The Student Activities Committee aims to reach out to Long Island student branches to inform students of the benefits of IEEE membership, to support them with their programs in maintaining active branches, and to train current student leaders to ensure continuity each and every academic year.
Why is an IEEE Student Branch Beneficial to LI Students?
A Long Island Student Branch gives students the opportunity to meet and learn from fellow students, faculty members and professionals in the field, especially from the LI area. A good IEEE Student Branch can be one of the most positive elements in an Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology department.
Student Branch activities offer numerous educational, technical, and professional advantages of IEEE membership through special projects, activities, meetings, tours and field trips. Listed below are a some programs and projects that keep students interested in the Branch and its activities and their chosen profession:
- Participation in regional conferences, leadership training workshops and develop leadership, interpersonal and team building skills
- Participation in awards, scholarships and project/design programs and student paper contests
- Establishment of a Student Branch Library in the student lounge with IEEE’s publication
- Access IEEE on line resources and merchandise
- Establish a World Wide Web home page
Seminars with guest speakers, who are professionals working in the field, enable students to enhance their knowledge outside the classroom. Joint seminars let students meet and talk with other interested students. Student Professional Awareness Conferences (S-PACs) help increase awareness of professional issues such as ethics, continuing education, and communication skills. The Student Professional Awareness Venture (S-PAVe) program gives teams of IEEE Student members the opportunity to develop project proposals to increase professional awareness and receive funding to implement the project.
The IEEE Long Island Section also sponsors Student Paper contests with cash awards and promotes outstanding student and faculty counselor recognition award programs.