In Remembrance of Member Nef Torres

Dear IEEE Houston Section Members It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Nef Torres, Engineering Manager of Substation Relay and SCADA, CenterPoint Energy.  We were notified over the weekend that Nef was involved in a fatal accident while vacationing in the Caribbean. Nef was an active Houston Section member… Read more

IEEE R5 Houston Section in Partnership with NSBE PI SIG Webinar: Black History Month STEM Innovators

In February 2021 during the celebration of Black History Month (BHM) the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), R5 Houston Section partnered with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Process Improvement (PI) Special Interest Group (SIG) to present a three-part webinar series entitled STEM Innovators. Each webinars series was presented by a different… Read more

IEEE R5 Galveston Section Workshop: STEM Engineers In Real Life (IRL) – Who Moved My Cheese?

Students are often encouraged to go into engineering, but what is it that engineers do? “There is no one quick answer because it depends not only on what type of engineer you become but also what industry you work in. To really appreciate the scope of the things engineers do, it’s best to see them.” I… Read more

IEEE Facilities & Construction Network Suite

Christopher Sanderson, IEEE R5 Houston Section thank you for your partnership and facilitating in the Facilities & Construction SPE Spring 2021 Hiring Event. I wanted to personally thank IEEE for accepting our invitation to lead this virtual Networking Suite discussion on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. As a collaborating partnership organization,… Read more

Christopher Sanderson 2020 recipient of the IEEE-USA John Meredith Professional Service Award

IEEE Houston Section Chairman and South Area Chair for Region 5  Christopher Sanderson has been awarded the IEEE-USA John Meredith Professional Service Award.  The John Meredith Professional service award is named in the memory and honor of Mr. John Meredith, who was the 2007 IEEE-USA President, and a tireless IEEE volunteer.    This award is given… Read more

Houston Section on IEEE.tv – What to Watch Next?

      Introduction IEEE.tv has great content that can help IEEE members get more out of their membership.  Videos ranging from online meetings, technical conferences, insightful interviews, and educational / “how to” engineering guides.  There are also Live shows to choose from.  The videos are free to IEEE members, and are a nominal cost… Read more

Houston Section Receives 2020 Section Professional Development Award

Tweet Us / Facebook Us /LinkedIn Us / Contact Us IEEE Houston Section: r5.ieee.org/Houston Twitter: www.Twitter.com/IEEEHouston Facebook: www.facebook.com/IEEEHouston  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/groups/4998372   IEEE Houston Section Receives the IEEE 2020 Section Professional Development Award   Houston, Texas – August 27, 2020 – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization for advancing technology for humanity, has awarded the Houston Section with the Section Profession Development Award. Each year… Read more

CenterPoint Energy Foundation awards Volunteer Grant to the IEEE Houston Section

      The IEEE Houston Section would like to thank our Membership Development Chair Jerry Harness and the  CenterPoint Energy Foundation for the $500.00 Volunteer Grant recently made to the section.  Jerry works as an electric transmission planning engineer at CenterPoint Energy in Houston, TX.  The CenterPoint Energy Foundation is the charitable foundation of… Read more

LNL Webinar: Electrical HRG (High Resistance Grounding) Challenges and Solutions

Neutral-grounding resistors (NGR) for industrial power systems are often selected without consideration of the nature of the loads on the system. Where a significant proportion of system demand is from adjustable-speed drives (ASD), unexpected performance problems, such as the NGR continually running hot without a detected ground fault, or NGR failure, can result. Modern HRG… Read more

Webinar: IEEEXplorer to your Next Career Opportunity

You may think that IEEEXplore is just a research database for discovery and access to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical standards, and related materials on computer science, electrical engineering and electronics, and allied fields, but did you know that you can also leverage it for more than just research?  Wow, users can get that promotion, research emerging technologies to make that… Read more