President de Marca with CEPEL Director General, Albert Melo, Director of the Research, Development and Innovation, Roberto Caldas, a group of research engineers, and members of the IEEE Board of Directors.
The Minister of Information and Communications Technology of Jordan, Azzam Tala Sleit, presented President de Marca with a memento.
HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, of Jordan, presenting a memento during President de Marca's visit to the university that bears her name (Princess Sumaya University of Technology - PSUT).
Princess Sumaya is also the President of Jordan's Royal Science Society.
Watching an impressive presentation by the leaders of all Student Branches in Amman.
President de Marca, third from left, is seated with the Minister of Communications and Information Technology and the Minister of Scientific Research (left) and the Minister of Administrative Development (right).
Seated with (left to right): the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the Minister of Scientific Research, the President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, President de Marca, Professor Thelma Virginia Rodrigues, the Minister of Administrative Development, and the Region 8 Director Elect.
Among President de Marca's priorities is to increase IEEE’s global penetration, improve service to and engagement with young professionals worldwide, and increase industry participation in IEEE.
The Middle East, part of Region 8, has over 15,000 IEEE members, not much below that of Regions 7 and 9. It is a region of the world with a large number of very motivated students, well-educated young professionals, and a large number of engineers. In Jordan, for example, there are over 110,000 registered engineers.
President de Marca’s visit to the Middle East was targeted to find ways to engage and better serve this large existing membership and engineering community and to explore potential for membership growth.