Below are the candidates for IEEE Region 2 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, 2015-2016; Delegate/Director, 2017-2018.

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.

Katherine J. Duncan

Kate Duncan

(Nominated by IEEE Region 2)

Principal Investigator, Printed RF Structures Group, US Army
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA

Dr. Duncan received a B.E. in Computer Engineering and M.E. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She joined CERDEC in 2009, where she has been engaged in the development of novel nanomaterials for the next-generation communication systems. Synthesis, deposition, material, and electrical characterization have been her research focus. This has resulted in her group being among the first to successfully deposit chemically reduced graphene by ink-jet printing for RF applications. She developed a direct-write laboratory enhancing the Army's in-house prototyping capabilities.

She is also a Research Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. Her research focuses on printed energy scavenging devices. This work enables her to engage with the next generation of engineers where she mentors students in different stages of their academic program (bachelor, master and Ph.D.).

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities



  • North Jersey Section Member at Large (2007–2010)
  • North Jersey Section Women in Engineering (WIE) Chair (2009)
  • North Jersey Section Membership Development Chair (2008–2010)
  • Baltimore Section Secretary (2012)
  • Baltimore Section Treasurer (2013)
  • Baltimore Section Vice Chair (2014)
  • WIE Region 2 Coordinator (2013–present)


Through my membership and volunteer activity with IEEE, I have a firm understanding of how IEEE functions as an organization. If elected, I shall use this organizational, administrative, and financial knowledge to the advantage of the Region 2 membership to advocate for the members of the Region. I plan to engage our membership relative to the stage of their career:

  1. Students: develop a program similar to the Student Transition & Elevation Partnership (STEP) in which we connect the students earlier in their academic career with higher-grade members.
  2. Members (Affiliate, Associate, Senior, and Fellow grade): engaging members by highlighting the efforts of IEEE-USA with regard to policy. Also developing a network for Senior and Fellow grade members. This network would enable the lower-grade members to reach out for assistance in obtaining information on elevation of grade, for technical and professional assistance.
  3. Life: develop a mentor program in which life members mentor pre-college or college students; develop database of skills and interest of the Life member to connect them with Student members.



Carole C. Carey

Carole Carey

(Nominated by IEEE Region 2)

Food and Drug Administration (Retired)
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD, USA

Carole Carey recently retired from federal service with over 23 years of experience in the Medical Device Program at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. She was a Senior Scientific Reviewer of clinical studies under the Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) program, as well as evaluated Premarket Approval (PMA) applications and Premarket Notification (510k) submissions. She managed a multidisciplinary review team that evaluated Safety and Effectiveness data to support marketing applications of class III (highest risk), innovative cardiovascular devices. Carole was involved in Standards Development and a Peer-Reviewed Expert Regulatory Scientist.

From 2003 to 2005, Carole served as a Mansfield Fellow and spent a year in Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare. Soon after her return to FDA, she became Director of International Staff on device regulatory affairs, policy, and global harmonization initiatives. Carole has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S. in engineering from Loyola College.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities



  • MGA Innovation Award, 2013
  • IEEE-USA Regional Professional Leadership Award, 2009
  • RAB Achievement Award, 2001
  • Millennium Medal, 2000


  • IEEE-USA Representative to Discover E (National Engineers Week) Foundation Board, 2014 
  • Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Standards Committee, 2004-present
  • IEEE-USA PACE (Professional Activities) Committee, 2007-2012
  • Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee, 2006-2008
  • Awards and Recognition Committee, past member (IEEE-USA and EMB Society)
  • IEEE-SA Standards Board Review Committee, past member


  • Region 2 South Area Chair, 2011-present
  • Region 2 PACE Coordinator, 2007-2010
  • Region 2 WIE Coordinator, 2005-2007


  • Baltimore Section: Chair, 2001; Vice-Chair, 2000; Treasurer, 1999; Secretary, 1998
  • Baltimore EMBS Chapter Chair, 2008-present
  • Baltimore WIE Chair, 2011-2013
  • Judge, Robot Challenge Annual Competition


  • EMBS Standards Committee Chair, 2004-present
  • EMBS Region 2 Representative to the Admin Committee, 2003 & 2004
  • EMBS PACE Division/Technical Representative, 2011 & 2012


  • IEEE-USA 2013 Annual Meeting Program Chair: Sustaining the Profession, Sustaining the Professional, Sustaining Innovation
    • Organized a clinic, Conference Organizers Training Workshop, offered for the first time at an IEEE-USA Annual Meeting
  • Conference Chair of the first-of-a kind collaborative IEEE M-PAC-WIE regional 2-day event, Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century Engineer, 2006. It became the model for other WIE regional conferences.


  • Established the formation of the IEEE Japan Council WIE Affinity Group and served as Interim Chair, 2005


We share common ideas. To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we must find ways to promote the value of the profession in an ever-changing environment.

Throughout the years, I have learned to communicate effectively to better understand the needs and challenges that members face today. If elected, I will apply my knowledge and experience to pursue solutions together at all member levels, including young professionals, women in engineering, and other affiliates alike. I will help us grow individually by inspiring leadership, and collectively by projecting positive role models.

“Results Through Action” – Member Engagement Matters

  • Enhance member satisfaction and operational efficiency.
  • Build professional relationships with non-IEEE organizations.
  • Heighten awareness of IEEE:
    • Source of cutting-edge technical information
    • Opportunities for career and professional development
    • A forum for networking   
  • Provide leadership training and tools to organize successful conferences, workshops, and K-12 activities.
  • Listen to members’ needs and work on innovative solutions as a cohesive Region 2 team.
  • Encourage constructive feedback and be open to new ideas.
  • Reward members, capture and celebrate the team’s achievements.