This is your Monthly Member Communication – August 2022 Edition

Greetings Region 3,

Well, everyone it’s officially back-to-school season.  Whether it is today or within the next 2 weeks, all the students are getting started in their “New Normal” routines. IEEE Local Sections should be connecting with their student chapters to host socials, and meet-n-greets with the YPs, and other introductory technical meetings.  Engaging with our local pipeline of engineers is the best way to share technology and innovations.  Please take a look below at what’s upcoming in our Region.  All Sections have been challenged to start posting photos of their live events on our social media platforms and the Region 3 website, located at:

August 2022 – Region 3 Announcements & Upcoming Virtual Meetings

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IEEE Industry Relations Platform (IRP)

In 2021, a CRM-type platform for this reason (called IEEE Industry Relations Platform or IRP), funded by the IEEE New Initiatives Committee. This year, the plan is to get a group of users to pilot the IRP for various industry engagement activities and provide feedback to help us determine how useful/valuable a tool the IRP is. The type of volunteers we need are folks working in industry; have continuously engaged with industry for various reasons on behalf of the Section/Region; worked on or developed industry-relevant products, services and programs for IEEE; have one time or another held an IEEE industry volunteer position.

On behalf of Patrick Russoniello and Subodha Charles, they would greatly appreciate it if you could share this invite and/or recommend volunteers within Region 3 to be a part of the pilot user group this year. We would benefit greatly from your/their expertise and guidance as we build out the platform. They estimated only 8 hours of time for the whole pilot experience. Below are three main expectations during the pilot process:

  1. Review the user resource guide and videos to understand the IRP capabilities
  2. Add information from your current industry engagement activities and projects related to your Section/Region
  3. Fill out a survey to give feedback about your experience

The target is to get 100 users for the pilot this year and appreciate your support. For more information, contact and

Virtual and Hybrid Meetings:

Thursday – August 11th, 2022 (8:00pm – 9:00pm EDT) Region 3 Education Activities Coordinator

R3 Education Activities Regional Webinar By: Damith Wickramanayake

Join the R3 Director, Theresa Brunasso and the R3 RAC to showcase best practices of Sections’ Education Activities within Region 3. All Education Activities Chairs/Representatives, Section Chairs and STEM coordinators are invited. If your Section does not currently host educational activities, you are also welcomed to join to learn how to get your Section involved in Education Activities. This would be a great way to start!

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Link will be emailed to participants after registering above.


Saturday – August 13th, 2022 (4:00pm – 6:30pm EST) Piedmont Section WIE and YP

Executive Life Coaching, By: Dr. N. T. Tsai

Executive Life Coaching Session and Active Workshop to take hold of you career and learn how to balance your life early on. Our Guest Speaker is from the Coastal Carolina WIE affinity Group. This is a Live in-person event.

This will be an interactive session. It will include healthy life tips about work-life balance and add real value to attendees in their personal and professional lives. You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with others for a networking event following the session. Please note food and beverages will be served during the session. Be sure to dress comfortably for the mini-workout session if you want to join. Hurry up and register quickly as seats are limited.  Open to anyone in the NC/SC area.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: This is a Live in-person event.


Saturday – August 20th, 2022 (12:00pm – 3:00pm EST) Huntsville Section & UAH Student Chapter

IEEE UAH and Huntsville Section Summer Social Hosted By: UAH College of Engineering

This is a LIVE in-person Summer Social for the local IEEE Professionals to mix-n-mingle with the three local IEEE Student Chapters (AAMU, UAH, and UNA).  This is a family event, so feel free to bring your spouse and/or children. We will have outdoor games for all ages, lots of food, folks and most of all FUN!

This event will welcome the students back to school and introduce them to our technical professionals, YPs, and Section Officers.  Let’s start the school year off with a bang and looking forward to seeing you there! The social will be located behind the UAH Engineering Building. Just look for the tents!

Registration Website Link:


Thursday – August 25th, 2022 (8:00pm – 9:00pm EDT) Region 3

Member Development: Region 3 New Members Panel Discussion By: R3 Board Members

This WebEx meeting will focus on “Meet the R3 Director, Immediate Past Director, YP, WIE. Tech. Activities and Senior Member Elevation representatives.  This meeting is to engage our first-year and second-year IEEE members to get them engaged with our Region 3 Programs. How to get involved and increase your technical network. For more information, email: Sharlene Brown at

Virtual WebEx Meeting Link:


Friday – August 26th, 2022 (2:00pm – 3:00pm ET) Free IEEE-USA Webinar Series

Ultimate Upgrade Essentials: Self-Assessment, By: Daryll Griffin, and David Iams (IEEE-USA)

Self-Assessment – Philosophers from Socrates to Sun Tzu have stressed the importance of knowing yourself – your strengths, your limitations and your inner ambitions are key components in a fulfilled career. These self-assessments are invaluable resources that can accentuate your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses. In this discussion, we will use a combination of commonly available tools to give you insight to plan the future upgrades of your career.

In a world at the crossroads of technology and humanity, can each of us make a difference? Join us for “The Ultimate Upgrade: Essentials,” a free IEEE-USA e-book and webinar series exploring the ragged edge of productivity and performance, and how YOU can make a difference as a leader now and in your future roles. These five webinars will cover optimizing productivity, candid self-assessment, designing a unique career path, the importance of mentoring, and developing the qualities of an effective leader.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.


Friday – August 26th, 2022 (10:00am – 3:00pm EST) Florida West Coast Section

DC Arc Flash Calculations, By: Mr. Tom Blair, PE – Senior Member

We will cover the three most common methods for performing Arch Flash calculations:

Maximum Power Transfer Method, Stokes & Oppenlander Arc Resistance Method, and the Paukert Arc Resistance Method.

Additionally, we will discuss the difference between methods when applied to a voltage sourced system compared to a photovoltaic sourced system.  Lastly, we will discuss some test results of PV systems and compare to the various calculated models to determine how accurately the models estimate actual incident energy levels on PV systems.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Link will be emailed to participants upon registration.


Thursday – September 1st, 2022 (11:00am – 8:00pm EST) Florida West Coast Section

Introduction to Energy, By: Sidney Martin, Ed. D., PE, PMP St. Pete College Program Director

St. Petersburg College (SPC) will be having an event on September 1, 2022, to address topics in energy. There will be speakers who will address different topics related to energy. There will be speakers and activities between 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. We would schedule a series of speakers on energy-related topics and activities, including an electric vehicle show and displays from local companies which illustrate energy creation or use.

There will be a Solar demonstration and other passive energy displays.   The event is advertised to high schools/middle schools and will include SPC students, faculty, and families. The event will be open for participants and families to join us.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Link will be emailed to participants after registration.


Saturday – September 3rd, 2022 (12:00pm – 3:00pm EST) Region 3 and FWCS

Region 3 Senior Member Roundup, By: Andrew Seely, R3 – Senior Member Coordinator

The Region 3 Senior Membership Team invites all IEEE members who are eligible for senior membership to join a region-wide senior member roundup on 3 September 2022. If you are an IEEE member in good standing with more than 10 years of professional experience or academic accomplishments, you may be eligible for IEEE senior membership. Please see for details on the senior membership rank. For more information email:

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Link will be emailed to participants after registration and coordination.


Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming event real soon!



Sonya Dillard, Chair

R3 Member Communications Committee (MCC)