In the August issue of IEEE PES Enews, we are honored to have an article from Miriam P. Sanders, IEEE Division VII Director in the Voice of the Governing Board Section. The article nicely describes various types of benefits that a PES member can get from IEEE, such as IEEE APP, member grade elevations, networking, technical activities (conferences, technical meetings). She gave a very useful recent updates on IEEE response to COVID-19 Pandemic. In this issue we are also honored to get the article describing a very effective PES DL talk by John D. McDonald, IEEE Life Fellow, past IEEE PES President on “Big Data, IOT, Data Management for Power Industry”. The article nicely focused main issues those were addressed by the speaker and raised during the question answer session.
We are very glad to publish the news on 2020 IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award received by Patrick Ryan, the Executive Director, IEEE PES for leadership in creating a successful model for IEEE and Society memberships by fostering member value and partnerships with volunteers. Congratulation to Patrick Ryan.
In this issue we have tried to include articles from PES student branch chapters from EIGHT different countries. Thanks to these chapters for your significant contributions. We have received many articles from PES Student Brach Chapters and we will be communicating with you during the editorial checking. I appreciate your patience and you may also contact with me for the status of your article. It is now time to vote if you have not done yet. Balloting for the 2020 IEEE Annual Election has now begun. Hope you will manage some time to vote and play a part in choosing the future leadership of IEEE.
I cordially invite 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