IEEE Dayton Section Awards Banquet


The IEEE Dayton Section Awards Banquet is an annual gathering of IEEE Members and guests to recognize and award significant achievements of Dayton Section members.  Another tradition is to recognize the winners of the Dayton area high school science fairs.  The winning students will have their outstanding presentations on display before the dinner.   

Pleaase join us!

WHERE: Sinclair Ponitz Center, Charity Earley Auditorium

RSVP by April 20: Dave Perez or 937-307-8954

COSTS:   (Pay at door; parking included)

$10 IEEE students

$15 IEEE Members, Non-IEEE students

$20 Guests of IEEE members

$25 Non-IEEE members

(Complimentary admission for all award winners plus one guest and nominators of award winners)

  Date and Time




  • 444 West Third Street
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • United States 45402
  • Building: Sinclair Ponitz Center
  • Room Number: Charity Earley Ballroom
  • RSVP by April 20:

    Dave Perez or



John Yaglenski

John Yaglenski of IEEE-USA


The Road to 1176 - Life Lessons, Love & Leadership

Sometimes life throws you some challenges.  Sometimes it beats you down till you question your dreams.  This is a story about life lessons, love and leadership – all of which flow from Dayton’s favorite pastime… Basketball.

Andrew is a kid who didn’t make his school team time and time again.  But his persistence, passion and hard work turn what could have been a dead end into an incredible journey – not only for him – but his family as well. In the end, they all learn from the experience, and you will too, as some lessons are universal… be they on the court, in business or in the game of life.


John is a serial entrepreneur, story teller, futurist, visionary and dreamer. 

He leads IEEE-USA’s Washington, DC Communications department and is responsible for guiding the strategy for all public relations, website and social media messaging to consistently articulate IEEE-USA’s mission, vision and brand.

Prior to joining IEEE, John worked as General Manager of Web Development for Erol’s Internet, which at the time was the 4th largest Internet Service Provider in the country behind AOL, Earthlink and MindSpring serving more than 350,000 customers.  While there, he founded – one of the Internet’s oldest (22+ years) and largest Walt Disney World vacation planning websites.

John also previously served as Operations Director for one of the largest Century 21 offices in the world, and spent more than 10 years in Broadcasting as an Air Talent and Program Director roaming town to town – up and down the dial for radio stations in: Washington, DC; Manassas, VA; Martinsburg, WV; Frederick, MD; Hagerstown, MD, Lima, OH and Dayton, OH.

John is a 1989 graduate of the University of Dayton (BA Communications), an avid photographer/videographer, podcaster, graphic designer & gadget nut who has been married for 27 years to his beautiful wife Stacey and Dad to his amazing sons – Michael and Andrew.

He resides Hilton Head Island, SC – also known as Ohio East.


5:00 - 6:00:   Registration, Social Hour, & Science Fair Displays

6:00 - 6:45:   Dinner

6:45 - 7:30:  Keynote Talk: John Yaglenski, IEEE-USA Director of Communications and Information Technology, “The Road to 1176 - Life Lessons, Love & Leadership”

7:30 - 9:00:   Awards & Recognition:

Dr. Fritz J. Russ Bio-Engineering Award

Harrell V. Noble Award

Chapter Awards

Recognition of New IEEE Life Members

Krishna M. Pasala, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship

Outstanding Students - IEEE Student Chapters

Science Fair Winners