IEEE San Diego Section – January 17
The IEEE San Diego Section celebrated its 75th birthday at its annual banquet at the University of San Diego’s La Gran Terraza. The section was founded January 18, 1939— before IEEE was named IEEE. It was a fun and informative event — I dashed over from my simultaneous meeting with the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities that was being held that same day in San Diego. At the banquet, 2014 IEEE-USA President Gary Blank spoke on the history and benefits of IEEE. We didn’t have a San Diego cake, but IEEE itself was founded as the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1884. There was also a great talk on the Digital Brain Library Project, but I wasn’t lucky enough to get to stay for that.