Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Lehigh University has the world's oldest IEEE student branch, which was originally chartered October 2, 1902 as a student branch of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Its antecedent society was formed in 1884 as the Lehigh Electrical Society in the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering.
The student branch exists to foster the professional development of engineering students in electrical and computer engineering. The student branch provides a mechanism for interaction of students and engineering professionals via technical meetings and social events. The branch activities are designed to enrich the academic program of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department by exposing the student to ideas, concepts and concerns that extend beyond the classroom.
Membership in the student branch is composed primarily of students in electrical engineering and computer engineering but is open to all students of the University in any of the allied engineering or science disciplines. Although graduate students are encouraged to participate, the branch activities are oriented to the undergraduates.
Monthly meetings of a technical nature intended to acquaint the student with current topics in engineering and technology and to indicate the practical applications of their course work.