafer-level micro and nanodevices. We have pioneered a methodology to obtain large-scale graphene from silicon carbide on silicon substrates in a transfer-free and site-selective fashion, with particularly promising application for integrated nanophotonics and energy storage systems.

For full details, click here.

August 28, 2018
1 pm

260 Dreese Laboratories
2015 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Distinguished Lecturer Program

Critical Infrastructure Protection:  Addressing the Underlying Interdependencies

As part of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer Program, come hear current PES President and Virginia Tech Professor Saifur Rahman discuss Critical Infrastructure Protection of the nation’s power grid. 1.0 hour of CPD credit will be provided to attendees.

For full details and to register (by September 4, 2018), click here.

September 6, 2018
5:15 pm to 7 pm

8500 Smith’s Mill Rd
New Albany, Ohio
United States 43054

Building: AEP
Room Number: 1A-B

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