IEEE Region 2

February 10th, 2019

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for the following 2020 leadership positions:

– MGA Vice President-Elect/Board Chair-Elect
– MGA Treasurer
– MGA Vice Chairs
 -Geographic Unit Operations
 -Information Management
 -Member Development
– Committee Chairs
 -Admission and Advancement (IEEE)
 -Awards and Recognition Advisory
 -Life Members (IEEE)
 -Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory
 -Membership Recruitment and Recovery
 -Potentials Editorial Board
 -Student Activities
 -Women in Engineering (IEEE)
 -Young Professionals (IEEE)

The deadline to submit nominations for the above positions is 15 March 2019.

A complete list of available MGA positions, committee descriptions, and information on the MGA Nominations and Appointments process are available.

Nominate yourself or a colleague now

You must have applicable experience in IEEE or in other organizations for these positions.

December 30th, 2018

Welcome to IEEE Region 2!

Wolfram Bettermann IEEE R2 Director 2019-2020


It is my honor to serve as the Director of the IEEE Region 2 for 2019 and 2020. IEEE Region 2 has a proud heritage and serves over 25,000 members in Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, northern Virginia, southern New Jersey, West Virginia, and Washington, DC with 20 vibrant IEEE sections. We are one of 10 geographical regions around the world which make up the IEEE whereas Region 1-6 are the only regions within the US.

In this elected position, it is my responsibility to represent our region’s successes, needs, and concerns as a sitting Board member of IEEE MGA (Member and Geographical Activities), as well as a Board member of IEEE-USA. In these bodies, I ensure you that Region 2 will be proactive, allowing our members to succeed in their goals. In addition, I am a sitting member of the IEEE Board of Directors, where my responsibility is to guide IEEE in current and future directions.

My goals for my term in Region 2 echo many of the goals of IEEE and our past director Timothy Kurzweg. We need to engage three populations better than we have done in the past. Our industry members, the “working professionals”, who have needs which might include continuing educations opportunities, career services, or networking opportunities. The second population is the Young Professionals (members within 15 years of receiving their first degree) are the key to sustaining our organization. We must engage our Young Professionals, and allow them opportunities for leadership. And our Women in Engineering population needs more support from us than provided in the past to increase their visibility and ability to contribute and lead in our male dominated engineering profession. I look forward to working with you all to better serve all of our members.

I would like to encourage you all to get involved as your time allows. This can be as attending a Section meeting or volunteering in different events. I realize that time is valuable and free time can be hard to find. I challenge each of the Sections to have events and volunteering commitments times that can fit a variety of schedules.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers at the Region and Section and chapter levels, and I know many of you are participating in all three. As a volunteer-based organization, IEEE could not survive without you. It is these individuals that organize new professional, technical, and social activities all throughout the Region.

As you have new ideas that will help our members, I want to hear from you. Please share these ideas with me (my email is given below) and I hope we can implement them for the benefit of all members in Region 2.

Many thanks to the hard work of our past Region 2 directors, especially Timothy Kurzweg who has shown exceptional leadership in leading our great Region 2 during his director term in 2015-2016. His vision and goals for Region 2 and his ideas to vitalize our great Region 2 will lead me during my term.

With your help, we will make Region 2 great again!

Best Wishes,

Wolfram Bettermann

Region 2 Director, 2019-2020

November 13th, 2018



Call For Papers_2019 PDF Download

Dear Esteemed Colleagues;

The 2019 IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference will be held in the beautiful city of

Morgantown in the Mountain State of West Virginia, between April 5-7, 2019. SAC19 is

sponsored by West Virginia University, the IEEE Pittsburgh Section, and IEEE Region 2.

SAC19 will consist of student competitions, lectures from industry representatives focusing

on recent trends, and poster sessions portraying student research in Region 2. This year,

SAC19 is offering IEEE student members and Graduate student members the opportunity to

participate in an IEEE conference and have their quality work published by IEEE

Student papers are solicited in; but not limited to the following topics:

> Photonics; Optical Devices

> Mathematical and Computational Methods in EM

> Biological Effects and Medical Applications of RF and Microwaves

> Antennas and Propagation

> Wireless Communications (5G and Beyond)

> Internet of Things

> Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting

> Simulation and Characterization Techniques

> Additional, unique senior projects

Submissions: Submissions must be of original contributions and should not have been

presented or published anywhere. Authors of the accepted papers must guarantee that at

least one of the authors will attend the conference and present the paper. Paper should not

exceed 6 pages following the IEEE format.

Conference papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore (EI Compdex and SCOPUS indexed).

Important Dates:

Last date for receiving full paper December 28, 2018

E-mail notification of paper acceptance January 4, 2019

Last date for receiving camera-ready paper with modifications February 1, 2019

July 4th, 2018

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2019 MGA Committee Member and Liaison positions. 


Positions include:


MGA Committee Members

– Committee Chair
– Program Chair
– Program Committee Members


MGA appointments to other organizational unit boards/committees



Each IEEE Region is encouraged to submit nominations to help ensure that MGA is globally balanced.  Self-nominations are encouraged.


Ø Nominate yourself or a colleague now


         The deadline to submit nominations is 1 August 2018.


Thank you,

Mary Ellen

April 15th, 2018

Selected photos from the R2 2018 Winter Meeting have been posted.

R2 Winter Meeting 2018 — Bethlehem, PA


Note:  General policy has been discussed and applied, that all participants of the R2 2018 Winter meeting photographed give their permission to use these photographs, though if you are in a photograph and do not want it to be displayed in the meeting page, please let us know and we will take that photograph off the gallery.


April 5th, 2018

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March 9th, 2018

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January 16th, 2018

R2 Section Leaders and Committee please take note:

The 2018 Winter Meeting will take place February 24-25 in Bethlehem, PA.  Invites and registration information will be sent soon so please mark your calendars.  We hope to see you there!

Emilio Salgueiro, R2 Secretary

February 12th, 2017

Welcome to IEEE Region 2! 

Thank you for allowing me to serve as Director of the IEEE Region 2 for 2017 and 2018. It is really an honor. As you may know, the region encompasses Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, northern Virginia, southern New Jersey, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, serving more than 25,000 members. We are one of 10 geographical regions around the world which serve IEEE’s approximately 400,000 member total.

As Director, it is among my duties to represent our region and IEEE at the board level in IEEE-USA, MGA, chair of the region committee, as well as serve as a member of IEEE and MGA assemblies.

Many of the goals I have formulated for my tenure in this position rest on the foundation established by the thoughtful work of those who preceded me. Crucial to our future as an organization is sowing the seeds of membership growth, while enhancing the value derived and contributed by current membership. While these goals may not seem mutually exclusive, generational and other differences in perceptions and realities will likely provide challenges as yet unseen. Fortunately for us, challenges are the engineer’s forte.

Because you are reading this, it’s probably safe to assume you are already involved in IEEE beyond some casual measure. If not, and you simply stumbled upon this page via some random probability, look around, maybe there is something here for you. Stranger things have happened.   I encourage all to take an even more active role in the organization. Create value for yourself and others around you by volunteering to help out at any level you can. Promote membership and good will towards the organization wherever you go.

It is essential to celebrate the hard work that has been done by the organization and its volunteers thus far.  Every moment spent and every event at every level is the product of genuine commitment and hard labor invested by the good and willing people who want to make a difference.

I urge all members to share their ideas for Region 2, bring forth their concerns and become active participants if they are not already. It is my promise to work to enable all willing members to implement their concepts for a better IEEE at every level.

Kate Duncan
IEEE Region 2 Director 2017-2018

February 8th, 2017

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