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Award for UK and Ireland Section’s Young Professionals

The UK and Ireland Section were the 2020 winners of the IEEE Region 8 Outstanding Young Professionals Affinity Group presented at the recent IEEE Region 8 virtual Student and Young Professional Congress.

Although this award is specifically for recent activities, the judges noted the Affinity Group’s consistent work in providing member value for students and young professionals over a number of years and congratulated them for their efforts and achievements.

Commenting on the award, Young Professionals Chair Noel Gomes said:

I would like to thank our YP committee for their commitment over the years and consistent efforts to serve members without which this achievement would not have been possible.

My sincere appreciation also goes out to our Section leadership (both present and past) and of course Region 8 for giving us the support, guidance and a platform to bring out the best in our volunteers.

This is a great achievement for our team and one to remember for a long time!

The awards ceremony can be viewed below – the UK and Ireland YP award starts 8 minutes into the video.