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R5 Student Branches Master IEEExTreme 12.0

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

IEEEXtreme is an annual hackathon and competitive programming challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members and supported by Volunteer Proctors who are IEEE member, compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. Many student branches from around IEEE Region 5 participated in the October 2018 competition against student branches from all over the world. Two teams from Rice and UH in the Houston Section and one from Louisiana Tech finished in the top three of Region 5. The team YoungSimpleNaive from Rice finished top in R5 and tenth out of a field of about 4000 teams worldwide. The Houston Section did a great job in promoting and supporting the competition for their student branches. Follow the rest of the story with pictures in the article submitted by South Area Chairman Chris Sanderson. More information including all the results for 2019 can be found at

We congratulate all of our R5 Student Branch teams that participated in this year’s competition and encourage others to join in the excitement of the 2019 competition.

Houston Section hosts Region 5 Life Members Coordinator

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

On November 7, 2018 the IEEE Houston Section hosted an IEEE Life Members meeting at HESS
facilitated by T. Scott Atkinson, Region 5 Life Members Coordinator. Over 28 area Houston Section’s Life
Members came out to learn more about some of the exciting things taking place within the Life Member
community. Other area Sections like the Central Texas Section and Galveston Bay have very active Life
Member Groups and Scott shared some of those activities and Best Practices. Read more at the link above.


Seminar IEEE Corpus Christi and Kingsville Student Branch: What Are Standards? *

Friday, October 5th, 2018

On Tuesday, April 23, 2018 the IEEE Corpus Christi and Kingsville Student Branch sponsored a seminar “What Are Standards?” facilitated by Christopher Sanderson, Region 5 South Area Chair and Standards Education member volunteer along with Bob Shapiro, Region 5 Director who also added additional insight on the importance of IEEE Membership, Engagement, and Career Development opportunities. The seminar was attended by both students and local IEEE professional members. (more…)

2017 MOVE Volunteer Appreciation

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
A sincere thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to making IEEE-USA MOVE Community Outreach successful in 2017. Volunteers from Region 5 are highlighted.


Why I am an IEEE member

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Late last month, I received my brand new IEEE Life Senior Member certificate and membership card. This means that as of the 2017 membership year I will be age 65 years or older and have been a member of IEEE for at least 35 years. One of the benefits of being a life member is that my annual IEEE membership dues will be waived. I remember that in my early years the annual dues were a significant personal expense and I questioned the value of my membership each year before renewing. (more…)