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Central Texas Section 75th Anniversary Event

John Meredith presented historical perspectives on the evolution of electrical engineering since the 1800s and the founding of the AIEE, the predecessor of CenTex IEEE, on May 23, 1930. He explained the needs that helped fuel the group's existence, including the need for electric power, radio engineering, and technological innovations during WWII, and later the space race. John also outlined the development of the UT Austin engineering program, which was established in 1903 and was one of the first to be accredited in 1936.

John offered congratulations to the CenTex section of IEEE from the Region 5 leadership. He presented a new banner to John Purvis, the CenTex section chair. John recognized the one IEEE fellow who was present and provided information on life members (individuals older than 6t for whom the sum of their age and the number of years in IEEE exceeds 100).

Roger Ziemer introduced the audience to continuing education programs being conducted by several chapters, in particular Houston. Sections that provide continuing education for their members stay up-to-date, extend normal IEEE meeting offerings, help members who must renew P.E. licenses, and extend member benefits. Offering continuing education also helps the workforce remain competitive in the face of international competition. Roger concluded by explaining how sections can set up a continuing education program and award continuing education units (CEUs).

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Steven Teleki,
Jan 12, 2009, 7:48 PM
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Steven Teleki,
Jan 12, 2009, 7:48 PM
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