IEEE New Jersey Coast Section History
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The New Jersey Coast Section of the IEEE was established March 20, 1965.
Below is a list of awards to members of the New Jersey Coast Section from 1965 -1984.
Women's History Month March 2019
Several women Engineers and volunteers from the NJ Coast Section will be collaborating with the Stevens Institute of Technology Student Chapter, and the IEEE History Center to conduct an Event at the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology Lore-El Center during Women's History Month, 27 March 2019. Four IEEE Members are featured in a Round Table discussion; professional membership, mentoring, networking, inventing, and other important topics will be discussed. Links to key information about the History of Women in Engineering and related IEEE Member content will be provided herein. The History of Women in Engineering will become a featured resource on this site connecting our Section Members and others with helpful and interesting content.
Link to article from The Institute: IEEE Women in Engineering Committee Celebrates 20 Years 
o Charmain Williams, Sr Manager Women In Engineering Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
o Paola Bringas, WIE program Coordinator: email@example.com
· Main Website for Info: wie.ieee.org
Link to Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation The Quarterly Journal of Economics, qjy028, https://doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjy028, Published: 29 November 2018
New Jersey Coast Milestones
- American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASCII, 1963, 1963, 19 May 2016, Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section 164
- Trans-Atlantic Telephone Fiber-optic Submarine Cable (TAT-8) - 1988, 1988, 19 May 2016, Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section 165
- Detection of Radar Signals Reflected from the Moon, 1946 (Also Known As Project DIANA) 17 May 2019 Colts Neck Inn and 18 May 2019 at the Historic Museum and original site, InfoAge TIROS location, Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section
Related Milestones in other Sections
- Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1925-1983, 1925, 18 December 2014, Region 1, North Jersey Section 151
New Jersey Coast Visits with Victor Lawrence, PhD IEEE Life Fellow -- History and Topics of Interest
Click here for a YouTube video about a Historic Neutrodyne designed by Professor Alan Hazeltine of Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken New Jersey. Visits with Victor B Lawrence and Mike Molnar, Radio Historian.
Major IEEE Award Winners from New Jersey Coast Section
IEEE Medal of Honor: Harald T. Friis, 1955; George C. Southworth, 1963; Rudolf Kompfner, 1973;C. Kumar Patel (C. K. N. Patel), 1989; Alfred Y. Cho, 1994; Herwig Kogelnik, 2001; Gerard J. Foschini (Jerry), 2008
Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Award: A. W. Randals, 1950; Arthur Karp, 1958
For biographies of the award winners see the further reading section below and click to open the IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Centennial Journal.
Major non-IEEE Award Winners from New Jersey Coast Section
Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award - Gerard J. Foschini (Jerry), 2002
Nobel Prize - Robert Wilson, 1978
Nobel Prize - Arno A. Penzias, 1978
Henry Draper Medal - Robert Wilson, 1977
IRE Medal of Honor, Valdemar Poulsen Medal of the Danish Academy of Sciences, Ballentine Medal from the Franklin Institute - Harald T. Friis
- Howard E. Michel, IEEE President and CEO, Since joining IEEE more than four decades ago, Howard has held a variety of leadership positions, including Vice President of Member and Geographic Activities (MGA), where he led efforts to enhance IEEE’s member and volunteer communities.
- Karl Guthe Jansky - Father of Radio Astronomy, "Making Waves: Genius At the Jersey Shore", presentation by Herwig Kogelnik
Current section officers:
Prior section officers:
- Chair: Dr R. Wyndrum
- Vice-chair: Dr N. Wilson
- Secretary: H. Kradjel
- Treasurer: Dr R. Ting
|Chair||Vice chair||Secretary||Treasurer||"Scanner" Editors||Year|
|Amruthur Narasimhan||Bala S. Prasanna||Ming Yu||Rulei Ting||Jose R. Bonilha||1999-2000|
|Amruthur Narasimhan||Bala S. Prasanna||Ming Yu||Rulei Ting||George G. McBride||1998-99|
|Amruthur Narasimhan||Kazem Sohraby||Ajay K. Jain||Alexander D. Walter||George G. McBride||1997-98|
|Krishnamurthy Raghunandan||Kazem Sohraby||Mojtaba Shariat||Alexander D. Walter||vacant||1996-97|
|William D. Wilber||Kazem Sohraby||Jagadeesh Pamulapati||Alexander D. Walter||George G. McBride||1995-96|
|George G. McBride||Alireza Mahmoodshahi||Kazem Sohraby||William D. Wilber||Jaime R. Tormos||1994-95|
|Umesh J. Amin||George G. McBride||Sub Krishnamurthy||William D. Wilber||Jaime R. Tormos||1993-94|
|Timothy J. Rooney||Umesh J. Amin||Richard Seyfert, Jr.||William D. Wilber||Jaime R. Tormos||1992-93|
|Erwin E. Muller||Timothy J. Rooney||Richard Seyfert, Jr.||William D. Wilber||Jaime R. Tormos||1991-92|
|Gary L. McElvany||Erwin E. Muller||Richard Seyfert, Jr.||Alireza Afrashteh||Jaime R. Tormos||1990-91|
|Meredith Gee||Gary L. McElvany||Richard Seyfert, Jr.||Timothy J. Rooney||Umesh J. Amin||1989-90|
|R.L. Ross||Meredith Gee||Gary L. McElvany||Timothy J. Roony||Umesh J. Amin||1988-89|
|Karen A. Perry||R.L. Ross||Meredith Gee||Christine A. Heaney||Timothy J. Rooney||1987-88|
|Debora A. Berberian||Karen N. Archer||Meredith Gee||David G. Shaw||Gary C. Smith||1986-87|
|David R. Gunderson||Debora A. Berberian||Larry Bulanda||Karen N. Archer||David G. Shaw||1985-86|
|Mari Campanella||John R. Baechle||Debora A. Berberian||You-Hsin E. Yen||Kwang S. Park||1984-85|
|David B. Usechak||Michael J. McMahon||David R. Gunderson||Derek S. Morris||Debora A. Berberian||1983-84|
|Don N. Heirman||David B. Usechak||Joseph G. Kneuer||Michael J. McMahon||Pat Trischitta||1982-83|
|Joseph A. Keilin||Don N. Heirman||Mary Ellen McNamara||David B. Usechak||Mike McMahon||1981-82|
|Miguel A. Carrio||Joseph Keilin||Don N. Heirman||Mary Ellen McNamara||Joseph G. Kneuer||1980-81|
|Joseph Chislow||Miguel A. Carrio||Joseph Keilin||Howard Wichansky||Don Heirman||1979-80|
|Sidney Marshall||Joseph Chislow||Miguel A. Carrio||Joseph Keilin||Nicholas LaRocca||1978-79|
|V. Ramu Ramaswamy||Sidney Marshall||Joseph Chislow||Miguel A. Carrio||Seungtaik||1977-78|
|David Haratz||V. Ramaswamy||Sidney Marshall||R.L. Maybach||William Montgomery||1976-77|
|Victor Ransom||David Haratz||V. Ramaswamy||W. B. Glendinning||Joseph Keilin||1975-76|
|Bruce C. Miller||Victor Ransom||David Haratz||V. Ramaswamy||William Stirrat||1974-75|
|Vasant K. Prabhu||Bruce C. Miller||Victor Ransom||David Haratz||J. Gielchinsky||1973-74|
|Seymour Krevsky||Vasant K. Prabhu||Bruce C. Miller||Victor Ransom||Ramu Ramaswamy||1972-73|
|Detlef C. Gloge||Seymour Krevsky||Vasant K. Prabhu||Bruce C. Miller||Salomon Lederman||1971-72|
|Anthony J. Kazules||Detlef C. Gloge||Seymour Krevsky||Vasant K. Prabhu||John A. Soboleski||1970-71|
|Martin V. Schneider||Anthony J. Kazules||Detlef C. Gloge||Seymour Krevsky||John F. Prorok||1969-70|
|John J. O'Neil||Martin V. Schneider||Anthony J. Kazules||D. Gloge||Bruce C. Miller||1968-69|
|Louis H. Enloe||John J. O'Neil||Martin V. Schneider||Anthony J. Kazules||Warren Kesselman||1967-68|
|Robert Roullette||Louis H. Enloe||John J. O'Neil||Martin V. Schneider||Martin V. Schneider||1966-67|
|Herbert S. Bennett||Robert Roullette||L. H. Enloe||John J. O'Neil||John J. O'Neil||1965-66|
Herbert S. Bennett was the first NJ Coast Chairman.
|Past Chairmen||Past "Scanner" Editors||Dates|
|David C. Hogg||1964-65|
|Irving Reingold/ Nathan Lipetz||1960-61|
|Arthur H. Ross||1956-57|
|George F. Senn||1955-56|
|William M. Goodall||Carl A. Borgeson||1954-55|
|O. D. Perkins||1953-54|
|Sloan D. Robertson||Archie P. King||1952-53|
The first issue of the New Jersey Coast Section newsletter "Scanner" was printed on September 1950.
- Section petition documents
- IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Newsletter Jan/Feb 2010
- IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Centennial Journal Part 1
- IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Centennial Journal Part 2
- IEEE NJ Coast Section Talk Description Oct. 2006
- IEEE Geographic Organizing Document - New Jersey Coast Section
- IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Awards Banquet 7 June 2018 Program
Bell Telephone Laboratories and Related History
- Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. List of Significant Innovations & Discoveries (1925-1983)
- https://ethw.org/Bell_Labs Provides a very informative History of Bell Labs from the early days when Alexander Graham Bell created a research group that for a time was the greatest in the world.
- IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal was established in 1976 by the IEEE Board of Directors, in commemoration of the centennial of the telephone's invention, to provide recognition for outstanding contributions to telecommunications. The invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 was a major event in electrotechnology. It was instrumental in stimulating the broad telecommunications industry that has dramatically improved life throughout the world. As an individual, Bell himself exemplified the contributions that scientists and engineers have made to the betterment of mankind.
IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Celebrating Our History: Inventing Our Future
In an excerpt from the IEEE wiki page on Alexander Graham Bell, we learn that not only did he invent the Telephone, and the telecommunications industry, he was a founder of the professional organization that became the IEEE; 'Bell knew the importance of furthering the profession. He attended the organizational meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE’s predecessor society) in May 1884 where he was elected one of six founding vice presidents. And in 1891-92, he served as AIEE president.'
Inspired by Alexander Graham Bell, the History of our Section, its strong connections with Bell Labs, related telecommunications research and industry, and to further Technology for Humanity, we have embarked upon a series of activities and efforts to provide quality experiences to stimulate IEEE Member Vitality.
We have activities and efforts Celebrating Our History: Inventing Our Future including but not limited to 'Hear, here!' and 'Justice for All' where we gather our skills as engineers to investigate employing mainstream communications infrastructure such as the mobile phone and cloud connectivity, standards, and devices to extend technology for humanity to provide accessible communications and reduce disparities for those with hearing loss. The projects have received funding from IEEE-USA funded by Member donations, and also IEEE-Humanitarian Activities Committee.
(Follow the link above for the videos.) In an interview with an IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Life Member and a founder of the IEEE EMC Society, Don Heirman, PhD, we learn about his experiences with hearing loss and hearing aid technology.
Interesting Section History Relates to Bell Telephone Laboratories
The Bell Labs Holmdel Complex was constructed between 1959 and 1962, and nearby facilities were founded even earlier providing space and conditions needed for radio research. Much of the history of the New Jersey Coast Section is integral and overlaps with the history of Bell Telephone Laboratories and that history also has a range of geographic affiliations; some of the innovations that were the lifeblood of Bell Telephone Laboratories include speech and sound, radio, radio astronomy, devices, algorithms, methods, standards, media, systems engineering, information theory, etc., and these many achievements contributed to the team, and as such, gave a sense of a shared accomplishment for all who worked for or with Bell Telephone Laboratories over the years. There is a great legacy and optimism about the strength of the team. Many of these achievements have been recognized by IEEE and other organizations through awards and milestones, many of which are on the IEEE History website, and will eventually be organized and linked to the New Jersey Coast Section History page, as many of these reflect achievements of IEEE Members from the Section, or engineers who lived in the geography of the Section. Many activities of the IEEE are organized by Society or Affinity group, but the Sections are particular to a geographic location, a special type of community and we are interested in elevating the quality of Member experiences through the particular characteristics of the geography of the Section.
An intriguing part of the history of Bell Telephone Laboratories along with the pedigree of Alexander Graham Bell himself, involves hearing and speech technologies that assist those with speech or hearing issues -- communications issues. Much of the technology was initially purposeful in the development of the Communications technologies that were a major focus of the company and the industry, and at the same time, efforts were made to provide accessible Communications to persons with issues preventing them from benefiting from general purpose Communications devices. The telephone itself further isolated people with hearing loss, which was ironic given the background of Alexander Graham Bell as a teacher of the deaf.
It is interesting to see how the engineers set out to provide accessibility in Communication to people with disabling conditions. Also, from a 21st Century perspective, it becomes very interesting to see how these technologies overlap with many other fields including but not limited to Biomedical Engineering and Robotics, which are rapidly growing fields. Although at present (April 2018) the New Jersey Coast Section does not have a Chapter of either Biomedical Engineering, nor Robotics, since those areas are experiencing growth worldwide, and since there are engineering achievements in these domains, some of the people notable in the Section and Bell Telephone Laboratories will be featured here along with their achievements so they may be considered from their historic relevance to the present time.
A Member of Bell Telephone Laboratories R. R. Riesz, also recognized by Mike Noll in his list of Significant Innovations & Discoveries (1925-1983), was very involved in innovations that demonstrate the ability of engineering to help people who had needs in order to communicate in their everyday life. One example is represented in two of his patents for Artificial Larynx: US1910966A, and US1836816A. A diagram is presented herein. One does not ordinarily think of Bell Telephone Laboratories as a Biomedical Engineering organization, yet there are many examples.
New Jersey Coast Section Events - Celebrating Our History
The Third Last Crawford Hill Picnic, October 9, 2018
An auspicious occasion held at Bell Labs on Crawford Hill in Holmdel, New Jersey brought together many to Celebrate achievements and enjoy a barbeque lunch. The event featured a presentation remembering Larry Greenstein, “Father of Propagation”, (Larry J. Greenstein Biography), recognizing Sheri Woodward, 30th service anniversary with AT&T, presenting Di Che, with the Marconi Young Scholar Award, and Celebrating Art Ashkin, Nobel Prize in Physics.
For the full photo gallery, see the The Third Last Crawford Hill Picnic page.
Awards Banquet 7 June 2018
Fundamental Sources of Radiation
(Click link above to View Videos of the Event, discussions by attendees, and to view photo gallery of the event.)
Some attendees include:
Thomas M. Willis III https://patents.justia.com/inventor/thomas-m-willis-iii
Margaret Lyons Chair WIE/EdSoc
Alex Walter Esq.
Filomena Citarella Section Treasurer, Vice Chair AP/EMC/VT
Kit August Section Historian, Secretary AP/EMC/VT
Eamon Wall Esq.
50th Anniversary of the New Jersey Coast Section May 2015
The 50th Anniversary of the Section was commemorated at a dinner at the Colts Neck Inn, Colts Neck, New Jersey. Highlights included a Keynote presentation by IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Nobel Laureate, Dr Robert W Wilson.
Keynote by Dr Robert W. Wilson Nobel Laureate – Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Recently, Dr Wilson was technical leader of the Sub-Millimeter Array radio telescope. His early work at Bell Labs was in the field of Galactic radio astronomy and precision measurement of radio source strengths. He is best known for his part in the 1964 discovery of the cosmic background radiation thought to have originated in the early stages of the big bang. He helped to extend radio spectroscopy to short millimeter wavelengths discovering interstellar molecules including Carbon Monoxide. Molecular astronomy has increased our knowledge of how stars form out of interstellar gas. While at Bell Labs, he measured earth-space propagation for satellite communication, made infrared propagation measurements, and worked in wireless communications and optical networking.
He is co-recipient of the Henry Draper Medal from the U.S. National Academy of Science and the Herschel Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society, London and the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr Wilson received a BA from Rice University in 1957 and a PhD from California Institute of Technology in 1962.
See the 50th Anniversary of the New Jersey Coast Section for the full photo gallery of the event.
- 1 Brief History
- 2 Milestones
- 3 New Jersey Coast Visits with Victor Lawrence, PhD IEEE Life Fellow -- History and Topics of Interest
- 4 Major IEEE Award Winners from New Jersey Coast Section
- 5 Major non-IEEE Award Winners from New Jersey Coast Section
- 6 Prominent Members
- 7 Section Officers
- 8 Archival documents
- 9 Bell Telephone Laboratories and Related History
- 10 New Jersey Coast Section Events - Celebrating Our History