A Recent Presentation
In July 2015, Maike was invited to make a panel presentation at the Denver Power & Energy Society General Meeting about the Impact of the Water-Energy Nexus on Power Development.
Please see the presentation online.
IEEE Leadership and Accomplishments
As Chair, IEEE London Section
- Led the revitalization of the starting in 2006 with frequent Section activities for our members and guests: in London, Sarnia with much improved attendance and networking, including industrial participation;
- Initiated the Sustainability Seminar Series, 2006 - 2013, deliverd at least 80 seminars under this umbrella topic;
- Founded a PES Chapter, a WIE Affinity Group and a Young Professional (formerly GOLD) Affinity Group in London Section;
- London Section received the MGA Outstanding Small Section Award 2011;
- London Section received the IEEE Canada Exemplary Small Section Award in 2009 and 2010;
- Built partnerships with: ISA, PEO, OACETT;
- Led the teams to attract EPEC 2012 and 2015 to London - served as General Conference Chair for both conferences.
As Associate Editor, IEEE Canadian Review
- Contributed significantly to the implementation of IEEE Canadian Review "Focus" sections.
As Region 7 Student Activities Committee (SAC) Chair
- Developed a framework for the IEEE Graduate Student Membership grade,
- Enabled negotiations with TELUS for 5-year program featuring a Canada wide competition:
- “The IEEE Canada - TELUS Innovation Award”, with RSR, Lori Hogan - first prize CAD$10,000.
As volunteer with the IEEE Ottawa Section
- Received, as Section Chair, the RAB Outstanding Large Section Award for Ottawa Section, 2005,
- Served as Section treasurer in the setup of on-line payment capability for registrations for Section events,
- Engaged local and international presenters from academia, industry and government laboratories for 20+ workshops – often attracting over 100 attendees with LEOS and ComSoc/BTS Chapters,
- Helped form the Ottawa WIE Affinity Group, 2005,
- Co-organized an intensive workshop series for displaced high tech workers to aid with soft skills development,
- Supported conferences, such as CCECE 2006 and the early Electrical Power Symposia which have become the IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC). This year EPEC 2015 takes place in London.