Hello myself Aakash Subba and this will be my 11th blog writing for week 11 and this time it will be a bit different writing from previous blog writing. This blog writing is totally based on research rather than weekly reflection. We had got assigned to do research on different forms of membership and professional recognition in the different professional organization. Basically, every student has to choose one professional organization and after choosing again research about the different membership and professional recognition and based on that research students have to write weekly blog writing to complete the weekly task of this week. So, in this blog writing I choose IEEE and I am going to write about its membership and professional recognition and also short paragraph about Herald Devcorps as well.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association for electronic engineering and electrical engineering, dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity(and associated disciplines) with its corporate office in New York City and its operations center in Piscataway, New Jersey It was formed in 1963 from the amalgamation of the American Institute of electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. Most IEEE members are electrical and electronics engineers, but the organization’s wide scope of interests has attracted people in other disciplines as well (e.g., computer science, software engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology, physics, and mathematics).
Membership in IEEE is open to individuals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field. The designated fields are: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, and Law and Policy.
IEEE offers the following grades of membership: Student, Graduate Student, Associate, member, Senior member, and Fellow. The special categories of Life member, Young Professional, and Society Affiliate are also offered.
Student member grade
A Student member must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study in IEEE-designated fields. The total cumulative period for a member to hold the Student member grade and/or the Graduate Student member grade is limited to eight years.
Student members, upon graduation or upon reaching the eight-year limit (whichever occurs first), with a baccalaureate or higher degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution in an IEEE-designated field will be transferred automatically to member grade.
Student members outside of the IEEE-designated fields, upon graduation or upon reaching the eight-year limit (whichever occurs first), will be transferred to Associate member grade.
Graduate Student member grade
A Graduate Student member must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered graduate student in a regular course of study in IEEE- designated fields. The total cumulative period for a member to hold the Student member grade and/or the Graduate Student member grade is limited to eight years.
Associate member grade
Associate member grade is designed for technical and non-technical individuals who do not meet the qualifications for member grade but who wish to benefit from membership and partnership in IEEE, and for those who are progressing, through continuing education and work experience, toward qualifications for member grade.
Member grade is limited to those who have satisfied IEEE-specified educational requirements and/or who have demonstrated professional competence in IEEE-designated fields of interest. For admission or transfer to the grade of member, a candidate may be either:
- An individual who has received a three- to five-year university-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or program and in an IEEE-designated field
- An individual who has received a three- to five-year university-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or program and who has at least three years of professional work experience engaged in teaching, creating, developing, practicing, or managing in IEEE-designated field
- An individual who, through at least six years of professional work experience, has demonstrated competence in teaching, creating, developing, practicing, or managing within IEEE-designated fields
Senior member grade
The grade of Senior member is the highest for which application may be made and requires experience reflecting professional maturity. For admission or transfer to the grade of Senior member, a candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields.
The candidate shall have been in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years, such performance including one or more of the following:
- Substantial responsibility or achievement in one or more IEEE-designated fields
- Publication of papers, books, or inventions in one or more IEEE-designated fields
- Recognized contributions to the welfare of the professions encompassed by one or more of the IEEE-designated fields
- Development or furtherance of important courses in one or more of the IEEE-designated fields at an institution in the REP list
Fellow Members: The Fellow grade is the highest level of membership, conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon persons “with [extraordinary records] of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest”. It cannot be applied for directly by the member; the candidate must be nominated by others, and of the Institute’s voting membership no more than one in one thousand can be selected as Fellows in any given year
IEEE through its various organizational units recognizes the exceptional achievements of members and outstanding contributions they make to the IEEE, their community and to the profession. IEEE also recognizes those members who have volunteered their skills and time to plan & organize conferences, author papers, run local organizational units and engage other IEEE members into activities. The various IEEE awards are listed below.
- IEEE Awards Program
Medal of Honor, Medals, Technical Field Awards, Corporate Recognitions, Service Awards, Prize Papers, Fellowships, Staff Award and links to other IEEE related awards.
- Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) Young Professionals Achievement AwardMember and Geograph Activities Board(MGA
Designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years) but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of YP operations.
- Member & Geographic Activities Board Awards Program
Includes MGA Achievement Award, MGA Innovation Award, MGA Leadership Award, MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award, William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award, Section Recognition and Student Recognition Awards, and Friend of Member and Geographic Activities Board Award.
- Standards Activities Board Awards Program
Covers areas including Corporate, International, Standards Medallion, Working Group Chair Award, Distinguished Service Award, Sponsor Award for Corporate Standards Development, and Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award.
- Educational Activities Board Awards Program
Recognizes and honors individuals and companies for major contributions to engineering and technical education.
- IEEE-USA Board Awards Program
Designed to recognize excellence, outstanding service and contributions to the furtherance of its objectives. See the web for a variety of award subject areas including Professionalism Awards, Awards for Technical Achievement, Literary Awards.
Herald devcorps creator’s community is a group of passionate and enthusiast students from herald college Kathmandu, where they collaborate with each other to learn, implement and explore each other creativity. Focusing on different challenges of Industry for revolution along with increasing complexity day to day, they as a team embark the possibilities of dumb yet interesting ideas. There are three devcorps creator groups which include Herald Devcorps UI Visual Community, Herald Devcorps Game Dev Heroes Community, Herald Devcorps AI Learner Community. These three devcorps groups have common goal that is to collect the idea from every member of these communities to complete specific tasks, projects and work. They also organize different types of events for interested students focusing on the skills and ideas of students. They completed different types of projects like Podcast, Growth Project, College Industry Bridge, Ignite etc.
The IEEE provides a wide range of membership options for individuals, groups, and corporations. IEEE knowledge groups, which are communities driven by members and volunteers, help individuals grow in their knowledge about various topics. Members can also contribute ideas and feedback to help the IEEE draft and establish new technical standards. The professional recognition of IEEE is very impressive as they are awarded by numerous types of Professionalism, Technical, Educational, Standard etc. Award already. So, I think IEEE is the best international institute for those who wants to do something through engineering.