Lots of people ask me about IEEE, that what is IEEE? That how IEEE is contributing in the “Advancing Technology for Humanity”? In this blog, I try to answer these critical questions.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, read as I-Triple-E) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation. When IEEE was formed in 1963, it mainly focuses on Electrical and Electronics Engineering. With the passage of time, it continues to expand. Now IEEE comprises of 38 societies and 7 technical councils.
In September 2009, the IEEE Board of Directors approved an IEEE tagline – Advancing Technology for Humanity. IEEE tagline consists of two parts ie ‘Advancing Technology. . .’ and ‘. . . for Humanity’.
IEEE is world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. We have seen large growth in opto- and nanoelectronics, robotics, medical and biological technology, energy, communications, and computing. IEEE uses its resources to respond quickly to support the initiation and sustainability of new activities and to nurture communities working in new technical areas. IEEE advances technology through its publishing, conference, standards, and educational businesses.
IEEE provides a wide range of quality publications and standards that make the exchange of technical knowledge and information possible among technology professionals. IEEE sponsors more than 1,000 annual conferences and meetings worldwide. IEEE is also highly involved in the technical program development of numerous events including trade events, training workshops, job fairs, and other programs.
For Humanity, IEEE has maximum effect by choosing opportunities with sustainable technical solutions to the problem of improving the living conditions of locally disadvantaged segments of the population. These solutions must scale through replication to benefit increasingly larger populated areas. We must identify local members and volunteers who can act as champions for these activities and communicate their achievements and benefits to neighboring communities.
IEEE awards prize money to students from around the world who develop unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to benefit their community and/or humanity as a whole. IEEE Presidents’ Change the world is just an example.
In the end, I would like to encourage you all to join this global cause of ‘Advancing Technology for Humanity’ and become a member of IEEE.