The IEEE Student Branch at Nashua Community College cosponsored an IEEE Microwave Distinguished Lecturer (DML) meeting held on October 23. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. It’s DML program arranges for lectures by subject matter experts on state-of-the-art microwave topics to be presented at local IEEE sections throughout the world. Dr. Simoni Bastioli is Chief Engineer with RS Microwave Company, Butler NJ, and a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer. His talk in Nashua on “Nonresonating Modes Do It Better” was part of a northeast USA tour. Dr. Bastioli is an expert on microwave filter design. He has published and lectured worldwide on the use of nonresonating circuit elements to optimize and enhance filter response, particularly in communication systems. While the subject matter is specific, Dr Bastioli’s presentation was tutorial in nature and included dynamic illustrations and graphics to help visualize operating principles. It was well received by an audience working in a variety of disciplines.
Additional cosponsors for the meeting included the Association of Old Grows (AOC) Granite State Roost, IEEE Joint Microwave Theory and Techniques Society / Antenna and Propagation Society NH Chapter and IEEE Computer Society NH Chapter. The lecture was very well attended, with 27 members representing the sponsoring organizations, area colleges and high-tech companies. Prof Barbara Bancroft, NCC IEEE Student Branch Advisor, was very pleased with the turnout, particularly the half dozen or so NCC students that attended. Following the meeting, Dr. Bastioli commented on the quality of questions, which included several pertinent ones from the students. The McIntyre conference room is an ideal venue for these events and Prof Bancroft is looking forward to hosing future meeting at NCC.