Professional and Educational activities have a great variety of Programs and Contests in order to serve its goals and mission.
Local Language program
The Local Language program is intended to promote activities (online or in person) and online content in different countries, aside from English, in Region 8.
This program promotes IEEE content and its areas across the entire Region 8 and has funds available to help these activities be developed.
Currently, Region 8 is looking for ambassadors who will arrange several events in their selected local languages. Each ambassador can be nominated in more than one language if they are available.
IEEE R8 Robot Championship
The IEEE R8 Robot Championship aims to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) among IEEE members, and s will focus on STEM communication, entrepreneurship, creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork.
It will take place in Malta, Europe, in Autumn 2022, and is open to students in pre-university and university communities.
Organised by IEEE Malta Section, IEEE Region 8, IEEE Malta Computer Society, and Professional and Educational Subcommittee.
IEEE R8 Robot Championship STEM initiative
After being accepted into the Robot Championship 2022, each team of roboteers will need to apply for at least two STEM activities.
These two activities must be performed before the physical event in Malta.
This is a mandatory aspect of the championship.
PEA Speakers Program
PEA Speakers program is a platform through which distinguished and experienced professionals can share their valuable knowledge in PEAsC’s fields of interest to IEEE Region 8 members and help them by providing guidance on developing useful skills for their professional life.
The program contains two tiers of Speaker profiles: Distinguished Speakers and Experienced Speakers.
During a specific week of the year, which is called TISP Week, Sections are encouraged to organize TISP Workshops. The lesson plan materials for the workshop are reimbursed by EAB.
Proposals on new educational programs are received, for each educational level (pre-university, university, continuing education). The proposal is evaluated by a judging committee and a Seed Funding Prize is given to the winner of each educational level.
The program requires sections to organize activities aimed at promoting engineering to pre-university pupils, teachers, and parents.
Activities that are eligible for this project are: TISP workshops, TISP 2.0 (organizing a TISP workshop for children), career talks for pupils, talks for parents, webinars for promoting engineering in schools, training sessions for working with children for IEEE volunteers. After submitting the events they have organized and supporting evidence for the events, they will get different points depending on what activities they performed.
Sections are called to organize events that promote Entrepreneurship during Global Entrepreneurship Week (NOVEMBER 18–24, 2019) where talks will be given by CEOs and startuppers, informing participants how to run a business, followed by workshops and hands-on activities.
In these events, Sections are encouraged to organize pitching contests and winners will have to opportunity to participate in a Regional Pitching Contest, be mentored by Action for Industry mentors, and get seed funding for their startup.
Speakers from the PEA Speakers program can hold workshops in Entrepreneurship Week Events.