Recent Articles

Senior Member Elevation Clinic - February 13, 2013 or March 13, 2013

Senior Member Elevation Clinic - February 8, 2012, and March 14, 2012

Senior Member Elevation Clinic - February 9, 2011, and March 9, 2011

Flywheel Deployment Benefits to Grid Reliability - February 17, 2010

Senior Member Elevation Clinic - March 10, 2010

CGIT Systems Inc Tour - Saturday, April 12, 2008

Annual Meeting and Holiday Banquet - Saturday, December 8, 2007

Women in Engineering Networking Breakfast - Thursday, December 6, 2007

Software Engineering Standards and Gaming Development - Wednesday, December 5, 2007

CellTech's Unique Fuel Cell Technology - Mr. Scott Rackey
Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Many Ways of Making Money with Free and Open Source Software - Jon 'maddog' Hall
Thursday, December 15, 2004

Chairman's Message
As the new year gets under way the Worcester County Section Executive Committee looks forward to your increased participation in section activities. The ExComm encourages all section members to participate in upcoming section activities and to benefit from networking with your fellow IEEE members. With several activities already planned for this year and the recent formation of an IEEE Women in Engineering group, the ExComm anticipates an exciting 2005 and getting better acquainted with many of you. The ExComm always welcomes your input, involvement and contributions toward making Worcester section activities more meaningful professional experiences.

IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) Worcester County Section member Desiree Awiszio has volunteered to chair the WIE affinity group in central Mass. The group will provide section members with additional professional development and networking opportunities. Desiree has started organizing and planning activities for 2005 and welcomes your support, involvement and participation. Desiree can be reached via email at

Special events to look for in 2005 include: Engineers Week On Wednesday, February 23rd, the annual joint IEEE/ASME Engineers Week dinner meeting will take place at Tweeds in Worcester. Mr. Scott Rackey, president of CellTech Power, will give a presentation on fuel cell technology and share his insights on the opportunities for small scale distributed power generation. For details, visit CellTech's Unique Fuel Cell Technology

Spring PACE Dinner - On Thursday, April 7th, a Worcester Section Spring PACE / WPI dinner meeting will be held at WPI. Arthur Winston, 2004 IEEE President, will give a talk on the Technical Professional in 2010 followed by dinner at Higgins House on the WPI campus. Save the date, details will be forthcoming.

ExComm Meetings - The section's ExComm meets monthly, typically on the second Wednesday of the month, at Intel's facility in Hudson. The meetings start at 6:30PM with pizza/soda and lasts until 8:00 - 8:30PM. All section members are encouraged to get actively involved with the section and participate in executive committee meetings. There is a standing invitation to all section members to attend ExComm meetings and become involved with establishing the section's agenda. Please email me ( ) when you plan to attend so we can be sure to have a sufficient amount of pizza and I can email you directions to Intel.

Immediately following most ExComm meetings is an optional PACE (Professional Activities) meeting of a libational nature at either Checkers or The 99 Restaurant. Topics discussed are those of immediate and pressing worldly concern to the attendees. PACE meetings typically adjourn about 10:00PM.

I sincerely hope to meet you at the next section event and look forward to your attending our executive committee meetings.

Al Reinhart
Chair - Worcester County Section

E-Voting in an Untrustworthy World - Dr. Rebecca Mercuri
Tuesday, September 28 2004

Two landmark electrical systems to be designated IEEE milestones - Gil Cooke

Plant Tour - Allegro MicroSystems - Jack Graf and Gus Speigh, ASME
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Fuel Cell Presentation - Paul Sabin, Protonex Technology Corp.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004, Higgins House, WPI
Presentation Slides in Acrobat PDF (507 KB)

Changing Careers: Taking Control of Your Future - Richard Rodgers
Wednesday, January 14, 2004, Leo's Ristorante, Worcester

Annual Meeting and Holiday Banquet
Friday, December 5, 2003 at the Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village

Open Source Software Revolution
Thursday, December 11, 2003 at WPI, Worcester, MA

The Engineer Entrepreneur - Dan Koenig
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at the Holiday Inn, Worcester, MA

Plant Tour - AMSC High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Wire Manufacturing Facility
October 29, 2003, American Superconductor, Devens, MA

Initiation of eNotice Service
Al Reinhart, Chair