Region 3 Members,

This is your Monthly Member Communication – October 2021 Edition

Happy fall y’all and hopefully everyone will be enjoying a safe and restful fall break.  Please check out the upcoming meetings this month, see below. Sections are encouraged to participate in at least one IEEE Day event this week (October 5th).  The challenge is to have 100% participation in IEEE day from all our R3 Sections and Members.  2021 IEEE Day activities and photos will be shared via the  Region 3 website and posted on our social media platforms.  Please browse through the announcements and virtual meetings below and join us.

October 2021 – Region 3 Upcoming Virtual Meetings & Announcements

Announcement: Upcoming Women in Science & Technology: Volunteering to Lead. Panelist include: Susan Kathy Land – IEEE President & CEO; Marcia McNutt – National Academy of Sciences President; Karen Ohland – American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) President Nominee;  Angela Wilson – American Society (ACS) President Elect; and Dr. Chih-Lin – Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies at China Mobile Research Institute.  For more information, visit:  (See below for description and details on this October 20th panel discussion.)

Announcement: Congratulations to Region 3 Tallahassee Section’s Fang-Zheng Peng on being the recipient of one of IEEE’s Technical Field Awards, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award! Feel free to go the Kudo page below and express congratulations to all winners. Winners are listed on the page (along the left side).

Kudoboard to congratulate 2022 TFA recipients

Announcement: IEEE-USA Releases Final Compilation of Award-Winning Women in Engineering Series as New, Free September E-Book for All Members!  Each of the 24 books in IEEE-USA E-BOOKS’ Women in Engineering series, outlining individual women’s journeys through careers and life, are inspiring. The books are even more powerful when several are read as a group. Such is the case for the last four in the Women in Engineering series compilations, grouping the e-books of Alice F. Squires, (Dandelion Wishes: A World Where We Collaborate as Equals), Karen S. Pedersen (Passion & Perseverance: One Woman’s Career History), Liang Xi Downey (From Semiconductor Physics to Sales and Marketing: My Perfect Career Path) and Shelly R. Born (New Experiences).

This compilation is the sixth and final one in the award-winning IEEE-USA series of 24 narratives, written by notable women in engineering and technology. Beginning 1 September, it is available to all IEEE members for free ($9.99 for Non-IEEE members). Log in to your IEEE Web Account; add the book to your cart — and checkout! No promo code necessary!  Members, to get your free compilation (four books in one!), go to:

Announcement: IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) presents the IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Frances B. Hugle, a pioneer in the development of tape-automated bonding, and to help provide resources for female engineers to follow in her footsteps.  New for 2021: Up to two (2) scholarships to be awarded to female IEEE Student Members.

Submit your application by 1 November 2021.  Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.


Tuesday – October 5th, 2021 (ALL Day Events) IEEE Global

IEEE Day, By: Lee Stogner, Region 3 Representative

IEEE Day is celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. Now engraved in its essence, the IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of October to demonstrate awareness of IEEE and join together as a global committee implementing its mission and vision.

Check online to engage and participate in an IEEE Day event near you!  For more info on IEEE Day events in Region 3, contact Lee Stogner at


Tuesday – October 5th, 2021 (12:00pm – 1:00pm Bogota) Jamaica Section

Monetizing Your Intellectual Property to Create Revenue Stream, By: Jason Wongsam, Asst. Patent Mgr.

The WIE Jamaica Affinity Group in collaboration with the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) presents a series of Webinars on Intellectual Property. You are cordially invited to join the 3rd Webinar.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Meeting Link:


Tuesday – October 5th, 2021 (5:30pm – 6:30pm CST) Region 3 WIE

Pioneers in Skirts: Movie Screening and Discussion, By: Region 3 WIE Committee

Join 5 IEEE Women in Engineering groups as we watch and discuss the movie Pioneers in Skirts! Pioneers in Skirts is a multi-award-winning social impact film that examines the barriers and setbacks women confront in their careers, starting as early as elementary school. The film analyzes the stereotyping and sexism that can chip away at a girl’s and woman’s pioneering ambition and helps viewers understand what they (themselves) can do to change it.

Attendees will watch the movie prior to the discussion, which will be held Tuesday Oct 5 from 6:30 – 7:30pm ET (5:30 – 6:30pm CT).  The movie will be available on demand for a 3-day period beginning Saturday Oct 2. This s event is being hosted by 5 Sections within Region 3: Atlanta, Huntsville, Piedmont, Eastern North Carolina and Charlotte.

Click to find out more information about the movie or to watch the trailer! Seating is limited, only 49 seats left!

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Participants will be sent a web link to the meeting once they register online.


Wednesday – October 6th, 2021 (7:00pm – 8:15pm EDT) Richmond Section

IEEE Day: Movie Night, By: Patrick Gregory, Filmmaker

The Richmond Section will be showing a movie about Frank Sprague, the developer of the world’s first successful electric streetcar system, which entered service in Richmond VA in 1888. Sprague was the second person to ever receive what is now IEEE’s Edison Medal.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Provided on the registration website.


Thursday – October 14th, 2021 (12:00pm – 1:00pm EST) Melbourne Section

Speakers for Gaia Converters, By: Christain Jonglas

Christian will provide a talk about Gaia Converter that offer one of the widest power module and associated front-end portfolios in the industry to help you design complete power supply architectures, from the input power connector, all the way to the point of load, from 4W to 400W power or more. These power modules and front-ends are specifically designed to meet design requirements. Please see the Gaia Converter Products List.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link via Google Meet: (Provided on the registration site.)


Monday – October 18th, 2021 (4:00pm – 5:00pm CST) Alabama Section

Wind 101, By: Bill Miller/Renewable Resource Manager

Bill Miller, Renewable Resource Manager at Southern Power Company, will present a Wind 101 presentation, discussing the basics of wind energy production, the phases of a wind farm from development to decommissioning, and highlighting historical trends and particular challenges of this type of electricity production.

Registration Website Link:

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Wednesday – October 20th, 2021 (9:00pm – 10:00pm EST) Region 3

Women in Science & Technology: Volunteering to Lead, By: Women in STEM

This panel includes the top female leadership in nonprofit membership organizations representing the many facets of the science, technology, and engineering industries.  This discussion will focus on why the panelists chose to pursue careers in these industries and their experiences as women in science and technology.  In addition, they will explore why they found it important to volunteer their time and talent and the impact leaders are making across science and technology.

Panelist include: Susan Kathy Land – IEEE President & CEO; Marcia McNutt – National Academy of Sciences President; Karen Ohland – American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) President Nominee;  Angela Wilson – American Society (ACS) President Elect; and Dr. Chih-Lin – Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies at China Mobile Research Institute.  For more information, visit:

Registration Website Link:


Wednesday – October 20th, 2021 (6:00pm – 7:00pm EDT) Coastal South Carolina Section

Web Scraping and Data Analysis Using Python and Github, By: Derik Pack

This event showcases a simple web scraping and data analysis project using Python and Github. We scrape data from a local Covid dashboard and create reports and graphics to answer some questions. Some of the tools used in the project include: Python, Playwright, Pandas, Jupyter, Github and Github Actions. If you are interested in Python as a super-power, this will be a good brief/discussion.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Will be sent via email after registration.


Friday – October 22nd, 2021 (12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT) Richmond Section

Deep Learning for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications, By: Dr. Celia Shahnaz

Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Professor at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, will discuss her research into using Deep Learning for various biomedical and healthcare applications.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Provided on the registration website.


Thursday – October 28th, 2021 (8:00pm – 9:00pm EST) Atlanta Section

IEEE Virtual Distinguished Lecturer (VDL): Connecting Space Assets to the Internet: Challenges & Solutions,

By: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Professor – University of Oklahoma

Data communications between Earth and spacecrafts, such as satellites, have traditionally been carried out through dedicated links. Shared links using Internet Protocol-based communication offers a number of advantages over dedicated links. The movement of spacecrafts however gives rise to mobility management issues. This talk will discuss various mobility management solutions for extending the Internet connection to spacecrafts.

The talk with provide an overview of the network layer based  solution being developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force and compare with the transport layer based solution that have been developed at University of Oklahoma in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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We are looking forward to seeing you all in an upcoming IEEE Region 3 meeting!



Sonya Dillard, Chair

R3 Member Communications Committee