IEEE Region 5 (Southwestern U.S.) History


IEEE Region 5 (Southwestern U.S.) History
Display name Region 5
Region number 5
Geographic regions Western U.S.
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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 Section Achievements
Kansas City Kansas City, MO Not Available
Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK Not Available
Saint Louis St. Louis, MO Not Available
Rolla Subsection St. Louis, MO Not Available
Southwest Missouri Springfield, MO Not Available
Tulsa Tulsa, OK TulsaAchiev
Wichita Wichita, KS Not Available

South Sections

South Section Principal City Section Achievements
Central Texas Austin, TX Not Available
Lone Star San Antonio LSSachievements
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX Not Available
Rio Grande Valley Subsection Corpus Christi, TX Not Available
Dallas Dallas, TX
Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX Not Available
Galveston Bay Galveston, TX GBachievements
Houston Houston, TX HoustonAchiev
Freeport Subsection Houston, TX Not Available

East Sections

East Section Principal City Section Achievements
Arkansas Little Rock, AR Not Available
Arkansas River Valley Russellville, AR Not Available
Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA Not Available
Beaumont Beaumont, TX BeaumontAchiev
Lafayette Lafayette, LA Not Available
New Orleans New Orleans, LA Not Available
Ozark Fayetteville, AR Not Available
Shreveport Shreveport, LA Not Available
Monroe Subsection Shreveport, LA Not Available

West Sections

West Section Principal City Section Achievements
Denver Denver, CO DenverAchiev
Black Hills Subsection Rapid City, SD Not Available
High Plains Section Ft. Collins, CO Not Available
El Paso El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM Not Available
Panhandle Amarillo, TX Not Available
Pikes Peak Colorado Springs, CO Not Available
South Plains Lubbock, TX Not Available

Region 5 History

History page on the official Region 5 Website

Region 5 Milestones

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Region 5 Awards

Region 5 Annual Awards

Criteria and categories for IEEE Region 5 Annual Awards are listed on the IEEE Region 5 website along with awards made in previous years.

Stepping Stone Awards

The IEEE Region 5 Stepping Stone Award in the IEEE Fields of Interest honors significant technical achievements in these fields. Stepping Stones recognize technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity found in unique products, services, seminal papers, and patents. An achievement must have importance to the technologies associated with Region 5 in order to be proposed as a Stepping Stone—e.g. invented, initially demonstrated, first used, produced in Region 5.

Year Award Description
2017 South West Research Institute for New Horizons Spacecraft Program Mgmt
2019 NASA/JSC for Analytic Ephemeris Generator
2019 NASA/JSC for Electronic Systems Test Laboratory (ESTL)
2022 Datapoint 2200 Personal Computer, 1970

Region 5 Student Branches


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



External Region 5 historical links

The links below provide interesting documentation relating to the histories and activities of institutions--laboratories, enterprises, museums, and like organizations--in IEEE Region 5. Many thanks to John Meredith for initiating this perspective on Region 5 by providing the initial collection of links.

Cassini Mission

The Cassini mission is a joint venture of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency to study Saturn and its numerous moons. The Space Science Institute in Boulder is the lead agent for establishing and coordinating imaging tasks for and disseminating/interpretting the images from the Cassini spacecraft.

Portal for the Space Science Institute

Official Source for Cassini images posted by the Space Science Institute

NBC News release on last close-up of Saturn's icy moon Rhea

IEEE Green Technologies Conferences

The IEEE Green Technologies Conferences, endorsed by Region 5 and hosted by one or more Region 5 sections, "bring together scientists, researchers and practitioners from around the world to develop realistic solutions to the current energy crisis, and to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gas emissions." (As described in the narrative history report of the 2012 Green Tech Conference.) The following lists provide links to narrative histories for each of the first four Green Tech Conferences and to the procedings of the second through the fourth Green Tech Conferences. (Note: All of the narrative history reports were authored by Patrick Meyer.)

Narrative Histories

2009 in Lubbock, Texas

2010 in Grapevine, Texas

2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

2013 in Denver, Colorado (preview article)


2009 in Lubbock, Texas (NOT AVAILABLE)

2010 in Grapevine, Texas

2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Links to Preview Fliers for the 2013 Green Tech Conference

Keynote Addresses at the GreenTech 2013 Conference

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities by Sam Baldwin

Sustainable Energy Engineeering by Mehrdad Ehsani

Sustainable Environment & Energy Perspectives by George Roe

Renewable Fuels by Helen L. Chum

Sustainability Technologies for the 21st Centuryby Juris Kalejs

Climate Change: Bad News/Good News by Chuck Kutscher

Readiness of US Power Engineers for Large-Scale Renewable Development by Wanda Reder

Latest Technology in Wind Power Generation And Near Term Projection of Wind Power Development in North America by Steven Saylors

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era by Jon Creyts

Johnson Space Center located in Galveston Bay, Texas

National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden, Colorado

Portal for NREL

History of NREL

Information about NREL

NREL's involvement in wind energy

NREL's involvement in photo voltaic energy

NREL's involvement in biomass energy

NREL's involvement in solar energy

NREL's involvement in geothermal energy

A look at "Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities" a keynote address by Sam Baldwin (Chief Science Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy) at the GreenTech 2013 Conference in Denver, Colorado

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities by Sam Baldwin

US Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories in Boulder, Colorado

Overview with links to DOC, NIST, NOAA, and ITS of NTIA in addition to those below

NIST laboratories located in Boulder, Colorado

Background information on NIST

Portal for NIST historic publications

NIST Boulder Laboratories 50th Anniversary: Link to 50 years of significant papers

NIST Boulder Laboratories 50th Anniversary: Stories from the past

NIST online museum

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

USGS National Earthquake Information Center located in Golden, Colorado

US Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico

History of the only deep geological site--just third such in the world--for isolation of radioactive waste in the United States

Portal for WIPP website

History of aviation in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita Aviation historic timeline

Wichita aviation history

Cessna history

Kansas Aviation museum Wichita

History of Radio and Television

The two oldest radio stations in Region 5 are, in first broadcast date order, WEW and WKY - KOMA. Wikipedia provides a historical description of

WEW in St. Louis, MO

and a PowerPoint presentation provided by the Oklahoma History Center describes the history of

WKY - KOMA in Oklahoma City, OK

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

The first mobile telephone call

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.

Bell System history

Western Electric history

Alternative Perspectives on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Alternative Perspectives