Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Message from Brian Curtis #ISAuto

As the end of 2014 approaches I will be handing over the D12 DVP role to Nilangshu Dey who will be the incoming DVP for D12 for the next two years. 

I look forward to working with Nilangshu in furthering the endevours of D12 and I know that you will support Nilangshu in forming new sections and developing the student sections.

Thank you all for your support and enthusiam for ISA in the past two years.

I Hope you all have a joyful Christmas & New Year and Best Wishes for 2015

Brian Curtis,
2013 & 2014 VP ISA District 12

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Data gathering for ISA Geographic Assembly!

Our District VP, Brian Curtis has sent the following message to leaders in our district. It is important that as many members as possible complete this short 9 question questionnaire. Note also the deadline of 2nd November and of course all answers will be treated as confidential!

The Geographic Assembly have set up a Data Gathering team to find out what is happening with industries in your section members local area.

The Data Gathering team have a short nine question survey that will assist them in gathering information relevent to your section and your members.

Can you as ISA leaders Please distribute this link to your Section members so that Geographical Assembly can have some data back for discussion during our deliberations in Kansas City (Fall Leaders' Meeting!). The members of the Data Gathering team believe that distributing this link from you personally will have a bigger impact than sending ‘another note’ to the ISA distribution list.

The link to the Geographic Assembly Data Gathering survey:

Can all section leaders and members from D12 respond to this request before 02 November 2014. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards
Brian Curtis

Monday, June 23, 2014

Automation courses for Europe & Middle East to year end!

The following is a list of ISA training courses being provided in Europe and the Middle East. These courses are for individuals or companies who are looking for ISA training across the area. Limited spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please note we also offer these seminars, courses at the location of your choice, click here for more information.

The course numbers identify the subject:
ISA is recognized worldwide as a leader in non-biased, vendor-neutral education and training programs for automation professionals. Industry professionals, whether an experienced engineer, practicing technician, or newcomer to the industry, can hone their skills at ISA’s regional training centers, through onsite training programs at their company, or via distance education. Many ISA courses are lab intensive to reinforce important skills.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Initial notification: DLC 2014 - Cork, Ireland

Cork City at night!
The ISA Ireland Section is honoured to be the organiser of this year’s District 12 Leadership Conference, which will take place in Cork, Ireland on the 9th and 10th of May.

The hotel!
The conference will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Cork City, a recently constructed hotel built on the waterfront overlooking the river Lee. 

Please mark your calendar for this important conference in which we can further our knowledge of ISA, help our Sections grow, network with other ISA members, and take time to enjoy ourselves in the process.

I will communicate further details of the event to you all over the coming weeks, in the mean time please pass this date onto members of your Sections who may wish to attend.

Kind Regards

David O’Brien
2014 DLC Coordinator
ISA Ireland Section


Monday, November 4, 2013

News form Nashville!

District 12 VP Brian Curtis has been elected Chairman of the ISA District Board for 2014, he is the fourth Chairman from the Ireland Section  in fourteen years years which is a great record.
Dept VP Chair 2013 Billy Walsh, President
Peggie Koon 2014 & Dist VP  Chair 2014 Brian Curtis

He will sit on the Executive Committee in 2014, possibly the last year of this committee.

Previous District 12 VPs who have held this position are Declan Lordan, Billy Walsh, and Kevin Dignam. Both Declan Lordan and Billy Walsh have also held the position of Department VP Chairman a position which also holds a seat on the Executive Committee!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Major conference on Functional Safety for Portugal

ISA Portugal is organising a technical conference on the subjects of functional safety, safety integrity levels and safety instrumented systems, taking place next 17th and 18th October, 2013, in the Hotel Vila Galé Ópera, in Lisbon.

Functional safety was chosen based on the responses obtained from surveys conducted on previous events organized by ISA Portugal, where attendees gave their opinion about their preferred subjects.

With this in mind we invited some of most reputed international experts on the subject of functional safety and we had positive reply from Paul Gruhn (Rockwell Automation), Pasquale Fanelli (Invensys), Bert Knegtering (Honeywell), Edward Marszal (Kenexis), Russell Cockman (Emerson), Heiko Schween (HIMA) and Immaculada Fernández (Técnicas Reunidas). José Gomes Ferreira, a portuguese CFSE and ISA member is also participating.

We are also publicising on this event the first book launched by ISA Sección Española, which is dedicated to the subject of functional safety, and we intend to offer one copy of the book to each conference attendee.

Every ISA District 12 member will benefit of the same conditions and discounts as portuguese ones. We also have ISA Spain support on this event.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Educational awards announced

The winners of the 2013 ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential to make lasting contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control. The scholarship awards support tuition, related expenses, research activities and initiatives.

The scholorships awarded in District 12 were all to students of St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation. The awardees were.

Mikhail Vaganov — $524
Rusian Khansuvarov — $524
Vadim Nenashev — $524

Congratulations to all on this achievement.

ISA awarded a total of $67,267, which was distributed among undergraduate students in two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and to graduate students. 

The other awardees from throughout the world are as follows:

Paul McVay
Colorado School of Mines
Total Scholarship — $4,400
(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $4,000; District 9 — $440)

Adam Lennartz
University of Cincinnati
Total Scholarship — $5,000
(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $3,316; Executive Board — $879; Daris & Gerald Willbanks Endowment — $805)

Elisabeth Spires
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Total Scholarship — $4,000
(General Education Endowment Fund — $3,350; Huston Endowment — $398; FPID Endowment — $252)

Neel Shah
Northeastern University
Total Scholarship — $3,000
(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $2,491; General Education Endowment Fund — $405; Bob & Mary Ives Endowment — $104)

Jake Schmidt
University of Toledo
Total Scholarship — $5,000
(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $4,127; ChemPID Endowment Fund — $873)

Jayant Bhatia
Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SCET)
Total Scholarship — $3,000
(Para-Digiquartz Endowment — $2,000; Life Members Endowment Fund — $1,000)

Lawrence Norris
Lee College
Total Scholarship — $3,405
(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $3,405)

Troy Riddle
Lee College
Total Scholarship — $4,000
(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $4,000)

Sandie Gilliland
Kenai Peninsula College
Total Scholarship — $4,000
(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $3,960; Life Members Endowment Fund — $40)

Chin Gian Hooi
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
Total Scholarship — $5,011
(FPID Endowment — $3,000; District 11 — $1,011; Student Activities Endowment Fund — $1,000)

John Pritchard
Iowa State University
Total Scholarship — $3,000
(Bob & Mary Ives Endowment — $2,000; Life Members Endowment Fund — $1,000)

Matthew Sheen
Cornell University
Total Scholarship — $5,000
(General Education Endowment Fund — $2,000; Student Activities Endowment Fund — $2,000; Huston Endowment — $1,000)

Jiabiao Ruan
University of Houston
Total Scholarship — $2,705
(District 7 — $2,705)

Anand Govindarajan
Oklahoma State University
Total Scholarship — $3,000
(ChemPID Endowment Fund — $3,000)

Upasana Manimegalai
Oklahoma State University
Total Scholarship — $5,000
(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $5,000)

Aditya Tulsyan
University of Alberta
Total Scholarship — $4,000
(Huston Endowment — $4,000)

• Awards by District

District 3 scholarship
Raymond Perez — $630
Palm Beach State University

District 5 scholarships
Emanuel Jones — $431
Lawrence Technological University
Stephen Maloney — $431
University of Dayton

District 7 scholarship
Jiabiao Ruan — $2,705 (included above)
University of Houston

District 8 scholarship
Suresh Jayaraman — $642
Oklahoma State University

District 9 scholarship
Paul McVay — $440 (included above)
Colorado School of Mines

District 11 scholarship
Chin Gian Hooi — $1,011 (included above)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

District 12 scholarships
Mikhail Vaganov — $524
Rusian Khansuvarov — $524
Vadim Nenashev — $524
St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation