1. 6:00 - PIZZA and Social

  2. 6:30 - Chair's Report (Hamid Sharifina)

  3. 6:40 - Treasurer's Report (Russ Mickiewicz)

  4. 6:50 - Secretary's Report (Paulo Vasconcelos)

    1. MGA made some changes in their manual, as a result "in Sections with at least one Student Branch, it is recommended that the Section ExCom select ... a Section Student Representative (SSR) as voting members of the Section ExCom. ...the SSR is an active Student Member or Graduate Student Member in a Student Branch of the Section.

    2. Presented to members one way to advance their career with mentoring and employment opportunities by using IEEE Collabratec. The tool could be used to connect students to section mentors in the Student Resume Initiative, but the software proved difficult to setup and needs some updates.

    3. Active Chapter Societies pending presentation on the "Focus Presentations" are: Education Society (ED-), Solid-Sate Circuit Society (SSC), Industry Applications Society (IAS), Signal Processing Society (SPS).

    4. MGA will be migrating all WordPress websites from on Amazon AWS to

    5. The Section needs to act on the appointment of new Student Branches Counselors. There is one case where the Counselor did not change over 15 years going against IEEE best practices to rotation officers after two years.

    6. No filed events, the Section will send another email to remind people about non-reported email. After a week, non-reported events will be deleted from v-tools.

  5. 7:00 - YoPro's Chair Report (Jay Guo)

    1. TEMS Workshop Series to be repeated this year, starting in December being co-sponsored by Young Professionals. Events are free again as a way to measure interest but will the committee is evaluate the potential for PDH (professional development hours ) certificates to be issued.

    2. Student Resume Review Initiative. Collaboration between students, YP and members to create a venue for students to get their resume reviewed by seasoned professionals in the Section.
  6. 7:30 - Tonight's Focus 

    1. Women in Engineering - WIE (Eve Klopf)

    2. Student Activities Committee Chair - SAC (Matt Harrison)

  7. Motion made by Secretary to approve Eve Klopf as new WIE Chair and Matt Harrison as new SAC Chair. Past Chair seconded. All in favor (10 voting members), no opposing, no further discussion - motion carries.
  8. 8:00 Section Updates (Max 5 minutes per section)

    1. Consultant Network Affinity group to send request for reimbursement for NEDME booth.
    2. Winter Social discussion. Approved Lucky Lab as venue on December 8th, 2018.
  9. Future Focus

    1. Nov: SPS 

    2. December: Summer Social, see everybody there!`

    3. Jan: TBD

Attendees:  Tugrul Daim (Vice Chair), Paulo Vasconcelos (Secretary), John Prohodsky (Past Chair), Daniel Engel (Webmaster),Jian Guo (YP Chair), Rick Smith (PACE Chair), Daniel Goodrich (PES Chair), Ken Mays (ED15/MTT17 Chair), Ed Epp (RAS Chair), Joe Tabor (Consultants Network), Kirk Jungles (PSU SB Chair), Eric Ruhl (AESS SB Chapter Chair), Godnin Tetteh, Zubin Bagai Josh Horeis.

WebEx Attendees:  Eve Klopf, Matt Harrison, Joshua Gess, Sumad, Sohrab Aftabjahani.


Important Dates 

  • October, 13-14th - Fall School on Nanotechnology for Education at PSU.
  • October, 14-17th - Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference.

Action Items