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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Charger IEEE has some new events that will be coming in the next couple weeks, and we would love to see you all there!

Talk with Dr. Piccirrillo
When: Friday, October 18th @ 1:00 pm
Where: Engineering Building Room 258
Description: Dr. Piccirrillo is one of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department’s experts in Robotics, and he would like to present his previous experiences and current ideas with the IEEE SouthEast CONference (SECON) Hardware Competition.

Lockheed Martin Presentation
When: Monday, October 21st @ 7:00 pm
Where: Engineering Building Room 258
Description: Speakers from Lockheed Martin will be coming to UAH to talk to Charger IEEE. They will discuss the various projects that they work on here in Huntsville. The topics will be: Flight Test Activities, Production, Systems, Customer Relations (primarily THAAD).

Charger IEEE Halloween Party
When: Friday, October 25th @ 6:00 pm.
Where: Engineering Building Room 141 (The IEEE Lab)
Description: Every year, Charger IEEE throws a small Halloween party to allow us to relax from the rough times known as Midterms, and the random projects that we work on. This means that we spend all night playing various games and watching movies. If you plan to attend, bring some food or soda (alcohol is not permitted).

Dynetics Visit
When: Tuesday, October 29th @ 6:00 pm
Where: Dynetics (Specifics TBA)
Description: Dynetics is inviting Charger IEEE to come visit their facilities to learn more about what Dynetics does and possibly go on a tour.
IMPORTANT: Dynetics has requested a list of people who will attend and whether they are US Citizens. They require this information since they do work with US Defense. If you are planning attend, you must let us know at Please let us know your name, whether or not you are a US Citizen, and if not, what your nationality is. Non-US citizens may come to the presentation, but if we go on a tour, they might not be able to join. Sorry for any inconvenience that this causes, but hopefully you decide to come!

Meeting Minutes 4/16/13

Saturday, April 20th, 2013



Members present:

  1. Luke Burgess
  2. Tyler Helms
  3. Travis Cleveland
  4. Wesley Bartholomae
  5. Elena Todorovska
  6. Jason Caudill
  7. Ashley Monroe
  8. Matt Davis
  9. John Ross


Wes updated the members present (9) on the following topics discussed with Tim Torrie:

1.      Mounting the projector screen: paperwork will be started

2.      The power rail: Tim will check

3.      Getting a card reader: high on priority list

4.      Fixing the door handle: locksmith will fix

5.      XP reinstall: ok’d, but only one admin

6.      Getting a new oscilloscope: will not get one; will talk to Nick instead


Wes did not ask Tim about getting eyewash, a first aid kit, or a new fire extinguisher (which the present members decided should be a CO2 variant).


Tim ok’d getting a new refrigerator.


The members discussed getting a wet/dry vacuum.


SECon was discussed along with the possibility of getting a new lab.  According to Wes, Dr. Lyndquist assures that the faculty would be willing to help with special mention of Dr. Picarillo.  He also said that the work for SECon could be used as a senior design project.


It was decided that there would be no meeting next week.


Game night was discussed further.


UAH outreach for robotics was discussed.  It would be a paid internship in Decatur over the summer.


Treasury updated:

$3200 foundation

$500-$600 in account


The SECon budget was discussed


The open house to take place this Saturday (4/20) was discussed



Meeting Minutes — 3

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Mandeep gave a financial report

Confirmed nominees for next term’s officers. Elections will be next week.

SECON is having double meetings to prepare for the upcoming competition. For the next two weeks Wednesdays and Thursdays will be SECON meeting days. Some members may also meet on Saturday and Sunday for extended development time.

T-shirt ideas were also briefly discussed.

Meeting Minutes — 03/14/2013

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Elections will be held on March 19th. If you wish to hold an office you need to try to get a nomination before that time.

Shirts are being repriced. The pricing will be dependent on how many people to sign up to receive one; however, the overall price should be less than the previous quotes.

Meeting Minutes — 02/05/2013

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

John investigated getting a card reader installed in the lab. If the budget for installing card readers allows for it, the lab will get one. Unfortunately, it is unclear at this point if that will happen. The unanimous decision is to wait and see if the funding is available for the lock; however, the lab will be able to obtain an old pin lock from one of the labs if it is not.

The club approved the potential to buy a NXT Kit, Vex chassis, and arduino shield to help finish up SECON. Not all the purchases are required to be made, but the budget will be allotted for those projects.

The purchasing of an FPGA and a batch of  5v Regulators will be completed tonight.

Stitches and Ink, the place that IEEE shirts were previously made, is now out of business. We are currently seeking alternatives.

Meeting Minutes — 01/22/2013

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The vote for Student of the Year was held tonight. The vote breakdown was as follows:

– 5 for John

– 2 for Wes

– 2 votes not on the ballot

Receiving the clear majority, John has been chosen as student of the year.

Mandeep gave an update on the foundation and credit union accounts. Last years transaction history should be available soon.

Lockheed Martin will be coming to talk to the club about their future endeavors and recruiting interests. Members are encourage to attend this awesome opportunity.

Members interested in talking to EE100 classes about IEEE should talk to John or Wes.

A sign up for official UAH IEEE polo shirts is on the white board in the lab. Please put your name, size, and number of shirts you would like when you sign up. The prices are estimated to be $24 for sizes XXL and under and $28 for larger sizes.

The RSO round table will be held on 2/1.

SECON travel arrangements were briefly mentioned and will be discussed in more detail in a later SECON meeting.

Eugene Davis, president of the Information Security Club, has invited IEEE members to attend a presentation by Johnathon Creekmore  on Thursday Feb, 7th at 7:15th. The topic of this presentation is network encryption protocols.

Meeting minute emails and IEEE periodicals will be sent to those on the mailing list soon.

Meeting Minutes — 01/08/2013

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The gaming rule has been amended to games to be played on Fridays as well as the weekend. Gaming at any other time is prohibited.

There has been a leadership change. The VP has stepped down and Wes has been nominated interim VP by unanimous vote of present members and officers.

Charger Trainer is on February 8th. There is still a position available, to reserve a position come by the IEEE Lab and sign up on the whiteboard.

Week of Welcome RSO fair is tomorrow from 11am to 2pm in the UC lobby. Members are encouraged to come by and help officers greet new students.

Charger Trainer needs 5 usb mini cables and 5 AVR breakout boards. Also, there has been discussion about purchasing a $65 FPGA to see if we can easily expand to teaching FPGAs in Charger Trainer.