The IEEE Symbol is comprised of a "Kite", commemorating Benjamin Franklin's famous experiment in electricity. Central feature is the straight and curved arrow, symbolizing the right hand rule of electromagnetism.
IEEE was formed as a merger of American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the Institute of Radio Engineers(IRE).Today, the institute is a non-profit technical professional association. It?s the leading organization in the field of engineering and technology.
The IEEE formed in 1963 with the merger of
» the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers, formed in 1884), and
» the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers, formed in 1912).
From its earliest origins, the IEEE has
» advanced the theory and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences;
» served as a catalyst for technological innovation;
» and supported the needs of its members through a wide variety of programs and services.