Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical society. Its vision is to advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics.
As an IEEE student member, you will connect with the latest technical information, research, career opportunities, and a community of innovators that can help you succeed in your chosen profession. Other benefits of IEEE membership include:
· Membership in one or more of 36 IEEE societies and four Technical Councils spanning the range of electro technologies and information technologies
- Educational opportunities to ensure technical vitality
- Prestigious awards and recognition of technical and professional achievements
Opportunities for volunteering, leadership and participation in a variety of IEEE activities.
Eta Kappa Nu
While one of its purposes certainly is the stimulation and reward of scholarship, Eta Kappa Nu has a far broader purpose than merely to award a badge of distinction to scholars. As conceived by its founders and as carried forward by its membership during more than two generations, another goal is to assist its members throughout their lives in becoming better professionals as well as better citizens. Still further, another purpose of the organization, is that its members be a constructive force, helping fellow members and non-members alike to improve the standards of the profession, the courses of instruction, and the institutions where its chapters are established.
Each undergraduate and alumni chapter is carrying out these ideals in the manner best suited to its individual needs and opportunities. An international organization, elected by the chapters, exercises general supervision and correlates the efforts of these groups. A quarterly magazine, "The Bridge", keeps the members informed of the organization's activities and provides a means of contact between graduates and undergraduates.
The Zeta Psi chapter of Eta Kappa Nu at Southern University has been involved with numerous activities throughout the years. Every semester, this chapter organizes several fundraisers to help defray the cost of trips for conferences and research symposiums. The fundraisers have included donut sales, car washes, and raffles. The Zeta Psi chapter has also been involved in numerous community service projects. Although the majority of this volunteerism comes in the form of tutoring students throughout the university, this chapter also tutors at various schools and churches throughout the greater Baton Rouge area. Members also participate in "Big Brother" and "Big Sister" programs as well as campus and community clean-ups. The members of this chapter are always willing to help out with various programs and activities that take place within the engineering department.
The Zeta Psi chapter of Eta Kappa Nu is also looking to be more active both on and off campus. One on-campus activity that is in the planning process is assisting incoming, prospective electrical engineering students during Freshmen week. This would include touring the students around the campus and giving them better insight into what is expected of an Electrical Engineering major. Through this program, the students can also get contact information for the Electrical Engineering department's brightest students to help them with classes or other concerns. Another activity that is being developed is the Engineer Recruitment week. The goal of this program is to provide students (mainly freshmen and sophomores who have not decided on a major) with information on the field of Electrical Engineering so that they may take interest and hopefully declare it as their major. This event is proposed to take place during Southern University's "Engineering Week."
This chapter also plans to be more active off campus. One activity that is planned is to make tours of various universities' graduate programs. This will give members a better idea of what these schools have to offer and hopefully will encourage them to attend graduate school. Another proposal involves making donations to local charities and churches. We believe that it is not enough to just volunteer our service, but we also make whatever financial contributions we can in order to assist various uplift programs.