IEEE AESS Chapter Summit - Regions 1-7

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Growth through engagement and teamwork

The IEEE AESS Chapter Summit brings together IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society chapter officers from across the US and Canada. Local volunteer leaders play a key role in engaging and serving our local members and advancing our technical interests in the complex systems of air, space, ocean and ground environments.

Training, motivation, and inspiration from sharing best practices are all on the agenda.


  Date and Time




  • Date: 08 May 2021
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Co-sponsored by AES Member Services



IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Officers and Chapter Leaders

Welcome (10:00 ET)

  • Walt Downing, President
  • Mark Davis, Executive Vice-President -

Session 1 – AESS Chapters Best Practices Presentations (10:15 ET)

  • R1 Binghamton Section Joint Chapter - Vince Socci, Chapter Chair
  • R3 Atlanta Section Jt Chapter - Ryan Bales, Chapter Chair
  • R5 Lone Star Section Chapter - Chris Camargo, Chapter Chair
  • R5 Galveston Bay Chapter - Zafar Tazvi, Chapter Chair

Session 2 – Chapter Tools (11:15 ET)

  • Using VTools – Events, E-notices, and More –Kathleen Kramer, Chapter Coordinator

Session 3 – Student Engagement (12:30 ET)

  • AESS Networking & Mentoring Program –Francesca Filippini, Mentoring Chair
  • AESS Social Media

Session 4 – Chapter Opportunities (1:00  ET)

  • Chapter Funding Opportunities –Fabiola Colone, VP Member Services
  • Best Chapter Awards
  • Distinguished Lecturer Program – Lorenzo Lo Monte, VP Education

Closing (1:45)

  • Distribution of Materials –Fabiola Colone, VP Member Services
  • Adjournment - Walt Downing, President


Welcome with AESS President Walt Downing

Session 1 - AESS Chapter Best Practices

Session 2 - Chapter Tools

Session 3 - Student Engagement

Session 4 - Chapter Opportunities

Closing Remarks