IEEE Atlanta Section

December 20th, 2015

Subject: 2016 IEEE Atlanta Section Election Results

Dear Section Members,

Please join me in congratulating our new 2016 IEEE Atlanta Section Executive Officers!

Chair:  Theresa Brunasso

Vice – Chair:  Kristin Bing

Secretary: Benjamin Yang

Treasurer: Daniel Diaz

It has been my pleasure to serve the last two years as the Section Chair and I know that the new officers will do well in the coming year.  The full elections results are included at the end of this email.

Additionally, I would like to thank the Nomination Committee, Jill Gostin and Melody Richardson, for their assistance during the election process.

I wish you all a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!


Chase Battaglio

2014 – 2015 IEEE Atlanta Section Chair


Theresa Brunasso 90.2% 148 votes
Darwin Burks 9.7% 16 votes


Kristin Bing 43.6% 72 votes
Nicholas Mulkey 19.3% 32 votes
Clyde Lettsome 36.9% 61 votes


Wyman Williams 49.3% 81 votes
Benjamin Yang 50.6% 83 votes


Daniel Diaz-Lugo 65.0% 106 votes
Jacqueline Fairley 34.9% 57 votes



IEEE * 445 Hoes Lane, Pisctaway, NJ 08854, USA *


December 20th, 2015

2016 IEEE Atlanta Section Elections – Candidate Bios

November 15th, 2015

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August 10th, 2015

IEEE Region 3 Member Engagement Report – July, 2015

IEEE MD Monthly – June 2015

IEEE Region 3 Member Engagement Report – June 2015

IEEE R3 ExCom – FYME Training – 7-13-15

IEEE R3 FYME Process – 6-4-15

IEEE Region 3,

Tonight is a special Region 3 ExCom meeting that will highlight MELC activities including the First Year Member Experience Project, FYME.  I have attached the meeting slides and the latest IEEE and Region 3 Member Engagement Reports.  Please review and share with your Sections.

The FYME Pilot Sections

Eastern North Carolina Section – Mentors, Mauricio Cano Galvis, Mary Ellen Randall

Florida West Coast Section – Mentor, Jim Howard

Piedmont Section – Mentors, Allen Thomas, Lee Stogner

Savannah Section – Mentors, Rami J Haddad, Bill Ratcliff

These Sections have started their FYME projects and will be available to share what they learn with the rest of the Region 3 team.

The Area / Council Support Team

Area 1 Chair – Sean Haynes

Area 2 Chair – Paul Goodson

Area 3 Chair – William Marshall

Area 4 Chair – James Anderson

Area 5 Chair – Timothy S Bigelow

Area 6 Chair – Eric Grigorian

Area 7 Chair – Jacquelyn D N Cunningham

Area 8 Chair – Anthony M Richardson

Area 9 Chair – Daniel T Tulloch-Reid

These members are particularly important to this project in that they have senior experience with the IEEE and they are geographically close to a small manageable number of Sections that they will help us support.  Many thanks to Mary Ellen for volunteering the time of these IEEE Leaders for this project.


Path Forward

At tonight’s Region 3 ExCom Meeting, we will answer questions from everyone regarding the execution phase of the FYME Project.  This is not an exercise where we throw documentation “over the wall” and wish you luck in the future.  This project will continue to be supported until we are retaining our First Year Members and this process is a ongoing part of our Section activities.  All of the Area Chairs are encouraged to participate in the Monday night meetings that the FYME team have been having.  If anyone wants to add new detail to our documentation, you are welcome.  If you require web casts to engage your entire Sections as a FYME team, not a problem.  Bottom line, we are in this together and we will work together to grow back to and exceed our previous high of over 30,000 members.

We still have other Member Engagement activities,

– Student Members

– Company Outreach

– Renewal / Retention

– Senior Member Upgrades

– Life Members

– Our various Committees that deliver Educational, Career and other Professional support

One activity does not replace another, it does take a range of targeted campaigns to ensure that our members are engaged to the point that Region 3 can reach a goal of 50,000 members.


This project is but one of the activities that it takes to encourage, motivate and grow a organization of thousands of members here in the Southeast.  Each of us joined the IEEE for our own reasons.  A big part of this project is to find out what these new members need from the IEEE and establish ways in which those needs can be met.  We should also review our current, long standing members and ask what can the IEEE do to engage and support them as well.

Don’t forget that we have the July 21 MD Webcast coming up.  Registration details are included below.



Lee Stogner, PMP

Region 3 Member Engagement Chair



Christopher Wright

IEEE Membership Development Staff




Elyn Perez

Jul 7, 2015

Join us for the next MD Webcast, scheduled for Tuesday, 21 July 2015 at 10:00 AM Eastern (New York) or 14:00:00 UTC.Hello IEEE Membership Development Team,

The topics we will discuss in this month’s webcast include:

  • Membership statistics and trends
  • Section MD goals
  • 2016 Membership Year Preparation
  • VTools Tutorial

Register online now at:

Note this month we are switching to the WebEx platform for the MD webcasts.

Click on the “Register” link and then complete the short form with your name and email address, IEEE Region, Section or Society.

If you missed any of the previous webcasts, the Webcast Archive page is found at .

Questions or suggestions for a future webcast? Please let me know!


Elyn Perez

Elyn Perez
Senior Manager, Member Market Development
IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141 USA

Tel: +1 732 562 5392
Fax: +1 732 562 6528



May 21st, 2015
The 16th Annual Meeting

June 01 – 05, 2015
The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

May 5th, 2015

From: IEEE eNotice []
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 10:14 AM
Subject: IEEE Atlanta Section – Monthly Announcements


Hello everyone,


As always, please see your IEEE Atlanta Section monthly announcements.


Volunteers Needed!

IEEE Georgia Techs Power and Energy Society Student Branch requests your help with any and all donations regarding small scale energy storage systems for their IEEE Community Solutions Initiative project in Haiti. For more information please contact Mr. John Seuss at


**IEEE Atlanta Section Annual Banquet: Feel the Power of the Dork Side**

Thank you for joining us at our banquet! It was indeed a great event and could not have been so without your support!


**ExCom/AdCom Meeting**

May 19th, 6:00 PM

More information:


Computer Society

May 6th, 12:00 PM

21st Century Amateur Radio

More information:



May 8th, 11:00 AM

Antenna Systems for Satellite Communication Payloads

More information:


Power and Energy Society

May 12th, 12:00 PM

Transformer Efficiency 2016 DOE Mandate

More information:


Industry Applications Society

May 18th, 11:45 AM

MV Motor Design & Specification

More information:



May 28th, 11:30 AM

Mens Health and Peak Performance

More information:


Power and Energy Society

June 9th, 12:00 PM

Distribution Management Systems

More information:

IEEE Atlanta Section:

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April 2nd, 2015

Georgia Tech’s HyTech Racing team needs an engineer to perform an unofficial technical review of their vehicle next week so that they can compete in this year’s national competition. If you’re able to help, or know someone who might be, please reach out to Elliot Moore at

Here’s some additional background information:
Georgia Tech’s HyTech Racing team ( is in the finals stages of development of an electric vehicle for the Formula Hybrid competition ( on April 27th-30th in Loudon, NH. The Formula Hybrid event is an annual event that is sponsored by IEEE and SAE. Part of the competition process requires that competing vehicles be reviewed by a qualified engineer who can provide feedback on their electrical safety. This is not an actual safety inspection – it’s just an opportunity for the team to get feedback about potential safety issues that would result in disqualification while there’s still time for them to do something about it. It’s not necessary that you become an expert in the competition rules; experienced Formula Hybrid Electrical Inspectors will be available via Skype during the inspection to provide guidance and help.

In order to qualify, an onsite interview to see the vehicle will need to be set up between April 5 – April 11, 2015. The expected time commitment is approximately three to four hours over the course of one or two days.

If you’d like more background, see the attached “Reviewer Solicitation” announcement. I’ve also attached a copy of the pre-event electrical review guide for volunteers.


IEEE_Hybrid_Vehicle_Pre-Event Electrical Review Guide-R1

IEEE_Reviewer needed for Hybrid Vehicle competition_Solicitation


March 26th, 2015

Visit IEEE Collabratec™ Communities Atlanta, USA



March 16th, 2015

From: Melody Richardson []
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:04 PM
To: Millard, David
Subject: Pics of Ocee’s FSN


Please find pics from Ocee’s FSN on March 5th.  We had 20 different sessions with over 30 volunteers with over 550 in attendance.

Reptiles Robots PuffMobiles Life LieDetector Fireman DancePad BalloonRockets SandPrincess 

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


March 11th, 2015

From: IEEE eNotice []
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2015 4:53 PM
To: Millard, David
Subject: IEEE Atlanta Section March 2015 Announcement


Hello all,

These are the IEEE Atlanta Section March announcements. As always, feel free to contact any section or chapter officer if you are in need of more information.

Volunteers needed!
We need guest science instructors for Family Science Nights in March. Ocee Elementary will host a FSN on March 5 and Eastvalley Elementary will host one a FSN on March 12. Both will be from 6:30-8:00. If you are interested in being a guest science instructor or volunteer, please contact

Volunteers needed for IEEE’s Kids Science Pavilion at the ASF’s Exploration Expo You will have the opportunity to share your expertise with K-5 students and their families. We are going to have several ongoing activities in our pavilion as well as scheduled demonstrations. As a guest science ambassador, you will guide students along while they explore the science in Oreos, discover centripetal force with a balloon, and much more. If you are interested in volunteering. please sign up for a time slot via
IEEE Georgia Techs Power and Energy Society Student Branch requests your help with any and all donations regarding small scale energy storage systems for their IEEE Community Solutions Initiative project in Haiti. For more information please contact Mr. John Seuss at

**ExCom/AdCom Meeting**
March 24th, 6:00 PM
More information:

Signal Processing Society
March 9th, 12:00 PM
Sparseness in Filtering, Signal Representations, and Sampling
More information:

Power and Energy Society
March 10th, 12:00 PM
Rigid Bus Designs
More information:

Communications Society
March 13th, 11:30 AM
Congestion Management in 5G Mobile Systems
More information:

Industry Applications Society
March 16th, 11:45 AM
NFPA-110 Compliance and Effective Testing of Emergency Power Systems
More information:

Women in Engineering Meeting
March 18th, 4:00 PM
Order WIE Polo Shirts
More information:

IEEE APS/MTTS Atlanta Chapter Seminar
March 24th, 11:00 AM
Defending Systems against Side-Channel Attacks
More information:

Computer Society
April 1st, 12:00 PM
Technical Presentation
More information:

Power and Energy Society
April 14th, 12:00 PM
Tour of Georgia Power Companys Transmission Control Center
More information:

Industry Applications Society
April 20th, 11:45 AM
Stationary Battery Sizing Methodology per IEEE Standards 485 (Lead Acid) and 1106 (Nickel Cadmium)
More information:

Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
April 22nd, 6:00 PM
Biomedical Big Data Analytics for Patient-Centric and Outcome-Driven Health Care
More information:

Communications Society
April 30th, 12:00 PM
Comprehensive State Inference for Cognitive Radio Networks

IEEE Atlanta Section:

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