IEEE West Michigan Section

Serving electrical engineering professionals in W. Michigan.


About IEEE

About the West Michigan Section of IEEE


History and Geography

The West Michigan Section of IEEE is part of Region 4 and was established on June 24, 1954.

The following cities are in the West Michigan Section: Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Traverse City, Battle Creek, Saint Joseph, Benton Harbor, Allegan and Holland.

The West Michigan Section comprises the following Michigan counties: Emmet, Charlevoix, Leelanau, Antrim, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Benzie, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Kent, Ottawa, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, VanBuren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, Saint Joseph, Branch and Hillsdale.

About IEEE

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE, pronounced “Eye-triple-E,” stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name. To learn more about the association’s name, please read the History of IEEE.


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Our vision is to serve the IEEE U.S. member by being the technical professional’s best resource for achieving life long career vitality and by providing an effective voice on policies that promote U.S. prosperity.