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FSN Volunteers for Ocee Elementary – March 5, 2015

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
From: Melody Richardson []
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 9:31 PM
To: Diaz, Daniel; Millard, David
Subject: URGENT need for FSN Volunteers for Ocee Elementary – March 5th
Ocee Elementary School’s (4375 Kimball Bridge Road in Johns Creek)  FSN is Thursday, March 5 and has exceeded their attendance expectations!  I am in URGENT need for guest science instructors. 
As a guest science instructor, you would lead three, identical, twenty five-minute activities with students & families that have pre-registered.  
I will match an activity to your area of interest and will forward you the instructions and description of the activity.  In addition, I will have the supplies waiting in your classroom at FSN.

Ocee’s FSN begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends before 8:00 p.m.  Period A is from 6:30 to 6:55, Period B is from 7:00 to 7:25, and Period C is from 7:30 to 7:55.    We provide refreshments and a light dinner for all of our volunteers, it will be available on the school’s campus beginning around 5:30 or so.
Please email  ASAP can help.
Melody E. Richardson
Chair, IEEE K-12 Outreach

IEEE Mobile App Contest Launches Worldwide (2015)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015



IEEE Mobile App Contest Launches Worldwide

The IEEEmadC competition is open to all IEEE student members to develop apps that benefit humanity

 18 February 2015

Two years ago, IEEE Member Josip Balen launched IEEEmadC (Mobile Applications Development Contest), a 19-week competition to encourage student members in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to develop mobile apps. What distinguishes IEEEmadC from other competitions is its focus on advancing IEEE and the organization’s mission. Having this targeted goal yielded great results in the past, and we look forward to having even more submissions this year because the competition is now open to all student members.

The deadline for concept submissions is 1 March. To participate, here’s what you need to know.


Proposed mobile apps should be focused on IEEE’s mission to advance technology for humanity (or to even improve IEEE itself, such as an app to better navigate resources for students). IEEE student members can compete as individuals or in teams of up to three. Each team can submit up to three different applications. To learn more, read the rules page.

The competition is divided into two phases. First is the idea stage in which participants submit the concept for their apps. That deadline is 1 March.

The second phase is the development stage, which requires participants to submit their working application by 1 April. Participants can use free and open-source resources. Bonus points will be rewarded for those who publish their app’s source code online on GitHub or a similar platform.

The submission of the working application must include screenshots of the application, a short video highlighting its features, a brief technical description, and a link to the app if it’s published online.


Apps will be scored by a panel of judges based on four criteria: the user interface such as colors, fonts, and icons; user experience, including functionality, efficiency, and logical structure; usefulness, or how much relevant information is accessible to users; and availability, which is the potential number of users.

The top prize is US $4,000, which will be given based on the best overall score from the criteria above. A $2,000 prize will be awarded for best design, $1,000 for most popular app, and one student member of the IEEE Computer Society—a sponsor of the competition—will receive an Apple iPad.


The first iteration of IEEEmadC received 28 submissions. The winning team, from Polytechnic University of Milan, developed mobile access to the MyIEEE portal, a personalized portal that consolidates members’ IEEE benefits and subscriptions. Other submissions included an app that provided images and animations to help explain technical ideas, and another helped students keep track of their class schedules and set reminders for what they need for their next class, such as upcoming assignments and books.


If you’re not a student member, you can still get involved by mentoring a team, organizing a lecture on how to participate or build apps, or motivate your students to compete. For student members who haven’t worked on apps before, there are a ton of free materials online. Follow our Facebook page for resources.

Photo: Luka Horvat

Luka Horvat is an IEEE member and the chair of this year’s IEEEmadC competition. He is also the director of technology of the Croatian startup, Farmeron, which helps dairy farmers improve their businesses using Web-based data and 

IEEE Atlanta Section – PES Community Outreach

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015


From: IEEE eNotice []
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:54 AM
Subject: PES Community Outreach (02.12.2015)




As IEEE PES members part of our mission is to be the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society. In order to do this the IEEE PES encourages, participates, and sponsors many community events, both inside and outside the United States.


As IEEE PES Atlanta Chapter members we do our best to join our Greater Atlanta Community either directly or through IEEE Student Chapters. Ms. Melody Richardson, IEEE Atlanta Section K-12 Outreach Chair, has presented us as a chapter and you as individual members with a great opportunity to join our community as guest science ambassadors at the upcoming Atlanta Science Festivals Exploration Expo which is set to occur on March 28th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm in Centennial Olympic Park. As a guest science ambassador, you would lead a 30 minute activity in the IEEEs pavilion for, primarily, elementary school students and their parents.   You would have the liberty to determine the topic and the presentation of your content, i.e. whether it is a demonstration or hands-on activity.  The goal is to provide a fun, hands-on experience with science for the elementary students and their parents. Your participation provides the opportunity to educate families about the wonders of STEM and provides an opportunity for students to engage with practicing scientists. Please, if you are interested in being a Science Ambassador for the ASF Exploration Expo, let Ms. Melody Richardson ( or myself, Daniel Diaz (, know by Friday, February 27th in order to properly coordinate this effort.


Additionally, we have been presented with another great opportunity via our relationship with the Georgia Tech IEEE PES Student Chapter. The Student Chapter, in collaboration with the IEEE PES Community Solutions Initiative (, is currently working on providing citizens in the Caribbean country of Haiti a full lightweight solar station, i.e. solar panels, energy storage system, inverters, etcetera. In order to fully accomplish this they need our help. They need our help in gathering material that matches and fits their needs as well as monetary help in order to buy materials that do not get donated as well as be able to send two of their student members to Haiti in order to fully assemble the system. Please, if you are able to help the noble effort of the Georgia Tech IEEE PES Student Chapter contact either Mr. John Seuss, Georgia Tech IEEE PES Student Chapter Chair, at or myself, Daniel Diaz (, as soon as possible.


Lastly, I am not only proud to be a member of the IEEE but even more so to be in the ranks of our outstanding organization, the Power and Energy Society. I look forward to keep on serving you as your chair throughout 2015 and, please, do not hesitate to contact me or your IEEE PES Atlanta Chapter officers ( if there is anything we can help or assist you with.


Daniel Diaz

2015 IEEE PES Atlanta Chapter Chair

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IEEE Atlanta Section Meetings for February 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Subject: IEEE Atlanta Section Meetings for February 2015

Per vTools, these are the scheduled meetings for the month of February:

  1. IEEE-CS: Creating an Anti-Abuse System at MailChimp
    1. Date: 04-February-2015
  2. IEEE Atlanta PES Meeting/Luncheon – Solar Farm Design
    1. Date: 10-February-2015
  3. WIE Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Training
    1. Date: 10-February-2015
  4. IEEE IAS Atlanta – Energy Losses in Electrical Power Systems
    1. Date: 17-February-2015


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