|Newsletter Editor Janet ONeil
at the September meeting of the Seattle EMC Chapter. Note
Chapter members are busily completing surveys to critique
a Distinguished Lecturers presentation.
Whats It All About?
Okay, so the popular song from the 60s may have made this question
cliché (note I didnt include a reference to Alfie),
but when I read through the articles in this issue, it struck
me how much our EMC Society is driven by our Chapters. The Chapter
Chatter section of this Newsletter has always been one of our
most popular, and lengthy, articles due to the numerous contributions
of the Chapters from around the world. I noted that there was
increased representation by our international chapters at our
annual Chapter Chair Luncheon in Boston this year. Weve
included some scenes from the Chapter Chair Luncheon on pages
18-19 of this Newsletter. Take a good look at the men and women
in these photos that provide the effort driving EMC activity in
their respective communities. When you look at the org chart
of the IEEE, the Chapters are at the bottom. But these local Chapters
are the grass roots of our Society and are tremendously
effective. They organize local meetings, one-day tutorials or
workshops, holiday gatherings, and social events, not to mention
that they organize our annual EMC Symposium!
The local Chapter of Central New England
organized the 2003 IEEE Symposium on EMC in Boston. This Chapter
has many long-time, committed members, such as John Clarke who
has regularly contributed to the Chapter Chatter column for decades.
Joe Butler, our EMC Society immediate Past President, is a long
time member. Lee Hill, Chairman of our Distinguished Lecturer
Program, likewise has been involved in the Chapter for years.
Boris Shusterman has been extending his companys hospitality
to the Chapter over the years by hosting their monthly meetings
at his facility. Colin Brench is a Chapter member who is a past
Distinguished Lecturer of the EMC Society. Bob Dockey likewise
was a past Distinguished Lecturer of the EMC Society. He was a
member of the 2006 IEEE EMC Symposium steering committee who moved
cross-country to take a new job in the Boston area. He immediately
joined the 2003 IEEE EMC Symposium steering committee upon arrival!
Now, thats dedication to our Chapters! And, of course, Symposium
Chair Jon Curtis is a long time member of this Chapter and resident
of the New England area. Along with the other members of the local
committee, the Central New England Chapter organized an incredible
Symposium that will long be remembered.
2003 was a significant year for two of
our Chapters. The Israel Chapter organized a very unique Symposium
in Istanbul in May. The Central New England Chapter organized
an equally unique Symposium in Boston in August. We profiled the
Istanbul Symposium in the last issue of this Newsletter. This
issue features coverage of the Boston Symposium. We hope youll
enjoy reading about this Symposium and be impressed by the efforts
of the local committee.
So, whats it all about? The EMC