A technical organization
IEEE is a non-profit professional and technical organization which contributes to the functions of engineering such as boosting creativity, integration and sharing. It supports electro technology and information technologies and fosters professions and sciences for the benefit of humanity. If we examine the historical progress, we see that the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) and the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers) merged in 1963 to form IEEE. In a short time, IEEE became the world's largest technical professional association. As of 2005, IEEE has more than 370.000 members in 150 countries, 35% of which live outside the USA. IEEE alone, publishes about 30% of all the publications on electrical and computer engineering in the world.
Works done by IEEE include:
- Monthly published magazines, books, norms and standards, notes from conferences, electronic products and programs on how to publish various media products.
- More than 300 conferences every year
- More than 700 groups for development of standards
- 39 societies and 6 technical councils
IEEE contributes significantly to the professions of its members throughout their lifelong education. It organizes national and international conferences, seminars, professional meetings on career development and networking. Through voluntary activities, IEEE provides opportunities for developing leadership and other personal skills. More than 300 continuing education and improvement programs are in the service of the members. Career management tools and source materials are available, too. IEEE also offers financial services and portable programs.
Mission and duty
- IEEE is an association with members from all around the world.
- IEEE is a wide network consisting of “societies”, “sections”, “chapters” and ”student branches”.
- It is a medium that serves the improvement of industrial and professional life.
- It encourages engineers by awarding their achievements.
- It acts in cooperation with other technical organizations all around the world.
IEEE includes 10 sub-regions. Boğaziçi University IEEE Student Branch is bound up with the IEEE Turkey Section within the 8th region that consists of Europe, Africa and some parts of Asia. IEEE has 1800 members from Turkey, 1200 of which are students. With its student members, student branches and activities, Turkey is one of the most active sections of the region.