IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Charger IEEE is one of two student chapters in the local Huntsville section. We are entirely student run, from our administrative roles to our projects and conference presence. Our goal as a club here at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is to grow our Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) student members into experienced engineers and desirable future hires. We take concepts learned in ECE degree programs and apply them to practical robotics projects, often then used to compete in conference competitions. In addition to this we provide a unique environment for our student members to build soft skills and develop a network of local working engineers.
Over the last few years we have participated in a variety of events and activities. These include going on tours of companies such as Digium, AMRDEC, PIF and SED. We organize many events such as canoing & camping trips, paint-balling, and movie nights. One of the biggest events of the year for us is SoutheastCon (SECON).
SECON is an annual robotics competition for colleges in our region. In 2010, we placed 5th out of 44 teams at SECON. Using just basic circuits and wall switches, our robot beat schools such as Georgia Tech, UA, UAB, and Auburn!
Why you should join (tl;dr) : Our student members are highly desirable in the job market. They graduate as experienced engineers that have accomplished practical projects, competed in conference competitions, and have networked with local engineers. Aside from those technical things, IEEE is a great way to meet and make friends with other engineering students like you! We provide a great environment for you to grow as a student and future engineer in the workplace.
Current Officers for the 2015/2016 Academic Year :
Chair : Elena Todorovska
Vice-Chair : Devon Eastin
Secretary : Emily Czerniewski