In Remembrance of Member Nef Torres

Dear IEEE Houston Section Members It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Nef Torres, Engineering Manager of Substation Relay and SCADA, CenterPoint Energy.  We were notified over the weekend that Nef was involved in a fatal accident while vacationing in the Caribbean. Nef was an active Houston Section member… Read more

IEEE R5 Houston Section in Partnership with NSBE PI SIG Webinar: Black History Month STEM Innovators

In February 2021 during the celebration of Black History Month (BHM) the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), R5 Houston Section partnered with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Process Improvement (PI) Special Interest Group (SIG) to present a three-part webinar series entitled STEM Innovators. Each webinars series was presented by a different… Read more

IEEE R5 Galveston Section Workshop: STEM Engineers In Real Life (IRL) – Who Moved My Cheese?

Students are often encouraged to go into engineering, but what is it that engineers do? “There is no one quick answer because it depends not only on what type of engineer you become but also what industry you work in. To really appreciate the scope of the things engineers do, it’s best to see them.” I… Read more

2021 R5 Houston Section Graduation Stoles Program

Even though many of the class of 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremonies were hijacked due to the #covid-19 pandemic, there are plenty of ways we can still celebrate these graduates and honor their rite of passage. Congratulations to all of our IEEE Houston Section #students Branch Members who graduated and are graduating. Its been a hard year for a lot of… Read more

2020 Virtual Section Congress The Answers…to Membership Engagement in a Pandemic

On Friday, April 9th  –  11th 2021 the IEEE Region 5 East Area Chair and South Area Chair will be presenting at the 2021 Virtual Sections Congress on “The Answers…to Membership Engagement in a Pandemic” facilitated by Christopher Sanderson, R5 South Area Chair, and Matt Francis, R5 East Area Chair. Seminar Description: In March 2020,… Read more

2021 IEEE HKN Panel Discussion: How to encourage Diversity and Outreach in a Professional Organization

On Thursday, April 1st 2021 the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Kappa Sigma chapter and GWISE will facilitate a panel discussion “How to encourage Diversity and Outreach in a Professional Organization” Sponsored by Boston University HKN Student Branch. The program is  designed to engage with many communities to discuss the need for diversity in STEM,… Read more

IEEE Facilities & Construction Network Suite

Christopher Sanderson, IEEE R5 Houston Section thank you for your partnership and facilitating in the Facilities & Construction SPE Spring 2021 Hiring Event. I wanted to personally thank IEEE for accepting our invitation to lead this virtual Networking Suite discussion on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. As a collaborating partnership organization,… Read more

IEEE Houston Section Congressional Virtual Visit Day (CvVD)

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 members from around the United States will be participating in the IEEE-USA Congressional Virtual Visit Day (CvVD). Because travel to Washington is still difficult this year’s CVD was virtual. Instead of traveling to Washington, participants such as Christopher Sanderson, R5 South Area Chair had the opportunity to meet with their… Read more

IEEE TryEngineering Volunteer STEM Portal Initiative

In March 2020 I was asked to be part of the IEEE TryEngineering STEM Portal Initiative by Jamie Moesch, Managing Director, Education Activities and Burt Dicht, Director, Student and Academic Education Programs. The opportunity to share some of our R5 Houston Section STEM initiative like Teachers In-Service Program (TISP) facilitated by Freddie Wong and learning… Read more

University of Houston IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Epsilon Epsilon Chapter Information Session

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 the University of Houston (UH) HKN Epsilon Epsilon Chapter held an information session was facilitated by Christopher Sanderson, IEEE Region 5 South Area Chair and IEEE Houston Section Vice-Chair. The IEEE UH Student Branch President Javier Garcia has been hard at work in trying to get the Epsilon Epsilon chapter reinstated… Read more