Stanford IEEE is Stanford's student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It started in 2001 and currently
we have about 240 members but reach out to more than 1,000 students on campus. Stanford IEEE Student Branch is proud to be a part
IEEE University Partnership Program.
Goals and Mission
We're a group of electrical engineering and computer science students (undergrads and grads) who want to have fun and meet new people,
to learn about research and innovation in technology, to find ourselves and our passions, to help our community, and to get inspired to change the world!
- Stanford students are also always very career-minded. We
hold a lot of technical talks with industry and academics, and allow Stanford students to keep up to date with the most cutting edge technologies.
- At the same time, we serve as a bit of a social hub bringing engineering students together across disciplines.
We’re always expanding, and reaching out to different disciplines, such as law and
business majors, to break out of our shell as an engineering-only group.
We also host other IEEE Student chapters in the bay area and in USA in
a few events every year to bring together IEEE student members
from all over USA.
- All of our events serve as a great platform for attracting new members to IEEE and
networking among the existing IEEE student members to keep them involved in the
Stanford IEEE Student Chapter.
Notable Achievements & New in 2010-11 :
- This year we revised our website to make it more useful, have started taking advantage of social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, and we now advertise our events to a wider audience. We’re pretty excited recently, because we’ve started to see Law and Business students showing up to our events, which means that we’re breaking out of our shell as an engineering only group. We also hosted students from UC-Berkeley, UCSC, SJSU, Santa Clara University in the “Clash of the Bay”, Bay Area Student Branch Mixer.
- We’re trying to reach out to students who are interested in
devices, and we have started an EDS chapter, which will allow us to
reach out with more technical events for these students.
- We're close to starting a Women in Engineering affinity group as well, which will allow us
to promote diversity among engineering students, especially women in
engineering. Through mentorship programs, getting women speakers
from industry and academia, we hope to contribute to increasing
diversity among engineering students.
- We started a mentorship program this year that matches Stanford IEEE student members up with Stanford alumni who are IEEE members. We’ve got more than 75 students and 150 alumni involved, and we’re pretty excited about that!
- Over the past few years, we’d focused predominantly on industry talks such as “Tegra and NVIDIA’s Emerging Mobile Strategy” by Jen-Hsun Huang, President and CEO, NVIDIA , “Business and Technology in the Facebook Era” by Clara Shih (Former Stanford student branch chair), “Twitter By The Numbers” by Rion Snow, Twitter. But this year, we’ve held more academic talks. We’ve hosted two Stanford professors: Prof. Mark Horowitz and Prof. Jure Leskovic, as well as three IEEE distinguished lecturers: Dr. Krikor Ozanyan on “To See Where You Cannot Reach,” Dr. Subpratik Gupta, IBM on “Materials and Structures for Cheap, Scalable Solar Cells” and
Dr. Charvaka Duvvury, Texas Instruments on "Future ESD Challenges for IC
Components and Systems."
- Frank Austin Nothaft, 2010 chair of the Stanford University IEEE Student Branch, featured in the article "A Week in the Life of a Student Branch Chair", where
he describes a typical week of balancing schoolwork with his IEEE Student branch duties.