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February, 2015, vol. 62, No. 2

Proclamation by the Office of the Mayor, New York during the National Engineers Week, 22-26 February, 2015

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Section chair: Neil Weisenfeld, SM


Amitava Dutta-Roy,

NY Monitor Editor:

Vice chair Chapter Oprations: Wilson Milian, SM

Vice chair Section Activities: Vacant

Section Treasurer (Acting): Simon Odie, Grad S

Secttion Secretary: Sharene Williams, SM

Sr. Past chair: Dr Shu-Ping Chang, SM

Jr. Past chair: Neil Weisenfeld, SM

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From the keyboard of the Editor 3 NY Section Annual Award Dinner Dance National Future City Competition

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Message from the Chair, NY Section Engineers Week 2015 IEEE Annual Students/Young Professional and Women in Engineering (WIE) Conference

“Dream it-Code it-Win it Competition” 13 Advertising rates

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Calendar of Events


Huh, enough is enough! We have had our share of snow, slush and wind, and the potholes. Now is the time to look forward to the spring. The days are already getting longer and in less than three weeks we’ll welcome the spring equinox, on 20 March at 10.45pm to be precise. During the spring and summer members of the New Section of the IEEE will have plenty of activities to participate in. If you like to see more of them and have ideas for organizing a meeting or a seminar, formal or informal please get in touch with the chair of the specific chapter you belong

to or send a short note to the editor of the Monitor. As this edition of the Monitor goes online you must be anxiously awaiting to meet your colleagues, friends and peers at the Annual Award Dinner Dance ceremony of the Section. This is an event where we relax, have a drink and honor the newly elevated Fellows of the IEEE and other awardees who have contributed so much to our profession in advancing technology for humanity. And don’t forget the volunteers who have given their own time to keep the 3

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wheels of the IEEE running. They deserve our sincerest thanks. In this issue I have also written about the celebration of Engineers Week. The idea of initiating such a week to honor the engineers and to thank them for their dedication was proposed first by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951 and since then it has been celebrated every year. Today, the EWeek is celebrated by a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life, the EWeek promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth, to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a

diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. Each year, news about the EWeek reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the U.S. There is also a report on the National Future City Competition at Washington, DC. It is a joy to see the faces of such youngsters engaged in engineering projects. We should do more to encourage and mentor the school and college kids to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our future lies in their hands. In this issue you will also find some information on “Dream it-Code-Win-it” competition project initiated by the not-for-profit MIT alumni association in NYC. Pass this information on to the smart kids you may know. Let our New Year resolution at the Annual Award Ceremony be to help the young minds to take up engineering