Institute Of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an organization of international reputation. It provides the latest information and the best technical resources to members worldwide.
Founded in 1884 by pioneers in electrical engineering who understood the value of shared information, IEEE today connects more than 377,000 professionals and students to the solutions to tomorrow’s technology needs.
The IEEE is the world’s largest technical society that helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.
There are over 300 local section and more than 1000 technical Chapters globally. All the IEEE members get an award winning IEEE Spectrum magazine with information on upcoming technologies. IEEE boast of thirty eight technical societies and their publications are the most respected sources in the world for accurate, up-to-date information in electrical engineering, electronics, communication, robotics, signal processing, control systems, computer science and related technologies.
With its headquarters located at New Jersey, USA, IEEE has managed to bring technocrats from all over the world on a single platform.
- Organize regular meetings (at least 1 every 30 days to update all concerned events and issues and discuss future plans/dates for events and like)
- Social Networking (at least once every semester by networking with industry people and faculty)
- NIU-IEEE Book Sale (carried out throughout the semester and tallied at the end of the semester)
- NIU-IEEE Membership Drive (at the starting of the semester welcoming new students)
- Technical Talks by inviting people from industry and academia (around 5-6 a semester)
- November joint section-branch meet
- NIU-IEEE picnic (A new venture being tried out, hope to have it once a semester)
- NIU-IEEE Breadboard Sale (fundraiser runs throughout the semester and Dr Zinger coordinates this with interested students)
- Continued usage of e-group for enhanced communication (the lifeline of the forum, and is the primary mode of all officers-members communication)
- Update NIU-IEEE website (as new events are planned and as current/past events pass by)
- Update members with professional and sectional/regional networking opportunities (throughout the semester as it becomes available and more so after the networking social)
- Maintain IEEE lockers efficiently (levy a charge of $2-$3 for renting the lockers, enforce strict maintenance, and fine if overdue)
Challenges and Opportunities
- Improve student participation and reach greater consensus
- Increase professors and professional involvement
- Train upcoming officers and enhance leadership skill
- Promote NIU-IEEE benefits among students
- Build alumni relations
- File IEEE annual plan and report
- Work within allocated budget
- Proper and timely advertising of all NIU-IEEE events
- Encourage technical talks by professors
- Encourage officers to take part in regional leadership conferences
- Involve more students by creating more officer positions