Volunteering for Professional Activities and
IEEE-USA was created by IEEE's U.S. membership
in 1973 to recommend
policies and implement programs "specifically
intended to serve and benefit the members, the
profession, and the public in the United States
in appropriate professional areas of economic,
ethical, legislative, social and technology
policy concern." We rely on the time and
expertise of hundreds of IEEE U.S. volunteers to help us achieve this
mission. If you are interested in IEEE-USA,
or in promoting professional activities in your
section, chapter, or student branch, and are
willing to volunteer your time and energy, we're
anxious to get you involved.
INTERESTED IN PUBLIC POLICY?
If you are
interested in public policy, visit our Public Policy
Forum and see what issues we're working on and what resources are
available. If you are willing to serve as a grass roots advocate
in support of the IEEE-USA
Legislative Agenda, then visit our
Legislative Action Center.
Members meet with Senator Frank
If you would
like to offer your expertise in a specific area of public policy, then
we can explore possible involvement on our technology and career
activities committees, either as a regular or corresponding member.
Our technology policy activities encompass are broad array of topics
including computers and communications,
energy, medical technology, research and development and transportation
policy. Our career policy activities cover issues such as
engineering employment benefits, high-tech immigration and workforce
utilization, intellectual property, engineering licensure and continuing
education, career equality, and a host of other career related issues.
Visit the Web pages of IEEE-USA's
send an email query to the IEEE-USA volunteer and staff information
contacts on each page of interest to you.
LIKE TO WRITE?
always on the lookout for material to publish in its monthly
IEEE-USA Today's Engineer and its quarterly interactive publication,
IEEE-USA In Action, along with ideas and authors for IEEE-USA
E-books. If you have some
IEEE-related news or an issue you'd like to write about in the areas
of professional development or public policy, consider publishing
with IEEE-USA. Check out Today's Engineer's
editorial guidelines or
contact us for more information
WORK WITH YOUTH?
If you are
concerned about the math, science, and technology literacy of elementary
and high school students and willing to invest a little bit of your time
and energy, IEEE-USA's
K-12 STEM Literacy
Committee can help you find out how you can
make a difference.
NEED TO NETWORK?
Have you thought
about going into business for yourself? Then check to see if there
is a local IEEE-USA-sponsored
network in your area. Getting involved in your local network will
let you tap
the advice and support of fellow IEEE members with similar interests.
ARE YOU AN ORGANIZER?
A dozen Washington, D.C.-area IEEE
members and IEEE Computer Society
and IEEE-USA staff volunteer for
WETA-TV telethon, and help raise
IEEE public visibility.
If you prefer to
explore opportunities for career-enhancing professional activities in
your city, state, or region, then the
Network is the place for you. PACE chairs serve in most U.S. sections and many technical society chapters
by organizing professional programs and
activities for the membership. There are
also regional PACE coordinators who work with the sections and chapters
in their regions on specific topics such as employment assistance, precollege education, professional education, state government
activities, student professional awareness and technology policy issues.
Typical PACE activities include arranging for
career-oriented speakers at section meetings,
holding student and member professional
awareness conferences, and a host of special
activities, such as organizing National Engineers
Week activities, student contests and
competitions, or Engineering Days at the state
NOT SURE, BUT STILL INTERESTED?
The links on this
page will get you started. If you run into a dead-end or need
further assistance, then just contact
and let us know how we can help.
23 January 2012
Contact: Chris Brantley,