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Scott Lytle (l.), Chair, and Steve Tomba (r.), Secretary, officers of the Southeastern Michigan EMC Society (Chapter VIII), congratulating Dr. Omar Ramahi.  They informed him that his professional commitment to the education of Chapter members will be honored by a donation in his name to the IEEE EMC Society President’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Ramahi’s gave a presentation to the Chapter on March 15, 2018 entitled: What Causes Radiation?


2017 EMC Executive Committee Dinner Meeting at Macaroni Grill



Frank Sabath, President EMC Society, presenting to Mark Steffka the 2016 Laurence G. Cumming Award for Outstanding Service.  The award plaque citation is “For outstanding service to the EMC community, significantly in the area of EMC education.”  The award was presented at the EMC 2016 Conference on July 28, 2016 at The Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.

Mark has been a significant contributor to the EMC society since 2001.  He chaired the first IEEE Southeastern Michigan EMC Fest which is now held annually by the EMC Chapter with more than 100 in attendance.  He has served the EMC Society as chair of a number of symposia and technical sessions; chaired the Education & Student Activities Committee for over four years; and served as an Distinguished Lecturer.



Cyrous Rostamzadeh receiving the 2015 IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award from Bob Parro,  R4 Director.  The award was presented on January 30, 2016 at the 2016 IEEE Regions 4, 5 & 6 Joint Meeting which was held in Las Vegas. The award citation is “Who, through his technical abilities and leadership has made significant contribution to the engineering profession.  His example and dedication to the profession has inspired all who know him, and to lead them in the furthering of the high standards of the engineering profession as prescribed by the IEEEE. ______________________________________________________________________

Congratulations to Scott Lytle for Receiving the IEEE 2015 Sustained Service to the EMC Society Award Jim Woodyard, EMC Chapter VIII Awards Director, presenting to Scott Lytle, on behalf of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, the 2015 Sustained Service to the EMC Society Award. The award was presented at the October 7th IEEE SEM EMC Chapter VIII meeting. The award was announced in August at the EMC 2015 Symposium held in Dresden. The award citation reads: For service since 2000, successfully leading the Southeastern Michigan EMC Chapter to become the most successful Chapter in the Section and also spearheading each year’s very successful “EMC Fest.” Scott is the current chair of the chapter and has served continuously as chair for the past 15 years. _______________________________________________________________________

WANTED:  New IEEE Senior Members.  Check out the Senior Member Brochure ______________________________________________________________________ Cyrous3 Mr. Cyrous Rostamzadeh received the IEEESEM Section Outstanding Member Award for contributions to the EMC Chapter VIII and the SEM Section.  The award was presented at the 2015 Spring Conference of the IEEESEM Section on April 28th. ___________________________________________________________ Congratulations to Scott Lytle for Receiving the 2015 ESD Outstanding Member Award Dr. Nicholas Langhals, Vice Chair off the IEEE Southeastern Michigan (IEEE SEM) Section, presenting the 2015 ESD Outstanding Member Award to Scott Lytle for outstanding contributions to the success of IEEE SEM activities. The award was presented at the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) 2015 Gold Banquet on March 11, 2015.  Scott has been chair of the IEEE SEM Chapter 8 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society since 2008. His leadership has resulted in the chapter being the most successful chapter in IEEE SEM as measured by membership, monthly technical programs and community outreach educational programs.  He has spearheaded the chapter’s annual EMCFest which draws internationally known EMC speakers and EMC vendors.  The EMCFest serves to generate revenue for the chapter’s programs and maintain a high interest level of the membership. _________________________________________________________________________ KIM Kimball Williams received The Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award for significant professional and technical contributions to the Institute. His example and dedication to the profession has inspired all who know him to further the high standards prescribed by IEEE. The award was presented at the January 24, 2015 IEEE Region 4-6 Meeting in San Diego. _______________________________________________________________________


Can’t attend the EMC+SIPI 2017 Symposium because of travel, cost, or time? Then register for the EMC+SIPI 2017 Online Symposium! The online symposium will broadcast live presentations straight from the symposium in Washington D.C. on August 7-11th so you can learn the latest in EMC and signal and power integrity right where you are.

Here are 5 Reasons to Attend the EMC+SIPI 2017 Online Symposium:

  1. Watch from anywhere: If you have an internet connection, you have access to the symposium! View presentations on your computer, phone, tablet, or TV from the comfort of your home, your office, the local café – the possibilities are endless!
  2. Watch at any time: Have a travel conflict or simply too busy to leave town? Time constraints aren’t an issue when all the presentations you purchase are recorded and available to watch and re-watch on-demand.
  3. Low cost: Not only can you access the online symposium for as low as $125, but you will also save on travel, lodging, food and drink costs.
  4. Exclusive presentations: Some webinars and demonstrations will only be available online, so don’t miss them!
  5. Free Keynote: Receive access to the Keynote “Achieving EMC In An Everything-Wireless World”, presented by Julius Knapp for free!
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