Central Florida

Central Florida

Chapter Region: Southeast
President Name: Steven C. Gordon
Address: 11315 Corporate Blvd, Suite 110, Orlando, Florida 32817
Phone: 407-482-1423/407-963-2413
Email: steve.gordon@gtri.gatech.edu

The Central Florida Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) is a professional association, chartered in Orlando as an educationally oriented, not-for-profit, technical society. Test and Evaluation (T&E) professionals use their science and engineering backgrounds to make sure the systems we all buy and the systems that protect all of us are safe to use and work as intended.  T&E professionals push systems to the intended limits and beyond.  ITEA Central Florida is proud to provide professional support and education to these professionals and scholarship awards to future T&E professionals.

Officers names and emails and Committees

President: Steven Gordon, steve.gordon@gtri.gatech.edu
Vice President: Richard Coronado, r.coronado@jiracor.com
Treasurer: Henry Merhoff, Henry.Merhoff@sfc.com
Secretary: Eliot Ramey, eliot.ramey@att.net
Scholarship Committee: Eliot Ramey, Chair; Carol Ann Dykes, WID and UCF Liaison

Membership information

Please consider joining or rejoining ITEA.  Test and Evaluation (T&E) is used in every industry and in every government agency that purchases, designs, produces, or uses systems that must be safe, usable, maintainable, and effective.  In government, T&E is widely used in national defense, homeland security, and driving and aviation safety.

Membership in ITEA allows

  • Automatic membership in the local Central Florida chapter,
  • Four issues per year of The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation,
  • Discounted attendance at ITEA workshops and the ITEA Symposium,
  • Educational opportunities in short courses and tutorials at events,
  • Attaining the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional recognition,
  • Building professional connections and recognition, and
  • Opportunities to contribute to our future workforce. 

 I’ve included a picture of the four quarterly ITEA Journals from 2015; your 2018 and follow-on issues will be delivered to you quarterly at the address you indicate. 

The annual membership fee for ITEA is $75 for new or renewing members in the United States and $25 for full-time students.  Attending one event can save you more than the annual membership fee.  As one example, for the International Test and Evaluation Symposium in Oxnard, California in 2018 or in Kauai, Hawaii in 2019, the registration fee for an ITEA member is approximately $150 less than for a nonmember. 

Please go to the ITEA membership page (https://www.itea.org/corporate/) to renew or join ITEA.  Near the bottom of the membership form, you’ll notice a question about who referred you; please indicate “Steve Gordon, Central Florida.”   

Chapter Scholarship Program information

Since 2012, the ITEA Central Florida Chapter has awarded 17 scholarships to an outstanding group of high school seniors that have pursued science and engineering degrees at the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, Miami, Brown, Washington University of St Louis, Georgia Tech, MIT, and Harvard.  In total, $13,100.00 in scholarships have been awarded to date.

International Test and Evaluation Association

Central Florida Chapter

Orlando, Florida

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Central Florida Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) is a professional association, chartered in Orlando as an educationally oriented, not-for-profit, technical society.  Test and Evaluation (T&E) professionals use their science and engineering backgrounds to make sure the systems we all buy and the systems that protect all of us are safe to use and work as intended.  They push systems to the intended limits and beyond.  The ITEA mission includes: 

  1. Providing an organization for individuals who have a common interest in the discipline of T&E;
  2. Providing for the exchange of ideas and information in the field of T&E;
  3. Conducting professional meetings, including symposia, seminars, workshops and courses on the
    technology and management involved in the field of T&E; 
  4. Promoting education in the field of T&E; and
  5. Supporting and promoting the development and advancement of the state of the art in T&E and in allied
    branches of science, technology, and management.

As part of this mission, the Central Florida Chapter of ITEA is offering a scholarship available to Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake County High School Seniors who will be pursuing a degree in any of the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering.  The size of the scholarship amount will be dependent on the amount of funding available once selection is made, but the amount will be at least $500 for at least one scholarship award each year.  Final selection will be made by a panel of members of the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Chapter of ITEA.  A sealed copy of the applicant’s current January transcript must accompany all completed applications.  The following criteria will be used in the selection process.

Selection Criteria in Priority Order

  1. Evidence of an intent to pursue a college degree in any of the physical sciences, engineering, computer
    science, or mathematics.
  2. Academic performance to date, with emphasis on science and math courses.
  3. Participation in science and math related extracurricular school activities.
  4. Employment in science and mathematics related industries.
  5. Future plans and career aspirations.

If interested, please mail, no later than March 12, a sealed copy of your transcript, current as of January, and the application to:

International Test and Evaluation Association – Central Florida Chapter (ITEA-CF)

Attention: Dr Steven C. Gordon
Box 133
12472 Lake Underhill Drive
Orlando, FL 32828

Deadline for receipt of the application, with requested transcripts, for each year is March 12th.  

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

May 2018 – 2018 Scholarship award luncheon TBD