Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013 Clementina Saduwa Award Winner


The winner of 2013 Clementina Saduwa award is Professor Fatma E. Z. Abou-Chadi from Mansoura University from the Egypt Section, for her professional and personal achievements.

Who is Clementina Saduwa? 

Clementina Saduwa was a tireless and extremely effective volunteer student leader a few years back, when the IEEE Nigeria Section was being revived, and she went on to become the first ever IEEE Region 8 Women In Engineering (WIE) Coordinator. In January 2007, she was killed in a random act of violence and leaves behind her husband and young daughter. She was 29 years old. To honor her rule and work throughout the years, WIE has named the award for the recognition of women engineer in Region 8 who, through their engineering and career achievements, have demonstrated noteworthy support for women in the profession and have established a benchmark of engineering excellence after her name

Objectives of the Award:

Objectives of the Award is to recognize a women engineer in Region 8 who, through her engineering and career achievements, has demonstrated noteworthy support for women in the profession and have established a benchmark of engineering.

The final decision of a committee composed of 4 past and present members of the IEEE WIE R8 committee members, was based on various aspects, including CV, personal statement, level of difficulties in achieving a professional career, reference letters, level of involvement of referees.

In the photo, from left to right: Martin Bastiaans (IEEE Region 8 Director), Joyce Mwangama (IEEE Region 8 WIE Coordinator), Fatma Abou-Chadi (Award recipient), Peter Staecker (IEEE President and CEO 2013)

2013 IEEE Fellows from Region 8

In 2013, a total of 70 Region 8 members were elevated to the higly prestigious IEEE Fellow grade. The IEEE Fellow grade is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

On behalf of Region 8, we would like to congratulate the newly elected IEEE Fellow members with this outstanding professional achievement.

The full list of all Region 8 members in the IEEE Fellow Class 2013 can be found here.

WIE @ LYIT 2013

WIE@LYIT presents Selected Topics in Enterprise Applications Development

19th June  2013, 1-30-4pm in Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Guest speakers include Dr. David Dampier on Security in Large Scale Applications, Ms Mary Tuite on Experiences with Mainframe Application Analysis for the Banking Sector and Ms. Sharon Greene on Quality Assurance in the Enterprise.


The event is free to attend but registration is required to aid with catering. This event provides a forum for discussion and networking on technical topics in enterprise scale networking. As a secondary but essential element the event aims to encourage more women to progress in the field through support and advice from others.



Job Fair Athens 2013

The third organization of Job Fair Athens was a success.

“Job Fair Athens 2013” took place on the 3rd & 4th of April at Technopolis of the city of Athens. 36 companies, 4 startups, the EURES and several Universities have joined the event this year. The volunteers’ number exceeded 120 from all over Greece.
More than 2,400 people have checked-in at the event, which is a Job Fair Athens’ first! More than 500 job interviews took place on the spot.

Job Fair Athens is organized every year by the student IEEE NTUA SB and EESTEC LC Athens under the auspices of the National Technical University of Athens and it aims to inform all visitors about the situation on the labor market and help them integrate smoothly into it.
This year we were happy to have volunteers from several IEEE Student Branches of the Greece Section, such as the Patras University IEEE SB, the  University of Central Greece IEEE SB, the IEEE T.E.I of Ionian Islands SB and the IEEE SB of Thrace.

Here is a photo from all the people that helped this event to become reality:

 Job Fair

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Region 8 GOLD Chairs Meeting

First Skype meeting of Region 8 GOLD Chairs of 2013 will be held on  Sunday April 14  at  20:00 GMT+2 (=CEST)  /  21:00 GMT+3  /  19:00 GMT+1.

TISP 2.0 Workshop in Lamia

For the first time in Greece, in 29th of March 2013, a team of the IEEE University of Central Greece (UCG) Student Branch, organized two TISP Workshops at the 1st Highschool of Lamia.
Efthymia Arvaniti, Ad hoc member of the Pre-University Works Subcommittee of Region 8 delivered a presentation about IEEE, PUW and IEEE UCG Student Branch.

EPICS Project was discussed with the teachers, and they agreed on preparing a proposal for an EPICS Project in Lamia. Then, the benefits of the Teacher-In-Service-Program were presented, explaining the methodology and its objectives.
On the second part of the presentation, the 42 participating students, were divided in small groups of 3 members, and tried to build a ChairLift with simple materials of everyday use within limited time period.

The excitement of the students could not be described. They collaborated and worked in teams, exchanging ideas on the solution of the given problem. All of them understood what is to be a simple engineer, and many of them want to study in a field of engineering.
The local media advertised the event, and more schools contacted the IEEE UCG Student Branch to participate in the TISP Workshops.

IEEE RAS Offering Two Free Webinars To Members

Dear R8 GOLD Members,
The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society is offering IEEE members two free webinars to enhance communications skills.
Improving Workplace Email Using the STOP Method 
Thursday, 30 May 19:00 – 20:00 (GMT -4:00)
For registration and more info, Please visit: