GDPR Compliance

GDPR ( is an EU regulation that will have a world wide impact. It comes into effect May 25th, 2018 and changes the way organizations handle personal data. The section will likely have to switch to another new mailing list. We apologize, for the constant changes, but this is for your data privacy as well as to protect the IEEE. We will keep you updated on the old mailing lists and the website, as well as on social media. Please send us an email if you stop getting notifications, we only send email once to twice a month.

Also, due to this change, we will be using vTools Events instead of ticketleap in the future.

Why do we care at the section level about an EU regulation? The regulation applies to data belonging to any EU citizen. Meaning if someone is temporarily living in our section, has moved here but retains EU citizenship or dual citizenship, or is here as a University student, their data falls under that regulation and that applies to several people in the Louisville Section. So this EU regulation does DIRECTLY apply to us. The IEEE has offices in European countries and is a corporate entity in the EU so we must comply.


Industrial Control Panel Design Lunch Meeting

We had a successful meeting on Friday, March 30th to learn about Industrial Control Panel Design.

Thanks again, Dave Bredhold!


Presentation: IEEE UL 508A

The UL 508A standard is the standard to which industrial control panels are manufactured and listed. The presentation outlines the origin of the standard, its current emphasis, and relevance to the National Electrical Code. Detailed also are means by which components may be selected to build a panel that may be safely applied to systems having specific short-circuit capacities.

Photo Gallery: Industrial Control Panel Design Gallery

Engineers without borders call for speakers.

John Ciaramitaro from Engineers Without Borders would like you to assist them in finding speakers for the Professional Development Conference. The Professional Development Conference allows EWB to fund our bridge project in Costa Rica as well as take on service work in the Louisville community. We have attached a flier with all of the information about our event, and we would like you to share this with anyone you believe would be interested in speaking. Any potential speakers should please email or call us through the given contact information on the flier. As a final note, this conference is a fundraiser. Therefore we are unable to pay speakers for their presentations, but we can offer them Continuing Education Credits and will accommodate anything they need to speak.

Professional Development Conference Speak Info – Flier Link