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1 IEEE Region Winter Meeting Region 1 PACE Program Report Al Reinhart Region 1 PACE Coordinator

2 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report Section Support Programs IEEE-USA PACE Network / Committee Divisional PACE Regional PACE

3 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA PACE IEEE-USA PACE Network PACE (Professional Activities Committees for Engineers) is a grassroots network of IEEE volunteers and committees organized at the section and chapter level in the United States with support from their respective regions and the IEEE-USA. The goals of the PACE Network are to promote the professional interests of IEEE's U.S. members as well as provide a mechanism for communication of members' views on their professional needs. IEEE-USA PACE Network URL:

4 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA PACE IEEE-USA National PACE Committee The PACE Committee consists of The Chair, appointed by IEEE-USA Vice President, Professional Activities Region 1-6 PACE Coordinators, appointed by IEEE Region 1-6 Directors Technical/Divisional Representative GOLD Representative IEEE-USA Vice President, Professional Activities, serves as an ex-officio member IEEE-USA Staff Support Responsible for promoting professional activities within Regions 1-6 sections and student branches, and at the regional and divisional level

5 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA PACE The PACE Committee’s Objective To better serve member interests by promoting and encouraging more section and technical society chapter PACE programs, better communication between IEEE-USA region, section and chapter PACE leaders and volunteers more member opportunities for professional growth and leadership development.

6 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report Section Support Programs IEEE-USA PACE Divisional PACE Regional PACE

7 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Divisional PACE PACE Network’s Divisional PACE Objectives Encourage and promote professional development opportunities at technical society chapter events Provide funding support for Chapter PACE activities Divisional PACE is represented in the PACE Committee by a Technical/Divisional Representative

8 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Divisional PACE Divisional PACE funding is available to support section technical society Chapter PACE activities Divisional PACE funds Up to $5K across IEEE-USA Up to $1,000 per request Funding requests must be at least matched by chapter/section funding Request using the Divisional PACE Project Funding Request form Send to PACE Divisional Coordinator After October of each year, the IEEE-USA PACE Committee may allocate un-requested Divisional PACE funds to Regional PACE project requests

9 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Divisional PACE SectionEvent / Activity MaineElectrical and Computer Engineering in Maine: Challenges and Opportunities 2009 Divisional PACE Project Funding Requests

10 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report Section Support Programs IEEE-USA PACE Divisional PACE Regional PACE

11 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Regional PACE PACE Network’s Regional PACE Objectives Encourage and promote Section professional growth and leadership development opportunities Provide funding support for Section PACE activities Regional PACE is represented on the PACE Committee by the 6 Region PACE Coordinators Each Region Director appoints one Region PACE Coordinator

12 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Regional PACE Region PACE Coordinator Represents their region on the National PACE Committee Encourages and coordinates section PACE activities within their region Oversees the IEEE-USA PACE Project financial support program within their region Section PACE Chairs Section PACE Chairs organize PACE programs and develop professional development opportunities in their sections and chapters

13 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Regional PACE Profession development opportunities and events: A meeting that provides IEEE members the opportunity to develop their professional, not technical, knowledge base leadership skills writing and speaking skills organizational skills professional and career building network time and risk management skills project and financial management skills A Professional Development Seminar

14 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Regional PACE Region PACE Funds Annual grant to Regions 1-6 determined by: 1/3 divided equally 1/3 based on membership 1/3 based on number of sections Regions disperse funds to their sections to encourage and support section professional development events and activities Region 1 Professional Development Funds ~$13K Annually for Region 1  Ground Rule: Use it or lose it

15 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Regional PACE 2009 PACE Funded Projects 7 Sections / 21 Projects $12,760 for 2009 Supports $77,969 total project cost

16 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Regional PACE SectionEvent / Activity BerkshireHigh School Science Writing Contest Mid-HudsonEngineering Day at State University of New York, New Platz Engineering Expo – West Point New HampshirePresentation Skills Seminar Wine Tasting / Networking Professional Development Seminar-Jobs WIE Social Tea New Jersey Coast6 Professional Networking Talks / Seminars Princeton/Central Jersey Communication Breakthrough to Success Seminar

17 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report IEEE-USA Regional PACE SectionEvent / Activity ProvidenceEngineers of Tomorrow Engineer Career Development How To Play Well With Others Worcester CountyEngineers Week Career Development / Network Dinner Section Networking / Mentoring Dinner Leadership Development / Networking Picnic Professional Development / Networking Dinner

18 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report Section Support Programs Summary There are several programs offering Region financial support for Section and Chapter activities Funding request usually require at least matching Section/Chapter funding Additional funding assistance may be available from Technical Societies, IEEE-USA, IEEE Foundation, IEEE Affinity Groups (WIE, Life Member) Don’t overlook corporate sponsorships Provide value, i.e., visibility/publicity

19 2009 IEEE Region 1 Winter Meeting PACE Program Report Section Support Programs Questions / Comments Thank You


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