IEEE technical society members are workforce engineers, professionals in academia, and students who support important technological initiatives through their membership and volunteering. Many technical society members are active in local chapter activities and events where they live, as well as initiatives that support women engineers, new technology areas such as Smart Grid and Cloud Computing, student and educational activities, and humanitarian programs. Some also participate in IEEE as volunteers, dedicating their time and expertise to running the organization. IEEE technical society and council officers are elected by members and are dedicated to advancing technology in their society’s field of interest.