Each of IEEE’s 39 Technical Societies is a global collection of members interested in a specific area, from aerospace to vehicular. (See IEEE Society Memberships for a full list.)  Members may pay society dues and join a society, which usually includes a publication and discounts on journals and conferences. (Non-IEEE members may join a society at a non-IEEE member rate without joining IEEE.)  There are also six Technical Councils – groups of societies working on a broader area.

Society members within a geographic area may form a local chapter, which is led and supported by the geographical unit (typically the section).  While leadership roles and meeting announcements go only to society members, their meetings and presentations are usually open to everyone including non-IEEE members. Announcements in the calendar will specify when a meeting is closed.

The following is a list of all chapters spanning the Northern VA Section. Where chapters span two or more sections the “lead” section (responsible for reporting chapter activity) is listed first. Some chapters exist separately in both Northern VA and Washington, but only the Northern VA chapter is listed below.

Aerospace and Electronic Systems SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Eun Oh
Antennas and Propagation SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Brian Riely
Communications SocietyNorthern VADr. Kafi Hassan
Computational Intelligence SocietyNorthern VA, WashingtonMr. Joel Goodman
Computer SocietyNorthern VA, WashingtonMichael Pepe
Control SocietyNorthern VAMr. Dan Cross-Cole
Education SocietyNorthern VA, Central VA, Hampton Roads, RichmondDr. Barry Douglass
Electromagnetic Compatibility SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Mike Violette
Electron Devices SocietyNorthern VA, WashingtonDr. John Zhang
Engineering in Medicine and Biology SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Avinash Eranki
Geoscience and Remote Sensing SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Zhuosen Wang
Industry Applications SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Peter Collat
Instrument and Measurement SocietyWashington, Baltimore, Northern VAVacant
Magnetics SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Can E. Korman
Microwave Theory and Techniques SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Kiki Ikossi
Nanotechnology CouncilNorthern VA, WashingtonNadim Haddad
Nuclear and Plasma Sciences SocietyWashington, Northern VA, BaltimoreVacant
Oceanic Engineering SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Jim Roche
Photonics SocietyWashington, Northern VAJeffrey White
Power and Energy SocietyNorthern VA, WashingtonYonael Teklu
Professional Communication SocietyNorthern VA, Washington, BaltimoreVacant
Reliability SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Carolyn Carroll
Robotics and Automation SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Azad Shademan
Sensors CouncilWashington, Northern VAChristal Gordon
Signal Processing SocietyNorthern VADr. Penny Hix
Society on Social Implications of TechnologyNorthern VA, Washington, BaltimoreMr. Murty Polavarapu
Technology and Management SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Doug Holly
Vehicular Technology SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Karl W. Berger