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Welcome to Northern Virginia (NoVA) Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Born in the fall of 1972 as a Subsection of Washington Section, NoVA is the result of Orest A. Meykar’s October 1st , 1972 petition to form the subsection and Dr. Jenny Bramley’s instrumental assistance with obtaining the required number of signatures, NoVA obtained the full Section status only four years later, in 1976. The Northern Virginia Section’s full history can be found here.

NoVA Section forms, next to the Washington and Baltimore Sections, the South Area of the IEEE Region 2.

This web site provides information for IEEE members who are or want to be active in the IEEE Northern Virginia Section. For information about IEEE, visit the main website https://www.ieee.org/.

Select the About Us menu for a description of our geographic span and relation to other sections, who we are, and what we do.  You will also find here the various leadership positions and the lists our affinity groups, chapters, committees, and external professional relationships.

Visit Newsletters for copies of the past Newsletters.

Hover over or click on the Calendar to find the description of our upcoming events for a monthly view.  To receive event notifications login to the IEEE site and verify your primary email address is correct and your communication preferences permit local IEEE section and chapter e-mail.  You may have to be a member of a chapter to receive notice of its meetings.

The Resources identifies different categories of resources available for volunteers involved with our Section. 

The vast majority of our activities are organized by members who donate their time. Contact any of our volunteers if you are interested in helping or contact NoVA chair at nova.chair@ieee.org.

2019 Chair’s Message

Welcome to the New Year on behalf of the Northern Virginia IEEE Section.  I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones and are professionally and personally ready for the coming year.  I also hope that you make the local IEEE organization part of your year.

I want to extend a heartfelt appreciation to our volunteers for their continued dedication to serving our members before discussing 2019.  I especially want to thank the 2018 Section and Chapter Executive Committee members for their service and all the volunteers that supported them.  I want to also congratulate all the new 2019 Section and Chapter leadership.

I am honored to be serving as the IEEE Northern Virginia Section Chair for 2019.  I thank you for giving me this opportunity.  It is my duty to ensure activities are focused on providing value to you.

For 2019, my vision is that the Northern Virginia Section continues to provide professional development, networking opportunities, and community outreach to the Northern Virginia area and the National Capital Region with our sister Sections, Washington and Baltimore.  In addition, I hope that we organize events that discuss topics that are timely, technically challenging and intellectually stimulating.  You can learn about scheduled Chapter events by visiting our Web Site or by reviewing our monthly newsletter.

Note that as with much of other life situations, what you get from your membership in the IEEE and your association with the Northern Virginia Section depends on your engagement with it.  You are welcome to join the AdCom team which meets on the second Wednesday of the month to plan activities.  If you have thought about becoming active in your profession, why not volunteer to assist in one or more local IEEE activities?  Finally, I encourage you to send me or any AdCom member your thoughts for programs.  All ideas are welcome.

Wishing you all the best,

Michael Olex

Chair, IEEE Northern Virginia Section

 

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Tue 19

2019 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technology conference (ISGT)

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 3:30 pm EST
Tue 26

Computer Society Chapter Planning Meeting

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST