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Introduction to IEEE April 6, 2005 UMBC UMBC Computer Engineering Students Dr. Jeff Friedhoffer Past Baltimore Section Chair 2003-04


IEEE Vision To Advance Global Prosperity By Fostering Technological Innovation Promoting IEEE Communities, World-Wide Enabling Members’ Careers

Primary Activities of IEEE: 

Primary Activities of IEEE Sponsors or co-sponsors over 350 international conferences Publishes 30% of the world’s literature in electrical & electronics engineering and computer science Offers nearly 900 active industry standards Provides career resources & continuing education opportunities

Keeping Current: 

Keeping Current One of the most important tools for the young professional is to keep current in your area of expertise. IEEE provides resources to its members: IEEE society publications, conference journals & transactions and electronic databases Local chapter presentations and workshops Local & international workshops and conferences IEEE Society web sites

Member Benefits: 

Member Benefits IEEE Member benefits & services Personal Copies of Magazines Online resources IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Xplore, IEEE Career & Employment Resources, IEEE Job Site, Member Digital Library Network & exchange information Local Section & Chapter meetings, technical conferences Personal benefits E-mail alias What’s New @ IEEE? IEEE Financial Advantage Life Insurance Looks great on Resume

IEEE Educational Activities: 

IEEE Educational Activities Education partnerships provide distance learning opportunities for members at a discount or free Computer Society 350 course modules 300 on line books University program accreditation Faculty development Pre-college in-service Promote engineering and education collaborations to enhance pre-college education in science, mathematics and engineering Educational services, resources and activities

Volunteering in IEEE: 

A major benefit for IEEE members is the ability to shape the IEEE by participating in activities and volunteering. One third of all IEEE members volunteer in one way or another. Organize activities within the local IEEE Student chapter, IEEE Section, Society Chapter, or Affinity Group Network with colleagues and peers on social and professional levels Develop leadership skills while learning how to organize and delegate responsibilities Volunteer resources Looks Great on Resume Volunteering in IEEE

After Graduation IEEE GOLD*: 

After Graduation IEEE GOLD* Identify with your peer group as young professionals Connect with colleagues in your local area Share experiences Transition from student to professional Take on leadership opportunities Recognition for your involvement Develop skills useful for on-the-job * GOLD – Graduate of the Last Decade


Networking Gain by peer’s experiences Make new relationships with future mentors Develop relationships with future employers Connect with local activities in Section, GOLD Affinity Group, or Student Branch

IEEE January 2005: 

IEEE January 2005 Over 365,000 members in over 150 countries almost 40 percent of whom are from outside the United States. Over 68,000 student members. Over 27,000 society affiliates. 307 sections 1,446 Technical Chapters. More than 1,300 student branches in 80 countries. Over 300 student branch chapters. More than 147 Affinity Groups 39 societies and 3 technical councils


IEEE World Wide January 2005 R8 – 51,640 R10 – 67,280 R7 – 15,187 R1 - 6 224,558 R9 – 12,607 TOTAL – 374,946


IEEE Organization Sections Chapters


Regional Structure Areas Councils Student Branch Chapters Regional Activities Board Regions Affinity Groups Sections Sub-Sections Student Branches Chapters Student Affinity Groups


IEEE Membership by Grade 31 December 2004 Associate 7.2% Member 63.9% Fellow - 1.6% Senior Member 7.3% Student 20.1% 27% Non-Voting 73% Voting

IEEE Spectrum: 

IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Institute: 

IEEE Institute

Useful Links: 

Useful Links

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