Chair’s Message, July 2023

Happy Summer Solstice, Everyone! The Section has made gallant efforts to stay engaged by getting connected and getting involved. Some shining examples include the newest ExCom leaders, Gabriella Carini, Nuclear and Plasma Sciences (NPS) Chair, and Srinivas Sridhar, Vice Chair of Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT).

The month of May yielded many successful events at New York Tech, such as the Long Island Systems, Applications, and Technology (LISAT) Conference. Attendees included distinguished lecturers, industry professionals, faculty, researchers, students, and exhibitors. Next was our outstanding Micromouse of Long Island competition. Each student team made a technical presentation to IEEE judges, fully describing their robot. Trophies for “Presentation” and “Unique Robot” were awarded independent of the Maze Run outcomes. In addition, Women in Engineering awards were given to teams with female members. I want to thank and congratulate the organizing committees for both stellar events. Finally, we hosted our first ExCom meeting at Zebra Technologies, and this hybrid gathering had excellent attendance. Zebra Engineers welcomed ExCom during the meet-n-greet, and many stayed on to attend the meeting.

A few notable RAS workshops held in June were “Artificial General Intelligence” at the Huntington Senior Citizens Center and “Intro to Robotics for Tweens” at the Harborfields Public Library. In addition, we celebrated “PELS” Day at Chilis; an informal social with great food and conversation.

In conclusion, as we look forward to the next series of events, please consider submitting your abstract for the November 2, 2023 Power Electronics Society (PELS) Symposium or contact the organizers to volunteer to help. Don’t forget to mark your calendars on March 21st, 2024 for the 2024 Long Island Section Awards
Banquet at the Crest Hollow Country Club. As always, please continue to get connected and get involved
and enjoy the summer!

Warm Regards,
Rhonda Green
2023 IEEE Long Island Section Chair