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Understanding MTT-S’s Worldwide Member and Geographic Activities

Today, MTT-S has some 200 chapters in every part of the world. These may be Single Society, Joint Society, Technical Council, or Student Branch Chapters.
The 36-member MTT-S Member and Geographic Activities committee helps form and support these chapters and promotes membership in the Society as a whole. The committee includes coordinators from each of IEEE’s 10 geographic regions, as well as coordinators for two IEEE-wide initiatives, Young Professionals (YP) and Women in Microwaves (WiM).
In this issue, the Microwave Newsletter offers reports from, and contact information for, our coordinators in these key areas.

SOCIETY The MTT-S Newsletter: Call for Papers…and Much More

This is your newsletter. All comments and suggestions are welcome: articles, suggestions, reports on MTT-S initiatives. The Newsletter Working Group and its chair, Daniel Pasquet (d.pasquet@ieee.org) are eager to hear from you. So write.

MEETINGS IMS2016: Women in Engineering/Women in Microwaves

“Inspiring Leadership” was the theme that spoke to the 80+ women and men at IMS2016’s Women in Microwaves (WiM) event in San Francisco at the end of May. WiM has grown to include full panel sessions, technical tracks, and shoulder-to-shoulder networking receptions, reports Sherry Hess.

MEETINGS May iWEM2016 Electromagnetics in Nanjing

The 16-18 May International Workshop on Electromagnetics (iWEM2016) in Nanjing broke a number of records: more than 240 people attended the 4 keynotes, 30 oral presentation sessions, 3 poster sessions, and the student paper contest session. All told, the meeting featured 242 papers from 13 countries.

MEETINGS IMS2016: Expanding Activity in Microwave Applications

IMS2016 also saw expanding interest in Microwave Applications, with 79 accepted abstracts, two keynotes, and a panel discussion of “The 5G IOT Conundrum,” with participants from Strategy Analytics, Analog Devices, Anokiwave, Keysight, National Instruments, and Rohde & Schwarz.

MEETINGS October 2016 Compound Semiconductor IC (CSIC) Symposium: Late Paper Deadline July 15

Papers on late-breaking developments may be submitted until 15 July 2016 for this year’s IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit (CSIC) Symposium, which meets October 23-26 in Austin, Tex. The meeting covers GaN, GaAS, InP, SiGe, and nanoscale CMOS applications to microwaves-mmwaves.

SOCIETY Eastern Europe Chapter Chairs Meet in Krakow

MTT-S Chapter Chairs from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. met in Krakow during Microwave and Radar Week to learn how to manage their chapters, and how they relate to the structure of IEEE.