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IEEE Buenaventura Summer Mixer Event and Awards Dinner

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hub101 Pavilion Hall

6:30 PM Dinner Buffet Opens
7:00 PM Award Presentation
7:30 PM “Spinner and Marshmallow” Game
8:30 PM Closing of Celebration
Registration required at (no charge)

The IEEE Buenaventura Section will honor several remarkable individuals and groups for their contribution to the community in the advancement of the learning or application of engineering, technology, science, and entrepreneurship.

After the presentations of the awards, the evening will continue with a fun game of collaborative scientific creativity.

2017 IEEE Buenaventura Section Award Recipients

Haas Automation

Outstanding Corporate Partner

Lester Kozlowski

Outstanding Engineer

Ryan Nemy

Rising Star

Tracy D. Drain

Outstanding Speaker

Gloria Rodriguez

Outstanding Educator, K-12

Greg Monterrosa

Outstanding University Partner

Chuck Seabury

Outstanding Engineering Mentor

 Sana Sarfraz

Outstanding Young Professional

Dhruvajyoti Roy

Outstanding Emerging Scientist for the Development of Biomedical Technology

Douglas Askegard

Outstanding Service and Leadership

 Wesley Holser

Outstanding Educator, IEEE Member

 Reza Faroozabadi

Outstanding Member Promoting Senior Elevation

 Deron Johnson

Outstanding Section Officer

 Ali Alhatrashi

Outstanding Student Leader

 Nathalie Gosset

For outstanding contribution to promoting women in engineering

 Jerry Knotts

For creating an outstanding LMAG Initiative

An entrepreneurship program for engineer-entrepreneurs

 Bob Rumer

on behalf of The Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter

For a speaker series attracting the largest audience

 David Pehlke

on behalf of The Communications Society Chapter

For an outstanding tutorial series

 Sana Sarfraz

on behalf of The Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Chapter

for speaker events bringing the most diverse audience

 Stephanie Knotts

on behalf of The Computer Society Chapter

For incredible hands-on demonstration of technology

 Gary Hughes

on behalf of The Photonics Society Chapter

For the launch of an outstanding new chapter


The IEEE Buenaventura Section expresses its sincere thanks to Hub101 for its magnificent hospitality. Hub101 offers coworking, community, and mentorship for entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, grow, and scale their startups with the help of mentors, coaches and service providers.