For the digital flipbooks below, click on the toolbar (shown below) found near the bottom right of the flipbook.

Appreciation to Section Volunteers

Survey Results as of 16 February 2023

16 February 2023: Daniel Thomson – Rising Stars Conference Report

State of the Pikes Peak Section – Dr. John Santiago

The briefing below also serves as an early-bird celebration of  Engineering week!

Logo Description on Certificate of Appreciation.

Logo adapted from Dr John Santiago entrepreneurial experience when coming for his business logos.

Using the Sierpinski Equilateral Triangle, you can also form a Pyramid (or Tetrahedral).  The tetrahedral model was also used in Dr. Santiago’s dissertation of modeling and evaluating control strategies of Large-Scale Flexible Space Structures.

For most undergraduates, the logo shape looks like a diamond…implying that engineering is hard and valuable.

After graduating from an engineering school, the logo looks like a Superman Shield… where folks assume you have superpowers as an engineer

The eagle represents the powerful technical skillset.

The owl represents the entrepreneurial mindset (or growth and leadership mindset) to provide career direction and motivating in keeping your technical skillset sharp.

Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) Framework:

  • Skillset + Mindset = Career Success
  • Tandem Bicycle is visual communication of the KEEN framework.
  • Skillset is the back-seater provides power and is like the magnitude and front-seater provides direction.
  • Both riders (skillset and mindset) provide a vector for career success

On the logo is the three-headed eagle which also represents the model by our Founders to create a government that never was.

Our country’s Founders designed a government and provided an environment to unleash the creativity and entrepreneurial mindset of ‘WE THE PEOPLE’

Gif image below is same as the above video, but you cannot pause…goes on continuously.

Some Ideas to Promote IEEE customized for Pikes Peak Region

NOTE:  If you see a blank space below the text sections, please refresh the page.  The images should appear with hotlinks to various sections of the website.

Welcome to the IEEE Pikes Peak Section!

If you are a new visitor to the website, here are: the Pikes Peak Section’s Mission, Vision and Goals.   A 6-minute video of Achievements during the 2019-2022 can be found here.

We recently added dedicated web pages for the following society chapters/groups.   Click on the blue ‘i’ on the logo image or hyperlinked text below the set of logo icons for more information.

  • Videos and Digital Flipbooks from Society Chapters


    Based on the content generated from the Pikes Peak Section societies and groups, we also provided digital flipbooks and/or videos to the society and group pages shown below: 

    Note:  Please be patient as it takes a minute or two to load the flipbooks and videos.  Some videos take time to load due to bandwidth-limited websites.

Recent Events, Engineering Unleashed & Community Outreach 

You will also find the latest and reported meetings or events from the section here.  Any upcoming meetings can be found on the left column of this home page.


Note:  Click image below to enlarge.


Below is Dr Warrick’s talking points on leadership.  Note you can enlarge to full screen by clicking on the square-like icon found on the middle portion of the controls at the top of the pdf flipbook.  Please be patient as it takes less than a minute to load the flipbook.  You can also download the pdf here.

Here’s one video and it’s 1/2 hour where Dr Warrick is presented as a second speaker around the 25-26 minute mark, entitled, Demystifying Leadership Principles – Business Briefing.  The videos starts off with the myths of Leadership
This video focuses on the commitment to personal excellence.


This is a one hour talk to his colleagues:  Don Warrick – Lessons Learned From Over Fifty Years Of OD&C – Studies and Practice:
Summary: Dr. Warrick has been a student, educator, practitioner, and author of books and articles on OD&C for over fifty years. In his session he will be sharing some of the key lessons he has learned about the field that he considers to be one of the most rewarding fields anyone could be in. He loves the field of OD&C and believes that people involved in ODC have an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of organizations, teams, and individuals.
A pdf document that Dr Warrick is shown below the YouTube Video when referring to it.

DODC Symposium 2022-08-24 Handout


For being the recipient of the 2022 MGA Achievement Award in Region 5, well-deserved congratulations go to one of our leaders in the Pikes Peak Section


Chair, Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG)

IEEE Pikes Peak Section

“For exemplary leadership and distinguished contributions in promoting IEEE activities at the Section, Council, and Region levels. “

David is a very energetic and valuable advisor to the Section Chair who volunteered as Chair, Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG) Chapter.  He collaborated closely with LMAG and Computer Society Chapters in helping to revitalize them as well as delivering quality presentations to the Section.  He provided future Section and Chapter Chairs a foundation of documented events with multi-media content for others to follow with a gallery of digital flipbooks and embedded videos serving as one of many examples to inspire future volunteer leaders and members.

While assuming his regional responsibilities, David collaborated closely with LMAG and Computer Society Chapters across the Regions having a global impact in helping to revitalize many chapters. He provided a foundation of documented events for others to further inspire future volunteer leaders and members. His actions are for others to build and improved, especially at the Section-level, while assuming major and numerous leadership roles shown below at the Region Level.

Leadership Roles:

Chair, Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG), Pikes Peak Section (2019-Present)
IEEE Region 5, Pikes Peak North Area LMAG Coordinator in 2019
IEEE Region 5 LMAG Coordinator, 2020-2021
IEEE Life Member Committee Member, 2021-2022
IEEE Life Member Activities Member, 2021-2022
IEEE Life Member Committee Member Activities coordinator for Life Member Committee, 2021-2022
IEEE Computer Society Region 5/6 Coordinator, 2020-2021
IEEE Computer Society Chair of Geographic Activities Committee and Vice Chair of Computer Society Member and Geographical Activities Board

Industry Outreach with Blockframe

Met with Former State Senator & State Congressman, Kent Lambert on his doctorate and practicum topic, A Systems Engineering Examination of a Cryptographically-Secure Logistics Provisioning Enterprise with a Distributed Ledger Management Services Enterprise, on 6 Dec 2022 (Tues) at First Watch on North Academy, near Chapel Hills.   Discussed a variety of topics including: blockchain technology and future talks with the IEEE Pikes Peak Section on cybersecurity.

Note:  Click on photo to enlarge.

Below is a presentation from Dr John Santiago presented at the 14th Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, held at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) on 17 Nov 2022.


In celebration of IEEE Day, the IEEE Pikes Peak Section visited the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) IEEE Student Branch to talk about “Why A Technical Skill Set May Not Be Enough “by Dr John Santiago and “Going Pro” by Mr. Daniel Thomson.

For Daniel Thomson presentation, he provides reasons why IEEE is a good return-on-investment (ROI) as well as a discussion of the benefits of attending the Rising Stars Conference, held every January at Las Vegas.   Young Professionals and IEEE Student members are highly encouraged to attend.  Please see your student branch advisor for details.  Due to budget constraints, one student per student branch may attend.

Rising Stars Conference and Leadership presentation of slides and video (no audio) can be found here.

[masterslider id=”11″]

Date/Time:  27 Sep 2022: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location:  4110 North Academy Blvd (Old Chicago), Colorado Springs , CO 80918


Slide Show Presentation from Russ Bogardus

[masterslider id=”10″]

Date/Time:  28 Sep 2022:  10:00 am to 11:00 am (MST)


An EXCOM Meeting was held on 23 Aug 2022.  The primary focus for the meeting was understanding the budgeting process for student simulation projects with regards to the National Museum of WWII Aviation.  The proposed project was presented by David Bondurant, Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG) Chair and John Reinert, Section Treasurer, explained the budgeting process to all of the members.  The meeting clarified the budgeting process for future propostals involving outreach or other activities.  John Reinert intends to provide more guidance on David Bondurant’s proposal.  The guidance will include a blank project proposal form (the Region PACE Project form) along with a filled-out example for the Science Olympiad. David also mentioned there are forms for the Computer Society and Life Members. John will also do a summary follow-up to the EXCOM. Basically, reiterating that the EXCOM members are supporting the project in concept and will need to see the proposal.  This meeting and follow-up activities will serve in documenting the budget process.

UPDATE:  As discussed above, you can find a blank project proposal form (the Region PACE Project form) and filled-out example for the Science Olympiad here.

[masterslider id=”8″]

Student WWII Aircraft Simulation Projects At National Museum of WWII Aviation : vTools Events (

A joint Life Member Affinity Group, Computer Society and Section meeting was held on 28 July 2022 to hear a presentation on simulation projects for the National Museum of WWII Aviation.  A simulation project was proposed to involve IEEE Student Branches and Section members.  The presentation was given by Verne Patterson from the museum.

The Museum has involved 110 University of Colorado-Colorado Springs engineering students over the last 7 years in the development of it’s interactive exhibits.  One example is Kevyn Kelso, a computer engineering major who enrolled in a class called Senior Design Project.  He chose to work at the Museum for his final project and was assigned the Norden Bombsight Simulator Project team.  Past students were involved with creating a 3-D printed replica of the Norden Bombsight used by bombardiers to accurately land bombs.  Kevyn joined 4 other students in developing the computer imaging of a B-17 dropping bombs on a target using real physics for bomb trajectory  based on inputs from the replica Norden Bombsight.

[masterslider id=”9″]


REGISTER:  Meet the Candidates for IEEE President – Hosted by Region 5

Thursday, January 28, 2021,  8:13 pm  |  (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US Canada)

 IEEE Initiative on Privacy and Security Using Blockchain Technology

Recording password: (This recording does not require a password.)

Thursday, January 28, 2021,  8:13 pm  |  (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US Canada)

 IEEE Initiative on Privacy and Security Using Blockchain Technology

Recording password: (This recording does not require a password.)

Computer Society and Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG) – 2021 Meetings


December 19, 2021 – Holiday Speakers Recognition Dinner at Country Club of Colorado.  The Future of Technology, Rod Slater

The Future of Technology

December 18, 2021 Virtual Meeting – It was a Cold Week in Texas (Texas Grid Near Blackout) – Evans Heacock, Office of NERC Compliance Director

It was a Cold Week in Texas

November 16, 2021 Virtual Meeting – Trans Arabian Oil Pipeline, Ray Catlett, St. Louis LMAG

Trans Arabian Oil Pipeline

A status update about the Pikes Peak Section was given on 30 July 2020 as well as a presentation of the AMES Power Plant. Below are slides of the vision, mission, and strategic goals.  More information on the status update can be found here.


6_11_2020_Meeting Notes — IEEE Pikes Peak Ex 

6_17_2020_IEEE Pikes Peak Section Ex Com Agenda

6_18_2020_Meeting Notes — IEEE Pikes Peak Ex Com 

6_25_2020_Meeting Notes — IEEE Pikes Peak Ex Com


    • October Meeting:

    • Introduction to Quantum Computing – Dr. Trung Pham, USAFA
    • This is part one of a tutorial on Quantum Computing.   This talk covers the basics of the technology.   Next month Dr. Pham will cover an application of the technology.
    • Here is a link to the recording
    • October Pikes Peak Computer Society Meeting-20201001 2310-1
      Thursday, October 1, 2020
      Play recording (1 hr 29 mins)
    • Here are the slides–
    • September Meeting:

    • Data Fusion and Resource Management Technical Architecture – Chris Bowman, PhD
    • The DNN Technical Architecture provides a standard functional decomposition of DF&RM software development point designs, interface descriptions, and engineering methodology to enable software tool reuse and reduce need for one-of-a-kind DF&RM systems. The goals of the presentation include:
      • Provide an understanding of the roles for DF&RM
      • Describe how the Data Fusion heritage can be used to “jump-start” dual Resource Management solutions
      • Describe DF&RM Dual Node Network (DNN) Technical Architecture
      • Provide Problem-to-Solution Mappings for Data Association
    • Here is a link to the recording
    • Here are the slides—
    • August Meeting:

    • Who Invented the Integrated Circuit – Gene Freeman
    • The integrated circuit is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century and continues its dominance as an electronic packaging technology  in the 21st Century.    This talk focuses on its beginnings and looks at the controversies around attribution of “who was first?”
    • We had two special guests at this meeting Lisa Kocks, Historian, IEEE History Center and Francesco Gerali, ICOHTEC member and IEEE History Center 2019 Pugh Scholar.  Looking forward to future collaboration.
    • Here are the slides—


October 22, 2020 Virtual Meeting – Satellite Information Communications Influence on the Formation of the US Space Force – David Fitzgerald

US Space Force Presentation Video

August 12, 2020 Virtual Meeting – Silicon Mountain DRAM, Building the World’s Fastest PCs, David Bondurant

Silcon Mountain DRAM

July 7, 2020 – Virtual Meeting  Data Fusion & Resource Management (DF&RM) Dual Node Network (DNN) Technical Architecture, Chistopher Bowman, PhD


May 27, 2020 Virtual Meeting – Russian Perestroika During the Post Cold War Era – David Bondurant  

Perestroika Presentation

May 20, 2020 Virtual Meeting – VHSIC and the ETA10: The First CMOS and Only Cryogenically Cooled SuperComputer – David Bondurant


May 13, 2020 Virtual Meeting – The Invention of the Integrated Circuit – Eugene Freeman

Invention of the Integrated Circuit– Distribution Final


February 18, 2020 

Joint Meeting IEEE Pikes Peak Section and Life Member Affinity – Non Volatile RAM for the Internet of Things — David Bondurant  

Non-Volatile RAM Review ECEN 5823


November 4, 2019 Presentation: The Enigmatic Oliver Heaviside, Richard Hoffmeister

Heaviside Presentation 110419

September 14, 2019  Joint IEEE Pikes Peak – Denver LMAG Meeting at Space Foundation Discovery Center, The Ames Power Station, First High Voltage Alternating Current Transmission Anywhere – Al Schaffer

Ames Power Station (black)

April 18, 2019  
Presentation: Russian Perestroika During the Post Cold War Era – David Bondurant  

Perestroika Presentation


IEEE’s main homepage

IEEE membership benefits
learn more about the exclusive benefits available to IEEE members

join IEEE or an IEEE Society

Personalized gateway to a comprehensive view of IEEE membership and the latest IEEE has to offer

Renew your membership
Online renewal

The Definitive Source for IEEE Products and Services

Building Careers & Shaping Public Policy

Pike’s Peak Region Jobs

VIDEO #1: Death By Ego
Video of Ken Rush’s Presentation. How to keep from shooting your career in the foot.

VIDEO #2: Bullet-Proof Serial Channels
Video of Chuck Hill’s Presentation. “Byting Off More Than You Can Chew? Unraveling The Mysteries of Bullet-Proof Serial Channels”

VIDEO #3: 5 Dimensions of starting a hi-tech biz
Video of Roger Neeland’s Presentation. How to start a high-tech company.

VIDEO #4: Social Media For Engineers.
Video of Mark Chamber’s Presentation. Facebook, Linked In, etc. for engineers.

VIDEO #5: The Future of Energy in the U.S.
Video of Peter O’Neill’s Presentation. Can the U.S. survive the energy crisis? Energy Flash Points. Energy Sources. Energy Usage. Energy Techtalk.

VIDEO #6: Once Upon a Standard
Video of Karen Bartleson’s Presentation. “The Story of the IEEE Standards Association”

IEEE Pikes Peak Section History – Engineering and Technology History Wiki (

IEEE Pikes Peak Section Meeting & Tribute to Navy Veteran & 2007 IEEE*USA President John Meredith

A Great Leader Who Builds & Motivates Other Leaders

During September 2018, Professor Santiago will Chair for the IEEE Pikes Peak Section with John Meredith as Vice Chair starting in 2019.  As a long-term strategic plan, Professor John Santiago was going to handle the outreach community programs to educate parents and their kids emphasizing what engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is all about.  John Meredith will handle setting up the technical session activities.  The partnership was planned as a team effort.  John Meredith set up the following first IEEE technical session held at CTU while Professor Santiago hosted and handled the local logistics:

IEEE Pikes Peak Section Two-Part Meeting, September 27. Part 1: Cybersecurity: Threat and Risk Management and Part 2: “The President’s Forum” – A Three-Hour Live Video Conference with the IEEE President, Jim Jefferies and senior leadership. Key topics for Part 1from the presenter, Michael G. Semmens include:  the nature of cyber threats, priorities for cybersecurity & the national cyber exchange.

After Professor Santiago completed the Manitou Incline on 26 September 2018, he found that John Meredith, died that same day.  Unknown to Professor Santiago, John Meredith has been suffering a blood infection during the past eleven days.  Two weeks before John Meredith died what was planned as a family event, the blood infection started.  Also, before John Meredith left for his planned family event, one of the last request by John Meredith to Professor Santiago was to take a group photo of the Cybersecurity Meeting.  Professor Santiago honored his request with the photo shown below.  Before the presentation started, a 1-minute moment of silence was given and a short video clip of John Meredith was shown offering best wishes to IEEE 125th Anniversary in 2008.  The planned meeting proceeded as John Meredith would have wanted.

Group Photo of IEEE

Information about John Meredith used with permission by his wife, Lorraine.

Group Photo of IEEE

Because this page cannot display a digital flipbook testimonials and YouTube videos, a 37-second video on John Meredith Wishing IEEE A Happy 125th Anniversary in October 2008, and a Flag Folding Ceremony and Presentation can be found  at

Donate here to preserve John Meredith’s Memory