IEEE New Jersey Coast Section History

IEEE New Jersey Coast Section History
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Brief History

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.

Centennial Awards: John G. Nordahl, Martin V. Schneider, Robert C. Eckenfelder, A. Gardner Fox, Bruce C. Miller, Vasant K. Prabhu, Luke G. Schimpf, Robert W. Wilson, Mary N. Youssef.

Women's History in Engineering and Technology

Several women Engineers and volunteers from the NJ Coast Section collaborated 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 were discussed. Links to key information about the History of Women in Engineering and related IEEE Member content is provided herein. The History of Women in Engineering is now a featured resource on this site connecting our Section Members and others with helpful and interesting content and Celebrating the History of Women in Engineering and Technology.

IEEE Women's History Month Event - Celebrating Our History, Inventing Your Future -- Round Table at Stevens Institute of Technology. Moderator Katherine Grace August, PhD IEEE NJ Coast Section PACE Chair, AP/EMC/VT Vice Chair, History Committee; Round Table: Kahina Lasfer, PhD MTA, Paula Muller, PhD Sociavi, Yingying Jennifer Chen, PhD Rutgers University, LTC Kathryn Kennedy Pegues, PhD United States Military Academy, West Point.
IEEE Women's History Month Event at Stevens Institute of Technology 27 March 2019 at Lore-El Center for Women's Leadership.

The Round Table Discussion Begins -- click for video.

Round Table Discussion Continues -- click for video.

Round Table Discussion Continues -- click for video.

Round Table Discussion Continues -- click for video.

Link to article from The Institute: IEEE Women in Engineering Committee Celebrates 20 Years [1]

o  Charmain Williams, Sr Manager Women In Engineering Program: c.t.williams@ieee.org

o  Paola Bringas, WIE program Coordinator: p.bringas@ieee.org

·      Main Website for Info: wie.ieee.org

A Role Model and Mentor for our Speaker, Paula Mueller, PhD is Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou see also IEEE Innovators Archive

Link to Women in Engineering Awards

Link to List of Topics Related to Women

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

Link to Progress and Potential, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ECONOMIST IP DATA HIGHLIGHTS Number 2, February 2019

Women's History Month Event Celebrating Our History: Inventing Your Future 27 March 2019.

Interesting Women Engineers

Kate Gleason

Milestones

New Jersey Coast Milestones

Milestone Detection of Radar Signals Reflected from the Moon -- Project DIANA -- Celebrating Our History. 17 May 2019 Colts Neck Inn, 18 May 2019 InfoAge Tiros Building.
Volunteers planning the IEEE Milestone celebration for Historic Project DIANA at the Museum InfoAge.

Related Milestones in other Sections

New Jersey Coast Visits with Victor Lawrence, PhD IEEE Life Fellow -- History and Topics of Interest

Mike Molnar and Victor B Lawrence, PhD IEEE Life Fellow discuss Radio History, Professor Dr Louis A Hazeltine and the Neutrodyne Invention at Molnarville, New Jersey 12 March 2019.

Trip to Molnarville, New Jersey, a Visit with Victor B. Lawrence March 2019 to discuss Radio History, Professor Dr Louis A Hazeltine, Neutrodyne, and many other items.

Click on this Link to see a YouTube video about the Historic Marconi Crystal Radio, from the Navy vessel USS Virginia, World War I.

Click on this Link to see a YouTube video about a Historic Radio Tuner of the type used on the Titanic.

Click on this Link to see a YouTube video about a Historic Theramin with discussion by Mike Molnar Radio Historian and Victor B Lawrence.

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.

Click here for a YouTube video about a Historic Neutrodyne Circuit. Discussion by Victor B Lawrence and Mike Molnar, Radio Historian.

Click here for a YouTube video about a Historic 12 Inch Television. Discussion by Victor B Lawrence and Mike Molnar, Radio Historian.

Major IEEE Award Winners from New Jersey Coast Section

Dr Robert W Wilson IEEE New Jersey Coast Section Nobel Laureate
Dr Herwig Kogelnik, IEEE New Jersey Coast Section winner of IEEE Medal of Honor, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Marconi Prize, Frederic Ives Medal, at Holmdel, New Jersey 2018 presentation about a hero of the Section, Karl Guthe Jansky, and others.

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

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal: Amos E. Joel, Jr.; William Keister; Raymond W. Ketchledge, 1976; Gerard J. Foschini (Jerry), 2008

IEEE Edison Medal: John R. Pierce, 1963; C. Chapin Cutler, 1981

IEEE Simon Ramo Medal: Victor B. Lawrence, 2007

IEEE Award in International Communication: Eugene O'Neill (E. F. O'Neill), 1971; Victor B. Lawrence, 2004

Harry Diamond Memorial Award: Marcel J. E. Golay, 1951; Harold A. Zahl, 1954; Georg Goubau, 1957; Helmut L. Brueckmann, 1961; John J. Egli, 1966; Harold Jacobs, 1973

IEEE Mervin J. Kelly Award: Harald T. Friis (H. T. Friis), 1964

IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award: Harald T. Friis (H. T. Friis), 1939; J. A. Pierce, 1953; Stewart E. Miller, 1972; Willard S. Boyle, 1974; Alfred Y. Cho

IEEE David Sarnoff Award: Rudolf Kompfner (Rudi), 1960; B. C. DeLoach Jr., 1975; H. E. Rowe, 1977; J. M. Manley, 1977; A. G. Fox, 1979; Tingye Li, 1979

Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Award: A. W. Randals, 1950; Arthur Karp, 1958

IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award: Debasis Mitra, 1998; Gerard J. Foschini (Jerry), 2004; Krishnan Sabnani, 2005; Reinaldo A. Valenzuela, 2010; Jack H. Winters, 2012

IEEE Lamme Medal: C. Kumar Patel (C. K. N. Patel), 1976

IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award: Don Heirman, 2018

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

Nobel Prize - Arthur Ashkin, 2018

Link to IEEE Spectrum article on this Nobel Prize

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

Prominent Members

Section Officers

Current section officers:

Irfan Lateef

Ajit Reddy

Filomena Citarella

Claude Martell

Prior section officers:

  • Chair: Dr R. Wyndrum
  • Vice-chair: Dr N. Wilson
  • Secretary: H. Kradjel
  • Treasurer: Dr R. Ting

Past NJ Coast Section Officers

2004 - 2007 Chair Bala Prasanna; Vice Chair Dr Ming Yu; Secretary Bin Yao; Treasurer Dr Rulei Ting

NJ Coast Section Past Officers and Editors
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.

Monmouth County Subsection Past Chairmen and Editors
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.

Archival documents

Humanitarian Activities and Related History

IEEE and our Members have a long History of involvement in Humanitarian Activities. Many of our Section Members are experienced in Communications, Acoustics, Speech Processing, etc. Our IEEE and Communications Technologies History relates to Alexander Graham Bell, Bell Labs, the Communications Industry, and related topics.

The recent IEEE PACE project: Hear, Here! Justice for All, a Humanitarian Activities Project, endeavors to understand and raise awareness about how Hearing Loss and related technology, legislation, and social issues, plays a role and impacts people in our Society. In this case, we are investigating the Justice System. We have the help of Community, Shareholders, Students, Volunteers, who are IEEE Members and Non-Members.

Building on the History of Alexander Graham Bell as a teacher of the deaf, a linguist, humanitarian, social advocate, and technologist, we have collaborated with a Mock Trial Team to understand how the special circumstances of the Justice System can result in disparity for those with Hearing Loss, to raise awareness, and to propose potential ways to improve the situation.

For more information about the IEEE NJ Coast Section PACE Humanitarian Activities Project "Hear, here! Justice for All" please click on this link.

In addition, we have been investigating many issues about Acoustic Analysis, Situation Awareness, and new topics to create a dialog for our Members. Some interesting finds:

Excellent Podcast Series of interest for Acoustics 20KHz.

https://www.20k.org/episodes/birdsong

Bell Telephone Laboratories and Related History

Bell Labs Milestone plaques
  • 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.

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Don Heirman interview on Hearing Aids and Electromagnetic Compatibility

(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.

Don Heirman, PhD, IEEE Life Member and Margaret J Lyons, PE IEEE Senior Member discussing Purdue University and Hearing Aids at Bell Works formerly Bell Labs Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, New Jersey.

Interesting Section History Relates to Bell Telephone Laboratories

Patent US1910966A

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.

Attendees included but were not limited to Dr Arthur Ashkin 2018 Nobel Laureate Physics and Alise Ashkin and Dr Robert Wilson 1978 Nobel Laureate Physics and Elizabeth Wilson.

For the full photo gallery, see the The Third Last Crawford Hill Picnic page.

Awards Banquet 7 June 2018

Fundamental Sources of Radiation

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Great Technology Talk and Meal Series Meet and Greet Distinguished Lecturer Professor Dr Omar M. Ramahi: The Fundamental Sources of Radiation 21 April 2018

(Click link above to View Videos of the Event, discussions by attendees, and to view photo gallery of the event.)

2010-04-27: Dr. Omar Ramahi : “What Causes Radiation?” Linked here in PDF format.

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

Donald Aves

Kit August Section Historian, Secretary AP/EMC/VT

Eamon Wall Esq.

Manu Malek

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.