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Region 5 Award Nominations for 2017

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Award Nominations for achievements during the 2017 calendar year are due February 19, 2018.

A short description of each award and nomination forms are posted on the Region 5 Website (  Some forms have been updated for 2018.

Please send nominations to the Region 5 Awards & Recognition Committee Chair, Diane Bowen Collier, with the following subject: “IEEE R5 Award Nomination # [Award Type]”

Nominations must be submitted using the Word forms available.  The deadline for nominations is February 19, 2018.

Please address any question to the R5 Awards & Recognition Committee Chair:

Diane Bowen Collier

Region 5 Members Honored

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Three Region 5 members were honored at a 17 Nov 2017 EAB ceremony in Phoenix. According to the article in The Institute, Gil Sik Lee, Adam Foster Moreau, and Siddharth Suryanarayanan were honored.
Senior Member Gil Sik Lee received the Meritorious Achievement Award in Informal Education “for significant contributions to preparing underserved students to succeed in college education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.” He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas, Dallas. He founded the nonprofit IntelliChoice in 2014 to tutor Texas and Arizona students in math. Last year the organization’s 200 volunteers worked with more than 700 students.
The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship went to Member Adam Foster Moreau, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins. Moreau is a graduate research assistant at the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology. Moreau’s research focuses on the irradiation of novel nanowire structures with high-contrast femtosecond laser pulses to generate large X-ray fluxes with high-conversion efficiencies.
The C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award was given to Senior Member Siddharth Suryanarayanan “for leadership and excellence in curriculum design, course delivery, and the education and mentorship of electric power engineers.” Suryanarayanan is an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Colorado State University. He has designed, developed, and taught four graduate-level courses in electric power systems engineering and has created an online graduate certificate program for the university. In recognition of his contributions, the university awarded him the Lisa and Desi Rhoden Endowed Chair, the first endowed professorship in the department’s history. Suryanarayanan is vice president of the IEEE Power & Energy’s education committee.

New IEEE-USA President Elect 2017

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Congratulations are in order for Region 5’s own Sandra Robinson who is IEEE-USA’s newly elected President Elect for 2017. She will be President of IEEE-USA in 2018, following in the footsteps of other presidents from IEEE Region 5: Jim Jefferies, John Meredith, Jim Leonard, LeEarl Bryant, and John Reinert. Candy is currently a Software Engineering Manager for Lockheed Martin MST, assigned to the F-35 program and a past Region 5 Director.

Agenda for the March 2017 IEEE Region 5 Committee Meeting

Monday, March 27th, 2017

An agenda for the upcoming #ieeer5 Committee Meeting is available at the Online Community. The meeting is to be held April 1, 2017 in Denver Colorado.

2017 Green Technologies Conference

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The 2017 Greentech conference in Denver is right around the corner. The program flyer can be found here.

The IEEE Green Technologies Conference continues to bring together scientists, researchers and practitioners from
around the world to develop realistic solutions to the current energy crisis, and to reduce carbon emissions and
greenhouse gas emissions. The conference features two days of technical presentations, representing the cutting
edge of clean energy research, development, and demonstration. This international conference convenes attendees
from China, Taiwan, Japan, India, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and all over the United States -universities,
industry, government and national laboratories. Although the conference smaller than some IEEE events, it certainly
did not lack diversity, creativity and the overwhelming enthusiasm of attendees and presenters.
Mark your calendar now! (29-31 March 2017)

January 2015 Excom Meeting in Dallas

Friday, November 21st, 2014

IEEE Region 5 Director Morgan has scheduled Executive Committee meetings to be held January 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott at the North Entrance to the DFW airport. The schedule is:

Friday Jan 16        Audit Committee and Nomination Committee meetings
as well as Dinner with Dallas Section Leaders
Saturday Jan 17    Excom Meeting
Sunday Jan 18      Conference Committee Meeting

The hotel room block information and registration link is:
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Jan 2015
Start date: 1/15/15
End date: 1/19/15
Last day to book by: 12/25/14
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott for 89.00 USD per night

Book your group rate: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Jan 2015 >>

Success of IEEE Public Visibility Committee 2013

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Here’s a great visual of the wonderful work that the IEEE Public Visibility committee is doing. Its job is to promote the visibility of the engineer in the WORLD!  Isn’t that great!

Maura Schreier-Fleming
2013 IEEE Public Visibility Committee Member

IEEE Public Visibility Committee increases awareness of engineers WORLDWIDE!

IEEE Public Visibility Committee increases awareness of engineers WORLDWIDE!

Election Results Announced

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the recent IEEE elections in Region 5: IEEE Region 5 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2014-2015 Francis B. Grosz, Jr. and IEEE-USA President-Elect, 2014 James A. Jefferies. See the full article at for complete results.

IEEE Greentech 2014 Call For Papers

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Here is the preliminary Call For Papers for the 2014 IEEE Greentech conference to be held in Corpus Christi Texas on April 3-4, 2014.  Please note that the website is not quite ready for prime time but will be up shortly.


Conference photos posted

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Some of the photos from the IEEE Greentech 2013 and the IEEE Region 5 Annual Meeting held earlier this month in Denver have been posted.  Check out the following links:

Region 5 Conference on Facebook
Greentech Conference on Facebook

IEEE Region 5 Awards Banquet Photo Gallery –