About IEEE:

 

 

·         The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE (read I-Triple-E) is a non-profit professional association .

·         IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

·         IEEE produces 30% of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, publishing well over 100 peer-reviewed journals.

·         The IEEE provides learning opportunities within the engineering sciences, research, and technology.

·         The goal of the IEEE education programs is to ensure the growth of skill and knowledge in the electricity-related technical professions and to foster individual commitment to continuing education among IEEE members, the engineering and scientific communities, and the general public

·         IEEE offers educational opportunities such as IEEE eLearning Library, the Education Partners Program, Standards in Education and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

·         IEEE also sponsors a website designed to help young people understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be made part of their future. 

·         IEEE is one of the leading standards-making organizations in the world. IEEE performs its standards making and maintaining functions through the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). IEEE standards affect a wide range of industries including: power and energy, biomedical and healthcare, Information Technology (IT), telecommunications, transportation, nanotechnology, information assurance, and many more.

·         Each year, over 100,000 technical professionals attend the more than 1,200 conferences sponsored or co-sponsored by the IEEE.

     Membership:

Ø  It has more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries

Ø  IEEE members are engineers, scientists and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines.

 

Benefits of being a member:

It is quite hard to state all the benefits you will gain by being an IEEE member, we will just try to state some of them:

1)      As a member of IEEE you will be presented with new resources, valuable opportunities and many discounts that will help you advance your career in the right direction.  

2)      Through IEEE, you can find colleagues who share your vision and commitment – those who are moving technology forward today.

3)    IEEE members gain exclusive access to the latest and best research, news, television programs, and educational resources needed to expand their expertise and stay current.

4)    As an IEEE member, you are part of the world’s largest community of technology professionals—a network of communication and learning where innovators share what works, what does not, and what is needed now.

5)    IEEE members can achieve more of what matters in your life and career through IEEE programs such as continuing education courses and certifications, conferences, competitions, giving or receiving mentoring, scholarships, and more.

 

6)    IEEE Member Digital Library - access to one million IEEE documents

 

7)    A monthly magazine: IEEE Spectrum Magazine - 12 monthly issues (print and/or online) with the latest hot scientific issues and topics.

 

8)    Non-Technical Benefits for you and your family:

 

1-    Travel - includes car rental discounts and IEEE credit cards

2-    Technology - member-only savings on hardware and software

3-    Home/Office - receive discounts on products and services for your home or office.

 

And many other benefits you can gain simply by being an IEEE member.

 

Watch this video to see why others became IEEE members :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBCt8MaNafw&feature=related

 

Sources:

http://www.ieee.org/about/index.html

http://www.ieee.org/about/today/index.html

http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/benefits/index.html

http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/benefits/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Electrical_and_Electronics_Engineers#History

 

 

 

 

 

 

About IEEE Student Branches

 

 

IEEE Student Branches are established at over 900 universities and colleges throughout the world.

 

    Benefits:

 

1-      A Student Branch gives students the opportunity to meet and learn from fellow students, as well as faculty members and professionals in the field.

2-      A good IEEE Student Branch can be one of the most positive elements in an Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology department

3-      Student Branch activities offer numerous educational, technical, and professional advantages of IEEE membership through special projects, activities, meetings, tours and field trips.

4-      Seminars with guest speakers, who are professionals working in the field, enable students to enhance their

5-      Knowledge outside the classroom. 

6-      Joint seminars let students meet and talk with other interested student

7-       Listed below are a some programs and projects that keep students interested in the Branch and its activities and their chosen profession:

1)       Participation in regional conferences, leadership training workshops and develop leadership, interpersonal and team building skills.

2)       Participation in awards, scholarships and project/design programs and student paper contests.

3)      Establishment of a Student Branch Library in the student lounge with IEEE's publication.

4)       Access IEEE on line resources and merchandise.

5)       Establish a World Wide Web home page.

We envision that apart from serving as a platform for students to meet and learn from each other, faculty members and professionals, an IEEE Student Branch (IEEE SB) would offer numerous educational, technical, and professional advantages through various technical and non-technical activities. From our past experience of setting up a student branch and volunteering for IEEE, We would highlight these advantages:

We would encourage you to visit the following links to learn more about the benefits.


IEEE Students webpage
IEEE Student Awards, Scholarships and Competitions