GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT IEEE
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a worldwide technical professional society devoted to advancing the theory and application of electrical engineering, electronics and computing. The IEEE serves engineers, scientists and other professionals in approximately 150 countries. It is the world's largest technical professional society. The Institute believes that by promoting the free exchange of technological information, members can advance themselves and their profession, as well as contribute to general public understanding about the importance of electrical, electronics and computer engineering. To carry out its technical and public missions, the IEEE offers a host of publications, conferences and educational programs.
IEEE members have expertise in areas ranging from computers, energy and biomedical technology, to transportation and consumer electronics. Now in its second century, the Institute is dedicated to leading the search for new ways to bring technology's benefits to people everywhere.
VT STUDENT BRANCH INFORMATION
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What does IEEE stand for?
- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
- How do I join the VT Student Branch of IEEE?
- National dues are $30/year for students. After you join IEEE as a VT student, you are automatically a member of our local chapter. (There are no local dues.) Click on Join for the online membership application link.
- What are the benefits of Joining IEEE?
- Nationally, the IEEE sponsors many conferences, competitions, and scholarships for both students and professionals. As an IEEE member, you will be able to attend/participate in these activities at a discounted rate.
- When should I join?
- The best time to join IEEE is right now since you will meet many friends in your major at our monthly events. Please explore our website for more information about our activites.
CODE OF ETHICS
We, the members of the IEEE, in recognition of the importance of our technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:
- to accept responsibility in making engineering decisions consistent with the safety, health and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment;
- to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
- to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;
- to reject bribery in all its forms;
- to improve the understanding of technology, its appropriate application, and potential consequences;
- to maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;
- to seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;
- to treat fairly all person regardless of such factors such as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin;
- to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;
- to assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics