Welcome to the IEEE in Connecticut.
We are the statewide branch of the IEEE.
This year our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 13. This date is tentative, and a venue and speaker still have to be chosen.
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On Thursday March 13, 2014, seven Connecticut students were awarded Connecticut Section IEEE prizes for their projects in the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair held at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. The students are from schools in Connecticut grades 7 through 12. For over 35 years, the Connecticut Section has given special awards to those students who show exemplary aptitude in fields related to the IEEE. These students represent the best and brightest minds coming out of our Connecticut schools. Visit their Site at http://www.ctsciencefair.org/
With the limited number of awards to grant and a slew of high-caliber projects, it was an arduous task to determine those true standout entries. The IEEE members acting as judges were Gary Felberbaum, Elena Bertozzi, Bill Wessman and Raymond Zeitler.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the following winners of this year's IEEE CT Science Fair Award recipients. You can view the abstracts of their projects by downloading this PDF file.
Berlin, CT -- The 2014 Connecticut Engineers Week dinner and meeting was held Monday evening, February 10, 2014 at the Baci Grill Restaurant, Berlin Road, Cromwell.
After a social hour, the presentation began with a talk on the newly formed Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) by its commissioner Robert J. Klee. Mr Klee has a varied background including a PhD in Geology, J.D. Legal Counsel, among others.
The purpose of DEEP is to serve as an umbrella organization to streamline the paperwork and communication between other State and municipal agencies with similar interests. As the name suggests energy efficiency is a major priority in encouraging alternate energy sources: wind, solar, fuel cell, etc... Other priorities are the encouragement of using more natural gas to replace oil and coal, the establishing of power micro grids along with the cleanup around the brownfield projects. The upgrading and improvement of certain waste water treatment facilities is also a priority.
The DEEP is also involved in a University of Connecticut study of the effects that more severe weather systems will have on existing coastlines, flood plains and sea walls. This also includes the assessment of the integrity of the several hundred unattended or abandoned dams in the States waterways and streams. The many State parks will also come under review.
After the presentation a buffet dinner was served with additional visiting and networking.
There was an unusually small turnout this year, perhaps due to the threat of bad weather or extreme cold that evening. Thirty individuals registered, but only twenty-four were in attendance.
Submitted by Brad Elker, Member-At-Large