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Director’s Farewell Message from Wolfram Betterman

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Director’s Farwell Message!

It was my honor to serve as the Director of the IEEE Region 2 for 2019 and 2020. IEEE Region 2 has a proud heritage and serves over 22,000 members in Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, northern Virginia, southern New Jersey, West Virginia, and Washington, DC with 20 vibrant IEEE sections. We are one of 10 geographical regions around the world which make up the IEEE whereas Regions 1-6 are the only regions within the US.

As I look back on two years as IEEE Region 2 Director, I recognize especially this year as  one marked by world-changing events. What has been quite obvious is that IEEE Region 2 is still a vibrant, engaged community and contributing more to our Region 2 members than ever before. This year we faced the challenges of a global pandemic, and we have still made Region 2 great again.

During my term as the Region 2 Director, many initiatives and projects were started and have been realized. At the beginning of 2019 I stated my primary goals for my term to especially support:

  • Our IEEE industry members, the “working professionals”, who have needs which might include continuing educations opportunities, career services, or networking opportunities.
  • Young Professionals are the key to sustaining our organization. We must engage our Young Professionals, and allow them opportunities for leadership.
  • Women in Engineering population needs more support from us than provided in the past to increase their visibility and ability to contribute and lead in our engineering profession,


Our Region 2 Committee has tirelessly worked on implementing new ways to support those goals.  Thanks to all of you!

For this, I am particularly grateful to Felicia Harlow, Region 2 Secretary, Philip Gonski Region 2 Treasurer, Region 2 Director-Elect Barry Tilton, Region 2 Parliamentarian and Region 2 Life Member and Regional Coordinator Marc Apter, and Rhonda Farrell Region Vitality Coordinator & Strategic Planning Coordinator. Without their never-failing support, encouragement, and hard work our success would never have been possible. I encourage every one of you to fully support our new Region 2 team in 2021, our newest addition will be Drew Lowery who will join us as our new Region 2 Director-Elect. Region 2 Director Barry Tilton (2021) has my full trust to continue making Region 2 the most successful of the 10 regions at IEEE. Many past and possibly future IEEE presidents do have their home section in Region 2!

As you have new ideas that will help our members, I still want to hear from you. Please share these ideas with me (my email is given below) and I hope Barry can implement them for the benefit of all members in Region 2.

A very happy, especially healthy, Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2021 to all of you!!

Best Wishes,

Wolfram Bettermann
Region 2 Director, 2019-2020

R2 IEEE Newsletter, April 2020 Edition by Dr. Rhonda Farrell

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

IEEE R2 Newsletter April 2020 (Final)

R2 Newsletter, December 2019 Edition by Dr. Rhonda Farrell

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

R2 Newsletter by Dr. Rhonda Farrell

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

IEEE R2 mini-Newsletter Q1 2020 r1

IEEE Region 2 Newlsetter: July 2019 Edition

Monday, August 12th, 2019


The July 2019 Region 2 Newsletter is now available via web and can be downloaded as a PDF document

by Dr. Rhonda Farrell

Includes information about upcoming Annual IEEE R1 & R2 WIE Forum in late November


PDF: IEEE R2 NEwsletter Vol 2 (2019)



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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Congratulations to West Virginia and Akron Sections!

Monday, May 30th, 2016

In April 2016, the West Virginia Section and Akron Section have ALREADY surpassed their recruitment goals for the year!  West Virginia is at 115% and Akron is at 101.3%.  Congratulations to these Sections and keep up the great efforts!

SAVE THE DATE! Region 2 Volunteers Winter Meeting

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

R2 Section Leaders and Committee please take note:

The 2016 Winter Meeting will take place March 12-13 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Invites and registration information will be sent soon so please mark your calendars.  We hope to see you there!

Felicia Harlow, R2 Secretary

Proposed IEEE in 2030 Governance Structure

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

IEEE is considering some major change in its governance structure. An overview can be found in this slide deck . A brief write up can also be found in the IEEE Institute at: A dedicated IEEE Webpage can be found at, which provides a lot of information. If you have questions, suggestions, and comments for the IEEE 2030 Committee, please email them at:

Welcome to the NEW IEEE R2 website and upcoming events…

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Welcome to the new IEEE Region 2 website!


Please update your bookmarks. If you have comments and suggestions for format or content, please contact us through the “Contact” page or email the webmaster at The calendar page and widget on the right is populated via vtools and contains all region events, so we encourage you to use that for your meeting announcements. R2 leaders are encouraged to provide updates to their page content.

Some important upcoming events for Region 2 leaders:


November 24 2014 Bylaws update:

Final bylaws have been approved by MGA and posted


IEEE Region 2 2015 Meeting SAVE THE DATE

The Region 2 Winter Meeting is scheduled for 28-29 March 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. The details will be forthcoming as plans are finalized.