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IEEE Philadelphia Section Receives an Award

2018 Membership Recruitment and Retention Performance 

Membership Development goals are created for each Section for both recruitment and retention. Each Section has a unique goal based on different dynamics – whether the Section has had growth or decline, as well as the overall size and location of the Section. Each Section that meets their goal receives special recognition in the form of an electronic banner to be placed on Section websites, in newsletters, and even in e-mail signatures. Banners are distributed to the Section’s Membership Development Chair, and/or Section Chair.

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IEEE Philadelphia Section Congratulates our Newest Senior Members

January 2018:  Kevin J. Matthews, Nagarajan Kandasamy, Thomas L. Lapp, Glenn A. Reitmeier, Saswati Sarkar, Yu Xia, Bo Ji, Christopher W. Peters, Gabriel J. Paoletti, Li Bai, Dustyn P. Roberts, Paul R. White, Andrew D. Maidment.

Congratulations to IEEE Philadelphia Section 2018 Award Winners!

IEEE-USA Jim Watson Student Professional Awareness Achievement Award:
Richard Adler, Villanova University

IEEE Region 2 Outstanding Service Award:
Thomas L. Fagan, Jr. P.E.

Alan L. Kirsch Award:
Andrea Poosikian, Temple University

Chapter of the Year Award:
Joint Chapter of Control Systems Society, Circuits and Systems Society, and Systems Man, and Cybernetics Society (CSS/CASS/SMCS)

Section Member Award:
Robert H. Caverly, Ph.D., Villanova University
Brian Thomson, Ph.D., Temple University

Benjamin Franklin Key Award:
Suh Joon Han, Ph.D., Dow Chemical Company
Peter A. Lewin, M.Sc., Ph.D., Drexel University
Weidong Mao, Ph.D., Comcast Cable

Corporate Technology Innovation Award:
Channel Logistics, LLC dba Space Eyes

Delaware Valley Young Electrical Engineer of the Year:
Taylor J. Carpenter, CHI Systems
Sean Lilley, Analytical Graphics Inc.
Ioannis Savidis, Ph.D., Drexel University

Delaware Valley Electrical Engineer of the Year:
Richard Klein, Lockheed Martin

Fauzia Ahmad, Ph.D. was recognized as an IEEE Fellow, for contribution to through-the-wall radar imaging.

A special thank you to our speaker Michael C. Quinn, The Museum of the American Revolution.

We gratefully acknowledge our 2018 Sponsors.




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Welcome to the IEEE Philadelphia Section

The Philadelphia Section (or Branch as it was then called) of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE for short, was organized in 1903. As the electric power industry grew so did the AIEE. However, on May 13, 1912, another branch of the electrical profession, the radio engineers, formed the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), which grew so rapidly its membership soon surpassed that of the AIEE. As early as 1922, the AIEE and IRE discussed the possibility of merging, as the interests of the societies overlapped. No serious steps were taken until 1961. One year later, the membership of the organizations approved the merger, which officially took place on January 1, 1963, under the new name of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).

Today the IEEE Philadelphia Section serves more than 4,000 members in the Delaware Valley including Bucks, Chester, Delaware,Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. The Philadelphia Section holds regular meetings (third Tuesday except December, June, July, and August) and events, publishes a member newsletter, the Almanack, ten times per year; presents an annual awards banquet & gala, and offers a leadership scholarship through its student branch. The section currently has 22 chapters and four affinity groups. Many volunteer opportunities exist. For more information call 484.270.5136.

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The Philadelphia Section of the IEEE encourages placement of technical, professional and commercial advertisement and Sponsorship in the Almanack, Web site, Annual Awards Banquet and Program Book and the Meeting Announcement emails.

The Almanack is published ten times a year and is read by more than 4,000 members with an average annual salary of over $70,000 in over 150 key industries.

The Awards Banquet of the IEEE Philadelphia Section is an annual event to recognize those who have been honored for their contributions by both the Institute and the Section and by organizations whose mutual interests are associated with the IEEE.

Meeting Announcements (reaches 4,000 + recipients averaging 4-6 emails each month)
For more information, contact Michael Mayor at 484.524.3264 or