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-- Juan Carlos (talk) 17:20, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
As advocate, in my opinion the proposal looks good, and the application of SCr's in Power Electronics undoubtedly had a major impact in the whole world. An open issue is where to mount the plaque, as the original building seems neither available nor much significant in the whole process of development, introduction and manufacture of SCR's by GE. It would be useful to the Committee if the proposers elaborate in the argumentation why Schnectady and in particular the Museum is appropriate.
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Dear Juan, I have received approval from AA Technologies to mount the plaque on the outside of the building and I have received permission from the Rochester Section to host the plaque in their section.
I cannot access the proposal to update the changes, perhaps you can guide me on that.
Advocate's approval -- Juan Carlos (talk) 10:42, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
The conditions have been met, and three distinguished professors have expressed their full support for an IEEE milestone dedicated to the SCR. This invention and its applications, changed completely the Field of Power Electronics, worldwide, and deserve an IEEE Milestone.
As said before, there is the issue of the best place for the plaque. The original proposal was in Schnectady, at the Museum of Innovation & Science. This city was an important site for General Electric, and became associated to the SCR because from there the main business of SCR was conducted for years. That’s the reason for the original suggested place for the plaque.
It was pointed out that a museum, per se, is not necessarily the best place for a plaque unless there is a strong connection with the subject of the Milestone; the development of the first SCR was made in Clyde, a 2000 persons village a few hundred miles away. So the proposers obtained another authorization letter to place the plaque in Clyde -, where the original work took place, in a building now belonging to another company. I’m afraid nobody will ever see this milestone’s plaque, “in the middle of nowhere” [ just look at the place in google maps ]
In my opinion the museum in Schnectady is a much better option, first because the name of Schenectady is strongly associated with the SCR Technology, and second for the much better public visibility. We have two letters of authorization, two possible places. What is the feeling of the Committee? Which is the best place?