Section News

IEEE Philadelphia Awards Ceremony Livestream Event!

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Via Zoom and Facebook

Cost: No Charge. Registration is required.

We are hosting our prestigious awards presentation virtually this year, featuring video appearances from the 2020 and 2021 award recipients. Our Awards Committee worked hard to find the most deserving candidates. Join us as we celebrate and recognize those who have been honored by the section for their contributions to the industry.

The event will conclude with networking with the Awardees. When you register, select the award room you prefer to enter.

Click HERE to register for the event

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We would like to inform you of the following exciting updates to the IEEE Member Discounts Program.
  • The MGA Board approved the following two new member discounts in 2020:
  • Wolfram – Mathematica technical computing software, available to students and professional members worldwide
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  • More new discounts coming in 2021
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IEEE Philadelphia Section Congratulates our Newest Senior Members

2021 –  Todd W. Bessemer, Frances C Blanche, Paul J Caronia, PE, Hung-po Chao Ph.D., Vincent A Cicirello Ph.D., Todd Ellis, Mark M. Green, Srikanth Reddy Iragamreddy, John D. Kaewell Jr., Vidhyanandhini Krishnasamy, David Martin,
Jonathan Moore, Edward M Morson, Shaun Robert Murphy Ph.D., Prajakta Savant PE, Justin Y. Shi Ph.D., Saravanarajan Venkatachalam, David L Wilson, and John Wolgemuth.

2020 Annual Report: Yeshwanth Rao Bhandayker, Donald Joseph Bucci Ph.D., Joseph J DiBiase, Nil Hande Ergin,
Professor Goran Karapetrov, Bhavana G. Keshavamurthy, Daniel Klein, Robert B. Kusner, Prof. Jing Li, Robert Mandelbaum Ph.D., Larry S. Meisner, Vidhya Natarajan, Ani Nenkova, Dushyant Patel, Sakthinathan Pitchaiah, Shiqiong Tong Ph.D., Nachiket Bhalchandra Vaidya, Jiafeng Xie.

IEEE Philadelphia Section Congratulates our New Fellows

2021 – James C. Gee, University of Pennsylvania

2020 Annual Report:  Xiaojiang Du, Temple University



Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Tue 28

IEEE Philadelphia Section Awards Livestream Event

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oct 12

Administrative Committee Meeting via Zoom

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 19

A Day in the Life of FASTie

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oct 26

Senior Membership Workshop

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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.

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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.

The Meeting Announcements section reaches 4,000 + recipients averaging 4-6 emails each month.

For more information, contact the Public Relations Chair Alfredo Flores via e-mail, or  the Office at 484.270.5136 &