Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)


For more info contact:

Felicia Harlow, IEEE Dayton Section PACE Chair


Recent IEEE Dayton Section PACE Events

2014 UD Mini S-PAC (Student Chapter at University of Dayton)

2014 UD Soldering Workshop (Student Chapter at University of Dayton)

2014 PEAL Chapter Tour of Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship located at Carillon Park

2014 TechFest (WSU Student Chapter Participation)

What is PACE and how can it benefit IEEE members?

Being technically proficient is only part of what it takes to become successful in the ever-changing global economy. More and more companies are beginning to recognize the added benefits of improving their workers’ professional development skills and are opting to provide increased training for it. IEEE-USA is also aware of this increased need and is working to provide seed funding for professional activities in addition to increasing awareness of existing programs such as Professional Development Seminars.

PACE (Professional Activities Committees for Engineers) is a grassroots network of IEEE volunteers and committees organized at the section and chapter level in the United States with support from their respective regions and IEEE-USA. The goal of the PACE Network is to promote the professional interests of IEEE’s U.S. members as well as provide a mechanism for communication of members’ views on their professional needs. IEEE-USA’s success is attributed largely in part to all the hard work out forth by volunteers from the PACE Network. In return, the IEEE-USA National PACE Committeeis working to better serve your interests with more programs, better communication, and more opportunities for professional development.

Who can organize a PACE event?

You! We need ideas and Project Managers. Some inspiration from previous successful events can be found here:

How do I submit my event for approval?

1) Submit your project request form to the Dayton Section PACE Chair using the PACE funding request form.  Chapters (ex. PEAL or Computer Society) use the Chapter Form. Initial forms and Final report forms are located here:

2) Once you obtain approval for funding, creating a meeting notice on vtools:

Choose “Professional” for the type of event.  You do not have to use vtools for RSVP function but it is a useful tool for that as well.

3) After event, submit the final project form to the Dayton Section PACE chair (available at the link in step 1) and create an L31 meeting report using  the vtools meeting  system.

4) Submit final approved project form and completed L31 meeting report notice to Dayton Section Treasurer for reimbursement of approved expenses.