What is IEEE?

The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional technical organization. IEEE stems from two other professional organizations: the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). Both societies gained traction and notable membership in the early 20th century. On January 1, 1963, they decided to merge into one large organization, forming IEEE. Today, IEEE has over 419,000 members from approximately 160 countries and hosts nearly 1,900 conferences internationally. There is also significant student participation comprised of over 124,000 student members and 3,422 student branches located worldwide.  Click here to learn more about IEEE as an international professional society.

Why Should I Join IEEE?

IEEE provides numerous valuable resources and benefits to its members.  Undergraduate student members have access to:

  • Magazines, standards, and journals such as IEEE Spectrum to stay technically current
  • Scholarships to help with education
  • Career navigation resources
  • Professional networking events
  • Discounted prices for IEEE membership

And so much more!  If you want to learn more about the benefits available to student IEEE members, please visit here.

Become A Member

Want to become a member of IEEE? Click the button below! IEEE membership is not required to be a member of Drexel IEEE but is strongly recommended.