IEEE Columbus PES & OSU Undergraduate Chapter Program

The IEEE Columbus Power & Energy Society & The Ohio State University Undergraduate Chapter Present:

Distributed Energy Resources: Definitions, Growth Trends, and Grid Impacts (click for flyer)

When: Thursday, Mar. 23rd, 2017

Where: Ohio State University
Dreese Lab #260
2015 Neil Ave
Columbus OH 43210

Abstract:  Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are continuously increasing in the power systems. In some states, DERs have grown much faster than others and they pose a variety of planning and operational challenges. For example, Hawaii is already observing reserve power flow from Distribution to Transmission and California had to develop a flexible ramping product to address the fast generation ramping needs at sunset. Energy analysts project this trend of increasing DER penetration to continue and there is a strong business/policy advocacy effort to keep the momentum going. With the decreasing price of DERs and given the right incentives, the break-even point can be reached where DERs growth can explode in the AEP footprint as well. It is therefore very important to model DERs and study their impact on system loading, stability, transients, and voltage/frequency regulation at high penetration levels.

Please RSVP by March 21st at or contact the PES Chair at

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Columbus Section IEEE Senior Member Upgrade Meeting

Senior Member Upgrade Information Meeting

If you have ten years of experience:

Time working and attending school at the same time will be counted either as work experience OR education experience.

Your educational experience is credited toward that time as follows:

  • Three years for a baccalaureate degree in an IEEE-designated field
  • Fours years if you hold a baccalaureate and masters degree
  • Five years if you hold a doctorate

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR SENIOR MEMBER STATUS!  Come to short meeting and see how we can help you achieve this and all the benefits.

Date and Time

    • Date: 20 March 2017
    • Time: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM (EDT)

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1402 Brice Road Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Building: Reynoldsburg Library meeting room


Email event contact


Sol Black


Senior Membership


Come and see how we can help you achieve the benefits of Senior Membership. This will be a short information meeting. Refreshments will be provided. Senior and higher members are also welcome to assist us at this meeting.


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Computer and Communications Technical Society Chapter Tour

Joint IEEE Columbus Computer and Communications Technical Society Chapter Tour

Come and Join the East Columbus Maker Meetup to tour The Point at Otterbein University’s STEAM Innovation Center !     ALL IEEE Members are Welcome to Attend !

When:  Monday, 13 March 2017

Time:  6 to 8 PM

The Point at Otterbein University
60 Collegeview Road
Westerville, OH  43081-1429

Parking:  Is available at the above address.

Tour Organizer:  Joshua Civiello, IEEE Columbus Section Educational Activities Chair and Member of the East Columbus Maker Meetup

About The Point at Otterbein University:
Otterbein has partnered with leading organizations from the private and public sectors in central Ohio to create The Point at Otterbein University, a new science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Innovation Center that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of the community.  The Point and its STEAM Innovation Center is home to two resident companies and Otterbein academic departments, with lab space available to businesses and the broader community.  The purpose of the center is to convert ideas into commercialized products and services.

The Point at Otterbein contains 61,000 sq. ft. of space for State of the Art Classrooms, 3D Printers, a Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Machine Shop, an Electronics Shop, and is a business incubator.

RSVP to Robert A. Walston via E-Mail at Robert Walston by 2 PM on Monday, 13 March 2017.

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2017 IEEE R2 STUDENT ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE seeking Industry Donations

So far we have the following area Universities going;

DeVry University
Ohio State
Ohio University
Youngstown State
Akron State
Cleveland State
Wright State
Ohio Northern

We are seeking donations for the event(see flyer).  Donations will help offset costs of travel, parts for competition, food, and lodging.  Since this is in (Region 2) New Jersey this year the local university student chapters will incur significant travel costs.  We are currently discussing renting busses to take all the Ohio students to this event.  This is by far the best IEEE event I have participated in with several hundreds of IEEE student participants!

Professor College of Engineering
IEEE past Columbus Section Chair
IEEE DeVry University Columbus Counselor
IEEE Senior Member
DeVry University
1350 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, Ohio  43209

p: 614.257.5053
e: John Pax

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WIE Affinity Group and DeVry student chapter joint meeting

Columbus IEEE-WIE Affinity Group and DeVry Student Branch invites ALL IEEE Columbus members, students, and guests to attend the WIE/DeVry student section joint meeting.

DeVry University
Room 109
1350 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH  43209

When: February 15, 2017

5:00 pm          Refreshment and Networking
5:15 pm         Meeting and Presentation of WIE-Boston Summit 2016          

RSVP:Helen Winfrey  or – Josiah Stein –DeVry IEEE Student Branch

by February 14, 2017.

 “The mission of IEEE WIE is to facilitate the global recruitment and retention of women in the technical disciplines. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity”

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AP-MTT Chapter Presents: Ettus Research SDR Hands-On Workshop

Ettus Research (a National Instruments company) will be presenting a Hands-on Workshop on USRP, UHD, GNU Radio.

Neel Pandeya (Senior Engineer)
Tim Fountain (Business Development Director)

Time and Date:  8:00AM – 04:30 PM, Thursday February 16th, 2017 

Place:  ElectroScience Lab, The Ohio State University, MRC Conference Room #132, 1330 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212 (free parking is available)

Please see this flyer for detailed information.

Note:  Lunch provided to those who register:


Introduction to SDR (architecture, HW and SW overview, application overview)

Overview of the USRP devices (hardware and software)
Introduction to open-source software tools and frameworks
Building, installing, and configuring UHD and GNU Radio on Linux
Practical hands-on laboratory for using UHD and GNU Radio
Building SDR application based on USRP, UHD, and GNU radio
Spectrum Monitoring using GNU Radio and Gqrx
Overview of the FPGA toolchain (Xilinx Vivado)
Introduction to building FPGA images, and FPGA programming using RFNoC
Discussion of synchronizing multiple USRP devices for phase-synchronous and MIMO applications
Discussion of cellular applications (OpenBTS, srsLTE, OpenLTE, EurecomOpenAirInterface, Amarisoft)
Discussion of GNSS applications (GNSS-SDR, Skydel Solutions, etc.)
Discussion of embedded SDR workflow, embedded Linux environment (OE), and E310 SDK
Discussion and demonstration of using the E310/E312


Neel Pandeya: Neel is a Senior Software Engineer and the Manager of the Technical Support group at Ettus Research, a National Instruments Company, in Santa Clara, California. His background and interests are in open-source software development, kernel and embedded software development, wireless and cellular communications, DSP and signal processing, and software-defined radio (SDR). Prior to joining Ettus Research in 2014, Neel Pandeya worked at several start-up, mid-size, and defense companies, such as Range Networks, Draper Laboratory, Envoy Networks, Texas Instruments, and Teradyne. Neel Pandeya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering (MSEE) from Northeastern University. He also has a ham radio license, and is aspiring to obtain a private pilot license.

Tim Fountain: Tim has over 25 years’ experience with industry leaders in electronics manufacturing in specific areas of RF, high speed analog to digital technologies, test and measurement, military & aerospace, consumer electronics, data acquisition and control. Tim works with customers to help them design, develop and deploy SDR technologies in the diverse areas of next generation communication systems, signals intelligence, satellite communication, telemetry and spectrum monitoring. Tim holds an MSEE in Electrical Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer.

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Jan 2017 Section Meeting

You are invited to the next IEEE Columbus Section meeting. Please come meet the new officers of the Section and help us to plan our 2017 meetings and activities.  We are seeking to expand our efforts to increase social interaction between members, societies, and our students. Your input and assistance with that would be greatly appreciated.

Tue. Jan 24, 2017

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Whitehall Branch
4445 East Broad St, Whitehall OH 43213

5:30-6:15   Arrival and refreshments
6:15-6:30   Host presentation
6:30-7:30   Business meeting

Please click here to see the detailed agenda.

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