Unformatted text preview: Why is IEEE Important to You and Your Company? James A. Kelly Senior Vice President Southern California Edison Company IEEE is the World’s Largest Technical Society IEEE
• Mission Statement • Vision Statement – IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and IEEE's excellence for the benefit of humanity. – IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to IEEE technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions. improving • • • • • • The industry’s most essential technical information Standards On-line tools Networking opportunities Career development Career Professional recognition • IEEE provides its members with access to: A Little History…
1884 - Thomas Edison and 24 other prominent engineers founded the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) in New York 1912 - The Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) was founded 1963 - AIEEE & IRE merged and became the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) •IEEE has: • More than 370,000 members, including more than 80,000 students, in over 160 countries • 319 sections in ten geographic regions worldwide • 1676 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests • More than 1,526 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries • 39 societies and 5 technical councils representing the wide range of technical interests • 132 transactions, journals and magazines • More than 450 IEEE sponsored or cosponsored conferences worldwide each year • Over 900 active IEEE standards and more than 400 in development. Why is IEEE Important to Engineers? Why • No professional discipline is changing and advancing as No rapidly as electrical and electronics engineering rapidly • Engineers need a reliable, affordable means to keep Engineers current, avoid obsolescence and capture the benefits of the latest developments in their field the • Engineers need a network of professional colleagues to Engineers share ideas and problems with, and to help advance one another’s technical and managerial careers another’s • Progressive companies need engineers with the highest Progressive levels of skill and knowledge if they are to succeed in a global economy – and are willing to pay for those outstanding professionals outstanding How Do You Make IEEE Part of Your Career and Company? Your
• Maintain active membership • Volunteer to lead a chapter, attend a conference, write a Volunteer technical article, host a tour…to put it simply - get involved! involved • Support the active participation of your employees in IEEE Support – and recognize that you and your company will be the beneficiaries beneficiaries • Recognize IEEE involvement in your employees’ Recognize performance reviews as evidence of their commitment to stay at the top of their profession and something give back to it to ...
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