Editor’s Corner: May 2020

We all are passing through a very critical time in this global COVID19 pandemic. Many members of IEEE PES family are facing various types of difficulties and cannot continue their regular technical, professional or academic activities. Almost all of our student members are unable to attend university classes and activities in a regular fashion. Under this global pandemic, many of our PES volunteers tried their level best to organize very effective online technical events. I appreciate the effort given by the organizers as well as the respected speakers. Since there are no face to face events, from various event reports, I found highly positive response from the participants. In many cases, number of participants is found more than the regular face to face events due to ease of joining the events via online platform. Different useful topics are chosen in these technical online events. It would be great if these online resources can be archived and thus, I request organizers to provide the link of the recorded events so that other members can also be benefitted from these valuable technical events. In this issue, we are delighted to get a very informative Voice of the Governing Board article from Babak Enayati, Member At Large Industry Outreach. We have received several articles related to PES Day 2020 events. We will be publishing them gradually after necessary editorial corrections (if necessary). Please stay tuned with IEEE PES Enews and encourage your friends and colleagues to read the PES Enews. I humbly request you to submit articles, event reports, chapter history, significant achievements in PES Enews. I wish you stay safe during this global crisis.

Shaikh Fattah, Ph.D. SMIEEE, FIEB
Professor, Department of EEE & Director, Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering
BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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