IEEE Glossary


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STANDARDS

Documents with mandatory requirements approved by the IEEE Standards Board.

STANDARDS ASSOCIATION, IEEE (IEEE-SA)

The organization under which all IEEE Standards Activities and programs will be carried out. Approved at the end of 1996 by the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE-SA was formed to provide a major entity that would offer increased responsiveness to the standards interests of IEEE societies and their representative industries.

STUDENT BRANCH

Within the IEEE there are Student Branches established in educational institutions throughout the world that provide student members with many opportunities for professional development.

STUDENT BRANCH AFFINITY GROUP

Student Branches can establish a local unit established by petition to Women in Engineering (WIE) to meet the needs of Student members who share a common non-technical interest.

STUDENT BRANCH CHAPTER

A Student Branch Chapter is a technical sub-unit of a Student Branch constituted by at least a minimum of 12 student members of a Society.

STUDENT MEMBER GRADE

An IEEE Student member must carry at least 50% of a normal fulltime academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study in IEEE designated fields. Student members pay a reduced rate for membership dues and technical Society fees.

SUBSECTION

A Subsection is a part of a Section constituted by at least a minimum of 20 members. Like the Section, it provides an arena for members to engage in IEEE activities at the local level.

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VOTING MEMBERS

All grades of IEEE members except Students and Associates.

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WIE

Acronym for the Women in Engineering Affinity group.

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