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) Meeting files pending
The R5 Fall EXCOM meeting was hosted at Texas Tech University and was organized by Dr. Bilbao and Dr. Gale. Dr. Bilbao hosted the tour of Texas Tech University Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) facility https://www.depts.ttu.edu/gleamm/
2023 Audit Committee
Congratulations, the N&A Committee has approved the following slate to serve as the Region 5 Auditors during 2023. You will be contacted by 2023 Audit Chair, Bill Wylie, later in the year as he prepares you for 2023.
- 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
Final Call for Candidates – Region 5 Director-elect 2023 Election
This is a chance for you to get deeply involved with the full scope of the IEEE, including representing Region 5 at worldwide meetings, interacting with hundreds of similarly dedicated members and influencing change in the organization.
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!
|R5 Conferences, Webinars and Professional Activities|
R5 Conferences and Webinars
- The IEEE MetroCon 2022 (November 3, 2022) IEEE Fort Worth Section Annual Technical conference. A Success! Welcomes attendees back to in-person event:
After two years of virtual sessions and a virtual conference, the IEEE Fort Worth Section set its sights on having a fully in-person conference for 2022. The conference theme for this year is “Transforming the Future”, and boasted over 150 attendees. This conference featured 2 new tracks (Photonics, Autonomous and Vehicle Systems) and also saw participation in its Student Poster Competition from the University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, and the University of Houston at Victoria.
In searching for plenary and keynote speaker, it was challenging finding speakers who fit the theme of the conference. Power & Energy Track Chair, Derrick Webster, who has participated in the conference the past five years, utilized his IEEE network and found both speakers. The plenary address was provided by Patrick Dubose of Burns and McDonnel, who kicked off the conference with an exciting presentation on EV Penetration: Solutions with Data Analytics. Our attendees enjoyed a lunch fit for royalty while enjoying the keynote address given by Mike Dempsey of Burns and McDonnell, who presented on Microgrids.
There were many people who made this conference possible.
Track Chairs Internet of Things – Ed Hightower, Prabha Sundaravadivel
Track Chairs Developing & Deploying Secure Systems – Phillip Todd, Princy Mehta
Track Chairs Systems and Software – Michelle Maddox, Juanita Winfrey
Track Chair Power & Energy – Derrick Webster
Track Chairs Computational Intelligence – Ed Safford, Colleen Bailey
Track Chairs Biotechnology – Hongli Wu, Don Osborne
Track Chair Financial Planning – Brian Wronko
Track Chairs Autonomous and Vehicle Systems – Chris Elliott, Jim Hogan
Track Chair Photonics and Publication Chair – Catrina Coleman
Volunteer Coordination – Michelle Maddox, I’Nita White
Finance Chair – Mike Siok
Patron Chair – Tim O’Conner
Exhibits Chair – Jim Thompson
Conference Co-Chair, Student Poster Contest Chair, Program Chair – Mike Bishop
Conference Chair – Diane Bowen Collier
The picture above: Conference Chair Diane Collier and the plenary speaker Patrick Dubose of Burns and McDonnell
The picture above: The keynote address speaker Mike Dempsey of Burns and McDonnell with Conference Chair Diane Collier
IEEE Fort Worth Section would like to thank all of the volunteers, attendees, and vendors that made this event special. We would also like to thank our patrons, especially our platinum patrons, Lockheed Martin and Oncor, who have graciously supported and participated in the conference for years (and hopefully years to come!). Our first conference back in person was truly commendable, and we look forward to seeing everyone back next year! POC firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE Pikes Peak Section (December 13, 2022, 10-11 am Mountain Time)
Present: “COMMITTING TO BEING A HIGH IMPACT LEADER AS AN ENGINEER” by Dr. D.D. (Don) Warrick
Questions: John Santiago, Chair of Pikes Peak Section / email@example.com
Engineers often get a bad wrap as being committed to their profession but not to leadership. Leadership is the number one key to building successful organizations and teams and can also be a key to gaining acceptance of ideas. Leaders are a major influence on the culture in which people work, on how people are treated, and how things get done. Engineers can be excellent, high impact leaders who make a difference in lives and organizations. However, to do so they must be committed leaders as well as committed engineers and become students of how to lead and bring out the best in people, teams, and organizations. This session will provide a practical understanding of the importance of skilled leadership, the impact leaders can have, and the critical skills engineers need to learn to be leaders committed to making a difference.
Dr. Warrick’s Biography
Dr. Warrick is an award winning educator, consultant, and author who specializes in developing and coaching leaders, developing high performance teams and organizations, managing change, and building strong cultures. He is a Professor of Leadership and Organization Change and President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and President of the Warrick Agency Training and Development Company. Dr. Warrick has received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Organization Development Network Association for his “significant and lasting impact on the field and practice of organization development” and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management for “exceptional contributions to organization development and change education, scholarship, and practice.” He has also been recognized as one of the leading thinkers on organization change in the prestigious Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers and has received numerous other awards for his contributions. Dr. Warrick is the author or co-author of over 90 articles, book chapters, and professional papers and nine books primarily in the areas of organization development and change and leadership. He has been a consultant and speaker to over 200 organizations including Fortune 500 companies, international companies, and smaller organizations. At his university, Dr. Warrick has received the Chancellor’s Award, the University’s highest annual award, the Outstanding Teacher Award for the University, and many awards in the College of Business including Teaching Awards, the Outstanding Faculty Award, and other awards. He received his BBA and MBA degrees at the University of Oklahoma and DBA at the University of Southern California.
2023 Region 5 Annual Meeting and Student Competitions
The 2023 IEEE Region 5 Annual Business Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, 13200 E. 14th Place, Aurora, CO 80011. On Friday April 21, 2023, a reception starts at 6 PM. The website is https://r5conferences.org/
R5 Business Meeting: The R5 Annual Business Meeting will start on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 8 AM [when a quorum is needed] and will continue Sunday April 23, 2023. IEEE Region 5 holds an annual meeting to approve its Executive Committee members, set goals, and determine an annual budget for programs and services. Each of the 27 Sections are expected to send a minimum of one voting representative to participate [Primary Section Delegate PSD].
Student Competitions: For more information about the competitions, visit the Student Activities webpage https://r5conferences.org/student-activities/ Student Teams interested in competing will also need to complete the Intent to Compete forms from the competition of their choice. Forms should be submitted as soon as possible to properly accommodate everyone.
We are looking forward to a great conference in 2023, and we hope to see you all there.
Note that the Region 5 annual business meeting is held adjacent to the IEEE 2023 GreenTech conference; for information on attending this technical conference, please visit the GreenTech webpage at https://ieeegreentech.org.
R5 Conference Organizing Committee:
Abd Arkadan, General Chair
Ian MacMillan, Operations Chair
Jim Sipes, Student Competitions Chair
- The 2023 IEEE Region 5 Annual Student Competitions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center in Aurora, Colorado on April 22, 2023. These competitions are open to all undergraduate IEEE student members who are attending a school in Region 5. Space is limited for some competitions and is given on a first come first serve basis. Interested teams should submit their ‘Intent to Submit’ forms as soon as possible. Student Competition Discord server: https://discord.gg/meG8Qku6RD For more information, please visit: https://r5conferences.org/student-activitiesPlease direct any questions you may have to the region 5 student representative, jaiden or the student activities chair, Amardeep. Jaiden Strong firstname.lastname@example.org, Amardeep Kaur email@example.com
- 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=
- Professional Activities: Region 5 makes funds available for the support of professional activities in IEEE R5 Sections, Chapters, and Student Branches. The funds are managed and distributed through the Region. To obtain funding, a Section, Chapter, or Student Branch must complete a Project Plan and Financing Request form, obtain supporting signatures, and file the form with the Region 5 PACE Coordinator. For R5 PACE Form (includes program details) and project ideas, https://r5.ieee.org/member-opportunities/professional-activities-pace/. If you have 2021 carry over and 2022 events, please send your completed PACE forms including event report to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 3, 2022.
|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 MOVE Vehicle
Region 5 may be in a position to receive an IEEE-USA MOVE Vehicle that would be located in the Region to help with disasters,
STEM events and training for the central part of the USA. To help launch this exciting opportunity, we need a volunteer coordinatorto act as a project manager on behalf of the Executive Committee through 2023 to start. If you have time on your hands, are passionate about the mission of MOVE and would like to be involved with the Region for the first time, please drop
an email to email@example.com. It is important this slot gets filled this month.
You will not be required to service, drive, or be called out for a disaster in this role. It will be decided later where the vehicle will be maintained but you will be part of that decision making. More information on MOVE is here: https://move.ieeeusa.org/. This is a perfect opportunity for a Life Member.
IEEE MGA News
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