Monday, October 3, 2011

IEEE Region 2 PACE Status Report

As the year-end appears on the horizon, it is time to take stock of how we in Region 2 are doing  in serving our members and the public in 'professional' activities (PACE).
All in all, I am pleased to say that we are doing very well! 75% of our Sections have held at least one PACE event this year.  We desperately need a couple of sections to step up and start planning some events quickly to reach our objective of 100%. We have also done in well in documenting the events held to date with over 90% filing of reports.  We have also approved 82% of available funding for disbursements.  But that should not let you stop from bringing forward any good ideas for PACE events.  We will find the money somewhere!

I also want to provide here the descriptions of the activities to stimulate your thinking on what you can do in your section.  As we all know, there is no need to 'reinvent the wheel'.

Professional Skills Development:
Career Workshop (Philadelphia)
Writing Technical Papers (Cleveland)
PE Licensing (Pittsburgh)
Engineering and Project Management Workshop (Erie)
Effective Communications (Northern Virginia - planned)
High Power Microwave Applications (Central Pennsylvania)
Resume Workshop (Susquehanna)

Public Policy:
Grassroots Advocacy (Pittsburgh)
Patent Reform (Washington, Northern Virginia)
Congressional Visits – SET and Energy Fly-in (Philadelphia)
Section Meeting with Congressman (Southern New Jersey)

Student Activities:
Technical Paper Competitions (West Virginia, Cincinnati, Dayton)
Climate Change Workshop (U of Pittsburgh – Johnstown)
STEP -Student Transition and Elevation Partnership (Baltimore)

Pre-College Activities:
Robotics Competitions (Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Southern New Jersey)
Underwater Robotics (Baltimore)
Teacher –In-Service Program (Lima)
Science Fairs (Northern Virginia, Washington)

Volunteer Leadership Development:
Annual Leadership Workshop (Washington, Northern Virginia)
Region 2 Leadership Workshop (Erie)
IEEE-USA Awareness (Delaware)

Let me know how I can help you....