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1. Who is one of 11 children, and schedules his/her snowmobile trips around the February Meeting Series?

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2. Who was named the 2016 Woman of the Year in Tech in Georgia?

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3. Which Director, with a career in Defense Electronics, will be the most likely to try and make you laugh?

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4. Which of your fellow Directors revamped the IEEE Conferences Committee and was suspended from a third floor building during one exciting event?

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5. Who filmed his/her video in his workshop, where he/she is most likely to be found building things, including the boat which is his/her current project?

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6. Which retired VP/GM at a major engineering division at Northrop Grumman gave an award to Steve Wozniak along with Kathy Land?

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7. Which member of 49 years was the second woman to receive her Ph.D. in EE from Berkley, and is using her degree to advocate for minorities in economically challenged countries who are interested in IEEE, but cannot afford membership?

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8. Who authored/co-authored over 350 conference papers/articles in the areas of biomedical engineering, robotics, and medical robotics, when he/she isn’t playing table tennis, badminton, or swimming?

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9. Who has a background in oil and gas, lived in Saudi Arabia for 23 years, and has been an IEEE member since he/she was a student in 1970?

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10. Which Director, with various engineering degrees, previously played tambourine with a blues band?

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11. Who is an entrepreneur working on his/her 3rd company, and is focused on membership growth and microvolunteering?

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12. Which avid photographer was found most likely to be traveling in pre-COVID times, and saw the world’s largest meteor in Namibia in his/her travels?

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13. Who has worked at a desk 20km in the sky, is a 20-year Air Force officer veteran, and has 35 years of aerospace and defense government and industry experience?

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14. Who considers creating Christmas cards his/her one domestic skill, and urges leaders to remember one important rule: “Don’t be boring”?

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15. Which former Microwave Theory & Techniques Society President helped certify the Boeing 787 aircraft?

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16. Which Director spends time with his/her two dogs in the desert, among other activities?

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17. Who described herself as a “crazy cat lady” who is also a Power Systems Engineer specializing in Power Systems Protection?

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18. Which director values empathy, mentorship, and volunteering throughout his/her 37-year career in industry, with experience in oil exploration and production?

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19. Who grew up with Joe Biden as a neighbor, and considers his/her two passions to be fast cars and fast computers?

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20. Who recently completed a rotation in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point?

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21. Which Director, now enjoying retirement, worked as an electrical engineer for over 70 years in addition to being a WWII veteran who traveled and worked in 50 different countries, and prizes his/her golden track shoes from running cross country at Penn State?

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22. Who founded the second largest elevator manufacturing company in the country where he/she currently resides with his/her spouse and two 5-year-old children?

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23. Who is most likely to be found scaling a mountain when he/she isn’t directing assessments of research in all universities & research centers?

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24. Who founded the IST African Institute as a strategic partnership of Ministries and National Councils responsible for Innovation, Science & Technology?

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25. Who said “It is fun to compete to get papers in good publications, to get grants and to leave the world a bit better than you found it”?

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26. Who met his/her significant other, who is also an IEEE volunteer, at an aircraft simulator company and participates in autonomous vehicle racing as a family?

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27. Whose passion for promoting STEM careers for young people, diversifying the profession, and the benefits of volunteering brought him/her to IEEE?

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28. Which Director, who has a one-and-a-half year-old daughter, was a contestant on a popular gameshow in his/her country of residence?

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29. Which Director would you most want to sit next to on an airplane if there was ever an emergency exit needed (though let’s hope that never happens!)?

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Thank you for participating in the Connection Quest and for sharing insight into your professional and personal lives, to help us work better together as we lead IEEE in 2021.