FAQ

Here are some answers to some of our most frequently asked questions that may help you

  1. How to form a new IEEE Student Branch ?

  2. How to form an IEEE Student Branch Chapter ?

  3. Student Branch Reporting

  4. How to Join WIE ?

  5. How to form a WIE Aaffinity Group at your SB ?

  6. What is GOLD ?

  7. What is Humanitarian Technology Challenge ?

  8. What is IEEE Presedent Change the world competetion ?

  9. What is IEEE Xtreme ?

 

 

How to form a new IEEE Student Branch ?

1. A minimum of twelve (12), preferably more, students and at least three (3) staff members must join IEEE. You can do this in the following link.

www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/index.html

Students can pay using the rupee payment option. For details refer the following URL

www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/rupee_join_option.html

And staff members can pay with credit card or DD.

The membership dues for student and professional members are given in the below link.

www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/join_dues.html

2. Once you have 12 student and 3 staff members with IEEE membership numbers, submit a petition to form the studentbranch along with your college details to IEEE headquarters.

The required details for the petition is available in the following link

icon Student Branch Formation PDF (143.05 kB)
icon Student Branch Formation Word Document (144 kB)
The address to mail the petition and details is

IEEE Member & Geographic Activities Department
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
petition@ieee.org

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How to form an IEEE Student Branch Chapter ?

A petition, signed by not less than six (6), preferably more, IEEE Student Branch members, who are members of the technical Society, must be submitted to IEEE MGA Administration
The petition must specify the name of the Student Branch, the name of the technical Society with which the Student Branch Chapter will be affiliated, the name of the interim Branch Chapter Chair and the name of the faculty Advisor, who must also be a member of IEEE and the technical Society
After the Advisor and the Student Branch Executive Committee have approved the petition, it should be emailed to IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Administration Department or email . A Student Branch is required to establish a Student Branch Chapter.
Upon receipt of the petition, staff will verify the membership of the individuals who signed the petition. If the petition is in order, staff will take the necessary action to obtain formal approval of the petition by the Society President, the Regional Director and the Regional Student Activities Committee Chair.
The required details for the petition is available in the following link
Student Branch Chapter Formation PDF (32.16 kB)
Student Branch Chapter Formation Word Document (62.5 kB)
Send completed petition to:

IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department Petitions
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Fax: +1 732 463 9359

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Student Branch Reporting

Student Branches can report their officers at any time during the year and annually when elections are held.

In May 2010, annual activity reporting for Student Branches is available online. This easy to use online form will simplify the annual reporting that all Student Branches are required to submit to IEEE. The one, simple online form takes the place of the printed annual report of activities and the annual plan of activities. You will need your IEEE web account username and password to log in.

Upon submitting the online form in May or two months after the academic year ends for you, the Student Branches will receive a combined payment of the Student Branch rebate/allotment, which is based on membership statistics as of 31 December 2009.

To assist Student Branches with operational expenses, IEEE provides financial assistance directly to Student Branches. The online reporting gives IEEE important updates from the Student Branch including a web site and email address, financial data, a calendar of planned activities for the next academic year and events held during the previous academic year, feedback on their primary purpose, goals and challenges. The Student Branch will also be able to send copies of the reporting to the Region and Section by entering e-mail addresses.

IEEE Student Branches are supported through the rebate program annually and by December each year, upon submitting the online form, a rebate of US $2.00 per Student member of the Student Branch and an allotment of either US $50.00 (for Branches with 49 or less members) or US $100.00 (for Branches with 50 or more members).

Benefits of completing the online activity reporting include:

Your student branch will receive one combined payment of the US $2 per Student member rebate and the allotment of either US $50 or US $100 based on membership as of 31 December 2009 membership statistics.
Your student branch will not be required to submit any other activity report this year.
Your Student Branch officers will be able to view the report you submit online and see the great things your branch did in the past.
Please Refer to the Following Documents to know more on Sb reporting.
IEEE SB Reporting Guidelines.pdf
IEEE SB Reporting Guidelines.ppt

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How to Join WIE ?

If you are already an IEEE member, login to myIEEE and choose “Add Services”.

If you are not an IEEE member, click on “Join Now” to first join IEEE (you must an IEEE member in order to become a WIE member). You can add WIE to your membership options.

WIE free to IEEE Student Members, Graduate Student Members, and Life Members.

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How to form a WIE Aaffinity Group at your SB ?

To following are the requirements to form an IEEE Student Branch Affinity Group.

An affinity group shall be a local unit of an IEEE entity or standing committee established by petition to the parent entity to fulfill the purposes of the IEEE. “Parent Entity” refers to an entity or standing committee. No parent entity shall be formed when the topic matter is within the domain of a technical Group, as determined by Societies fields of interest.

The petition to establish a Student Branch Affinity Group shall contain the following:

Name of the Student Branch.
Name of the parent entity (e.g.: Women in Engineering).
Name of the organizer (who becomes interim Chair pending election of a regular Chair at a later organization meeting).
Name of the faculty Advisor, who must be an IEEE member above Student grade.
Signatures of at least six (6) IEEE Student members who are members of the Student Branch and Women in Engineering who indicate they will join the Affinity Group, if established.
The petition shall be submitted to the Student Branch Executive Committee for written approval and forwarded with this written approval to the IEEE Managing Director, Member and Geographic Activities.
Member and Geographic Activities staff will review the petition and work with the organizer to resolve any discrepancies. The Affinity Group shall be considered established after the IEEE Managing Director, Member and Geographic Activities has ascertained that the Regional Director and the IEEE parent entity have no objection to its formation.
The IEEE Managing Director, Member and Geographic Activities will notify the Member and Geographic Activities Board, the IEEE sponsoring entity, and the Student Branch Chair on behalf of the IEEE Executive Director.
Student Branch Affinity Group Petition Form (38 kB)

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What is GOLD ?

The first ten years after graduation from university can be challenging for young professionals. Employment searches, new jobs, professional growth, career development, and life status changes are common experiences for many recent graduates. Going through these challenges can be daunting but IEEE members never have to go through these experiences alone or uninformed.

IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) was created in 1996 as a membership program to help students transition to young professionals within the larger IEEE community. IEEE young professionals are automatically added to the GOLD member community as they graduate.

IEEE GOLD is a vibrant community of engineers, scientists, and technical experts with member representation across the globe and throughout IEEE societies.

IEEE GOLD member benefits and opportunities

Young professionals have a wide variety of member benefits & opportunities available to them through IEEE membership. These highlighted benefits are geared towards the needs and interests of young professionals and revolve around professional growth, community, and technical development.

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What is Humanitarian Technology Challenge ?

The Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC) is an innovative, collaborative endeavor that will develop and implement technological solutions to selected humanitarian challenges in developing countries.

The HTC was created by technologists, humanitarians, nonprofit organizations, students, government employees – and citizens of the world – who are coming together to identify and work to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. With a unique, open-source collaborative concept, HTC enables volunteers to make a difference – without making a major commitment of time or resources.

The HTC mission is to:
Solve three global challenges selected based upon input from leading humanitarians for their potential impact on humanity, and potential for success;

Create solutions that are sustainable, scalable and adaptable to multiple environments so they can be implemented locally within the environmental, cultural, structural, political, and socio-economic conditions where they will be deployed;

Support the work of United Nations and other humanitarian assistance groups worldwide.

Learn more by visiting www.ieeehtc.org.

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What is IEEE President’s Change the world competition ?

The IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition recognizes and rewards students who identify a real-world problem and apply engineering, science, computing, and leadership skills to solve it. The contest offers students the perfect opportunity to have their ingenuity and enthusiasm for engineering and technology recognized by prestigious IEEE members around the globe.

Project submission
The deadline for submissions for the Presidents’ Change the World Competition is fast approaching. Submit your project between now and 31 January 2011.

Entries must be submitted using the form housed on the competition website, under the submission link. Requirements include the following:

  • Project Title
  • Problem Description
  • Impact on humanity or community
  • Solution
  • Project testing/implementation status
  • Primary leader name and contact information, including IEEE member number
  • Optional items include an appendix document and images
  • Incomplete entries are void and will not be eligible to win. See the Official Rules(PDF, 102KB) for more information on eligibility, requirements, prizes, judging, and deadlines.

Submit your project now.

Competition details
The 2011 IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition is underway – submit your project between now and 31 January 2011.

Winners will receive awards ranging from the grand prize of U.S. $10,000 and the distinction of being named “IEEE Student Humanitarian Supreme,” to runner-up prizes of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 (U.S.) awards. Winners of the top prize will also be invited to accept their awards in-person at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in San Francisco, CA in August 2011.

See the Official Rules (PDF, 102KB) for complete information on eligibility, project submission requirements, prizes, judging, and deadlines.

  • Eligibility
  • Submit your project
  • Prizes
  • Judging

A related opportunity

IEEE Student and Graduate Student Members, take note!

IEEE and founding partners recently launched EngineeringforChange.org, an online platform that provides you with tools to collaboratively address humanitarian and global development challenges with other engineers, technologists, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Members of the Engineering for Change community, working together, will design, apply and share knowledge to develop technical solutions for humanitarian and global development challenges in local communities throughout the world.

To learn more or get involved, visit the Engineering for Change Web site,Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Engineering for Change in the news

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What is IEEE Xtreme ?

IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE student members – supported by an IEEE Student Branch, advised and proctored by an IEEE Member – compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

IEEEXtreme Wrap-up

IEEEXtreme is pleased to announce the winners of the IEEEXtreme 4.0 Global Programming Competition, recognizing some of the world’s top up-and-coming programmers.

The grand prize winner is “SurpriseTeam” from Belarusian State University of Belarus. SurpriseTeam completed all 17 problems with a score of 157:31:34.

Second and third place winners are TluraQuefrency from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and SegaMegaDrive from Tartu University, Estonia.

 

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