Greetings Members,

Our prayers go up to all those who were affected by the recent severe weather events in Region 3 and surrounding areas.  Now that the storms have passed, we can look forward to spending this Easter weekend with our families and maybe have a bit of fun as well. SoutheastCon 2023 is quickly approaching 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 and STEM events on our social media platforms and the Region 3 website, located at:

April 2023 – Region 3 Announcements & Upcoming Virtual Meetings

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The 2023 Region 3 theme is: “Reinvigorating Our Volunteer Base”.  You can volunteer for small things that make a big impact! Volunteering offers flexibility within IEEE. Through this platform, IEEE members will be able to advertise and search for volunteering opportunities, be it short- or long-term, local or remote, or requiring different skills. Also, inquire about micro-volunteer opportunities.  Use the volunteer platform to sign-up,


Annual Awards Deadlines:

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:

All Week – 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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Wednesday – April 12th, 2023 (6:30pm – 7:30pm EDT) Richmond Section

Women in Entrepreneurship – A Fireside Chat, By: Jessica Gulick/Founder & CEO, Katzcy/PlayCyber

Please join our Fireside chat with Jessica Gulick, Founder and CEO of PlayCyber by Katzcy.   She will discuss her experience as a women entrepreneur in the Cyber industry.  This meeting is hosted by the IEEE NOVA WIE.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Will be distributed to registrants prior to the meeting.


Thursday – Sunday, 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.


Tuesday – April 18th, 2023 (7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT) Richmond Section

IEEE WIE Speaker Series – Smart Cities: Using Data and Innovation to Address Community Challenges,

By: Dr. Nasibeh Zohrabi/Asst. Professor, Penn State Brandywine

The main goals of smart city initiatives are to improve quality of life, economic competitiveness, and sustainability, but achieving these goals poses many challenges, including the need to ensure that data-driven management systems that control and monitor the city’s operations are safe, secure, and reliable. This talk will introduce a data-driven management approach to support smart city services and discuss the necessity of interdisciplinary efforts for successful community-engaged smart city development. It will specifically highlight the applications of smart city technologies and data analytics in addressing critical community challenges such as food insecurity and opioid overdose crisis

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link:  See meeting registration site for link.


Saturday – April 22nd, 2023 (10:00am – 3:00pm EST) IEEE WNC Section & Asheville Makers

2023 Asheville Maker Faire

The IEEE WNC Section has joined with Asheville Makers ( in sponsoring this years Maker Faire again and we have a great line-up of Makers this year; you can check them out on the website. We hope you will come join us on Saturday, 22 April 2023 to see what our annual support of this event has made possible. It should be a great day and with the new indoor venue at AB Tech, the event will go on rain or shine. The Asheville Makers thank the members of WNC Section for their continued support and hope to see many of them on this Saturday in April!

Registration Website Link:

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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.


Saturday – May 20th, 2023 (12:00pm – 4:00pm ET) Region 3

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

All Region 3 members and life members who are eligible for senior membership are invited to join the Region 3 Senior Member Roundup. This is a virtual / remote event hosted on Zoom. The Region 3 Senior Member Elevation Committee will provide your nomination and references in a live interview session. Please contact the Region 3 senior membership coordinator for details:

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Will be provided after registration and coordination.


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


Sonya Dillard, Chair

R3 Member Communications Committee (MCC)