Engineering the Future in the post-COVID era, is the first session

New opportunities of learning are inspired during this life-changing period COVID-19 has put everyone in. Webinars have become the new favorite and most engaged way of learning for most, if not for every IEEE Region 8 member. Having co-organized events before the pandemic was known. Now, we move to co-organized webinars.

IEEE Iran section is starting a series of public webinars co-organized with the IEEE UAE and Oman sections. The first webinar will be held by Prof. S. K. Ramesh, IEEE Fellow, with the topic of  “Engineering the Future in the post-COVID era”.

More details about the topic

We are witnessing an extraordinary test of the human spirit the past few months as governments and institutions worldwide take steps to protect people and prevent the spread of the global pandemic resulting from COVID-19. The world as we knew it has changed; forever. IEEE’s mission of “Advancing Technology for Humanity” has never been more relevant. As we all work to learn the impacts on our global economy, two constants remain certain—innovation, and economic development, will remain critical drivers of regional and human success. Organizations like IEEE will play a vital role in this redeveloped world. With the switch to telework and telehealth, the technologies created by IEEE members are clearly making a difference, and will continue to play an important role in the new world economy when we emerge from this pandemic. IEEE as the power to support our members worldwide, and hold our profession together during these uncertain times. Programs such as EPICS in IEEE, and IEEE’s Humanitarian Activities bring together students, NGO’s, and professionals to address challenges in their local communities through innovative technological solutions. This presentation will address the vast resources available through IEEE to keep our members connected, engaged, and supported – as we ‘Engineer the Future’ together in a post-COVID world.

Meet the speaker

K. Ramesh is a renowned engineering educator with over three decades of leadership experience as a dean, department chair, and faculty member in the California State University system. The programs he established serve industry practitioners in high wage, high demand fields, including renewable energy, assistive technology, and advanced manufacturing. As 2016-17 Vice President of Educational Activities, he championed collaboration, diversity, and inclusive excellence, through innovative programs like the IEEE Learning Network (ILN).

Ramesh is an IEEE Fellow recognized for “contributions to entrepreneurship in engineering education”, and founding Director of CSU Northridge’s internationally recognized AIMS2 program ( that mentors and supports Latino/Latina students and underrepresented minorities in engineering. His many recognitions include the John Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year, William Johnson International award for leadership and contributions to the profession, and the IEEE Region 6 Community Service award. Ramesh has served on the Boards of IEEE and ABET, leading volunteers and staff with shared strategic goals, measurable outcomes, and transparent fiscal leadership.


The participation in this webinar is free, and you may register at the following link.