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1 Foothill Section – Annual Meeting Update Bill Grist, Foothill Member Attendee & AICNCC Panel Member IEEE-USA Annual Meeting and Technical Conference Thursday-Sunday, May 2014 Crowne Plaza, Warwick RI

2 An Overview plus Details in Areas of Foothill Member Interest 27-Apr-152 A walk through of what happens for those who haven’t attended Key Messages to all IEEE Members Highlights from selected talks Elections – VOTE and comments Q&A - members topic choices (due to 3-4 tracks, info not available on all) What can We Do to help?

3 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting and Technical Conference Thursday-Sunday, May 2014 Crowne Plaza, Warwick RI 27-Apr-153 Thursday 15 May 2014 Posting of the Colors - The Rhode Island Military Organization Welcome and Introduction – Garden Pavilion Charles Rubenstein, Vince Socci, Martin Cohen, David Casper Opening Remarks – Gary Blank, 2014 IEEE-USA President Dinner 2015 Candidate Presentations – Garden Pavilion IEEE President-Elect Candidates: F. Mintzer, B. Shoop IEEE-USA President-Elect Candidates: P. Eckstein, K. Grzelak Friday 16 May 2014 – Please See InnoTek2014 Conference Program

4 Saturday 17 May PROGRAMs Annual Meeting Introduction IEEE-USA President Gary Blank Plenary Session – Introduction to Professional Activities – Ed Perkins Plenary Session – Introduction to Communications & Public Awareness – Chris Brantley Track 1 Chair Ed Perkins Bristol Track 2 Chair Will Kassebaum Salon I Track 3 Chair Keith Grzelak 27-Apr-154

5 Saturday 17 May PROGRAMs Professional Activities: Engaging Members Locally The Professional: Career and Member Services The Profession: Government Relations IEEE Insurance Solutions: Protecting Your Greatest Asset… You! Graham Fuller Professional Activities for Engaging Your Members Ed Kirchner, Tarek Lahdhiri K-12 STEM Outreach – Services, Opportunities, TISP, TSA, Public Awareness Neeraj Bhatia Panel: How can Members get Involved in IEEE-USA Policy Committees Keith Grzelak, Russ Harrison << Tools for Member Engagement << John Prohodsky 27-Apr-155

6 Saturday 17 May PROGRAMs Career Services –Services to Enhance Your Career Holly M. Cyrus, Tarek Ladhiri Intellectual Property Policy Update << Keith Grzelak PACE Projects Workshop Bob Pellegrino, Larry Nelson, Sr., Emilio Salgueiro Entrepreneurship – The Entrepreneurs’ Village << Mark Wingate IEEE-USA Government Fellows and WISE Kenneth Lutz (Gov’t Fellow), Turner Cotterman (WISE Fellow) 27-Apr-156

7 Saturday 17 May PROGRAMs Introducing SPA-X: Explore, Engage, Experience Guru Madhavan, Ed Perkins Consulting: Networks, Services Available to Support the Professional Consultant << Larry Nelson, Sr. Don’t Talk Nerdy to Me! A Technologists’ Guide to Communicating with Policymakers Chris Brantley, Russ Harrison Panel: Using Consultant Networks, Employment Networks and Entrepreneurs to Engage Members in your Section <<<< Will Kassebaum – moderator; Herman Amaya, Bill Grist, Larry Nelson Sr., Gary Blank Professional Licensure – Advancement of Careers and the Profession Steve Barrett Immigration Policy Update Russ Harrison 27-Apr-157

8 Saturday 17 May PROGRAMs Panel: Making IEEE Activities Relevant for Your Members Ed Kirchner – moderator Charles Lord, Ali Abedi, Carole Carey The Importance of Membership Lee Stogner Communications Policy: Cybersecurity and Freedom of the Internet << Eric Burger Exhibits IEEE-USA Awards Banquet, Speeches, Recognition – 27-Apr-158

9 Sunday 18 May PROGRAMs Regional PACE Breakout Sessions RECAP Regional Professional Activities Overview – Ed Perkins The Going Home Challenge and Commitment – Ron Jensen Invitation to the 2015 Technical Conference in Milwaukee, WI Recap, and Outgoing Message - Gary Blank, 2014 IEEE-USA President Looking Forward to 2015, and Incoming Message POSTPONED Jim Jefferies, 2015 IEEE-USA President - in Hospital The IEEE-USA 2014 Annual Meeting Closes 27-Apr-159

10 INNOTEK2014 PROGRAMs Jeff Greer, Engineering’s Role in Agile Manufacturing Barry Shoop, Developing Critical Thinking, Creativity & Innovation Skills Michelle Morey, InfraGard – Partnership is Our Key Resource <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Henry Constant and Frank Metayer,Real-time Digital Image Acquisition and Processing Paul Roberti, RI PUC Commissioner; Energy Conversion & Distribution Sally Sutherland, Deputy Chief Technical Officer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Innovations in Technology for the Undersea Domain Technical Innovation Energy Systems, Policy Systems for New Technologies Technical Innovation In System Design - Small Business, Big Tech Characteristic analysis of small-scale BESS for HOTT generation system Application of a Dynamic Fuzzy Based Genetic Algorithm for Distribution Network Reconfiguration PIEZOPORT Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Performance Prediction for Low Wind Speed Environment The Precarious State of Federal R&DRussell Harrison, Sr. Legislative Representative, IEEE-USA <<<<<<< The Makings of the Materials Revolution Online Learning and Implications for Broadening Access and Participation in STEM Education and Workforce Warren “Trey” Lathe III,AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, NSF Making Technology: Broadening Access and Participation in Engineering Education Through Maker Culture, Dorothy Jones-Davis, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, NSF <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Unleashing Innovation through Internal Hackathons Shiven Kumar*, Bernard Rosell, John Shepherd AT&T Strong Ties despite Decentralized Network Design: an Automotive Case Advanced Complex Searches on Encrypted Unstructured Data in Cloud Environment Preventing Recreational Boating Fatalities and Serious Injuries Starting New High-Tech BusinessesCharles J Lord, Instilling a culture of life-long Innovation Education 27-Apr-1510

11 INNOTEK2014 PROGRAMs(cont.) Innovation In Education - Technologies for New Policy Systems Innovation In Business, Innovations in Medicine Personalized Intelligent Software Responses for Engineering Students Low Cost Tablets as Disruptive Educational innovation; Modeling its diffusion within Indian K12 system Robot Education in the Liberal Arts Curriculum Tools, Funding, & Policies for CyberInfrastructure David Proctor, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, NSF Of Patent Trolls and Patent Troll Hunters: What is the REAL Fairy Tale? A Lesson on Public Policy, Keith Grzelak, Co-Chair, IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Policy Committee and IEEE-USA IP Professionals <<<<< Support for Biomedical and Health Innovation at the Federal Level Decision Support Tools for Multi-Stakeholder Health Policy Issues Using Innovation Science to Minimize Entrepreneurial Risk Mining the Cloud The Tame Tornado Portable Malignant Lesion Detection with Low Cost Mobile Infrared Thermography Web-Based Camera Navigation for Virtual Pancreatic Cancer Surgery: Whipple Surgery Simulator (VPenSS) MoMiReS: Mobile Mixed Reality System for Physical & Occupational Therapies for Hand and Wrist Ailments The InnoTek2014 Technical Conference Closes 27-Apr-1511

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13 Notes/Learnings 1 Innotek: Agile Mfg.; West Point Innovation Course Innotek: InfraGARD – we each can join with the FBI to help; Boston and LA CyberSquad contacts Innotek: Low Cost Mfg; UCONN EE Image Processing & Embedded Systems; Renewable Energy Integration Innotek: Lobbyist assess USA R&D funding policies Innotek: Materials Applied Sciences Lab Innotek: NSF; MOOCs; NSF Maker Movement Support Innotek: Cyber Infrastructure for Innovation Innotek: Patent Trolls, a fairy tale? Innotek: NSF & Health Innovation; Biomed; Policy issues

14 Notes/Learnings 2 Public Policy Committee; Write your congressperson! vTools contact if we need help; reports we can use Engaging Members; grow new ones Entrepreneurship; SBIR Help from Chair Mark Wingate of TX - Watch the Guy Kawaski video – link on IEEE website Suggest you join IEEE USA Linked In official group Crowd Sourcing is a Game Changer! AICNCC Panel Discussion; Question forms submitted; Full! CyberSecurity: Issue breakdown by Eric Burger; Policy?

15 Notes/Learnings 3 PACE: Region Plans/Issues review – Membership Development – declining in USA last few years - OCT 7 IEEE Day; big splash suggested Challenges to IEEE USA Members: Retention New Members live on their smartphones; IEEE Adapt Sections take action Milwaukee Meeting next year Gary Blank Closing: What if each of us called 1 person?

16 KEY Actions for Foothill Section? Help grow IEEE-USA Membership SBIR – Help in figuring out how to be successful Keep up our contributions to STEM Education Keep up our strong relations with local universities Continue local Professional Education through PACE & Society presentations Employment Issues in the IE; continue helping Feedback to our IEEE Lobbyist in Washington DC on what is important to us locally

17 Summary - Foothill Section Foothill is doing a lot of things right; continue to focus on our strengths! Involved members get things done; keep growing more of them. Get a new member: Call a tech friend? Thank you for sending me! Questions?

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