Awards & Recognition
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The Awards committee of the IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section is pleased to announce the call for applications for the IEEE Graduate Scholarship for the year 2024. This scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding graduate students at Memorial University who have demonstrated academic excellence and made noteworthy contributions to the IEEE community.
Lakecrest Students Join Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland and Poldhu Amateur Radio Club in Transatlantic Radio Commemoration
On Tuesday, Dec 12th, 2023, the IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section, in collaboration with the Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland (MRCN) and the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club (PARC) in England, commemorated Guglielmo Marconi’s groundbreaking transatlantic wireless experiment, originally perfomed at Signal Hill. Hosted by the Johnson Geo Centre, the event paid tribute to Marconi’s historic 1901 experiment on Signal Hill.
Participating organizations included the IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador, Johnson Geo Centre (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Poldhu Amateur Radio Club (Cornwall, UK), Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland, and Lakecrest Independent School.
NECEC 2023 Celebrates Technological Advancements and Recognizes Outstanding Contributions in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Newfoundland and Labrador
The 32nd Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC 2023) happened on November 14, 2023, at the Emera Innovation Exchange Conference Centre, located in the Signal Hill Campus of Memorial University. Organized by the IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section in collaboration with Memorial University of Newfoundland, the conference provided a platform for professionals in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering, along with information technologies, to showcase their latest research and innovations to the province’s growing technical community.
Co-Founder of IEEE NL OES Chapter and Former IEEE NL Executive Member, Neil Riggs passes away at 74
The IEEE NL community is grieving the passing of Neil P. Riggs at the age of 74. A pioneering figure in oceanic research and engineering in Newfoundland and Labrador, Neil was part of the beginnings of the Newfoundland Oceans Research and Development Corporation (NORDCO) and an integral part of the development of commercial underwater acoustics projects in Newfoundland.
Neil was a dedicated volunteer of the IEEE NL Section, being one of the two founders of the NL chapter of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, serving multiple times as its chair between 2010 and 2019. Neil was also a member of the executive committee in the IEEE International Oceans 2014 conference, held in St. John’s. He was also a keynote speaker in the 2018 edition of the annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC).
Funeral arrangements and memorial service details can be found at Carnell’s website. The engineering community is invited to pay their respects and share their memories of Neil P. Riggs, a true pioneer and advocate of innovation in oceanic engineering.