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Meeting Minutes – 8/28/2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The joint picnic lunch between the student and professional branches will be on September 8th. It will be held at Shelby hall  from 11am to 3pm. All members are encouraged to be present for this event.

As a reminder, open house is on September 18th. Any members wishing to present a project should make a posting on the forum. In order to encourage more people to attend open house will be advertised in both the Engineering building and in Tech hall.

Reimbursement checks should be in on Thursday. If a member fails to receive a check by Thursday, please see John.

Ordering forms for the Charger Trainer equipment (AVR Programmers and netbooks) have been obtained, hopefully this means the club will have better equipment in the near future. Stay tuned for any updates on that.

The idea to have a second meeting was suggested, but the general consensus was to stick with a single general body meeting. Meeting minutes and club updates may start going out in an email in order to offset the fact that some people are not able to attend the meetings. A monthly poster highlighting the clubs most recent activities is also a possibility.

A motion was held to split lab manager and secretary into two different positions and elect Elena as lab manager. The motion passed unanimously. Upon the new lab manger’s suggestion, the old couch in the front of the lab was removed in order to give more work-space. Also, $150 is being allocated for the procurement of storage bins in order to reduce some of the clutter in the lab.

Anyone interested in purchasing a black IEEE Polo can do so for $24 dollars. The money and sizes should be given to John as soon as possible being as the shirts will not be ordered until after the payment has been received.

We now have an official IEEE YouTube channel in which will be used for Charger Trainer, instructional videos, and project updates.

SECON begins on April 4th. All students are welcome to participate but only official IEEE members can go to the competition. Meetings are held on Wednesday nights at 7, but all SECON team members are encourage to actively work on the robot throughout the week.

Meeting Minutes – 08/07/2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Preparations for open house are underway!

Members interested in bring in a project to display or starting a project can post an excerpt on our Open House Projects forum. Details on the following projects should be posted there:

  • SECON 2013
  • SECON 2012
  • Random Number Generator
  • Kinect w/ OpenCL
  • Other projects wanting mention for general IEEE 2013

As a reminder, active members should clean up their workspace after finishing a project.

The picnic with the local IEEE professional branch is planned for the 8th of September. Food types are being discussed and the location is planned for Shelby Hall. Details are still being discussed and are subject to change.

Meeting Minutes – 7/24/2012

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Open house has been rescheduled to September 18th.

Discussed projects that will be presented in open house.

There will be no meeting next week because of exams. Also, all meetings until August 28th will be optional for everyone including officers; therefore, tonight’s meeting is the last official meeting until the 28th.

A vote, presented by John, which entails keeping political discussions out of the lab until after the Presidential elections was passed unanimously.


Meeting Minutes – 6/19/2012

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Members should take a more active role to clean up projects after usage. This will cut down on clutter and make the lab more welcoming to newcomers.

Monday marked the start of the IEEE constitution rewrite.

Discussion was held about buying or building AVR programmers for Charger Trainer. The final decision has yet to be made.

SECON budget was briefly discussed. For more information about SECON see Travis.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Meeting Minutes – 6/12/2012

Backlogged meeting minutes will be placed up in the next few days. Refer to those for any old content from previous meetings.

The attendees voted on whether to sell or donate an old stock of IEEE coffee cups. The consensus was to sell each for $5 dollars as a fundraiser for the club. Anyone interested in purchasing a cup can see John for more information.

There are plans to post video tutorials of IEEE projects on the official IEEE YouTube channel. Officers are currently looking into what would be required to gain permissions for the channel.

The IEEE Computer Society along with Huntsville SPIN is hosting a presentation entitled “Considerations in Scrum Adoption.” This presentation will take place on Friday, June 15th at 11:30 A.M. in the Dynetics Solutions Complex located on 1004 Explorer Blvd, Cummings Research Park, Huntsville AL. For more information visit the LiveWire Blog.

Meeting Minutes for Nov. 15th 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

General Body Meeting

Engineering Building Room 141

– End of Semester/Year Game Party scheduled for December 9th at 6PM.

Activities May or May Not Include:




Ferret Shaving

Chicken Nugget Face Painting

Goat Yodeling

– HATS Holiday Reception for Professional Branch.  See door flier for details.

– Terraria Game Night this Friday Nov. 18th at 6PM.

Meeting Minutes for Nov. 8th 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

General Body Meeting

Engineering Building Room 141

– End of Semester/Year Game Party scheduled for December 9th at 6PM.

– Charger Trainer to soon start again with lots of nifty and shiny information regarding programing microcontrollers.  More information to come.

– Possible spring company tours to come next semester.  More information to come.

– UAH Open House for Saturday the 12th was successful.

– UAH Breakfast was also held Saturday morning, sponsored by Charger IEEE.  Many were less hungry that day!