Region 3 Members,

This is your Monthly Member Communication – May 2021 Edition

Hello, Region 3.  Well the weather is starting to feel great outside! I am looking forward to having a wonderful holiday at the end of this month.  As we begin to start hosting meetings and in-person socials, let’s not forget to share our pictures of our events and invite your friends and co-workers. We are continuing to update our IEEE Region 3 website and post to our social media platforms, so make sure that you are linked to stay up to date on the happenings in and around your area. Please browse through these announcements and virtual technical meetings below and join us if you can. smile

May 2021 – Region 3 Upcoming Virtual Meetings & Announcements

Announcement: W4MOV, the IEEE MOVE Radio Club (see announcement below for meeting later this month). Hopefully, most of you are already familiar with the IEEE MOVE project. In short, it is an emergency support project that has been designed, supported, and operated by IEEE volunteers for more than five years. Contact Grayson Randall with any questions, or for more information, click here


Announcement: 2021 “New Normal” Project Funding available. Region 3 has approved funding for developing projects that engage our members; facilitates interaction between Section, Chapters, Student Branches and the community; and focuses on the theme of “New Normal”.  Up to $1,000 is available to each team that submits an approved application.  See details at the Region 3 website

Applications are due by June 15th, 2021.  Funding is limited so get your applications in early. Contact Grayson Randall with any questions.

Monday – May 3rd, 2021 (4:00pm – 5:00pm CST) Alabama Section

LED Industrial and Controls – Lighting, By: Bill Barnette/Field & Application Specialist SE, Eaton Crouse Hinds

LED Technology Overview including Design Basics and applications, LED Evolution, Connected Lighting, and IoT.

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Monday – May 10th, 2021 (5:15pm – 6:30pm EST) Western North Carolina Section PES/IAS

Traveling Wave Protection in Transmission Lines, By: Richard D. Kirby, Meng, PE

This presentation is a brief overview of transmission line protection using time-domain principles, including an introduction to traveling waves (TWs) and incremental quantities that are produced when faults occur in electric power transmission systems. Ultra-High-Speed (UHS) line relays include TW-based and incremental-quantity-based protection elements and schemes with operating times of 1 to 5 milliseconds.

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Monday – May 10th – 14th, 2021 (8:00am – 5:00pm EST, All Day Conference) Atlanta Section

2021 IEEE Radar Conference, Hosted By: Multiple Technical Speaker’s

The virtual 2021 IEEE Radar Conference will be hosted by the IEEE Atlanta Section and the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS). This conference promises an engaging program through lectures chosen from hundreds of submissions, plenary talks, the radar summer school, a diverse set of tutorials, an exciting radar challenge, a Women in Engineering (WIE) discussion on “Being the First”, and a new government and industry panel session! In addition, there will be opportunities to learn more about the IEEE Young Professionals, schedule appointments with exhibitors, and network in this virtual environment. The rich technical program, themed under Radar on the Move, will include topics in radar systems, subsystems, techniques, technology, applications, phenomenology, and signal processing.

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Thursday – May 13th, 2021 (6:30pm – 7:30pm EST) Coastal South Carolina Section

Tips and Tricks for Continuous Learning, By: Derik Pack

Learning should be a constant in your career, but it can be a challenge to find the time to invest in yourself. Come to this event to explore new ways to make learning a regular practice in your daily life and great learning resources you may not know you can access.

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Thursday – May 13th, 2021 (8:00pm – 9:00pm EST) IEEE Region 3

IEEE Region 3 Member Thursdays, By: IEEE President and CEO Kathy Land, and Executive Director Steve Welby.

Join us on 13 May at 8:00 pm EDT for these two exciting presentations and have an opportunity to ask them questions! These presentations are for everyone, not just active volunteers. This is the first presentation this year as part of the “IEEE Region 3 Member Thursdays” series of events.  Topics discussed will be: “My Personal Journey in IEEE” by Kathy Land, and “The State of IEEE” by Steve Welby.

You can view event information and register for the webinar at the link below, or you may be able to register from a link provided by your Section. If you register via the above link, we will make sure to let your Section know that you participated.

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Tuesday – May 18th, 2021 (11:00am – 1:00pm EST) Atlanta Section, AESS/GRSS Joint Chapter and GTRI

Live Webinar: Radar Electronic Protection, By: Dave Adamy, Adamy Engineering

This webinar covers Radar Electronic Protection techniques used in modern threats (unclassified) focusing on their impact upon the way we intercept and jam threat radars. It starts with a discussion of the one-way communication link (including how to use the slide rule, which will be provided) and then reviews important jamming techniques. Finally, it covers the important Electronic Protection techniques. Because of classification, the techniques will be discussed technically – not related to specific threat radars except as discussed in open literature.

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Wednesday – May 19th, 2021 (5:00pm – 6:30pm EST) Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

Mission and Vision of the Georgia Cyber Center, By: Eric Toler

Eric Toler, Executive Director, Georgia Cyber Center will discuss the vital role that the Cyber Center plays in the region. He will present the mission and strategy for the Center to address cybersecurity and other contemporary threats. The Georgia Cyber Center is a major investment by the State of Georgia and represents a collaboration between academia, state and federal government, law enforcement, the US Army, and private business.

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Wednesday – May 19th, 2021 (6:00pm – 7:00pm EST) Florida West Coast Section

How to do 3D Modeling For Fun and Profit, By: Dr. Jim Anderson

So what would you make if you could? Just in case you had not noticed, 3D modeling and 3D printing. For just a little bit over $100 you can buy a 3D printer. Great, now you’ve got a 3D printer, what are you going to print? If your life is anything like mine, you have 100’s of things that you could print if only you knew how. Let’s start with drawer handles. How about knobs for devices in your car? Replacement parts for all of the things that have either been broken or lost?

Let’s agree that if you could 3D print things, then you would be busy doing so. However, there is that stumbling block of just exactly how to create the things that you want to print. Who’s got the software to do this and, even if we had it, who knows how to use it?

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Thursday – May 20th, 2021 (5:00pm – 6:00pm CST) Huntsville Section

Energy Transition, Renewable Energy Deployment, and the Role of Batteries, By: Igor Gonta

Igor Gonta, Managing Director of Global Head of Commodities Risk Management at BlackRock Alternative Investors will discuss energy transition and global decarbonization trends and implications for renewable energy, EV, and battery storage buildout. He will also discuss the effects of renewable energy on electricity power grids and the role of flexible power generation and battery storage to maintain grid reliability.

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Thursday – May 20th, 2021 (6:00pm – 8:00pm CST) Northwest Florida Section

Careers in Technology: Startup 101, Lessons Learned, By: Michael Viron

This event will cover lessons learned over the last 25 years of starting organizations and businesses, and ways that you can get a technology company off the ground for less.

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Friday – May 21st, 2021 (9:30am – 2:00pm EST) Florida West Coast Section

Symmetrical Components and Fault Calculations, By: Tom Blair, Senior Engineer Fellow with Tampa Electric Co.

Your local IEEE PES/IAS Chapter is offering this 4-hour seminar on Symmetrical Components and Fault Calculations. The level of difficulty of this course is Intermediate with Four (4) continuing education hours will be awarded. Be sure to enter your name and PE number on the signup website as it appears on your license. Florida provider #0003849. The seminar will include a review of the Basics of Phasors, Per-Unit, Symmetrical Components, Sequence Networks and Fault Calculations.

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Friday – May 28th, 2021 (7:00pm – 8:00pm EST) Region 3

W4MOV: The IEEE MOVE Radio Club, By: Grayson Randall

One of the important services of this program has been emergency communications to support the Red Cross responders and those affected by the disaster. This year we are expanding these communications services through the establishment of an IEEE Amateur Radio Club. If you are already an amateur operator, you will be familiar with ham radio clubs. This IEEE program will follow the standard model reasonably, except that we exist specifically to organize and work in preparation for emergency operations nets. We plan to develop efficient emergency communications methods through the expertise and efforts of IEEE volunteers.

Our radio club already has a core group of organizers. We need more active hams to increase our knowledge base, supply creative ideas, and to support the MOVE team remotely by radio while it’s on deployment. The club will have regular monthly meetings and scheduled controlled nets to develop and hone our operating skills in preparation for future disasters. If you have an FCC Amateur Radio license or have been thinking about getting one, we hope you will join us. Request to join the IEEE MOVE Radio Club using

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Virtual Meeting Link: (Virtual Meeting Link will be sent to all registrants via email.)


As you can see, there’s a lot going on in Region 3. Looking forward to seeing you at these meetings. Have an awesome holiday weekend for Memorial Day!



Sonya Dillard, Chair

R3 Member Communications Committee