Fall 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Jeffry Handal

ORG Louisiana State University Title BIO Jeffry Handal: an engineer, a pilot, a dreamer...always aspired big and worked hard to get to where he is. Having been the High School Valedictorian in Tegucigalpa and obtaining a full tuition scholarship to come to Louisiana State University (LSU), he opted to pursue a career in Electrical Engineering.

Graduating in May 2003 with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, he was offered a job at the Office of Telecommunications at LSU which he gratefully accepted. On his own, he followed his long-sought dream to become a pilot. At the same time, he was offered another full tuition scholarship to complete graduate school studies working with NASA on a flight safety program. In December 2005, after two years of going full time to school and work, Jeffry graduated with honors with the degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration on Systems Engineering.

In 2006, seeking to serve his community, he became a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the world''s leading, and largest, professional association for the advancement of technology. He became the Student Liaison between the IEEE Student Branch and IEEE Professional Section and the PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers) Coordinator, as part of IEEE-USA, for the Baton Rouge area. At the same time Jeffry began his studies in Project Management to become a better worker and effective leader. In 2007, he accepted the prestigious role of GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Coordinator for the IEEE Region 5 and the GOLD International Committee Liaison. For 2010, he will be working closely with children K through 12 as part of the Precollege Education Committee hoping to influence some minds. Additionally, he will be taking the challenging role of Region 5?s representative to the Employment and Career Services Committee. Here, he will work with both unemployed and employed IEEE members to help them further their careers by designing IEEE member services.

In 2008, Jeffry passed the Professional Engineering exam for the state of Louisiana. Today, he continues to work with LSU and is a valuable member of the Networking and Infrastructure Group. He has contributed to important changes and services brought about to the Baton Rouge community. And yes, he still flies by volunteering for Civil Air Patrol and is working on his Commercial Pilot License.

Sessions and Presentations

BIPAS: Expanding a Research Network

Time 11/02/10 04:30PM-05:30PM