Greetings Region 3,

The IEEE membership is thankful in November.  This month we want to make sure to extend a helping hand to those in need in our local communities. Although we should be doing this year-round, this month our Sections should make a point of joining together to do volunteer hours at a local food distribution center, or to collectively donate non-perishable goods. Region 3 members should make a point to donate, volunteer and share via post awareness on social media. Please see information below for all the upcoming meetings this month. Sections, post photos of your local IEEE holiday events on our social media platforms and the Region 3 website, located at:

November 2022 – Region 3 Announcements & Upcoming Virtual Meetings

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Interested in Addressing Climate Change?

IEEE Region 3 is offering grants of up to $1000 to Region 3 Sections and their Chapters, Affinity Groups, and Student Branches to work on projects that address Climate Change. This is a topic which involves many complex problems and technical challenges. That makes it an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate IEEE’s commitment to “Advancing Technology for Humanity.”  What Kinds of Projects can We Do?

Because Climate Change affects different areas in very different ways (see, for example, NOAA’s, your groups have a wide latitude regarding the details of the project that you do. Any project that can be associated with Climate Change is a potential candidate.  Applications for an initial round of funding must be submitted by October 15, 2022. If all funding has not been exhausted following that initial deadline, then a second round of funding that removes the one project per Section and $1000 per project constraints will be offered. The deadline for those applications will be December 15, 2022. All funds will be released in 2022 and all projects must be completed by November 30, 2023.  Applications should be emailed by the Section Chair to Allen Jones,

Virtual and Hybrid Meetings:

Wednesday – November 2nd, 2022 (4:00pm – 5:30pm EST) Atlanta Section, ComSoc

Generative Adversarial Networks for Spectrum Sharing, By: Dr. Ender Ayanoglu (Professor UC Irvine)

In this talk, an application of machine learning approach known as generative adversarial networks towards spectrum sharing is presented. This particular approach is known to be very successful for anomaly detection in image processing. We alter performance criteria used in this set of networks from image processing applications to wireless and employ such networks for spectrum sensing, both in conventional and cooperative spectrum sensing. Initial results show the efficacy of this approach.

Registration Website Link:

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


Saturday – November 5th, 2022 (12:00pm – 4:00pm ET) FWCS & Region 3

Tennessee Valley Best Robotics Competition, By: TV Best & Calhoun Community College

The Tennessee Valley Best Robotics competition is coming up in November. If you are interested in volunteering opportunities, please follow the instructions bellow right away. We would love to have IEEE help out again, particularly in judging and compliance!

Here is the information for Game Day on 11/5/22.  In-person competition at Calhoun Community College – Kelley Gymnasium located at 6250 US-31, Tanner, AL 35671

Pit Crew & Compliance Check-in: 7:00 am

Volunteer check-in (and breakfast): 7:30 am

Orientation for Judges: 8:00 am

The awards will wrap up by 6:00pm and the teams not progressing to South’s BEST will break down their robots and return their kits. Feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested. For more information, contact Lori Rhone at

Here is the link to register to be a volunteer:

Registration Website Link:


Wednesday – November 9th, 2022 (6:00pm – 7:00pm CST) Region 3

IEEE Fellows Information Session, By: Dr. Hulya Kirkici, R3 Fellows Coordinator

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

As part of the Region 3’s Member Engagement activities, we continue to provide informational webinar to support our IEEE members.  The webinar will focus on a review of IEEE Fellow program, including the history of the Fellow grade membership, how the program evolved through the years to become the program it is today, and the elevation process, including the nomination package preparation and submission deadlines.  Members are encouraged to ask questions to become familiar with the nomination process, nomination package preparation and selecting appropriate technical society to evaluate the nomination packages.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link:


Friday – November 11th, 2022 (3:30pm – 5:00pm EST) Atlanta Section, ComSoc

AI in 6G Networks – Path from Enabler to AI Native Air Interface, By: Dr. Majid Butt (Nokia Bell Labs)

This event will cover a presentation on the use of AI in 6G networks. The path from Enabler to AI Native Air Interface will be shown.

Registration Website Link:

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


Thursday – December 1st, 2022 (8:00pm – 9:00pm EDT) Region 3, Recruitment & Retention

2023 Membership Development Action Plan Workshop, By: Region 3 Officers

Theresa Brunasso, R3 Director, Charles Lord and Mark Torres – R3 vTools Specialists will host this session. The Region 3 Member Recruitment & Retention Coordinator invites all Area, Section and Membership Development Chairs to a special workshop on Thursday December 01, 2022, at 8:00 PM EDT.  The focus of the workshop is to assist Sections with pulling data from the OU analytics to support completion of your Section’s 2023 Membership Development Action plan of activities.

Registration Website Link:

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


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


Sonya Dillard, Chair

R3 Member Communications Committee (MCC)