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Region 6 is one of 10 geographic regions of the IEEE. Region 6 covers the Western U.S. – from Alaska to New Mexico and Montana to Hawaii and is shown in purple in the map above. The Region has 35 Sections and 2 sub-Sections, organized in to 5 Areas: Northeast, Northwest, Central, Southern and Southwest.

See here for a list of the Sections and Chapters and Affinity Groups see here.

There is an incredible amount of engineering history in Region 6. Just look at the Engineering Milestones site. Or see the list of Region Milestones by year and location.

See the Region 6 History on the Engineering and Technology History Wiki (ETHW); the Region Directors, and Sections with date of formation.

The oldest Sections (over 100 years) are:

  • 19-Jan-1904 Seattle (NWA)
  • 23-Dec-1904 San Francisco (CA, SFBAC)
  • 18-May-1908 Los Angeles (CA; the Section was split in 1963 into seven Sections)
  • 18-May-1909 Oregon (NWA; formerly PORTLAND 1909-1991)
  • 14-Feb-1913 Spokane (NWA)
  • 9-Mar-1917 Utah (NEA)

Check out notable anniversaries for Region 6 Sections here.


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