|KEYNOTE SPEAKER||Dr. Cassie Barlow, President SOCHE|
|Thursday, May 27th , 2021|
|TIME||11:00 am – 12:50 pm|
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|AGENDA||11:00 am – 11:10 am: Check-in – Prof. Guru Subramanyam
11:10 am – 11:20 am: Welcome & Section News – Dr. Charles Cerny/Ms. Brooke Hayden
11:20 am – 12:00 pm: Keynote Talk – Dr. Cassie Barlow
Abstract: Dr. Cassie B. Barlow is the President of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE). Through SOCHE’s multiple programs, Dr. Barlow focused on collaboration among SOCHE’s 23 College and University members as well as professional development of faculty, staff and workforce needs of the almost 200,000 students at the regional institutions.
Bio: Dr. Barlow was commissioned in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Following graduation, she was assigned to her first of 13 assignments spanning the world.
Dr. Barlow earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Master of Clinical Psychology degree from Chapman University, Orange County, CA; and a Ph.D. from Rice University, Houston, TX. She also earned Master’s degrees in Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL, and in National Security, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC.
Dr. Barlow is familiar with leading multiple activities. She was the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), OH. In that role, she commanded one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian, and contractor direct report employees. Dr. Barlow retired from active duty with the US Air Force as a Colonel in 2014.
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Awards & Recognition – Dr. Steve Hary, Dr. Guru Subramanyam, Dr. John Malas
Harrell V. Noble Award – Dr. Vamsy Chodavarapu
Fritz J. Russ Award – Dr. Barath Narayanan
WIE Award – Dr. Linda Moore
Ravi Pallerla YP Award – Tam Nguyen
Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship – Kaushik Annam
Outstanding Students – IEEE Student Chapters
12:45 pm – 12:50 pm: Closing Remarks – Dr. Charles Cerny
To pay tribute to the late Professor Krishna M. Pasala, the IEEE Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship was established by the IEEE Dayton Section in 2012. This annual Scholarship recognizes the academic excellence of one graduate student within the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Dayton. The student must be an active IEEE member. The scholarship award (up to $1000) may be used toward the purchase of books, research materials, and items associated with education innovation.
Details, criteria, complete instructions, and application form are available at: Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship.
Applications are due January 31, 2021.
The winner will be recognized at the IEEE Dayton Section Awards banquet in April, 2021.
|KEYNOTE SPEAKER||Russ Harrison, – Director Government Relations at IEEE|
|DATE||Saturday, November 7th , 2020|
|TIME||6:30 pm – 9:00 pm|
|PLACE||Virtual – Virtual –
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|AGENDA||6:30 pm – 6:45 pm Check-in – Dave Perez
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm: Science Fair Videos & Recognition – Nick Kovacs
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm: Keynote Talk: Russ Harrison
“Technology Engineers, COVID, and Public Policy”
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Awards & Recognition – Steve Hary, Charles Cerny, Guru Subramanyam
Dr. Fritz J. Russ Bio-Engineering Award
Harrell V. Noble Award
Chapter and Affinity Awards
Recognition of new IEEE Life Members
Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship
Outstanding Students – IEEE Student Chapters
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Members Orientation & Closing Remarks – Charles Cerny
|Russell Harrison is the Director of Government Relations for the IEEE-USA, the American component of the world’s largest technical professional society. Russ’ team of government relations experts serve as the eyes, ears and voice of technology professionals in the U.S. Russ personally manages IEEE-USA’s efforts to enact high-skill immigration and STEM education reform.
Russ has been with IEEE-USA for eighteen years. Prior to that, he worked for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the American Iron and Steel Industry and the American Trucking Association. Overall, Russ has over 25 years of experience working in Washington, D.C.
Russ has spoken to over 270 local, state, national and international IEEE groups about engineers’ role in the public policy process, making him one of the most sought-after speakers within IEEE. His talks focus on specific policy areas ranging from space to K-12 education, intellectual property to cybersecurity – and ways for individual engineers to be part of the policy development process.
Russ has a Master’s in Public Management from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in political science, with minors in history and communications from Allegheny College. He is a Certified Association Executive (ASAE) and Planning Commissioner (Virginia Tech).
Address: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2021 is shaping up to be an interesting year for engineers. Join IEEE-USA’s Director of Government Relations, Russ Harrison, for a look into the future as we discuss several big public policy debates that will have profound effects on IEEE members and our careers.
Both political Parties have proposed huge increases in technology research funding. Learn what sectors are they targeting, why, and the prospects of big legislation next year.
Competing plans have been put forward for classifying workers as independent contractors. Done incorrectly, these plans could make it virtually impossible for technology consultants to maintain their independence – as California almost did last year. Learn about the proposals, how they will affect you, and what can be done about them.
NASA and space travel has been one notable area of bipartisan success over the past 20 years. Will it continue? We’ll discuss the future of Space Force, commercial space, and the prospects for a return to the Moon in the near future.
As we prepare for these and other policy debates next year, COVID has changed how our elected leaders interact with their constituents in ways that strengthen the voices of IEEE members. We have a role to play in these debates, if we want to play it. Russ will explain what that role is, and suggest ways we can influence these and other issues that will directly impact our careers and professions.