As this is the last issue of the PULSE in 2018, I would like to recap some of the years events. Thanks to everyone who was involved in making these events possible. I would also like to thank the Officers, ExCom members, and everyone who has contributed to the IEEE Long Island Section. Your ongoing support is both needed and appreciated. This is the time of the year that we renew our membership to the IEEE. You should have received a mailing from IEEE reminding you to renew your membership, although you can easily renew online at ieee.org/renew. I would also like you to consider inviting a colleague who is not a member to join the IEEE as well. A personal invitation is a very effective way to recruit new members. Listed below are some of our section’s highlights in 2018:
• The Long Island Section celebrated our 65th Anniversary with the Awards Banquet at the Crest Hollow Country Club on March 22nd. Much work and planning for the event was done by the Awards Committee, and Awards Banquet committee.
• The Section participated in the Region 1 Student Conference at NYIT on March 23-24.
• In April the Microwave Theory and Techniques symposium was held.
• In May, the LISAT conference was held at Farmingdale State College.
• The MRI Historical Milestone was celebrated in September at Stony Brook. Thanks to the Historical Milestone Committee for their work in making this event possible.
• The Computer & TEM Societies co-sponsored a seminar on CyberSecurity with PMILIC.
• The Inaugural meeting of the IEEE Systems Council was held at LIU-Post.
• The LI Section received a Membership Recruitment Award, and Zebra Technologies hosted a Membership Development event
• Numerous technical lectures were held by our Section Societies.
• Networking/Social events for members only were held bi-Monthly. In addition, the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook hosted a networking event.
• With our new editor, Supriya Karmakor, ten editions of the PULSE of LI were published. Please read the PULSE for news of upcoming events, and consider submitting an article for publication.
We are always in need of energetic volunteers with a positive and collaborative attitude to help us with Section activities. I would encourage all of our members to be involved in supporting the IEEE Long Island Section. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the LI Section website and calendar frequently to stay informed about all of our upcoming events. Please “save the date”, March 28, 2019 for the IEEE LI Section Awards Banquet. Thank you for your support of our Section, and best wishes to you and your families for the Holiday Season.
Louis D’Onofrio, PE, SM IEEE
IEEE Long Island Section 2018 Chair