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Gil Cooke received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from McGill University Montreal in 1962.
came to the United States in 1964 and has spent most of his
engineering career working on large engineering and construction projects while residing in California, the mid- west and Massachusetts.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, California, Rhodes Island and other states.
In 1978, he
settled with his
family in Framingham, a Boston suburb, and his
passion for history began soon afterward.
Cooke is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
He served as chairman and director of the IEEE Detroit Chapter and has been active with technical programs in Boston during the 80's.
He was appointed chairman of the Industry Application Society's History Committee and later volunteered to become publicity chair for the IEEE Conferences on Homeland Security.
He now sits on the steering committee to organize the next conference to be held in Boston April 2005.
In 2004, Cooke was appointed to the committee of the IEEE Center of History.
This was renewed for another term in 2005.
At the local level, as chair of the Milestone Committee, IEEE
Boston Section, he's
researched, promoted, and raised funds to commemorate two major electrical engineering milestones:
Cooke is an active member of the Society for Industrial Archeology (SIA) and belongs to various historical societies.
Recently, he joined a planning committee being formed in Boston to celebrate Ben Franklin's 300th birthday.
January 31, 2005