IEEE Region 5 (Southwestern U.S.) History

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Region 5 Sections

Within Region 5, Sections are divided into four Areas:

  • North - Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
  • South - Central and East Texas
  • East - Arkansas and Louisiana
  • West - Colorado, West Texas, Southeast New Mexico, East Wyoming, West South Dakota

North Sections

North Section Principal City
Kansas City Kansas City, MO
Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK
Saint Louis St. Louis, MO
Rolla Subsection St. Louis, MO
Tulsa Tulsa, OK
Wichita Wichita, KS

South Sections

South Section Principal City
Central Texas Austin, TX
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
Rio Grande Valley Subsection Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas Dallas, TX
Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
Galveston Bay Galveston, TX
Houston Houston, TX
Freeport Subsection Houston, TX

East Sections

East Section Principal City
Arkansas Little Rock, AK
Arkansas River Valley Russellville, AK
Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA
Beaumont Beaumont, TX
Lafayette Lafayette, LA
New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Ozark Fayetteville, AK
Shreveport Shreveport, LA
Monroe Subsection Shreveport, LA

West Sections

East Section Principal City
Denver Denver, CO
Black Hills Subsection Denver, CO
High Plains Section Denver, CO
El Paso El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM
Panhandle Amarillo, TX
Pikes Peak Colorado Springs, CO
South Plains Lubbock, TX

Region 5 History Links

Official Region 5 Website

The links below provide some interesting documentation relating to history and activities of institutions in IEEE Region 5. Many thanks to John Meredith for these.

Johnson Space Center located in Galveston Bay, Texas

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico

National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden, Colorado

NIST laboratories located in Boulder, Colorado

Background information on NIST

Portal for NIST history

A walk through time

NIST’s history in measuring time and frequency

Information on Radio Station WWV in broadcasting time and frequency

Portal for WWV history

NOAA laboratories located in Boulder, Colorado

Sandi National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico

USGS National Earthquake Information Center located in Golden, Colorado

History of aviation in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita Aviation historic timeline

Wichita aviation history

Cessna history

Kansas Aviation museum Wichita

Texas Instruments history

TI history timeline

TI history

Jack Kilby, inteventor of integrated circuit, interview

Robert Coats story (former TI employee)

History of Transistor-transistor-logic (TTL) at TI

TI introduces SN5400 TTL logic family

TI introduction of 74S series Schottky TTL logic for high speed applications

Mostek history

Saint Louis history items

Wireless telegraphy at 1904 St. Louis exposition

History of McDonnell Aircraft and precursor aircraft companies in St. Louis

History of Union Electric Company

History of Wagner Electric Company

Rural Electrification History

History of first REA line in United States located in Bartlett, Texas

Bell System and Western Electric

Includes Bell System Operating Companies and Western Electric Works in Oklahoma City and Lee’s Summit Missouri.

Bess System history

Western Electric history

Histories of Region 5 Academic Institutions: their programs in IEEE Fields and their IEEE Student Branches by Section


Arkansas River Valley

Baton Rouge


Central Texas

Corpus Christi



El Paso

Fort Worth

Galveston Bay


Kansas City


New Orleans

Oklahoma City


Pikes Peak

Saint Louis


South Plains



Additional Materials

Guidelines for composing a section history