Presidents Message – January 2022

Happy New Year!

It is my hope that everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.

As we start 2022. I’m excited to see what we can achieve as a section.  I’m also excited to announce that our first technical seminar will be a look at the FIRST robotics program, and how we as an ISA community can get involved.

Our mission as ISA is to advance technical competence by connecting the automation community.  One way that our local community can give back and help fulfil that mission is to learn more about, and get involved with FIRST.  ISA is a strategic alliance partner with FIRST on the national level.  At a local level, we can have a significant impact in the community by creating more teams, engaging more mentors, and reaching out to more students as an alliance partner.

In this technical seminar, we will learn more about the FIRST program from representatives of the local FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi organization.

Our January Technical Seminar will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, starting at 12:00 pm, and will be an online seminar only using the Zoom Meeting platform.

Register to Attend:

About FIRST:

FIRST® Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc. was formed in 2003 to support FIRST teams, and to grow FIRST programs throughout the Louisiana-Mississippi region. Based in New Orleans, LA, this 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity provides financial & logistical support for FIRST Teams and Events, as well as acting as a conduit between teams and corporate entities who are interested in supporting teams financially, or through in-kind donations or mentorships.

FIRST, Inc. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

New Sponsors

I also want to welcome two new sponsors of the ISA New Orleans Section.  Keystone Engineering and the Charbonnet Law Firm, have both become sponsors.  We appreciate their sponsorship.

Sponsorship of the ISA New Orleans Section helps us fulfill our mission to provide professional develop to its members, and increase awareness of automation as a profession within the local community.  If you would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor, please visit our Sponsor Page.

Best regards,
Wayne Welk
ISA New Orleans Section President
M: 504-481-9489

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