JayLee A Message From Our Advisor:

IEEE, once the acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, now opens to the wider engineering disciplines. Founded in 1963 by the merger of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE, founded 1912) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE, founded 1884), IEEE is the current world leading professional association for the advancement of technology. It plays an active role in areas ranging from aerospace systems, computer and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.

IEEE student organizations share the same spirit of encouraging innovation, aspiration and excellence. It also serves as the bridge that brings the distant and mysterious technical world to the new-comers. The most creative minds are connected through this huge network which reaches to 430,000 members including more than 72,000 student members around the globe. IEEE offers tremendous amount of opportunities to future engineers and scientists to help them succeed in the academia as well as in the industry.

As the faculty advisor to the IEEE Syracuse University Student Branch, I am delighted to see a new enthusiasm emerging from the passionate EE, CE, and CS students in recent years. Thanks to David Perra (EE, Class of 2012) and Ariel Chen (EE, Class of 2013) for their great leadership as president (2010-2013). Ariel and his officers continued the tradition of encouraging academic excellence and diversified the IEEE activities that benefited to not only EE, CE, and CS students but to the greater LCS community. I should also thank Stephen DeBonis (EE, Class of 2013) for working as the vice president, Jia Yi Huang (EE, Class of 2013) as the secretary, Richard Tanski (EE, Class of 2013) as the treasurer, Caleb Brewer (CE, Class of 2013) as the events coordinator, and Sarah Cho (EE, Class of 2013) as S-PAC chair. Their vision and ambition had set the bar for future officers.

I look forward to working with the newly elected executive board during 2013-2014 academic year: Jordon Martin (CE, Class of 2014) president, Jacob Eldridge (CE, Class of 2014) vice president, Grant Griffiths (CS, Class of 2015) treasurer, Philip Geramian (CE, Class of 2015) secretary, Tomas Salazar (EE, Class of 2014) events coordinator, and Nilubon Bootchai (CE, Class of 2014) publicity chair. Their enthusiasm and dedication have already brought early success in recruiting new members and enhancing the quality of EECS major’s educational experience.

Finally, I would like to encourage you all to be active in the IEEE Student Branch. Even if you are not holding any official position, you can still contribute in many ways towards the activities of the Branch. Please feel free to bring any new ideas and initiatives directly to me or to any of the officers; your suggestions to make an even stronger Student Branch are valuable and are always welcome because the Student Branch is for the students benefit and overall academic and professional development.

Jay K. Lee

Faculty Advisor (Branch Counselor)