Each year, the IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference, the largest IEEE student event of the year in the region, attracts over 250 of the best and brightest engineering students from over 25 universities in Southern New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. Engineering students participate in a wide range of events from professional panels on the importance of professional organizations and diversity in the workplace to prize-driven competitions that focus on skills such as programming, circuit design, and ethics.