A Message to Our Members and Community,
The health and safety of our members and community is paramount. We are continuously reviewing and responding to local, state, and federal recommendations regarding the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. As such, we are taking steps to protect our members, event attendees, and staff while still providing opportunities to connect around the ideas and initiatives that are important to the vitality of our organization.
The Section will be postponing, cancelling, rescheduling or changing formats for all events through the remainder of March and the month of April. Current event attendees will receive a communication from our staff to confirm postponement or cancellation, as well as updates when new dates are confirmed. We invite you to visit our events calendar to stay informed about our evolving schedule.
2020 Awards Banquet & Gala!
Due to the Coronavirus (COV-19), the Awards Banquet will be postponed to a later date.
The 2020 Awards Banquet & Gala scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at The Union League of Philadelphia is canceled and will be rescheduled to a later date.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Contact the office at email@example.com for details!
IEEE Philadelphia Section Congratulates our Newest Senior Members
January 2020: Mitchell L. Thompson, John T. Larkin, Douglas, R. Castor, John J. Deandrea, Scott R. Mix, Kenneth Paist, Yunfeng Xiao, David Hollingsworth, Li Bai, Brian Litt, Qiang Duan, Firooz Aflatouni, Anthony R. Carlis, Paul R. White, Iyad Obeid, James C. Gee, Morui Li, Theodoros Salonidis, Thomas S. Krol, Aditya Shah, Edward Greer, Ram Kripal Prasad, Mojtaba Vaezi, Chamith S. Rajapakse, Alan T. Johnson, Lori L. Pollock, Michael Hutchinson, Ruibing Hao, Jeffrey M. Watkins, Victor Manuel Preciado, Joanna F. DeFranco, Rajeshkumar Raghupathi, Philip Shilane, Saravanan Manikandan, Mark Jarvis, Jeffrey T. Eker, Shi Y. Lee, Il-yeol Song, Andrew G. Richardson, Christine Johnson, Jeff A. Rockower, Divya Pathak, Gregory Arlow, Arun Kumar, Arumugam, Kerry I. Litvin, Jonathan M. Becker
IEEE Philadelphia Section Congratulates our New Fellows
January 2020: Xiaojiang Du, Vijay Kumar, Yimin D. Zhang.
IEEE Philadelphia Section Receives
Membership Recruitment and Retention Award
Welcome to the IEEE Philadelphia Section
The Philadelphia Section (or Branch as it was then called) of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE for short, was organized in 1903. As the electric power industry grew so did the AIEE. However, on May 13, 1912, another branch of the electrical profession, the radio engineers, formed the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), which grew so rapidly its membership soon surpassed that of the AIEE. As early as 1922, the AIEE and IRE discussed the possibility of merging, as the interests of the societies overlapped. No serious steps were taken until 1961. One year later, the membership of the organizations approved the merger, which officially took place on January 1, 1963, under the new name of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).
Today the IEEE Philadelphia Section serves more than 4,000 members in the Delaware Valley including Bucks, Chester, Delaware,Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. The Philadelphia Section holds regular meetings (third Tuesday except December, June, July, and August) and events, publishes a member newsletter, the Almanack, ten times per year; presents an annual awards banquet & gala, and offers a leadership scholarship through its student branch. The section currently has 22 chapters and four affinity groups. Many volunteer opportunities exist. For more information call 484.270.5136.
Call for Advertisements
The Philadelphia Section of the IEEE encourages placement of technical, professional and commercial advertisement and Sponsorship in the Almanack, Web site, Annual Awards Banquet and Program Book and the Meeting Announcement emails.
The Almanack is published ten times a year and is read by more than 4,000 members with an average annual salary of over $70,000 in over 150 key industries.
The Awards Banquet of the IEEE Philadelphia Section is an annual event to recognize those who have been honored for their contributions by both the Institute and the Section and by organizations whose mutual interests are associated with the IEEE.
Meeting Announcements (reaches 4,000 + recipients averaging 4-6 emails each month)
For more information, contact Michael Mayor at 484.524.3264 or firstname.lastname@example.org