The UMD Student Branch and the International IEEE
The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 360,000 individual members in 175 countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is most popularly known and referred to by the letters I-E-E-E. Currently, IEEE is the world’s largest Technical/Professional Organization.
Although the Student Branch of IEEE has been around for many years at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, the chapter was brought back to life by several dedicated engineering students in school year 2003-04. Currently the UMD IEEE is a very active student organization and is striving to achieve the reputation of the largest Technical/Professional student organization at UMD.
Here are some IEEE Quick Facts:
- 40 percent of IEEE members are from outside the United States.
- Over 68,000 student members.
- More than 27,000 society affiliates.
- 307 sections.
- 1,446 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.
- As of Jan., there were more than 1.1 million documents in the IEEE/IEE Electronic Library. Visit IEEE
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- The IEEE publishes a total of 128 transactions, journals and magazines.
- The IEEE sponsors more than 300 conferences each year.
- The IEEE Standards Association has more than 8,350 individual and almost 60 corporate members.
- Produces one third of the world’s published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology.
- Holds annually more than 300 major conferences
- Has nearly 900 active standards with 700 under development.