It is one of the most enjoyable pieces of news to be spread for the New Year. The most telling evidence behind our Region’s achievements and its high status in the Institute are our Fellow members. It is my unconcealed pleasure to congratulate all of the 54 newly elevated IEEE Region 8 Fellows, on receiving this most acclaimed Institutes’ title (see www.ieee.org/r8/awards www.ieee.org/fellows), this time the highest number from UK&RI and Italy Sections. Coming from various environments, they are its scientific, industrial and educational leaders, missionaries and pioneers. Therefore, I would like to strongly encourage our younger members to follow those prominent examples, so as to contribute to the Institute’s strength and enhancement.
Jozef Modelski, R8 Director