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 VAVacant
Antennas and Propagation SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Brian Riely
Circuits and Systems SocietyWashington, Baltimore, Northern VADr. Pamela Ann Abshire
Communications SocietyNorthern VADr. Kafi Hassan
Computational Intelligence SocietyNorthern VA, WashingtonMr. Joel Goodman
Computer SocietyNorthern VA, WashingtonMr. Jorome (Jerry) Gibbon
Control Systems SocietyNorthern VAMr. Dan Cross-Cole
Education SocietyNorthern VA, Central VA, Hampton Roads, RichmondDr. Robert Benoit
Electromagnetic Compatibility SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Mike Violette
Electron Devices SocietyNorthern VA, Washington Mr. Joseph Kopanski
Engineering in Medicine and Biology SocietyWashington, Northern VAMs. Debi Siering
Geoscience and Remote Sensing SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Zhuosen Wang
Industry Applications SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Peter Collat
Instrument and Measurement SocietyWashington, Baltimore, Northern VADr. Sterling Rooke
Magnetics SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Can E. Korman
Microwave Theory and Techniques SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Robert Benoit
Nanotechnology CouncilNorthern VA, WashingtonMr. Nadim Haddad
Nuclear and Plasma Sciences SocietyWashington, Northern VA, BaltimoreMr. Harry Sauberman
Photonics SocietyWashington, Northern VAVacant
Power and Energy SocietyNorthern VA, WashingtonMr. Yonael Teklu
Professional Communication SocietyNorthern VA, Washington, BaltimoreVacant
Reliability SocietyWashington, Northern VADr. Carolyn Carroll
Robotics and Automation SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Leon Escobar
Sensors CouncilWashington, Northern VADr. Christal Gordon
Signal Processing SocietyNorthern VADr. Penny Hix
Society on Social Implications of TechnologyNorthern VA, Washington, BaltimoreMr. Murty Polavarapu
Systems CouncilWashington, Northern VAMr. Tom Starai
Technology and Management SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Doug Holly
Vehicular Technology SocietyWashington, Northern VAMr. Karl W. Berger