It is my distinguished honor to serve as president for such an active and relevant IEEE Society. Aerospace and Electronic Systems covers an amazing array of topics that affect every aspect of our lives. Our mission is to provide a professional ‘home’ that attracts, engages, aids, and retains a diverse set of members of every age, culture, and community incorporating both theoretical and practical interests throughout industry, academia, and government. We are very fortunate to have highly motivated and internationally distinguished members, Officers, Board of Governors, directors, and liaisons to help us accomplish this mission. We are focused on continuously improving our contributions to humanity through technology. Our member services incorporate continuing education (via mentoring, online tutorials, and a distinguished lecturer program), written publications (the Transactions, Magazine, and Tutorials), a variety of conferences and a strong commitment to strengthen our relationship with industry where many of our members reside. A selection of conferences we sponsor and co-sponsor include IEEE Aerospace Conference, IEEE Radar Conference, European Navigation Conference, Digital Avionics Systems Conference, and the International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology. We also recognize outstanding contributors in our fields of technology through a variety of awards including but not limited to the M. Barry Carlton Award, Pioneer Award, Judith Resnik Award, Robert Hill Best Dissertation Award, and the Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award. The AESS continually strives to grow, expand, and share capabilities among not only our own community but with others as well. We are closely tied with other IEEE organizational units such as the Nanotechnology Council, Sensors Council, Systems Council, IEEE-USA as well as non-IEEE Technical Societies including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). It is truly an exciting time to be a part of such an active and growing organization that is essential to the worldwide technical community. I urge you to browse our website to learn even more about what we do and how you can take advantage and be a part of it. Welcome!
Teresa Pace, AESS President