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SAVE THE DATE! Region 2 Leaders Spring Meeting

Sunday, 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

IEEE-USA Petitions U.S. Attorney General to Launch an Investigation into H-1B Outsourcing

Tuesday, 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

IEEE WIE Summit USA East Early Registration Deadline Extended!

Thursday, 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!

IEEE Region 2 Newsletter

Thursday, 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.

2015 IEEE WIE Summit USA East in Philadelphia

Sunday, 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

2015 Director’s Welcome Letter

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Timothy Kurzweg
Welcome to IEEE Region 2!

It is my honor to serve as the Director of the IEEE Region 2 for 2015 and 2016. IEEE Region 2 has a proud heritage and serves over 32,000 members in Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, northern Virginia, southern New Jersey, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. We are one of 10 geographical regions around the world which make up the IEEE.

In this elected position, it is my responsibility to represent our region’s successes, needs, and concerns as a sitting Board member of IEEE MGA (Member and Geographical Activities), as well as a Board member of IEEE-USA. In these bodies, I ensure you that Region 2 will be proactive, allowing our members to succeed in their goals. In addition, I am a sitting member of the IEEE Board of Directors, where my responsibility is to guide IEEE in current and future directions.

My goals for my term in Region 2 echo many of the goals of IEEE. We need to engage two populations better than we have done in the past. The Young Professionals (members within 15 years of receiving their first degree) are the key to sustaining our organization. We must engage our Young Professionals, and allow them opportunities for leadership. The other population is the “working professionals”, who have needs which might include continuing educations opportunities, career services, or networking opportunities. I look forward to working with you all to better serve all of our members.

I would like to encourage you all to get involved as your time allows. This can be as attending a Section meeting or volunteering in different events. I realize that time is valuable and free time can be hard to find. I challenge each of the Sections to have events and volunteering commitments times that can fit a variety of schedules.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers at the Region and Section levels, and I know many of you are participating in both. As a volunteer based organization, IEEE could not survive without you. It is these individuals that organize new professional, technical, and social activities all throughout the Region.

As you have new ideas that will help our members, I want to hear from you. Please share these ideas with me and I hope we can implement them for the benefit of all of Region 2.

Best Wishes,
Timothy Kurzweg
Region 2 Director, 2015-2016
kurzweg@ieee.org