IEEE Region 2

March 9th, 2018

APRIL 6TH-7TH, 2018

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January 16th, 2018

R2 Section Leaders and Committee please take note:

The 2018 Winter Meeting will take place February 24-25 in Bethlehem, PA.  Invites and registration information will be sent soon so please mark your calendars.  We hope to see you there!

Emilio Salgueiro, R2 Secretary

February 12th, 2017

Welcome to IEEE Region 2! 

Thank you for allowing me to serve as Director of the IEEE Region 2 for 2017 and 2018. It is really an honor. As you may know, the region encompasses Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, northern Virginia, southern New Jersey, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, serving more than 25,000 members. We are one of 10 geographical regions around the world which serve IEEE’s approximately 400,000 member total.

As Director, it is among my duties to represent our region and IEEE at the board level in IEEE-USA, MGA, chair of the region committee, as well as serve as a member of IEEE and MGA assemblies.

Many of the goals I have formulated for my tenure in this position rest on the foundation established by the thoughtful work of those who preceded me. Crucial to our future as an organization is sowing the seeds of membership growth, while enhancing the value derived and contributed by current membership. While these goals may not seem mutually exclusive, generational and other differences in perceptions and realities will likely provide challenges as yet unseen. Fortunately for us, challenges are the engineer’s forte.

Because you are reading this, it’s probably safe to assume you are already involved in IEEE beyond some casual measure. If not, and you simply stumbled upon this page via some random probability, look around, maybe there is something here for you. Stranger things have happened.   I encourage all to take an even more active role in the organization. Create value for yourself and others around you by volunteering to help out at any level you can. Promote membership and good will towards the organization wherever you go.

It is essential to celebrate the hard work that has been done by the organization and its volunteers thus far.  Every moment spent and every event at every level is the product of genuine commitment and hard labor invested by the good and willing people who want to make a difference.

I urge all members to share their ideas for Region 2, bring forth their concerns and become active participants if they are not already. It is my promise to work to enable all willing members to implement their concepts for a better IEEE at every level.

Kate Duncan
IEEE Region 2 Director 2017-2018

February 8th, 2017

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January 8th, 2017

R2 Section Leaders and Committee please take note:

The 2017 Spring Meeting will take place April 22-23 in Wilmington, DE.  Invites and registration information will be sent soon so please mark your calendars.  We hope to see you there!

Felicia Harlow, R2 Secretary

May 30th, 2016

In April 2016, the West Virginia Section and Akron Section have ALREADY surpassed their recruitment goals for the year!  West Virginia is at 115% and Akron is at 101.3%.  Congratulations to these Sections and keep up the great efforts!

January 26th, 2016

Many of you have seen the article in Insight about IEEE-USA’s new attack on the H-1B visa program. (

In brief, we believe that the use of H-1B visa to replace American workers represents intentional discrimination against Americans because of their citizenship – which is illegal under the law.

As part of this effort, we have created an online petition asking the U.S. Attorney General to launch an investigation into H-1B outsourcing.  We already have 200 signatures on the petition, but we need more.

The petition can be found here:

Please take a moment to add your name to the petition.  In politics, numbers matter.  The more names on the petition, the more likely it will generate a response.  We believe that the law is on our side, but the U.S. Department of Justice is a busy place.  It will take many voices to get their attention.

After you have signed, please send this e-mail to anyone else you think might be willing to help.

Thank you for your help.  This should only take you a minute or two to do, but could have a profound impact on the H-1B visa program.

Russell Harrison
Director, Government Relations

December 26th, 2015

R2 Section Leaders and Committee please take note:

The 2016 Winter Meeting will take place March 12-13 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Invites and registration information will be sent soon so please mark your calendars.  We hope to see you there!

Felicia Harlow, R2 Secretary

October 14th, 2015

IEEE is considering some major change in its governance structure. An overview can be found in this slide deck . A brief write up can also be found in the IEEE Institute at: A dedicated IEEE Webpage can be found at, which provides a lot of information. If you have questions, suggestions, and comments for the IEEE 2030 Committee, please email them at:

October 1st, 2015


The WIE Summit USA East early registration deadline has been extended to October 7, 2015.  See the updated flyer and register today!