IEEE

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IEEE Student Membership
Why you should join today!
What is IEEE?
•IEEE is the world’s largest international, non-profit technical
organization
– Over 365,000 members (68,000 students)
– Present in 175 countries
•Promotes the advancement and study of electrical, electronics,
communications and computer engineering
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Power generation
Microelectronics
Electromagnetics
Biotechnology
Aerospace
Etc.
What does the IEEE do?
•Major publisher of scientific journals
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30% of the world’s ECE literature
•Develops industrial standards (over 900 active, with 700 in development!)
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802.11 (WiFi)
1284 (Parallel port comms)
1394 (FireWire)
•Helps accredit educational programs
•Contains 39 societies, organized around specialized technical fields
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Computer society
Communications
Microwave theory
Nuclear and plasmas sciences
Aerospace
Etc…
Who can be a member?
•Any person in a field related to one of IEEE’s technical areas
– Basically, all engineers and scientists
•Must be a full time student to qualify as a student member
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Greatly reduced membership cost ($30)
Free magazines
Online career networking
Exclusive scholarships
Local events
Student paper contests
Reduced society membership costs
What are the benefits?
•Keeps you up to date in your field
•Shows employers/interviewers that you care about your work
•Free email account
•Access to online technical publications
•Exclusive employment listings
•Exclusive discounts
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Insurance (health, dental, life, car, house)
Investments
Computer hardware/software
Travel services
Hotels and entertainment
What will you find in the UI Branch?
•Frequent events and presentations
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Professors
Employers
NASA
Government
•Free food
•Competitions
– Student paper contests
– Design competitions
– Raffles and giveaways
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What will you find in the UI Branch?
•IEEE Student Store – BEL 217
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Cheapest snacks on campus
Electronics parts
Class advice
Test file (small but growing!)
•Student study lounge
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2nd floor of GJ
Always open
Computers
Tables
Fridge
•Lockers
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How do you join IEEE?
•Join online at http://www.ieee.org/join
– Be sure to affiliate yourself with U of I
– Select any technical societies you would like to join
– Please join WIE (free!)
• Only takes a few minutes!
• Come see us in the store and we’ll walk you
through the process
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One more reason to join!
•The UI Branch is raffling a 2GB iPod Nano!
– Tickets cost
• $1 for 1
• $10 for 12
• $20 for 25
– Five free tickets for joining IEEE
• Must print and bring in confirmation page
– Two free tickets for renewing membership
– Raffle ends Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2007
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Questions?
[email protected]
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