March 15 – 20, 2015 USA EMC Symposium, Santa Clara, CA (no local meeting)

April 16, 2015 – Smart Grid EMC Standards Harmonization – Jerry Ramie – U of M Dearborn – Pizza Sponsor Gap Wireless http://www.gapwireless.com/

April 28, 2016 – Spring Conference – Robots with Arduino – Candace & John Suriano

May 7, 2015 – EMC Fest 2015 – Elya Joffe – Embassy Suites – Livonia, MI

May 21, 2015 – John Norgard – Topic To Be Announced

June 18, 2015 – Bob Scully – Topic To Be Announced

July 16, 2015 - Low EMF design of Wireless Power – Joungho Kim

August 16-22 International EMC Symposium – Dresden, Germany

September 17, 2015 – EMC Oktoberfest – Sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz

October 15, 2015 – Jun Fan – Topic To Be Announced

November 19, 2015 – To Be Annonced

TBD – EMC War Stories – Candace Suriano, John Suriano, Kimball Williams – Sponsor – Intertek


James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship Application

WANTED:  New IEEE Senior Members.  Check out the Senior Member Brochure


Scott Lytle, Chair of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII) presenting a letter indicating the chapter has recognized the professional commitment of Ms. Joanna Hill to the education of the chapter members with a donation in her name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Ms. Hill spoke at the February 19, 2015 chapter meeting on “EMC for Business Managers”.


Congratulations to Mark Steffka for Receiving the 2014 IEEE Region Four (R4) Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award

Mark Steffka is the recipient of the IEEE Region Four (R4) Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award.  The award will be presented during the awards ceremony of the IEEE-USA Meeting in Rhode Island on May 16, 2014.

Biographical Statement

Mark Steffka received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1981, and a M.S. from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1987.  He has almost 30 years of experience in the design and development of military, aerospace, and automotive electronics systems.  He is currently with General Motors’ Powertrain Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Group.  He is a lecturer at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and adjunct professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy.  He regularly teaches courses on EMC, antennas, and electronic communication systems at both universities.

Mark is the author and/or co-author of publications on EMC and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).  A paper presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Congress on “Engine Component Effects of Spark-Ignition Caused Radio Frequency Engineering (RFI)” was “Judged by SAE to be among the most outstanding SAE technical papers of 2007”.  He is an IEEE member and professional activities include serving as a technical session chair for SAE and IEEE conferences; Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on EMC; and has been an instructor in the symposium’s “Global EMC University”.  Mark has been an invited speaker at IEEE and SAE conferences held in the United States and international locations.  He is a member of the ARRL EMC Committee, and holds the amateur radio call sign WW8MS.



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