The IEEE is more than just a citation style, it's the worlds largest Professional Organization, with more than 400, 000 members worldwide. Responsible for research publication, technical standards and guidelines, technical conferences, various magazines and publications, and a huge amount of professional development material, including on-line courses and job search websites, the IEEE is something you want to be a part of.
Though IEEE stands for the "Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers" it's much more than just an organization for electrical and computer engineers. Featuring many societies and chapters, the IEEE has a very broad range of coverage. From Biotechnology, to Aerospace, to the Computer Society (which rivals only the Association for Computing Machinery) no matter what your interest or background, you're welcome here.
In fact, the IEEE University of Waterloo student branch has had a very diverse group of individuals on it's design teams and participating in it's competitions and workshops. Though mostly students from various Engineering departments, we always want more people to get involved, and have a large base of Computer Science and Science students involved in branch activities.
The Student Branch hosts many events every term. Past events include:
- IEEE Xtreme 5.0 Programming Competition
- Robotics And Programming Workshops
- Design Teams and Design Competitions (Some of which include our Humanoid Robotics Team and Web Development Team)
If you're interested in becoming involved with the branch, sign up for our website (link is at the top of the page, click "user system"), and start coming out to events.
If you'd like to learn more about the benefits of joining IEEE as a Student Member or how to join, please visit IEEE.org