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2015 Outstanding Large Chapter Award – San Francisco Chapter

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Outstanding Large Chapter Award

San Francisco Chapter

Jack Lin, Chair

The San Francisco Chapter is recognized as winner of the 2015 Outstanding Large Chapter Award for its outstanding performance under the leadership of Chapter Chair Jack Lin and the Chapter Administrative Committee (AdCom).

In 2013, the leadership of this chapter set a clear objective to revitalize this historically active, yet recently diminished chapter. Key members recruited volunteers from local regulatory, utility, consultant, vendor and university organizations to reinvigorate interest and provide a wide range of activities and services to PES members and the power community in the San Francisco bay area.

Some significant 2015 highlights include:

  • 10 technical meetings covering a wide range of topics including digital substations, transformer efficiency, grounding, electric vehicles, microgrids, gas insulated substations, smart grid, arc-flash and cable failure. Technical meetings were promoted through the website and with very informative meeting notices.

 

    • Educational Programs including Motor Protection, Transformer Protection, Arc Flash Mitigation, Micro-synchrophasors, Protection and Grounding of Medium Voltage Generators, and LargeScale Microgrids Design and Deployment. The PES chapter partnered with other PES, IAS and offered CEU/PDH credit.
  • Promotion of PES and the engineering profession through the use of social media and in collaboration with other chapters in the bay area. Chapter officers also participated in a presentation to WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and Engineering Clubs at City College of San Francisco
  • Various activities focusing on students and student chapters, including a Saturday substation field trip and regular outreach to the local PES Student Chapter. The chapter also supports the Scholarship Plus initiative, both financially and with a local student candidate.
  • Member recognition efforts, including the Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award and a volunteer appreciation lunch.
  • Membership Advancement efforts are a regular part of meeting and monthly newsletters.
  • Consistent membership growth for several years, with a 6.8% increase in 2015.
  • A comprehensive web site that is broadly utilized to keep members and others up to date and aware of chapter and other related activities. Excellent utilization to promote upcoming events, an extensive library of several years of past presentations, an area providing AdCom meeting minutes, social media links, and a wide array of other useful information and access to other helpful sites.

 

RUNNERS-UP IN THIS CATEGORY WERE

Bangalore (R10), Malaysia (R10), North Jersey (R1) and Queensland (R10)

Outstanding Small Chapter Award

Thailand Chapter

Boonmarg Smitthileela, Chair

The Thailand Chapter is recognized as winner of the 2015 Outstanding Small Chapter Award for its outstanding performance under the leadership of Chapter Chair Boonmarg Smitthileela and the other Chapter officers.

The Thailand PES Chapter continued a solid array of technical, educational, professional, social and membership activities throughout 2015. The Chair, chapter officers and other volunteers provided leadership and wide ranging service for the benefit of the local PES members, students and others in the local power industry.

Some examples of 2015 activities include:

  • 5 Technical programs on a variety of topics including Advanced Technology in Power Systems, Smart Grid/FACTS/HVDC/Submarine Cable, power generation from renewable energy, substation automation, and Superconducting Fault Current Limiters.
  • Significant chapter participation by chapter membership in the IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia 2015 International Conference held in Bangkok
  • A multi-day technical tutorial session on renewable energy design, installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Promotion of PES, IEEE and the engineering profession via lectures and a booth at the ISGT conference.
  • Student members are significantly involved in a number of the chapter’s activities.
  • Membership recognition was achieved by utilizing the Outstanding Chapter Engineer Award.
  • A focus on membership growth across the entire power sector in the region which has resulted an increase of 24%.
  • A chapter web site and a Facebook page in existence since 2013 are used to promote upcoming activities and provide other information for members
  • Support of the Region 10 Chapter Chairs meeting held in Bangkok
  • Although a small chapter of 53 members, it reached out across the country and region to provide support and service to its members and others in the power community

RUNNER-UP IN THIS CATEGORY WAS Boise (R6)

2015 Director’s Special Awards

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Region 6 Director’s Individual AwardsScottTamashiro

Scott Tamashiro

For outstanding service to the members of Region 6 through tireless work and attention as Treasurer of Region 6.

 

Upkar DhaliwalUpkarDhaliwal

For outstanding performance as San Diego Section Chair, supporting a number of new initiatives for the section and the region and for his service to the broader IEEE community.

 

Lance McBrideLanceMcBride

For outstanding performance as the Region 6 webmaster, for his managing and monitoring of the web site over the last few years, responding quickly to requests from Region volunteers and supporting major Region 6 initiatives.

 

Joseph WeiJosephWei

For outstanding performance as the Santa Clara Valley Section Chair, managing and organizing this largest section in the world to make it more effective and for support of major Region 6 initiatives. 

 

Region 6 Director’s Recognition Awards

Joe DecuirJoeDecuir

For your leadership of the 2015 GHTC Team. Your investment of time, energy and imagination has made a difference to a global community, IEEE and Region 6 members.

 

Dan DonahoeDanDonahoe

For your leadership of the 2015 SusTech Team.  Your investment of time, Energy and imagination has made a difference to Region 6 members and the community we serve.

 

Emily CheungEmilyCheung

For your leadership of the 2016 Rising Stars Conference Team. Your investment of time, energy and imagination has made a difference to Region 6 student members and Young Professionals we serve.

 

Region 6 Director’s Corporate Awards

Large Company of the Year
Innovative Contributions to Advancing Technology

Microsoft

For developing advanced software and cloud services technology to support both companies and individuals.

 

Large Company of the Year
Innovative Contributions to Advancing TechnologyApple

Apple

For contributions to consumer and computer technologies that have transformed the way we work and live.

 

Small Company of the Year
Innovative Contributions to Advancing Technology

O’Reilly

For promoting technology and STEM education through Maker Faires.

 

Small Company of the Year
Innovative Contributions to Advancing Technology
Make

Make:

For advancing technology and STEM education through the development of Maker Faires.

 

Large Company of the Year
Innovative Contributions to Humanitarian Technology

Intel

For its support of employee humanitarian interests through conference participation, corporate relief and emergency response initiatives

 

Outstanding Large Company of the Year
Contributions to Engineering and Engineering ProfessionalismMarvell

Marvell

For its support of the company’s technical staff in engineering outreach programs and the support of IEEE and other professional engineering activities

 

Outstanding Medium Company of the Year
Contributions to Engineering and Engineering ProfessionalismSCalEdison

Southern California Edison

For promoting the engineering profession through employee engagement in various outreach programs in Southern California.

 

Outstanding Small Company of the Year
Contributions to Engineering and Engineering ProfessionalismSpace Micro

Space Micro

For actively promoting the profession through its technical staff of engineering in the San Diego area.

 

Outstanding Small Company of the Year
Contributions to Engineering Education and Public Outreach OMSI

OMSI

For the stimulation of technology though public outreach programs in the Pacific Northwest and national leadership in promoting engineering through regional science centers.

Lance McBride Receives Region 6 Directors Award for Outstanding Engineer at Rising Stars

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

On January 4, 2016, Lance McBride was presented a Director’s Award for Outstanding Engineer from former Region 6 Director Mike Andrews.  As the Region 6 Electronic Communications Chair, this award honors Lance’s efforts to revitalize the Region 6 website, making it the most popular IEEE Regional website, and developing other websites like IEEE Rising Stars and the IEEE Region 6 Career Expo as well as supporting the IEEE Utah Section website.

Lance accepts award from Mike 3

Lance accepts award from Mike 2

Lance accepts award from Mike 1

Russell Perry receives an MGA Award — the Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award for 2015

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

December 1, 2015, Russell Perry was presented with the MGA Award — the Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award for 2015.

I had the pleasure of being seated next to Russell Perry at a luncheon today where I had the additional pleasure of presenting the Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award for 2015 (an MGA Award) to him. This is a significant and very appropriate award for the past Chair of the IEEE UC Riverside Student Branch — the Student Branch won the Region 6 Southern Area Outstanding Large Student Branch Award for 2015. Russell was a perfect host for our Spring 2015 Southern Area Meeting that the university hosted in May 2015. He went out of his way to make certain everything went smoothly for our meeting there last spring – thank you again, Russell, for all your work on our behalf.

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Carli Rodrigues named first place recruiter in the Western USA Region

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

This week Carli Rodrigues was named the first place recruiter in the Western USA Region by Denise Maestri, IEEE Member & Geographic Activities Member and Volunteer Engagement Manager.  Through her exceptional recruiting efforts in the IEEE Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) program during 2015 she earned the Las Vegas Section an additional award of $500.

The Section awards were created as a way to further encourage participation in the MGM program, and to help underwrite the Sections’ local programs and activities. As such, the top five MGM recruiters in each Region earn an additional award for their local Section.