Chair’s Message, March 2019

March is a very busy month for the Long Island Section. Our 66th Annual Awards Banquet will be held on March 28, 2019 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The Awards Banquet is an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of those who have contributed to the “Advancement of Humanity through Technology.” The link to the event registration is The link also has additional information about the banquet. I hope that you will join me at the Awards Banquet and encourage your colleagues to join us as well.

Other LI Section events planned include the following. Please refer to the LI Section Website, for further information.
— March 7th: LI Consultants Network meeting
— March 13th: Communications Society lecture: Satellite Communications
— March 14th: Aeronautical & Electronic Systems Society lecture: History of Space Shuttle Program
— March 21st: Computer Society lecture: Agile Methods and Processes
— April 18th: Long Island RF/Microwave Symposium & Exhibits
— May 3rd: LISAT Conference, Farmingdale State College November 7th: Power Electronics Symposium

I met with the Hofstra Student Chapter on February 25th. They will be receiving the Velio Marsocci Outstanding Student Chapter award at the LI Section banquet. This award was bestowed on the chapter for “encouraging careers in biomedical, electrical, electronic, and computer engineering through outreach to high schools.

On February 28th, the Young Professionals Affinity Group sponsored a lecture on “Computer Simulations and How They Help Medical Doctors”. The lecture was held at NYIT and was co-sponsored by the Computer Society and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

At the Section level there are many ways that we can contribute to the IEEE mission. Attending one of the conferences or seminars is one way. Participating in one of our Societies, attending our networking event, or writing an article for the PULSE are other ways. I invite you to participate in our Section activities and encourage your colleagues to as well.

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