Chair’s Message, June 2019

Although the year is not yet half over, plans for identifying candidates for 2020 LI Section Chair have already begun.  I have appointed Lorenzo LoMonte to be the Chair of the Nominations and Appointments Committee.  He will be starting the process of selecting candidates for the 2020 LI Section Officer positions.  The goal will be to announce a slate of 2020 candidates to ExCom by August 1st.

IEEE Ethics Hotline.  At the May 13th meeting, Victor Zourides made a presentation about the IEEE Ethics Hotline.  (please refer to the article on pages 7 and 8 of the PULSE for further information).  A meeting to further discuss this issue is being planned for June.  Please contact me at or Victor Zourides if you would like to be involved.   Please refer to the Calendar of Events in the PULSE and on the LI Section website,, for further information about the events that the LI Section is sponsoring in the month of June.  These include: LI Consultants network meeting with a lecture on Circuit Studies on June 6th at LIU-Post. For more information on registration, please refer to the announcement on page 15.

A tour of the Underwriters Laboratory in Melville sponsored by the LI Section Product Safety Engineering Society on June 18th.   Please check the website,, for further information when it becomes available.  Engineers in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS), Young Professionals, and the Computer Society are sponsoring “The Retina Check Project” on June 20th at Farmingdale State College. For more information on registration, please refer to the announcement on page 17.

The Engineers Joint Committee of Long Island (EJCLI) is a consortium of engineering societies of which IEEE is a member.  EJCLI is looking for volunteers to participate in the Marcum Challenge on July 30th.  Proceeds from the event will benefit 4 local charities. Please go to the website, for more information, and to register.  The IEEE Power & Energy Society is offering a scholarship to undergraduates who are interested in a career in the Power & Energy.  The deadline to apply is June 30th.  For more information, please refer to the announcement on page 20 of the PULSE.

IEEE Day is scheduled to be held on October 1, 2019.  Please let me know if you are willing to participate in an event (to be determined).  The website for IEEE Day is Please consider supporting the Section by volunteering to become involved in one of our Societies, Affinity Groups, or Committees.  It is very important to me that the Section provide value to all of our members.  Any comments and recommendations that you have are always welcome.  You can contact me at  Thank you for your support of our Section, and I look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events.

Warm regards,

Louis D’Onofrio, PE, SM IEEE
IEEE Long Island Section 2019 Chair