Chair’s Message – February 2016

We have started the new year 2016 with a lot of enthusiasm and innovative plans. Our primary objective is to make the Section effective and serve its members to meet their professional needs. As mentioned last month, we have outlined several plans to recruit new volunteers, as well as involve the current officers to launch new and useful programs that will make IEEE more visible and worthy to the technology fields. As part of this strategy, we would spend more time during our monthly Executive Committee meetings on discussing new plans and achievements rather than on the presentation of chapter and committee reports.

The major upcoming event in the Section this month is the Engineers Week Seminar Series to be held on February 9 at the Holiday Inn in Plainview. As usual, the organizers have planned for a set of excellent lectures by experts in the respective fields.

The Section has already started the year with a number of technical meetings on wonderful topics. Please check the calendar on our website ( and try to attend. The meetings are open to all, and so please invite your colleagues as well.

The officers of the Section have been having a busy time working on the Awards Banquet program to be held on March 31 at the Fox Hollow in Woodbury. This year, in addition to recognizing the significant contributions of our volunteers, we will honor six Region 1 awardees and nine Section awardees in different categories. A new item in the awards program will be a special citation to the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclysse. All members of the Section are cordially invited to the program. Please check the awards banquet page in the Pulse for detailed information about the program.

Any new member in the Section is highly welcome to attend the Executive Committee meetings and serve on a committee. Please check the website for the meeting dates, available positions, and procedure for attending a meeting.

Any comment and recommendation will highly be appreciated by the members. Please send your feedback to

Looking forward to seeing your active role at different meetings and activities.

Thanking you,

M. Nazrul Islam, PhD
IEEE Long Island Section