What is IEEE?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world's largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884 by a handful of practitioners of the new electrical engineering discipline, today's Institute is comprised of more than 400,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in over 160 countries. The men and women of the IEEE are the technical and scientific professionals making the revolutionary engineering advances which are reshaping our world today.

The technical objectives of the IEEE focus on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science. To realize these objectives, the IEEE sponsors technical conferences, symposia and local meetings worldwide: publishes nearly 25% of the world's technical papers in electrical, electronics and computer engineering; provides educational programs to keep its members' knowledge and expertise state-of-the-art.

The purpose of all these activities is two fold: (1) to enhance the quality of life for all peoples through improved public awareness of the influences and applications of its technologies; and (2) to advance the standing of the engineering profession and its members.

What are the benefits of IEEE?

  • Friendship

    Being in IEEE allows one to meet many new people who share similar interests. Great friendships grow by helping to organize events, working on exciting labs, contributing to fun charitable causes, and working on other misc. tasks with these new and interesting people.

  • Leadership

    IEEE allows students individually or in groups organize many of the events that can be seen on this very website, and by doing so, great leadership skills are acquired. Just ask any of the current MSU IEEE members, and I am sure they will certainly tell you that before joining IEEE, their leadership skills were mearly half of what they are now.

  • Employment

    One of the great things about IEEE is that one can gain so much more out of the organization than they could have ever imagined. Being a part of IEEE has allowed many of our past members to land great jobs when they jump into the work world through the contacts they made by being in IEEE.

How do I join?

To become a member of IEEE, you have 3 basic options:

  • Register and Pay Online with your credit card via http://www.ieee.org/services/join/. After about one short week, you'll receive your membership card in the mail. Note that eligible students may join IEEE-HKN and receive the first year of IEEE membership for free.

  • Print Application and Mail with Payment You can obtain a hard-copy application by sending an email to application-request@ieee.org or by downloading a copy of the PDF application.

  • Come to the meetings! To be a part of MSU IEEE, you do not necessarily have to be a national member (although we strongly encourage it!), so feel free to come to any of our meetings and/or presentations. Our E-board meetings are held on in front of room 1345 Engineering Building, at varying times.