Greetings Region 3,

Spring is in the air! Wherever you are, hopefully you are taking some time out to enjoy the fresh air.  It’s Spring Break and we are visiting West Palm Beach in Florida, which is a beautiful part of our region.  The sand is gorgeous, and the seashells are plentiful.  Looking forward to our 2023 SoutheastCon, next month to soak up some more rays of sunshine on April 13 – 16th, 2023 in Orlando, FL. Please look at the information below for all the upcoming meetings. Sections, post photos of your local in-person meetings or fun activities on our social media platforms and the Region 3 website, located at:

March 2023 – Region 3 Announcements & Upcoming Virtual Meetings

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Annual Awards Deadlines:

IEEE Fellows (March 1):

Student Activities Awards (March 31):

IEEE WIE Awards (March 31):

Educational Activities Board Awards (May 1):

Corporate Awards/Medals/Recognitions (June 15):

Standards Association Board Awards (July 31):

IEEE-USA Awards (September 15):

Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards (October 15):


Virtual and Hybrid Meetings:

Thursday – March 16th, 2023 (5:00pm – 6:00pm CST) Huntsville Section

Trends and Challenges of Power Electronics Controls in Transportation Electrifications Industry

By: Dr. Hassan Eldeeb/Senior engineer, Motor Controls Innovations, BorgWarner Inc.

The webinar will explore recent Trends and Challenges in Transportation electrification and automotive industry and explore how industries are leveraging technologies and research in various capacities toward decarbonizing the transportation sector. The speaker will highlight the roles and expectation from tier-1 companies in the automotive industry, and the reflection of those expectations and roles on the approaches and decision on the traction systems and power electronics controls concepts and challenges for Tier-1 suppliers in the electric transportation domain.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link:


Thursday – March 16th, 2023 (6:00pm – 7:00pm EST) Coastal South Carolina

STEM How to – 3 Little Pigs Library STEM Challenge, By: Deri Pack

Come learn how to prepare and setup the 3 little Pigs STEM Challenge.

Also learn about TryEngineering and the STEM Champions program.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Will be provided upon registration.


Tuesday – March 21st, 2023 (6:00pm – 8:00pm EST) Atlanta Section

IEEE Awards/Atlanta Section Meetup and Bi-Monthly ExCom/ADCOM Meeting,

By: Ms. Robin Bienfait; CEO, Emmovate and Founder, Atlanta Tech Park

This Networking Event is being held at Atlanta Tech Park and presents a unique opportunity to increase networking, enjoy food, have fun!  Listen to short speeches from Alessio Medda (IEEE Atlanta Section Chair), Robin Bienfait (CEO, Emmovate and Founder of Atlanta Tech Park), Charles Neal (AVP at Genpact and President NAMIC Atlanta) and IEEE Atlanta Chapter Leaders.

Registration Website Link:

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Friday – March 24th, 2023 (12:00pm – 1:30pm EST) Florida West Coast Section

Real-world Subsynchronous Oscillation events in Power grids with High Penetrations of Inverter-Based Resources (Virtual Event), Co-hosted By: PES/IAS and WIE, Speaker: Dr. Lingling Fan

This virtual seminar presents a survey of real-world sub-synchronous oscillation events associated with inverter-based resources (IBR) over the past decade. The focus is on those oscillations in the subsynchronous frequency range known to be influenced by power grid characteristics, e.g., series compensation or low system strength. A brief overview of the historical events is presented followed by detailed descriptions of a series of events. This virtual seminar also examines causation mechanisms and proposes future research directions to meet grid needs worldwide.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Will be provided subsequent to registration.


Sunday – Saturday April 2 – 8th, 2023 IEEE Education Week

IEEE Education Week, taking place 2-8 April 2023, is a celebration of the many ways that IEEE Volunteers and Members make an impact on education at every level around the globe. The Education Week website offers links to live and virtual events, educational resources, and special offers. During the week, IEEE Members will have the opportunity to earn participation points and a digital badge while experiencing the many educational offerings IEEE makes available; from continuing education, to university offerings for faculty and students, to STEM educational initiatives. IEEE President Saifur Rahman will also present a special virtual event to help kick off the week on Monday, 3 April 2023.

All IEEE-affiliated groups, including Sections, are invited to submit content to be featured on the Education Week website. Simply visit the website and click Submit on the top menu to get started. If you have specific questions, contact

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Saturday – April 13 – 16th, 2023 (8:00am – 5:00pm EST) Region 3

IEEE SoutheastCon2023: Engineering The Magic! Hosted in Orlando, Florida

This premier conference will be located in Orlando, Florida. The conference hotel is The Hilton Orlando. Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Registration Website Link:

This is a LIVE in-person event.  Stay tuned online for updates on early registration, technical paper submissions, sponsor opportunities, and student hardware competitions.


Friday – April 28th, 2023 (12:00pm – 1:00pm EST) Florida West Coast Section WIE

Does Engineering have Gender?, By: Hulya Kirkici, PhD., IEEE Fellow – Professor, USA

This talk will explore trends in minority and underrepresented groups’ academic presence, their contributions to the engineering field, and the impact of academic research on future engineers, scientists, and technology professionals.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Will be provided to registrants one day prior to the event.


See you all at an upcoming meeting or event real soon!


Sonya Dillard, Chair

R3 Member Communications Committee (MCC)