Section News

Section ExCom and Chapter Chairs’ Hybrid Meeting – October 2022

The autumn Section ExCom and Chapter Chairs’ Meeting was held in the magnificent surroundings of University College Dublin.  To accommodate those that were unable to travel, the meeting was held in a hybrid form with access available via Zoom.

Both ExCOM and Chapter Chairs presented their activity during 2022 to the meeting as well as their plans for 2023.  Due to the pandemic, face-to-face meetings had been replaced by many online events which had been recorded and are available to watch again on the website, providing more opportunity for member engagement.

Many chapters reported that they were planning to return to face to face conferences, whilst maintaining an online presence through webinars.

A highlight of the meeting was the news that the Section had won five Region 8 awards at the 119th R8 meeting in Cairo. These were:

  • 2021 Region 8 Outstanding Large Section Award
  • Region 8 Volunteer Award 2022 – Eduardo Audiche
  • Region 8 Outstanding Women in Engineering Section Volunteer Award 2022 – Nagham Saeed
  • Region 8 Outstanding Section SIGHT of the Year 2022 Award – United Kingdom and Ireland Section SIGHT
  • Region 8 Special Recognition Award for Achieving the 20th Section IEEE Milestone – United Kingdom and Ireland Section and Izzet Kale, 2022-2023 Chair

The keynote presentation was given by Professor Orla Feely, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact, entitled “Towards a positive culture in research and innovation”.