Winston-Salem Section - About Our Section

We trace out roots back to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE).  Prior to World War II, electrical engineering was power engineering in both the universities and industry. 

In 1947, the Western Electric Company moved their Radio Division to Winston-Salem, NC and a new era began, first called radio and then electronics.   Many of the engineers that came with Western Electric/Bell Labs corporation held membership in AIEE and IRE.  By 1949, they formed the Mid-State Subsection of the North Carolina Section of AIEE.  The Mid-State Subsection later became know as the Winston-Salem Subsection.  This was the beginning of our fifty-year history. 

After the AIEE and IRE was merged to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers the present Winston-Salem Section was formed on November 3, 1965 to serve the members in 9 northwestern counties of North Carolina. 

If you are an IEEE member and live in Ashe, Alleghany, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, or Yadkin County then Winston-Salem is your Section.  Our purpose is to serve your professional and technical needs as related to the mission of IEEE.  Section meetings are held normally on the fourth Tuesday of each month except for June, July, August, and December.  All members, guests and students are encouraged to attend.  We publish a newsletter called the "Grit & Grin" and maintain a web page to keep our members informed of upcoming events and to provide news articles related to member concerns and activities.  To better serve you please contact any of our officers and let them know your professional and technical needs.