Founded in 1884 by a handful of practitioners of the new electrical engineering discipline, today’s Institute is comprised of more than 365,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in over 150 countries around the globe! The men and women of IEEE are the technical and scientific professionals who are making revolutionary engineering advances that are shaping our world today.
Over 50% of the current IEEE memebers joined as students. Membership is geographically divided into ten Regions. These regions are further subdivided into Sections that serve as the centers of activity for professional engineers at the local level.
Here at UND…
IEEE at the University of North Dakota has various involvement components and meetings. We are a solid organization that allows students to obtain valuable hands-on leadership experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Throughout the year, IEEE is involved in multiple local, regional, and national events, as well as host to a few of its own. Our organization regularly coordinates an inspection tour to various electrical engineering firms and leading technology companies in the Midwest. In the past, we’ve toured Northwest Airlines, 3M, Rockwell Automation, and Lockheed Martin to name a few.
Our student branch falls under the auspice of our local Red River Valley Section in Region 4 (Central USA) of IEEE.