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LIFE MEMBER

A Life Member is an individual who has attained at least 65 years of age and whose age plus their years of service in the IEEE (need not be consecutive) or one of its predecessor Societies equals at least 100. Life members are exempt from IEEE dues. Life membership in a technical Society requires at least five years of consecutive membership in that technical Society and holding of IEEE’s Life Member designation.

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MEMBER & GEOGRAPHIC ACTIVITIES

Every IEEE member is part of a geographic unit. Member & Geographic Activities supports the activities and programs of members and the following geographic units: Regions, Councils, Sections, Subsections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches and Student Branch Chapters.

MEMBER GRADE

The grade of Member is limited to those who have satisfied IEEE-specified educational requirements and/or who have demonstrated professional competence in IEEE-designated fields of interest. For admission or transfer to the grade of Member, a candidate shall be either; (a) An individual who shall have received a baccalaureate (or equivalent) or higher degree from an institution, and in an IEEE-designated field, which is included in the REP List defined in IEEE Bylaw I-104.10, or (b) An individual who shall have received a baccalaureate (or equivalent) or higher degree from an institution not included in the REP List and who has at least three years of professional work experience engaged in teaching, creating, developing, practicing or managing in an IEEE-designated field(s) included in the REP List, or (c) An individual who, through at least six years of professional work experience in an IEEE-designated field(s) included in the REP List, has demonstrated competence in teaching, creating, developing, practicing or managing in that field(s), or (d) An executive who, for at least six years, has had under his/her direction important technical, engineering, or research work in IEEE-designated fields included in the REP List.

MISCELLANEOUS RECORD AJUSTMENTS

Various record updates that affect the grade on a member record that are outside the scope of Grade Transfers category. An example of this is Students upon graduation are automatically elevated to Associate or Member Grade depending on University program, but then inform IEEE that they are still attending school and did not graduate as expected. The member grade is then changed back to Student.

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REGION

The worldwide membership of the IEEE is divided geographically into 10 Regions. Within these Regions are IEEE Sections that serve as centers of activity at the local level. A Region is a geographic unit that may include one or more countries, or a part of one. As a basic operating entity of IEEE, its main purpose is to serve in a management and administrative capacity.

Region 1

Northeastern USA

Region 10

Asia and Pacific

Region 2

Eastern USA

Region 3

Southeastern USA

Region 4

Central USA

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