Welcome to the IEEE in Connecticut.
We are the statewide branch of the IEEE.
The nominees for the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Section of IEEE for the upcoming two year term 2014 - 2015 are:
To add a nomination please contact the IEEE Ballot Committee c/o Raymond Zeitler (r.zeitler @ ieee.org).
All nominees must be IEEE Member grade or higher and be affiliated with the Connecticut Section.
The deadline is October 15, 2013.
On Thursday March 14th, 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 Brad Elker, Peter Kootsookos, Dave Hill and Bill Wessman.
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.
The 2013 Engineers Week Dinner Meeting was held February 12th at the Baci Grill Restaurant, 134 Berlin Road (Route 372) in Cromwell, Connecticut. The buffet dinner was followed by two guest speakers, who gave followup presentations on the presentations they made last year.
The first to speak was Allen Herring, the Chief Engineer of the newly formed Department of Construction Services. There is now a new emphasis on the review of large building project (especially schools) designs using a technique known as Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.) which is created in 3 dimensions. This reduces problems of the various utilities such as electrical, plumbing, H.V.A.C., & other mechanicals interfering with with each other as work progresses. Sort of a whole building approach. He cited the need for more trained building inspectors for closer review of the work in progress as well as when the project is completed.
The next speaker was Tom Harley, Chief Engineer of the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) He described a proposal called "Accelerated Bridge Construction" where an entire bridge and/or road would be fully closed during reconstruction for a shorter period of time rather than construct a series of bypasses and detours for an extended period of time and doing the work piecemeal. This would shorten the overall constriction time and realize a considerable cost saving along with greater performance accountability throughout the project.
There were 72 in attendance with three exhibitors' display tables. Most of the exhibitors represented risk management, insurance and project management firms.
- Report submitted by Bradford Elker, Member-at-Large