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.   

WHERE: Sinclair Ponitz Center, Charity Earley Auditorium

RSVP by April 21: 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

(Complementary 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 21: Dave Perez or 937-307-8954


Donald A. Bertke

Donald A. Bertke


"The Only Needed (TON) Particle Theory Introduced"

Donald A. Bertke, Author: I Killed Schrodinger's Cat – A Simple of Theory of Energy and Matter in the Known Universe (withcontributor Herbert L. Hirsch)



Donald A. Bertke began his career as an electronics technician. He earned a BS in computer engineering at Wright State University while working full-time and later earned a MS in computer science at the American University of Computer Science.

His work experience included lasers, spectroscopy (Multi and Hyper), programming the first microprocessor-controlled laser-guided bomb (LGB), integrated search and rescue systems, integrated avionics, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) analysis, information systems, and created a full Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) compliant training program for systems and software engineering.

His work has covered nearly all science domains at high levels of detail. All of these experiences led to creating The Only Needed (TON) Particle Theory that provides a simple solution to Albert Einstein’s postulated Unified Field Theory.

Past papers include topics on system and network timing analysis and a patent application on an adaptive algorithm. He is also co-author on the World War II Sea War series thatdocuments detailed naval activities for most ships during that war. This book is his first technical effort since being disabled in 2001.


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

6:00 - 6:45:   Dinner

6:45 - 7:30:   Keynote:   Donald A. Bertke, "The Only Needed (TON) Particle Theory Introduced"

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