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15 of 22 Sections within Region 1(68.2%) reached their 2018 recruitment goals

For the first time in ten years, higher grade recruitment in the US was positive.

15 of 22 Sections within Region 1(68.2%) reached their 2018 recruitment goals; the second highest percentage worldwide, just behind Region 2 (70%)! 12 of 22 Sections with R1 reached their 2018 retention goals.

Region 1 had a recruitment goal of 3,481 individuals to its overall membership.  We recruited 3,687 individuals this year – 105.9% of our goal! In addition, we were also very close in attaining our overall retention goal (99.7%).

Congratulations to the 8 Sections that achieved BOTH of their recruitment and retention goals and earned the gold medal of recognition!

  • Mid-Hudson Section
  • Green Mountain Section
  • Syracuse Section
  • Schenectady Section
  • Buffalo Section
  • Mohawk Valley Section
  • Providence Section
  • Boston Section

Congratulations to these Sections for achieving their 2018 recruitment goal!

  • Springfield Section
  • New Hampshire Section
  • Princeton/Central Jersey Section
  • New Jersey Coast Section
  • Binghamton Section
  • Long Island Section
  • Rochester Section

Congratulations to these Sections for achieving their 2018 retention goal!

  • Maine Section
  • Connecticut Section
  • Ithaca Section
  • North Jersey Section

Overall Region 1 Membership statistics

Region 1 2018 2017 Change
Higher-Grade w/o GSM 25,277 25,952 (675) -2.6%
Graduate Students 1,365 1,332 33 2.5%
Undergraduate Students 1,476 1,351 125 9.3%
Totals 28,118 28,635 (517) -1.8%

 

2018 IEEE Region 1 Major Awards Released!

On behalf of the Region 1 Awards and Recognition Committee, I am pleased to inform you of the following 2018 IEEE Region 1 Award recipients.  All recipients have been notified.  Please feel free to congratulate the following individuals for their dedication and service to IEEE.

Cathy Chen (New York)
Young Professionals Award
For reviving the New York Section’s IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group; and, for being instrumental in organizing events and connecting young professionals in the NYC Metro area

Gagan Choudhury (New Jersey Coast)
Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award
For developing a wide array of SDN controller algorithms for greatly improving the flexibility, scalability and robustness of large packet/optical networks

Craig Cobb (Syracuse)
Outstanding Support for the Mission of the IEEE, MGA, Region 1 and/or Section Award
For outstanding contributions to the IEEE Syracuse Section, the Circuits & Systems and Computer Chapters, and the Life Members Affinity Group

Casimer DeCusatis (Mid-Hudson)
Outstanding Teaching in an IEEE Area of Interest (University or College) Award
For outstanding contributions to cybersecurity education

Frank Demarest (Connecticut)
Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award
For extensive industrial innovation in interferometry and metrology

Murat Demirbas (Buffalo)
Technological Innovation (Academic) Award
For significant contributions in distributed systems

Cristian A. Linte (Rochester)
Outstanding Teaching in an IEEE Area of Interest (University or College) Award
For contributions to the biomedical engineering profession and to educating and training future generation of engineers, in particular, to the field of medical image computing, modeling, and visualization for computer-aided diagnosis and image-guided surgery

Jiebo Luo (Rochester)
Technological Innovation (Academic) Award
For contributions in computer vision and data mining

Xiaochuan Luo (Springfield)
Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award
For pioneering cloud computing technology for large-scale power system planning simulations

Alexander Magoun (Princeton/Central Jersey)
Enhancement of the IEEE or Engineering Profession’s Image with the Public Award
For creating a space and maintaining the history of the Princeton/Central Jersey Section that allows the public to view important inventions created by electrical engineers

Michael Miller (North Jersey)
Outstanding Support for the Mission of the IEEE, MGA, Region 1 and/or Section Award
For contributions to the IEEE New York and IEEE North Jersey Sections and its PES and IAS Chapters

William Nelson (Boston)
Outstanding Support for the Mission of the IEEE, MGA, Region 1 and/or Section Award
For outstanding service and continuing leadership to the IEEE Boston Section and the IEEE Photonics Society at the Chapter, Section, and international levels

Ajay Rajkumar (North Jersey)
Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award
For pioneering work in the area of modeling, service applications, network performance, end-to-end all-IP flat mobile network and seamless handovers across heterogeneous wireless networks

Emre Salman (Long Island)
Technological Innovation (Academic) Award
For outstanding contributions to developing energy-efficient and secure 3D integrated circuits

Tarunraj Singh (Buffalo)
Technological Innovation (Academic) Award
For pioneering contributions in the field of controller design under uncertainty and nonlinear estimation for disparate applications

David Soll (Princeton/Central Jersey)
Outstanding Support for the Mission of the IEEE, MGA, Region 1 and/or Section Award
For outstanding service to the IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section through continuing service and contributions as a member of the Executive Committee

Ramalingam Sridhar (Buffalo)
Technological Innovation (Academic) Award
For research accomplishments and leadership in system on chip, power-performance tradeoffs in mobile & embedded solutions

Huan Tan (Schenectady)
Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award
For outstanding and continuous contributions to innovation and leadership in creating service robotic systems significantly impacting the industry in various domains

Brian Telfer (Boston)
Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award
For technical leadership and contributions to radar and biosignal processing and machine learning for national security

Suseel Thomas (New York)
Managerial Excellence in an Engineering Organization
For excellence in electrical engineering management in the construction of vital railroad signaling capital infrastructure works for the MTA New York City Transit subway system

Shambhu Upadhyaya (Buffalo)
Technological Innovation (Academic) Award
For research accomplishments and leadership in cybersecurity

Thomas Villani (New York)
Outstanding Support for the Mission of the IEEE, MGA, Region 1 and/or Section Award
For outstanding service to the IEEE New York Section and support of the mission to members within the PES/IAS Joint Chapter and community

Liudong Xing (Providence)
Outstanding Teaching in an IEEE Area of Interest (University or College) Award
For outstanding and sustained contributions as an educator and mentor in the fields of computer engineering and reliability engineering

John Yagielski (Schenectady)
Enhancement of the Relationship between IEEE and Industry Award
For longstanding and significant contributions to Technical Committee activities, standards and guides representing the electric power industry

Peng Zhang (Connecticut)
Technological Innovation (Academic) Award
For strong leadership and outstanding contributions in research and teaching in the areas of microgrids, smart communities and cities, cyber-physical security and smart ocean systems

Jason Hui
Region 1 Awards and Recognition Chair
jason.k.hui@ieee.org

Daniel Edward Sniezek of the Binghamton Section to receive the Lancaster Medal from ASQ

IEEE Senior Member Daniel Edward Sniezek, Lockheed Martin (retired), of the Binghamton Section has been selected to receive the Lancaster Medal from ASQ in 2018.

 

The Lancaster Medal is being awarded to Mr. Sniezek in recognition of the outstanding contributions in initiating international member units globally; for serving as an exceptional coach, guide and mentor to the international students; and for serving ASQ and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, in high-profiled positions.

 

ASQ provides the quality community with training, professional certifications, and knowledge to a vast network of members of the global quality community. 

ASQ recognizes outstanding leadership in quality with prestigious medals and awards. The awards recognize individuals for superior achievements in the development, promotion, and communication of quality information and technology.  The Lancaster Medal is presented to the individual who has been recognized by the committee for dedication and outstanding contributions to the International Fraternity of Quality Professionals. The award will be presented at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement later this spring.  More information can be found on the ASQ website.

 

Mr. Sniezek currently serves at the Central Area Chair of Region 1 and is a valuable contributor to IEEE in Region 1.

Congratulations to Mr. Sniezek in receiving this career defining award that celebrates many years of contributions to ASQ on a global level!

 


 

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2019 IEEE REGION 1 ANNUAL STUDENT CONFERENCE ON MARCH 8-10TH

2019 IEEE REGION 1 ANNUAL STUDENT CONFERENCE ON MARCH 8-10TH – Binghamton 

Register!

The IEEE Region 1 Student Conference (StuCon) is the premier annual event where student branches from IEEE Region 1 – the eight Northeastern United States (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT) – meet to discuss mutual challenges and to compete in regional competitions.

Innovative Technologies Complex

Click here for the Conference Flyer!

The conference objective is to encourage lively student engagement and provide  opportunities for students to network and learn from other students from across Region 1 while applying practical engineering knowledge in the various competitions. StuCon also provides a great opportunity for student members to work in teams and to network with Industry Professionals and IEEE Leaders.

Conference Highlights:

STUCON 2018STUCON 2018

 


Binghamton Holiday InnHotel Registration Deadline: 27 February 2019!

Early Conference Registration Deadline: 27 February 2019!

Hotel Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown (2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, New York13901)

Hotel accommodations are included in the registration fee (via a rooming list – do NOT try to book directly with the hotel) on a first come – first served basis for those traveling more than 100 miles each way. Students and Teams will be required to share a room (up to 4 students per Room, up to two in a bed). Hotel rooms will not be provided for local participants. Those non-students wanting to reserve a room should contact Dr. Rubenstein (c.rubenstein@ieee.org) to obtain a room within our room block at $125/night, taxes included, registration additional.


Registration:
Fee will include all meals, breaks and the Award Ceremony and Dinner at the conference.
Late and On-Site Registration => (IEEE Member = $75 Non-Member = $120)

Steering Committee:

Charles Rubenstein, R1 Student Activities Coordinator
Matthew Simiele, Conference Co-Chair
Nick Passaretti, NYIT, IEEE Region 1 Student Rep
Babak Beheshti, NYIT, IEEE Region 1 Director
TBD, Program/Technical Activities
Bala Prasanna, Student Leadership Chair and Treasurer
Soon Wan, Micromouse Competition Chair
Greg Gdowski, Student Paper Contest Chair
Bruce Hecht, Ethics Competition Chair
Vince Socci, Drones Workshop Chair
TBD, Hackathon Chair
Denis Nakazawa, Fund-raising and Exhibits Chair
Darcy Fauci, Local Facilities Chair
Jeffrey Bodek, Webmaster

The IEEE Region 1 Drones Workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Foundation and the IEEE New York Section and hosted by Binghamton University.

2016 IEEE Region 1 Student Conference
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

2016 IEEE Region 1 Student Conference
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Photos from the 2016 IEEE Region 1 Student conference