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OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 9, Number 11


OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 9, Number 11
Seasons greetings from OES President Jerry Carroll
OES Scholarship winners
Hydrographic Society of America Student Outreach Program
Request for Nominations to the Administrative Committee, Class of 2013
Nominations for the Distinguished Technical Achievement Award - now open
Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award - now open

Seasons greetings from OES President Jerry Carroll

Seasons Greetings to all our OES members as we get ready for 2013. The Society continues to grow with many new members and activities. Our OCEANS Conference in Yeosu, South Korea in conjunction with EXPO 12 (The Living Ocean) was a great success and enjoyed by those in attendance. The OCEANS Conference in Hampton Roads in October was also very successful due to the hard work of the LOC. We have OCEANS Conferences planned in Bergen, Norway and San Diego, CA, this year that you will not want to miss as well as several Workshops and Symposiums.

I want to thank the members of our ADCOM and EXCOM that have worked with me during my term as President. We are very fortunate to have such dedicated and competent members serving on these committees. Good luck to Rene Garello as he becomes President in 2013. I am sure the Society will continue to be a leader in the OCEAN Community under his leadership.

OES Scholarship winners

Congratulations to our fall scholarship winners. Applications are considered twice each year for $2000 awards per student.
Eric Ferguson, University of Sydney, Australia
Hannan Lohrasbipeydeh, University of Victoria, Canada
Zachary Mildon, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA
Jerical Nolte, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Sebastian Villar, Universidad Nacional del Centro provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hydrographic Society of America Student Outreach Program

The Hydrographic Society of America is looking for undergraduate students interested in ocean science and technology to participate in a Student Outreach Program that will take place at the US Hydro 2013 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 25-28, 2013. Attending the conference will provide the students an opportunity to interact with professional hydrographers and vendors, both in the exhibit hall and at various other events. Student activities will also include an Introduction to Hydrographic Surveying short-course and a luncheon where employment opportunities, and the graduate programs available at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of New Hampshire, will be presented. The deadline to apply (http://www.hypack.com/ushydro/2013/outreach.aspx) for this opportunity is January 15, 2013. For more information, contact Jana DaSilva Lage (thsoasop@gmail.com), (907) 980-9368.

Request for Nominations to the Administrative Committee, Class of 2013

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society is governed by an Administrative Committee of 18 members. Six are elected each year to serve three-year terms. Members are limited to two consecutive terms, although they may be reelected after a lapse of one year.

The Nomination and Appointments Committee is Chaired by the Junior Past President, with the Senior Past President and the most recently retired Senior Past President completing the Committee. They are charged with proposing a slate of nominees and with conducting the election, which is done electronically to the entire membership. The electronic election requires each member that wishes to vote to have an IEEE account. Therefore, visit IEEE.org to establish your account if needed.

Qualifications for Administrative Committee membership are membership in the IEEE and OES, and a willingness to serve the oceanic engineering profession. The Society wishes to have the Administrative Committee characteristics reflect characteristics of the IEEE membership. We are particularly interested in increasing the Asian and European membership of the Committee. I ask that each of you identify and nominate qualified candidates for the Administrative Committee. Self-nomination is encouraged.

The Nomination Packet should include a Letter of Nomination accompanied by a one page biographical sketch of the proposed candidate with picture and a one-page statement from the proposed candidate giving his or her views of the opportunities and challenges facing the Society and steps to be taken to advance the IEEE Oceanographic Engineering Society.

The election will be conducted in accordance with our Bylaws. You can read them by going to the Society's Web Site (www.ieeeoes.org), and pointing to Bylaws 2006 under Governing Documents. The Bylaws specify that general nominations close on March 1, and nominations by petition close by April 15.

Please submit nominations to the undersigned. Please do not delay your efforts in finding and nominating qualified candidates.

James Barbera
Chair, IEEE/OES Nominations and Appointments Committee
Address 13513 Crispin Way
Rockville,MD 20853 USA
Phone 1.301.460.4347
Email j.barbera@ieee.org

Request for Nominations for the Distinguished Technical Achievement Award

The Oceanic Engineering Society is hereby soliciting nominations for the society Distinguished Technical Achievement Award for significant accomplishments in oceanic engineering. Nominations should be forwarded on the attached forms to the Awards Chair, Jim Barbera at j.barbera@ieee.org.

Request for Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award

The Oceanic Engineering Society is hereby soliciting nominations for the society Distinguished Service Award to honor an individual IEEE member for outstanding contributions towards furthering the objectives of the Oceanic Engineering Society. Nominations should be forwarded on the attached forms to the Awards Chair, Jim Barbera at j.barbera@ieee.org.

Other deadlines:

  • OES Administrative Committee Nominations due March 1, 2013
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