Dr. Russ Meier.

Dr. Russ Meier was elected 2017-2018 president-elect of the IEEE Education Society. Meier is a professor in MSOE’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and a long-time, award-winning member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE Education Society is an international organization that promotes, advances and disseminates state-of-the-art scientific information and resources related to the society’s field of interest and provides professional development opportunities for academic and industry professionals.

In his role as president-elect, Meier will take over all tasks of society strategic planning, evaluation and product portfolio management. He will assist the president in conducting the day-to-day business of the society, serve as an IEEE dignitary at invited events, and represent the society as an appointee on international committees and boards of governors. Meier automatically will become the 2019-2020 IEEE Education Society president. As Meier becomes president-elect, he will leave his current position as vice president of conferences—a position he has held through repeated election since 2009. IEEE is the largest professional society in the world with more than 430,000 members.