IEEE came to Nigeria around 1976 with the help of some patriotic professionals, but went meribound by the end of the
80s. The Nigeria Section was reactivated at a meeting held on 29th May 2000 at the Nigeria Society of Engineers
Auditorium, Victoria Island, Lagos which was attended by more than sixty (60) members, and convened through concerted
efforts of some volunteers including Messrs Eric Femi, Sunday Faturoti, Olumuyiwa Taiwo and Isaac Adekanye. The section
has been waxing stronger ever since.
Today IEEE Nigeria section has over 969 active members among the over 2,500 ranging from seasoned professionals to
The Nigerian Chapter with headquarters presently in Port Harcourt has one sub-section and several societies and
affinity groups. The most prominent being GOLD AG, Communications Society and Computer Society. Women In
Engineering (WIE) used to be very active under the leadership of late Clementina Saduwa who rose to be the
international chair until her life was cut short by armed robbers in Lagos.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) was founded in 1884 with Alexander Graham Bell and
Thomas Edison among its charter members. Today, the IEEE serves over 350,000 members who are geographically
organized into 10 Regions, over 300 Sections, and more than 1,100 Student Branches worldwide. A Student Branch further
falls under the auspices of the local Section. Nearly 60,000 Student members worldwide make up 13% of the membership
of the IEEE and are essential to the continued growth and vitality of the IEEE. Over 50% of the current IEEE members
joined as students. Not only is the IEEE the world's largest technical and professional society, it also publishes 30% of the
electrical engineering and computer science literature in the world.
IEEE serves its members and their interests with 38 societies, 130 journals, transactions and magazines; more than 300
conferences annually; and 900 active standards. IEEE’s field of interest has expanded well beyond electrical/electronics
engineering and computing into areas such as micro and nanotechnology, ultrasonic, bioengineering, robotics, electronic
materials and many others.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a non-profit organization, is the world’s largest professional
association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its
members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and
professional and educational activities.
The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, the
organization’s scope of interest has expanded into so many related fields, that it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E
(pronounced Eye-triple-E). The IEEE (as at 31st December 2009) has more than 395,000 members including more than
90,000 student members in 331 sections, ten geographic regions in more than 160 countries. IEEE Nigeria Section is one
of the vibrant sections in Region 8.
IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally
recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.
The IEEE is engaged in an enterprise-wide strategic planning process. A summary of the long-range strategic plan, termed
the IEEE Envisioned Future, details the main elements of the plan.
IEEE Quick Facts
- more than 395,000 members in more than 160 countries; 45 percent of whom are from outside the United States
- more than 90,000 student members
- 331 sections in ten geographic regions worldwide
- 1,952 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests
- 1,855 student branches in 80 countries
- 483 student branch chapters at colleges and universities
- 338 affinity groups - IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council. The Affinity
Group patent entities are the IEEE-USA Consultants' Network, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), Women in
Engineering (WIE) and Life Members (LM)
- *Data current as of 31 Dec 2009
- has 38 societies and 7 technical councils representing the wide range of technical interests
- has more than 2.5 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library with more than 7 million downloads each month
- has 1,300 standards and projects under development
- publishes 148 transactions, journals and magazines
- sponsors over 1,100 conferences in 73 countries
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