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25 Years

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

IEEE WPR 25 Years

El próximo 18 de septiembre del 2014 nuestra sección IEEE Puerto Rico Oeste celebrará su aniversario de plata.  Deseamos extenderle unas felicitaciones a los miembros de nuestra sección por su apoyo y membresía durante este tiempo. Los exhortamos también de manera especial a participar en las actividades que serán programadas durante este año especial.


Sección Puerto Rico Oeste

IEEE Western Puerto Rico Section – Volunteer positions for 2012‏

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Greetings to everyone,

Would you like to be an Officer of the IEEE – Western Puerto Rico Section? We need leaders like you who can contribute your expertise and shape the future of our society.

Our Western Puerto Rico Section is currently seeking volunteers for 2012. Volunteers are an essential part of the IEEE organization. IEEE members who volunteer their skills and time take pride in knowing that they play an important role in an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all.

Becoming an IEEE volunteer can be a gratifying and memorable experience. If your skills are suited for organizing conferences and meetings, financial reporting, communicating or maintaining web sites, we need someone with your expertise.

Additional opportunities for involvement include fund raising, awards and educational activities and the development of new programs.

As an IEEE volunteer, you can take pride in participating in activities that interest you, while expanding your knowledge of the IEEE, gaining valuable management and leadership skills, and connecting with others in your profession.

Join the ranks of leaders in a global organization.

CONNECT with others of your profession; make new contacts.
NETWORK with peers, technical experts, business competitors and others.
CONTRIBUTE your time to your field of interest in a prestigious organization.
GAIN valuable management and leadership skills for your career.
EXPAND your understanding of your chosen profession.
IMPROVE the public perception and image of engineers.

• Plan meetings
• Chair a committee
• Evaluate award candidates
• Counsel, mentor students
• Work with finances
• Create a newsletter
• Create/maintain a website

• Technical activity
• Student Activities (college age)
• Pre-college outreach
• Competitions
• Membership Development
• History


Best regards,

IEEE – Western Puerto Rico Section

IEEE Section Officer Qualifications (*not applicable to Newsletter Editor and Webmaster)
The qualifications to be an IEEE Section Officer are:

1. IEEE Membership must be current (membership dues must be paid) upon entering office, and must be maintained throughout term of office.
2. Membership Grade of “Member” or above. Member, Senior Member, and Fellow grades qualify; Student and Associate Member grades do not.
3. Membership in the Western Puerto Rico Section is to be held.

*Students, Associate and Affiliate members cannot hold Section officer positions (anyone may serve as newsletter editor or webmaster).

IEEE Standards Education: New e-Magazine and Student Grants

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

IEEE Standards Education: New e-Magazine and Student Grants

This month, the IEEE Standards Education Committee launched a new free quarterly publication, “IEEE Standards Education eZine,” for those who learn, teach, use, deploy, develop, and enjoy standards. Serving the community of students, educators, practitioners, developers, and standards users, IEEE is building a community of standards education for the benefit of humanity.The IEEE Standards Education Committee also offers grants of US$500 for students and US$300 for faculty mentors to help with graduate and capstone design projects that include an industry standards component. Students report the results of their projects by writing and submitting Student Application Papers. The next deadline for applications is 15 October 2011. For more information and to apply, please visit the Student Application Papers web page or the new IEEE Standards Education eZine for articles and FAQs about the student grants.

IEEE MGA Awards Nominations

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Last Call for IEEE MGA Awards Nominations: Deadline 15 October


You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards.  Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.

If you know someone who has made substantial regional contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals of transnational activities, please consider nominating them for one of the following awards:



Earlier this year, the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee and the IEEE Region Awards Chairs worked to pilot the MGA Outstanding Section Award submission process through an online portal.  Due to the success of this pilot, the portal is also being used for the submission of the above MGA awards.  Nominators can submit nominations, endorsers can upload endorsement letters, and reviewers can review and rank nominations, all within the online system.


Please visit the MGA Award Nomination web page to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements, reference the step-by-step submittal instructions, and link to the portal for nominations.


The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2011. 

Please note: As this is still a pilot program, all feedback about the new online portal is welcome, so that we may continually work to improve the IEEE MGA Awards process.  Please email questions and/or feedback to MGA Awards.


Friday, June 10th, 2011

Welcome to our new IEEE Western Puerto Rico Section Website!