Available IEEE Programs for Student Branches

IEEE Student Professional Awareness Program (SPAx)

Student Professional Awareness is a program that allows the opportunity for the Student Branch to listen to experienced engineers with different backgrounds and discuss topics about many categories. These activities can involve virtual and in person talks and presentations, panel sessions as well as hands-on team-oriented activities focused on giving practical, real-world engineering experience. Students propose projects through the following portal and are connected to their Regional SPAx Coordinator. The “x” in SPAx is a variable. It could be a conference with an invited speaker, a series of activities focused on honing career skills, a social event to foster networking and team building skills, a design contest, a tech talk, or any other format, as long as they focus on career development. This program allows funding of up to 350$.


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IEEE Virtual Speakers Bureau (VSB)

Virtual Speakers Bureau is a program to use IEEE’s network in order to provide more opportunities for students and Branches. You can find speakers and the many categories, schedule a date, and prepare your next event. Imagine being able to tap into IEEE’s vast network to bring a speaker to your branch. You can have an experienced industry professional present a topic of interest to everyone at your Student Branch. Leveraging the Virtual Speakers Bureau to engage student members can help your unit meet its annual activities and reporting requirements. Topics can be professional or technical in nature. They can also span soft skills, volunteer leadership, career tips and ways to get involved in the multitude of IEEE activities. This program is delivered by volunteers at no cost to the Branch.


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IEEE TryEngineering

TryEngineering is a portal that shows how to prepare for an engineering career, ask experts engineering-related questions, and plays interactive games. This is the place to be for all things related to Pre-University STEM programs and activities at IEEE. Have resources for Educators such as Lesson Plans, Virtual Resources and Articles.


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IEEE SIGHT Projects (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology)

IEEE SIGHT is a global network of groups consisting of IEEE members and volunteers who identify and address local problems by applying their technical skills and partnering with their local communities. It provides some funding for organized humanitarian projects.


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IEEE EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service)

Solving community challenges through the power of technology and education. EPICS helps fulfill the IEEE core purpose of fostering technological innovation and excellence for humanity. It provides funding, support, mentorship, and visibility for engineering projects in four core categories of community improvement: (a) Access and Abilities, (b) Environment, (c) Education and Outreach, and (d) Human Services.


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IEEE STEP Events (Student Transition and Elevation Program)

IEEE STEP was developed to provide a dynamic program for facilitating the transition from Student member to young professional by introducing the opportunities and benefits of IEEE membership during the onset of a STEM career. Basic funding will be provided at the amount of US$500, and additional funding may be available if additional recent graduates attend beyond 25.


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