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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Illinois State student chapter of IEEE provides CST students the opportunity to collaborate with others in their major, attend field trips and conferences, and participate in competitions. Meetings are held regularly throughout the semester. 

The IEEE is a non-profit, technical-professional association of more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology, and telecommunications to electric power, aerospace, and consumer electronics. Through its technical publishing, conferences, and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers, and control technology. IEEE holds more than 300 major conferences annually and has more than 800 active standards with 700 under development.

The benefits of IEEE membership include the following:  

  • Membership in one or more of 36 IEEE Societies and four technical councils
  • More than 300 local organizations worldwide
  • Educational opportunities to ensure engineers' technical vitality
  • More than 1,000 student branches at universities worldwide
  • Public advocacy for U.S. member interests, and for women in engineering
  • Special cost-saving and value-added benefits for members only
  • Prestigious awards and recognition of technical and professional achievements
  • Opportunities for leadership
  • Electronic commerce with the IEEE

In addition to being a member of IEEE, many of our students receive IEEE certifications throughout the year. This year 48 CST students received certification. Nineteen students received A + Hardware Certifications, 12 students received A + Operating Systems Certifications, 15 students received Network + Certifications, and 24 students received Cisco Certifications.

To become a member, fill out the IEEE membership form. For more information, contact the faculty advisor, Anu Gokhale, at aagokha@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-5576.

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