The Region 5 Community Connector
Newsletter Promoting activities, information, and news to the membership
Hunter J Boudreaux – East Area Chair
Maciej J Zawodniok– North Area Chair
Christopher B Sanderson– South Area Chair
Faye Kann– West Area Chair
R5 EXCOM Roster can be viewed here: https://rosters.ieee.org/home.html
R5 EXCOM Meetings
- January 29, 2022 Winter Meeting files are in Collabratec: @ https://ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/community/1314/IEEE-Region-5/files.
- September 16-18, 2022 Fall Meeting in Lubbock, TX (Virtual All / In Person by invitation)
2023 Audit Committee
- Treasurer: Paul Cassingham.
- Audit Committee Chair, 4th Year: William Wylie (North) Billwylie@ieee.org
- Audit Committee, 3rd Year: Silke Spiesshoefer (East) Silke_Spiesshoefer@ieee.org
- Audit Committee, 2nd Year: Ernest X Njouondo (South) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Audit Committee, 1st Year: Patterson, Tristan Hunter (West) email@example.com
POC: Director Bob Becnel firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling for Region 5 Director Candidates
This is a unique opportunity to serve as Director-elect in 2024, then become Region 5 Director in 2026. Over the next month, the Nominations Committee is simply looking for expressions of interest.
Please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee (email@example.com) if you wish to be considered as a potential candidate or if you have questions. Nominate yourself or another qualified volunteer now!
If you are currently unemployed or retired and have not renewed your membership for 2022, you can also renew your IEEE membership at ½ price. Simply go to: www.ieee.org/renew.
Graduating Students move to Higher Grade Members
Twice a year the IEEE will automatically upgrade graduating student IEEE members to regular IEEE Member Grade. The first upgrade for this year happened in June for all students who had listed graduation dates in their IEEE profile through June 1, 2022.
For those who just graduated, WELCOME to the next phase of your IEEE carrier. Now that you are a regular member, the IEEE has a lot more to offer. Check out the many benefits of being an IEEE member by going to: IEEE Member Benefits.
And lastly for those graduating students, be sure and update your IEEE profile with your new post college contact info.
Did you know about IEEE – Collabratec
Did You Know –
IEEE Collabratec™ is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create – all in one central hub. IEEE Collabratec™ offers a suite of productivity tools and is available to technology professionals around the world with exclusive features for IEEE members. Sign up is free to everyone. You don’t have to be an IEEE member to join!
Establish your professional identity to connect and network with verified IEEE members and technology professionals by location or technical interests.
GO TO IEEE Collabratec now at https://ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/
POC Joe Redfield Region 5 Membership Development Chair J.Redfield@ieee.org
|R5 Conferences and Webinars|
- For Listing of Region 5 Conferences, please visit: https://conferences.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/search?q=*&subsequent_q=&date=all&from=&to=®ion=Region05-Southwestern%20USA&country=all&pos=0&sortorder=desc&sponsor=&sponsor_type=all&state=all&field_of_interest=all&sortfield=relevance&searchmode=basic&virtualflag=Y&virtualConfReadOnly=N&eventformat=
- MetroCon 2022 (November 3, 2022) IEEE Fort Worth Section Annual Technical conference
IEEE Galveston Bay Section: “ROBOTICS and AUTOMATION WEEK” Webinars September 5, 7 & 8, 2022
MONDAY- September 5th, 11:00 AM US-Central
TOPIC: “Application of Particle Swarm Optimization in Robot Manipulator Inverse Kinematics”
Complimentary Registration on VTool: events.vtools.ieee.org/event/register/320721
Deadline for registration: Sunday, September 4th, 5:00 PM US-Central
WEDNESDAY-September 7th, 11:00 AM US-Central
TOPIC: From Industry 4.0 to Healthcare 4.0: Problems, Opportunities, and Challenges in Smart and Interconnected Healthcare System
Complimentary Registration on VTool:
Deadline: Tuesday September 6th, 5:00 PM US-Central
Thursday, September 8th, 11:00 AM US-Central
TOPIC: On Safe Autonomous Driving: Past, Present, and Future
Complimentary Registration on VTool
Deadline: Wednesday September 7th , 5:00 PM US-Central
|R5 Sections and Formation Date|
|1||Arkansas River Valley||June 20, 1994|
|2||Arkansas||April 23, 1947|
|3||Baton Rouge||February 5, 1955|
|4||Beaumont||June 27, 1945|
|5||Central Texas||May 23, 1930|
|6||Corpus Christi||October 25, 1951|
|7||Dallas||March 18, 1928|
|8||Denver||May 18, 1915|
|9||El Paso||March 7, 1940|
|10||Fort Worth||January 5, 1956|
|11||Galveston Bay||January 1, 1980|
|12||High Plains||February 13, 2010|
|13||Houston||August 7, 1928|
|14||Kansas City||April 4, 1916|
|15||Lafayette||November 11, 1970|
|16||Lone Star||November 23, 2019|
|17||New Orleans||December 8, 1933|
|18||Oklahoma City||February 16, 1922|
|19||Ozark||April 20, 1966|
|20||Panhandle||June 12, 1947|
|21||Pikes Peak||May 22, 1978|
|22||Saint Louis||January 14, 1903|
|23||Shreveport||January 14, 1903|
|24||South Plains||May 4, 1955|
|25||Southwest Missouri||February 14, 2009|
|26||Tulsa||October 1, 1937|
|27||Wichita||September 16, 1937|
IEEE USA News
IEEE-USA is currently accepting nominations for its annual awards, given in recognition of professionalism, technical achievement, and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. The nominations portal will close 15 September.
IEEE MGA News
1. MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
2. IEEE MGA Diversity & Inclusion Award
3. MGA Innovation Award
4. MGA Leadership Award
5. MGA Achievement Award
6. MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award
Please visit the MGA Award nomination process to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements. MGA awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self-nomination is not permitted.
The deadline to submit nominations is 25 September 2022. A complete nomination form with two letters of endorsement by two IEEE members are required to be eligible.
If the link above goes to the IEEE Awards home page, go to ‘My Nominations’ under the ‘Login’ tab. You may need your IEEE account login to access.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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- vTools: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/
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