IEEE Houston Section Holiday Celebration: Keynote Sandra L. "Candy" Robinson


Registration Highly Recommended

Tis is the Season for I, EEE, EE, E, E...the IEEE Houston Section cordially invites its members, future members, family, and guests to our Holiday Celebration meeting on Thursday, December 7, 2017. This years meeting will be celebrated at the United Way of Greater Houston facility. A special door prize will be given to the best Ugly Sweater winner. 

We also will be taking time out to say thank you to our Corporate partners that have supported the IEEE Houston Section Societies and Communities in a number of volunteer and community outreach activities. This year we are thankful to:

Tis years holiday meal will be catered by Peli Peli 
Peli Peli's cuisine, is known as South African Fusion, which features authentic South African delicacies along with American steak, chicken and seafood favorites prepared by Chef Paul Friedman's South African style. This style includes marinades, seasonings and spices used in South African cuisine with Dutch, Portuguese and Asian influences.

  • As seen on the Food Network and CNBC's Restaurant Startup 
  • Rated Top 10 in Houston on Tripadvisor & Yelp 
  • Best Restaurant Winner - 2017 Menu of Menus (Houston Press) 
  • 2017 People's Choice Award Winner - Greater Houston Restaurant Association


  Date and Time




  • Date: 07 Dec 2017
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
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  • United Way-Greater Houston
  • 50 Waugh Dr
  • Houston, Texas
  • United States 77007


  • Co-sponsored by Ernest Njouondo
  • Starts 10 November 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 07 December 2017 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
  • Admission fee ?


Candy Robinson Candy Robinson of IEEE-USA


F-35 Program Overview

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Candy Robinson is currently a Software Engineering Manager for Lockheed Martin, assigned to the F-35 program. She worked as a design and software engineer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory, and for the Boeing Company.  She has published papers at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and for the SWE National Convention. She earned a BSEE degree from UT Austin, an MSCS degree from UC Davis, and an MBA in Engineering and Technology Management from the University of Dallas. She is a member of the Fort Worth IEEE Section, and is IEEE-USA President-Elect, to be President in 2018.


Candy Robinson of IEEE-USA


F-35 Program Overview




5:30 - 6:15 Registration / Photo Wall

6:00 - 6:30 Reception 

6:30 - 7:00 Dinner

7:00 - 7:45 Presentation

7:45 - 8:00 Corporate Awards Presentation

8:00 - 8:15 Closing Announcements

8:15 - 8:30 Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays


This promises to be a full event and registration is strongly requested. Preregistered guest will be seated first. Please join us as we take time out to say thank you and celebrate with friends.