Greetings R3 Members,

April showers are supposed to bring May flowers. I hope the weather is warming up for you in your part of the region.  The SoutheastCon in Orlando, FL was indeed a successful event. Sections should now be gearing up for some awesome summer social events.  Utilize this time to engage your Young Professionals and WIE Affinity Groups in some fun activities. Sections, post photos of your local in-person meetings and STEM events on our social media platforms and the Region 3 website, located at:

May 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:

Wednesday – May 10th, 2023 (7:00pm – 8:00pm EST) Richmond Section & NOVA WIE

Women in Cyber Security, By: Dr. Diane Janosek, JD

Dr. Diane Janosek, Deputy Director of Compliance, National Security Agency, will speak about Cyber Security and her top 5 Tips for Women in Cyber (Advocate, Mentor, Network, Promote, and Speak up).

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link:  Will be provided to registrants before the event.


Friday – May 12th, 2023 (12:00pm – 1:00pm EST) FWCS WIE & YP

Does Engineering have Gender? By: Hulya Kirkici, PhD., IEEE Fellow – Professor, University of South Alabama

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 a day before the event.


Tuesday – May 16th, 2023 (11:30am – 12:30pm CST) Huntsville Section, TEMS

Transitioning to EVS at Scale: Problems, Risks and Opportunities, By: Robert N. Charette, IEEE Life Sr. Member

The Technology and Engineering Management Society of the IEEE Huntsville Section in concert with the Computer and Power & Energy Societies are excited to invite author Robert N. Charette, IEEE Life Senior Member and Life Member of TEMS, to present an overview of his IEEE Spectrum 13-part deep dive into the engineering, political, social and economic challenges of manufacturing and supporting electric vehicles at scale. Join us on TEMS Tuesdays for this virtual technical seminar. You’ll be glad you did!

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link:  Will be provided to registrants before 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.


Tuesday – May 23rd, 2023 (11:30am – 12:30pm CST) Huntsville Section, TEMS

Precision Spectroscopy and Interferometry Based on Optical Time and Frequency Control,

By: Dr. Lingze Duan, of Physics and Astronomy/University of Alabama in Huntsville

The IEEE Huntsville Section Technology and Engineering Management Society is excited to host Dr. Lingze Duan, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Alabama-Huntsville, to present his work on ultrafast optics applications. Join us on TEMS Tuesdays for this hybrid Lunch-n-Learn seminar. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link:  Will be provided to virtual registrants before the event.


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


Sonya Dillard, Chair

R3 Member Communications Committee (MCC)