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IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Challenge

Monday, September 15th, 2014

IBM and IEEE are in search of creative team based student projects that can help students at any level learn about applying engineering, science and other disciplines to solve real world problems. It’s a great opportunity to put your engineering skills to use…and earn cash prizes too!

The competition is open to college/university students from all geographic locations. Student teams should have three to five team members in any year of university study. At least one team member must be an IEEE member. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, visit: or email

Submission Date is 1 October 2014

Professional Development Workshops

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Invites you to:

Professional Development Workshops

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Place: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, PR
Time:  8:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Fee: Free of charge


Event Description:

The Professional Development Workshop (PDW) is a series of events where students from the UPRM campus come to learn and develop their skills as professional. The workshops will be provided by Job Fair companies in the areas of professional development. We will have students from all major STEM fields, mostly computer and electrical engineering students. Students will have intense resuming workshops, interview development and networking workshops during the day. Companies will have a chance to scout for top talent in our campus and interact without the job fair rush.


For additional information, please contact Jonathan Diaz @

IEEE Standards Education: New e-Magazine and Student Grants

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

IEEE Standards Education: New e-Magazine and Student Grants

This month, the IEEE Standards Education Committee launched a new free quarterly publication, “IEEE Standards Education eZine,” for those who learn, teach, use, deploy, develop, and enjoy standards. Serving the community of students, educators, practitioners, developers, and standards users, IEEE is building a community of standards education for the benefit of humanity.The IEEE Standards Education Committee also offers grants of US$500 for students and US$300 for faculty mentors to help with graduate and capstone design projects that include an industry standards component. Students report the results of their projects by writing and submitting Student Application Papers. The next deadline for applications is 15 October 2011. For more information and to apply, please visit the Student Application Papers web page or the new IEEE Standards Education eZine for articles and FAQs about the student grants.

IEEE-USA Online Engineering Video Competition

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

IEEE-USA Online Engineering Video Competition for College Students

IEEE-USA is challenging U.S. college students to create YouTube videos that reinforce for an 11-to-13-year-old “tweener” audience “How Engineers Make a World of Difference.” The organization is seeking to tap the enthusiasm of U.S. college students to spark younger students’ creativity and ingenuity and to inspire their interest in learning about engineering. IEEE-USA also seeks to expand broader public understanding of engineering through the wide dissemination of these videos. The competition deadline is 27 January 2012. More information and guidelines are available.


IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 5.0

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 5.0

Think your students can code? Let them prove it! The IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 5.0is an innovative global online programming competition in which a team of up to three IEEE Student members test their collective coding expertise against other IEEE Student programmers around the world. But they won’t just be competing head-to-head against others; they’ll also be competing against the clock. They must test their wit and stamina with only 24 hours to solve IEEEXtreme 5.0!

  • Registration deadline: Friday, 7 October 2011, 00:00:00 UTC
  • Competition date: Saturday, 22 October 2011, 00:00:00 UTC

To help increase participation and the spirit of the competition, please forward this information and communicate the registration deadline to each Student Branch. Additional information, registration, and promotional material is available.