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1 Region 1 Milestone & History Committee Report Nikolaos Golas Region 1 Historian & Milestone Coordinator 2013 Region 1 Summer Meeting Hilton, Providence, RI 24 August 2013

2 IEEE Region 1 Milestone Report IEEE Milestone Program is administered thru IEEE History Center Honors significant technical achievements associated with IEEE Milestones recognize technological innovation & excellence for unique products, services, papers and patents 2

3 Current Region 1 Milestones Milestones in Early Stages –Edwin Armstrong's Regenerative Radio Circuit at Columbia University Labs in 1912 (New York Section) –Nikola Tesla Wardenclyffe Lab, 1901 in Shoreham, NY (Long Island Section) Milestone Chair: Victor Zourides –Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Signaling, 1963 at AT&T, in Middletown, NJ (New Jersey Coast Section/ComSoc) 3

4 Current Region 1 Milestones Milestones in Early Stages –American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) Standard Development, 1963 at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ (New Jersey Coast/ComSoc) – Interactive Video Games (New Hampshire Section) Proposer's Name: Jason Hui 4

5 Current Region 1 Milestones Proposals Submitted Awaiting Advocate Approval – Bell Laboratories, The First 60 Years (New Jersey North Section) There will be 4 citation plaques in order to provide space to list the achievements: BELL LABS - WIRELESS AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, THE FIRST 60 YEARS Citation: Between 1925 and 1984, Bell Labs researchers made numerous fundamental contributions to wireless and satellite communications including the first radio astronomical observations (1933), the Friis transmission formula (1946), the cellular radio concept (1947), characterization of point-to-point microwave propagation (1950's-70's), the first active communications satellite, Telstar (1962), the first observation of the cosmic background radiation (1965) and the Advanced Mobile Phone System, AMPS (1977). BELL LABS - DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND COMPUTING, THE FIRST 60 YEARS Citation: Between 1925 and 1984, Bell Labs researchers made numerous fundamental contributions to digital signal processing and computing including the first electronic speech synthesizer (1937), the Karnaugh map (1953), computer generated music (1957), digital computer art (1962), the UNIX operating system (1969), the C programming language (1970), the AWK programming language (1977), the first single-chip 32-bit microprocessor (1980) and the C++ programming language (1983). 5

6 Current Region 1 Milestones Proposals Submitted Awaiting Advocate Approval – Bell Laboratories, The First 60 Years (New Jersey Section) [CONTINUED] BELL LABS - SOLID STATE AND OPTICAL DEVICES, THE FIRST 60 YEARS Citation: Between 1925 and 1984, Bell Labs researchers made numerous fundamental contributions to solid state and optical devices including the discovery of electron diffraction (1927), the transistor (1947), zone refining (1951), the solar cell (1954), theory of the laser (1958), the MOSFET (1959), the electret microphone (1962), the CO2 laser (1964), molecular beam epitaxy (1968), the charge coupled device (1969), modified chemical vapor deposition (1974) and the fractional quantum hall effect (1982). BELL LABS - COMMUNICATIONS THEORY AND NETWORKS, THE FIRST 60 YEARS Citation: Between 1925 and 1984, Bell Labs researchers made numerous fundamental contributions to communications theory and networks including the negative feedback principle (1927), the theory of the one-time pad cipher (1945), Hamming codes (1947), information theory (1948), modern cryptography (1949), the first trans- Atlantic telephone cable (1956), Direct Distance Dialing (1950's), the first transcontinental microwave relay networks (1950s), greedy algorithms for network design (1960s) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (1966). 6

7 Current Region 1 Milestones Proposals Submitted Awaiting Advocate Approval – Wireless Transmission between Fixed Antenna and Moving Trains, 1913 [AKA Marconi Tower] (Binghamton Section) Citation: From this tower and others in Scranton, PA and Hoboken, NJ, in November 1913, Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America experiments on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad showed that wireless communication between fixed stations and railroad trains was practical and reliable. The experiments established that ground stations could communicate with trains moving at speeds up to sixty mph (100 km/h) over a range of 130 miles (210 km). 7

8 Current Region 1 Milestones Proposals Submitted Awaiting Advocate Approval – First Blind Takeoff, Flight and Landing, [A Joint IEEE Long Island Secton/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Milestone] DEDICATION DAY GOAL: Wed. Sept. 24 th 2014, 85 th Anniversary of Event Citation: On September 24, 1929, the first blind takeoff, flight and landing occurred at Mitchel Field, Garden City, NY in a Consolidated NY-2 biplane piloted by Lt. James Doolittle. Equipped with specially designed radio and aeronautical instrumentation, it represented the cooperative efforts of many organizations, mainly the Guggenheim Funds Full Flight Laboratory, U.S. Army Air Corps, Dept. of Commerce, Sperry Gyroscope Company, Kollsman Instrument Company and Radio Frequency Laboratories. 8

9 Current Region 1 Milestones Proposals Submitted Awaiting Advocate Approval – Cruft High Tension Laboratory, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science (Boston Section) Citation: Cruft Laboratory was designed in 1915 to support research on radio antennas and storage batteries. During WW1, a nation wide radio training school for military personnel was established there. Special courses and text books in communications engineering were created for naval officers. During WW2, Cruft was dedicated to radar training for the military. Cruft and adjacent laboratories were much more than a place of learning by facilitating the work of GW Pierce, El Chaffee and other researchers, who contributed greatly to radio communications. 9

10 Current Region 1 Milestones Proposals Submitted Awaiting Advocate Approval –Mark 1 Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC), 1943 to 1945 (Boston Section) Citation: Developed by Harvard faculty member Howard Aiken and IBM in the early 1940s, the massive machine was originally called the ASCC (Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator). The Mark I is considered one of the first electro- mechanical computers ever created and represents a fundamental milestone in the history of modern computing. Software innovations designed by Grace Hooper were an important part of the machine. 10

11 Region 1 List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones [1 – 10] DATE, MILESTONE, PERSON(S), LOCATION, SECTION Electric Motor, Henry, Albany, NY (Schenectady Section) Practical Electric Motor, Davenport, Rutland, VT (Green Mountain Section) Dynamic Microphone, Curtis & Reddi, Boston, MA (Boston Section) Contributions of Lewis Latimer, New York, NY (New York Section) Commercial Music Over Wire, Cahill, Holyoke, MA, (Springfield Section) Commercial Electric Fan, Crocker & Curt, New York, NY (New York Section) Electric Iron, Seely, New York, NY (New York Section) Mass Production of Edison Lamps, Thomson, Lynn, MA (Boston Section) AC Induction Motor, Tesla, New York, NY (New York Section) Edward Weston Precision Meters, Newark, NJ, (North Jersey Section) 11

12 Region 1 List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones [11 – 20] DATE, MILESTONE, PERSON(S), LOCATION, SECTION Coney Island Electric Escalator, Reno, Brooklyn, NY (New York Section) Wireless Power Transmission, Tesla, New York, NY (New York Section) Loading Coil, Pupin, AT&T, Region Mercury Discharge Lamp, Cooper Hewit New York, NY (New York Section) Oscilloscope, Ryan, Ithaca, NY, (Ithaca Section) Triode, De Forrest, New York, NY (New York Section) Bell Labs founded Jewett, Cart, New York, NY (New York Section) Tungsten Filament, Coolidge, Region Radiotelephone Broadcast to Grand Fork, ND, Goldsmith, Sayville, NY, (Long Island Section) Superheterodyne, Armstrong, Columbia University, New York, NY (New York Section) 12

13 Region 1 List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones [21 – 30] DATE, MILESTONE, PERSON(S), LOCATION, SECTION Practical AC Clock, Warren, Ashland, MA (Boston Section) Neutrodyne, Hazeltine, Hoboken, NJ, (North Jersey Section) Magnetron, Hall, Schenectady, NY, (Schenectady Section) Stereo Phonography, Keller, Bell Labs, NJ, (North Jersey Section) Electrodynamic Loudspeaker, Numerous, Schenectady, NY, (Schenectady Section) Quartz Crystal Watch, Numerous, New York, NY (New York Section) Differential Analyzer, Bush Cambridge, MA (Boston Section) Negative Feedback Amp, Black, Bell Labs, NJ, (North Jersey Section) Technicolor, Kalmus et al, Cambridge, MA (Boston Section) Coaxial Cable, Numerous, New York, NY (New York Section) 13

14 Region 1 List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones [31 – 40] DATE, MILESTONE, PERSON(S), LOCATION, SECTION FM, Armstrong, Columbia University, New York, NY (New York Section) Electric Razor, Schick, Stamford, CT, (Connecticut Section) IBM Mass-Production Electric Typewriter, Numerous, Endicott, NY, (Binghamton Section) Xerography, Carlson, New York, NY (New York Section) Grandpa's Knob Wind Turbine, Putnam Grandpa's Knob, VT (Green Mountain Section) Two-phase PHK Modulator Carrier System, Millar, Watermill, NY, (Long Island Section) IBM Mark I, Numerous, Endicott, NY, (Binghamton Section) Project Diana (ASC Electronics), Numerous, Wall, NJ, (New Jersey Coast Section) Information Theory, Shannon, Bell Labs, NJ, (North Jersey Section) LP Goldmark, CBS Laboratories, New York, NY (New York Section) 14

15 Region 1 List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones [41 – 50] DATE, MILESTONE, PERSON(S), LOCATION, SECTION Junction Transistor, Shockley, Murray Hill, NJ, (North Jersey Section) Cinerama, Numerous, New York, NY (New York Section) Compiler, Hopper, Harvard, Cambridge, MA (Boston Section) Magnetic Core Memory, Wang, Harvard, MA (Boston Section) Electronic Music Synthesizer, Olsen, New York, NY (New York Section) MASER, Townes et al, Bell Labs, NJ, (North Jersey Section) Development of B-52 Fire-control System, Arma Corp, Garden City, NY, (Long Island Section) Invention of the PROM, Wen Tsing Chow, Garden City, NY, (Long Island Section) FORTRAN Language, Backus, New York, NY (New York Section) Pioneering Video Game, Higginbotham, Brookhaven, NY, (Long Island Section) 15

16 Region 1 List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones [51 – 60] DATE, MILESTONE, PERSON(S), LOCATION, SECTION GE LED, Numerous, Syracuse, NY, (Syracuse Section) Implantable Pacemaker, Greatbach-Clarence, Buffalo, NY (Buffalo Section) Unimation Industrial Robot, Numerous, Danbury, CT, (Connecticut Section) BASIC, Kurtz, Hanover, NH, (New Hampshire Section) IBM 360, Numerous, Endicott, NY, (Binghamton Section) Voltage-Controlled Music Synthesizer, Moog, Trumansburg, NY, (Ithaca Section) PDP-8, Numerous, Boston, MA (Boston Section) First Microprocessor in Grumman's F-14 Tom Cat, Geller/Holt, Calverton, NY, (Long Island Section) Development of MRI/NMR, Lauterbur, Stony Brook, NY, (Long Island Section) First PCs (Scelbi-8H, Mark-8) Englewood, NJ, (North Jersey Section) 16

17 Region 1 List of Achievements Suitable for Milestones - Summation 16 out of the 22 Region 1 Sections are represented in List List Available at Global History Network (GHN) at: f_Achievements_Suitable_for_Milestones f_Achievements_Suitable_for_Milestones 17

18 Region 1 IEEE Milestones Distribution by Section 18 Section Name # of Milestones Boston Section10 North Jersey Section4 Princeton / Central Jersey Section4 Connecticut Section2 New York Section2 Berkshire Section1 Buffalo Section1 Long Island Section1 Maine Section1 Rochester Section1 Schenectady Section1 Worcester County Section1

19 Region 1 IEEE Milestones Distribution by Section - Statistics Region 1 has 29 IEEE Milestones out of the 132 dedicated: 22% Boston Section leads all Region 1-7 IEEE Sections with 10 IEEE Milestones 13 out of the 22 Region 1 Sections have at least one IEEE Milestone 19

20 Milestone Dedication Ceremony Planning Checklist Detailed checklist available online at the Region 1 website 20

21 Future Milestones? Are any other Sections working on Milestone nominations? Please contact me if you need help with your Milestone nomination. 21

22 Celebrating Section Anniversaries in 2013 Boston Section: Founded: 2/13/ th Anniversary Long Island Section: Founded: 5/6/ th Anniversary Mohawk Valley Section: Founded: 1/1/ th Anniversary 22

23 Celebrating Section Anniversaries in 2013 New Hampshire Section: Founded: 9/3/ th Anniversary Schenectady Section: Founded: 1/26/ th Anniversary 23

24 Celebrating Section Anniversaries in 2014 Berkshire Section: Founded: 3/25/ th Anniversary New York Section: Founded: 12/10/ th Anniversary 24

25 Celebrating Section Anniversaries in 2014 North Jersey Section: Founded: 5/5/ th Anniversary Rochester Section: Founded: 10/9/ th Anniversary 25

26 How to Celebrate Section Anniversaries Announce Anniversary to all Section members Plan special Anniversary event or combine with Section annual meeting If special Anniversary event try to invite members, spouse or family Develop brochure identifying Section achievements and recognize past Chairs or members 26

27 Historical Milestones Detailed Process 27

28 IEEE Region 1 Milestone Details IEEE Milestone Program is an IEEE History Committee Program administered thru IEEE History Center. Honors significant technical achievements associated with IEEE. Milestones recognize technological innovation & excellence for the benefit of humanity found in unique products, services, papers and patents. 28

29 IEEE Milestone Program IEEE established Milestone Program in 1983 in conjunction with 1984 Centennial Celebration. Each milestone recognizes a significant technical achievement that occurred 25 years ago in an area of technology represented in IEEE with regional impact. 29

30 IEEE Milestone Program Milestones are proposed, nominated and sponsored by organizational units such as Sections, Societies or Chapters. A milestone must be submitted to the IEEE History Committee for review and recommendation. After approval by the IEEE Board of Directors, a bronze plaque is awarded. The plaque is placed at an appropriate site with a dedication ceremony. 30

31 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones General requirements Submitting a milestone proposal Review of proposal Submission of nomination Review of nomination Approval of Board of Directors Notification of approval Casting of the plaque Dedication Ceremony 31

32 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones General Requirements –Milestones recognize an achievement not a person or a place. –An achievement must be 25 years old & must have regional importance. –The IEEE Global History Network website lists all the requirements. –http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/ Milestones:Proposing_a_Milestone 32

33 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones Milestone submissions –Two step process: milestone proposal followed by a nomination. –Any IEEE member can submit a proposal, but the proposal must be sponsored by the organization unit. –The OU pays for the dedication ceremony & plaque. –Typical time frame from submission of proposal to dedication of milestone is between 9 and 15 months. –Proposed milestones are submitted thru the IEEE Global History Network & evaluated by the IEEE History Committee (IHC). –IHC, when appropriate recommends approval by IEEE Board of Directors. 33

34 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones Proposal Review –Milestone Coordinator of IEEE History Committee appoints an advocate, who is responsible for reviewing the proposal & determining the significance of the proposed milestone. –If approved the proposers are invited to submit a detailed nomination with supporting documentation. 34

35 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones Submission of Nomination –Milestone administrator & advocate assist OU in completion of nomination. –Supporting material, with appropriate references must be in English & submitted in electronic format. –A draft citation describing the achievement must also be submitted. –The History Committee has the final decision on wording of citation. –Nomination must be submitted within 6 months of the issue of invitation. 35

36 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones Nomination Review –Within 3 months of receipt the advocate evaluates the documentation & recommends whether to approve or reject the nomination. Approval of Board of Directors –The IEEE History Committee prepares the final review & evaluation of the proposed milestone to determine recommendation for approval by Board of Directors. 36

37 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones Notification of Approval –Milestone administrator notifies the organizational unit when the IEEE History Committee recommends approval of the milestone to B of D. –If milestone is approved administrator completes arrangements for payment of plaque & suggests guidelines for dedication ceremony. 37

38 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones Casting of Plaque –The milestone plaque will be cast & delivered to the OU within 2 months of receipt of payment by the History Center. –Cost of Plaque is $ plus approx. $70.00 for shipping. –Each plaque is 18 x 12 x 1-1/4, is made of bronze and weighs 21 lbs. 38

39 Guidelines for Organizing Milestones Dedication Ceremony –Organizational units are responsible for developing & planning the dedication ceremony. –Ceremony requires several months advance planning & should include 8 weeks for delivery of the plaque. –Copies of the guidelines for organizing the dedication ceremony will be handed out. 39

40 IEEE Region 1 History Report IEEE History Committee has been advising the IEEE Board of Directors on matters of legacy & heritage of IEEE and its members & their related professions & technologies since IEEEs inception. In 1980 IEEE established the IEEE History Center to be the staff arm of the History Committee. IEEEs historical activities are carried out by the staff of the History Center, under the guidance of the History Committee. 40

41 IEEE History Center Mission of History Center is to preserve, research and promote the history of information and electrical technologies. Center maintains resources for the engineer, historian of technology and anyone interested in the development of electrical & computer engineering & their role in modern society. The History Center is part of IEEE Corporate Activities & is co-sponsored by Rutgers Univ., History Dept. School of Arts & Sciences. Most of the Centers resources are available online at the IEEE Global History Network. 41

42 IEEE Global History Network The Global History Network is a new website of the IEEE History Center dedicated to the histories of IEEE, its members and their professions & technologies. –http://www.ieeeghn.orghttp://www.ieeeghn.org GHN is wiki-based but restricted to IEEE members, technical authorities and professional historians. GHN empowers IEEE members to collaborate in documenting the histories of their organizational units. 42

43 IEEE Region 1 History Richard Ackley, a previous Region 1 Historian prepared an historic overview of Region 1 and our history of electro technology including a brief history of each Section in Region 1. This is a living document and I encourage each Section Chair or Section Historian to provide current and past Section history to be included in our Region 1 History Archives. Please send your Section history information / documents in electronic format to: 43

44 For additional information please contact me: Nikolaos Golas Region 1 Historian & Milestone Coordinator 44


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