About Us

Background

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. It was formed in 1963 from the amalgamation of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. Today’s members are not only Electrical and Electronics Engineers, but also Computer Engineers, Computer Scientists, and other individuals in allied disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics.

Your involvement in IEEE is part of a long tradition that carries with its international renown. Worldwide membership is currently over 420,000, with over half of the current members residing outside the US.

UC’s Student Branch

The University of Cincinnati Student Branch of IEEE understands that diversity fuels creativity and innovation in any environment, and we welcome students from all majors and colleges for free.

As such, National IEEE membership is not a requirement to participate in chapter activities or to hold executive positions. However, discounted student-level memberships are available which grant access to many online publications, periodicals, research libraries, and other perks available only to IEEE members.

Meetings and Events

Our Chapter holds bi-weekly meetings featuring remarkable speakers to discuss topics of innovation, emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, and professional development. We also offer hands-on workshops covering a variety of topics that benefit all majors, including Machine Learning, IoT, and Digital Design. Non-members and non-CEAS students are welcome.

We are the host of the University of Cincinnati’s largest hackathon, MakeUC. We also sponsor TGIF with partner organizations Eta Kappa Nu, where you can hang out with your professors and network with other students in an informal setting. IEEE partners with ACM, ACM-W, and Women In Technology for social events, seminars, and more throughout the year.

More

The IEEE office is located in 802A Rhodes Hall. General meetings are alternating Thursdays at 5 PM Eastern Time unless otherwise announced. You can contact President Omar Alsayed via email at alsayeoy@mail.uc.edu for questions.