IEEE Region 2

IEEE
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.

Regards,
Kate Duncan
IEEE Region 2 Director 2017-2018
kduncan@ieee.org


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. (http://insight.ieeeusa.org/insight/content/policy/255071)

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: https://www.change.org/p/attorney-general-of-the-united-states-stop-h-1b-discrimination-against-americans?recruiter=460476742&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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
IEEE-USA


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: http://theinstitute.ieee.org/briefings/business/the-ieee-of-2030-begins-now. A dedicated IEEE Webpage can be found at http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/ieeein2030_archive_m.html, which provides a lot of information. If you have questions, suggestions, and comments for the IEEE 2030 Committee, please email them at: feedback2030@ieee.org


October 1st, 2015

GREAT NEWS!

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


September 24th, 2015

On behalf of the Region 2 Director, please enjoy this newsletter which provides a glimpse of what has been going on throughout our region.  We hope it will inspire activities in your own sections,  chapters and affinity groups.


September 6th, 2015

WIE USA East announcementWe are excited to bring you updates on the 1st IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) Summit USA East (Nov 6-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA) ,which will focus on developing and improving leadership skills for individuals at all stages of their careers.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear inspirational and empowering talks presented by successful leaders from the IEEE-USA North-East region. Emerging technologies will also be demonstrated, engaging attendees to facilitate discussion and potential advancement of STEM outreach ideas.

Registration is now open and submissions for speakers, papers, partnerships and career fair table registrations are being accepted.

Call for Participation Topics for papers and presentations:

  • Mentoring the next generation of female leaders
  •  Strategies for increasing equity in power and decision making
  •  Women as leaders in education, industry, and government
  •  Development: communication skills in written and spoken word, effective dialog
  •  Cross-cultural aspects of leadership
  •  What it takes to be a great leader – qualities that all successful leaders share
  •  Shaping the future by female leaders
  •  Training vs inherent skills: can leadership be learned?
  •  Work-Life balance: family systems traditions and changes
  •  Leadership development for women: overcoming stereotypes
  •  The design, implementation, and evaluation of leadership from a structural perspective
  •  Helping girls and young women become leaders – motivating to empower, empowering to motivate
  •  Exploring the attrition gap – why do women leave the engineering field and what can be done to prevent it.

Key Dates

Paper submission deadline for papers 9/09/2015
Decision notification date 9/16/2015
Final Paper Announcement 10/07/2015
Early Registration deadline 9/30/2015

We hope that you will join us and share the attached flyer with your colleagues. Please visit our website for more info: http://sites.ieee.org/wie-summit-usa-east/

Sincerely,

Kate Duncan, Chair
IEEE WIE Summit USA East
kduncan@ieee.org

 

Vicky Drury, Co-Chair
IEEE WIE Summit USA East
vickydrury.IEEE@gmail.com


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