About Us

IEEE is the world’s largest association of professionals in science and engineering. Its core purpose is to foster technical innovation for the benefit of humanity, which IEEE pursues by assisting science and engineering education at all levels, sharing and publication of research, and creation of international technical standards, such as the well-known IEEE 802 series networking standards.

IEEE formed in 1963 as the “Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers” from a merger of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers, but the full name is no longer used. Today’s members are not only electrical and electronics engineers, but also computer scientists and other individuals in allied disciplines such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology, medicine, physics, and mathematics.

Your involvement in IEEE is part of a long tradition that carries with it international renown. Worldwide membership is currently over 400,000, with over half of the current members residing outside the US.

UC’s IEEE Student Group

The University of Cincinnati student branch of IEEE (UC-IEEE) understands that diversity fuels creativity and innovation in any environment, and we welcome students from all majors and colleges.

As such, National IEEE membership is not a requirement to participate in UC-IEEE activities or to hold elected 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

UC-IEEE holds twice-monthly meetings featuring speakers from outside the university 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 web development, programming techniques, and electronics repair. Non-members and non-CEAS students are welcome to all events.

We also sponsor TGIF with partner organizations Eta Kappa Nu, AIChE, and BMES, where you can hang out with your professors and network with other students in an informal setting. UC-IEEE partners with ACM, ACM-W, ITSA, Robotics Team, Women In Tech for other social events and seminars throughout the year.

More About UC-IEEE

The UC-IEEE office is located in 802A Rhodes Hall. General meetings are alternating Thursdays in ERC 427, unless otherwise announced. You can contact President Khaled Aboumerhi via email at aboumekd -at- mail.uc.edu.