Presentation on theme: "Life Members Affinity Group (San Antonio) IEEE Central Texas Section Spring Planning Meeting January 26, 2013 San Marcos, TX."— Presentation transcript:
Life Members Affinity Group (San Antonio) IEEE Central Texas Section Spring Planning Meeting January 26, 2013 San Marcos, TX
IEEE Central Texas Section Chapter Leadership Team NamePositione-mail O'Brien, Tom Chairt.email@example.com Lozano, AlVice Chairalozano@ieee.org Wiggins, RichardSecretarywiggins@ieee.org Atkinson, ScottTreasurers.firstname.lastname@example.org Harris, BobWebmasterboss@ieee.org Active volunteers Franke, Erneste.email@example.com Crossett, Drewdcrossett@gvtc.com Brakefield, Jimjim.firstname.lastname@example.org Hanavan, Patpathanavan@aol.com
IEEE Central Texas Section 2012 Chapter Meetings January:Tour of SA Hackerspace (Joint with ComSoc) February:Home Networking March:Vintage Electronics Show (Joint with ComSoc) April:Bar Codes and “Stump the Scanner” May:RFID – more than just Toll Tags June:(no meeting) July:Planning luncheon July:IEEE Tech Tour Japan (trip report) August:The Pueblo Incident September:“Speak & Spell” - an IEEE Milestone October:Entrepreneurial Incubators in San Antonio November:Youth Robotics in SA (Mike Henry) December:LM Dinner Party
IEEE Central Texas Section 2013 Meeting Topics January 24:The US Patent System (DONE!) February 28:The Old Spanish Trail (El Camino Real) TBD:Toyota Plant Tour TBD:SWRI Technical Tour TBD:Alamo Academies TBD:Regional Mobility Update TBD:Report on IEEE Canada Trip TBD:What in the world is a “femtocell”? TBD: Witte Build-it Day (not a meeting) TBD:How IEEE supports K-12 + Future Cities TBD:McNay Museum Tour TBD:ECE education in San Antonio TBD:Joe Redfield on PEV's TBD:Transguide Tour
IEEE Central Texas Section Chapter Plans - Projects Survey membership for meeting preferences (surveymonkey.com has provided useful measurements) Continue development of mobile/virtual museum concept Participate in Witte “Build It” event –an Engineers Week activity Telegraph Station From Walkie-Talkies to Cell Phones Speak & Spell Apply for Life Members Grant IEEE Milestone recognition – Southwest Research Institute Upgrade webpage – – Use evite to send notices, get reservations – Add calendar update capability Judging at Science Fair and Junior Academy of Sciences Support and judging for SA BEST robotics competition Engineering Student Project Show (St. Mary's) Develop an “Inexpensive Microcomputer” program for middle/high school students
IEEE Central Texas Section Chapter Plans - Programs In addition to monthly meetings: Quarterly planning lunches Other joint meeting opportunities Additional Engineers Week activities Support Section planning meetings
IEEE Central Texas Section Chapter Issues Strengths Increased leadership/volunteer group Members have active interest in project activities Members are using vTools to register Weaknesses Lack of follow-through on planned projects Opportunities Work with other groups (Witte, Science Fair, SA BEST, FIRST Robotics, School Districts, 10Bitworks) Mentoring, service related activities Threats All officers are in their positions for 2 nd year.