Chair’s Message, Sept 2022

Welcome back from the summer hiatus everyone. I hope your summers have all been relaxing and somewhat of a return to normal. This upcoming year see the Section getting back on track with a full calendar of events for September. Later, in November, the Power Electronics Symposium renews
its annual meeting. Things are really starting to look up. Several highlights from the summer are:

  1. Thanks to the efforts of Bill Wilkes, we have the newly created Robotics Chapter. The Robotics Chapter still needs to develop a live website. Anyone wishing to help out can contact Bill to offer their services.
  2. The tour of Brookhaven National Lab (below), thanks to Lon Chu’s leadership and coordination. Click here for more tour pictures.
  3. Due to Lonni, the planning for the Sunken Meadow State Park Picnic, which I hope will become an annual kickoff party in the fall.
  4. The IEEE LI Member Social Hours have returned thanks to James Colotti. See the picture on page 6 of July’s well-attended social, a good time was had by all.
  5. And finally, Lonni has also put together the details for our upcoming Student Design Competition. See the flyer on page7 for more information.

Also in this issue is another historical highlight article by Mort Hans (pages 9-11) on the development of aeronautical instrumentation. It details the progress and first successful blind flight in 1929. It is remarkable to note that only 40 years later another essentially blind flight landed US astronauts on the moon.

In the future, we are looking forward to more tours, perhaps of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and
CEWIT at Stony Brook.

Arnold Stillman
IEEE Long Island Section Chair, 2022