The IEEE Student Branch at the Tokyo Institute of Technology was established in June 1994 and is a basic operating entity of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in this University. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society with 377,000 members from 150 countries active in the fields of electronics, electrical engineering and computing.
As in this January 2009, there are approximately 90 IEEE student members. The IEEE Tokyo Tech is lead by an Executive Committee elected annually by students and is advised by Branch Counselor and Mentor . The rules and operations of IEEE Tokyo Tech are based on the Branch Constitution.
The IEEE Tokyo Tech represents and fulfills the needs of its members and promotes the technical, professional and educational development of electrotechnology and allied sciences in the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
The opportunities of how the IEEE Tokyo Tech will carry out its mission in the specific local conditions of our University at the present days are:
- The IEEE Tokyo Tech is a unique element of the Tokyo Tech providing its members with a rare opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, leadership experience, knowledge of international environment and a broad view on the electronics technology profession; within the boarders of the Tokyo Tech campus. The role of these factors in the successful entry into the job market in Japan has been considerably increased recently.
- The IEEE Tokyo Tech helps its members to build contacts with leading electrotechnology professionals in the local and international industry (Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric, NTT, Hitachi, Sumitomo Industries, Texas Instruments, AT&T, Motorola and so on) and academia (Tokyo, Keio, Yokohama National, Columbia, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, Madrid, Sydney and other universities).
- The IEEE Tokyo Tech simplifies access to and saves cost of excellent IEEE technical, professional and educational materials (IEEE Tech. Activities Guide 1997-2004, Student Branch Operations and Leadership Guides, all about IEEE software ROOT, Presentations that Work textbook, CareerXRoads Internet guide to jobs and others in the Office) for its members by means of our own budget and financial aid from the IEEE Headquarters and IEEE Tokyo Section .
- The IEEE Tokyo Tech gives its members an opportunity to meet informally and learn from fellow students and faculty members during business meetings and after-class parties.
To enable our young IEEE Tokyo Tech to realize these opportunities the active members and branch advisors have developed the following long-range goals for the time till 2009.
- An Atractive Branch Program. Create and conduct a variety of activities meeting all members interests and reflecting the unique status of the branch in the Tokyo Tech
- Good Reputation. Through continuous study of members needs, public discussion and successful realization of a meaningful program increase the level of active student involvement, acquire a broad support from Tokyo Tech members and local industry, and earn the IEEE Outstanding Student Branch and Advisor Awards.
The 2008-2009 generation of the IEEE Tokyo Tech students will meet such challenges as low members activity, poor adaptation of English-based written material to local Japanese needs and a limited cash resource. The IEEE Tokyo Tech will have to focus its membership drive on master and undergraduate students who usually have more free time and more eager to learn from seniors than doctor students contributing the bulk of the current membership.
All the generations of the IEEE Tokyo Tech leadership striving to find our identity and meet the goals have build the following program of activities.
- Study trips to local industries or research laboratories
- Series of technical lectures by internationally recognized professors on various Signal Processing topics
- Maintenance of the branch e-mail alias and WWW Home Page ( IEEE Tokyo Tech Official Website )
- IEEE Tokyo Tech Student Paper Contest 2003 with a 40,000 yen prize fond
- Centralized cost-saving membership payment service for members without credit cards
- Public IEEE Tokyo Tech Presentation and e-mail newsletter eNews keeping IEEE Tokyo Tech members and fans up-to-date about local and world-wide IEEE life
- Participation in the Regional IEEE Student Branch Leadership Training Workshop 2003 organized by the IEEE Asia & Pacific Region and IEEE Tokyo Section, and attended by IEEE Student members of six Japanese branches (free lunch was served for all participants)
In addition to this local program the IEEE Tokyo Tech and its members take part or consider participation in the following IEEE Regional and worldwide IEEE activities.
- Region 10 Student Paper Contest
- Region 10 Student Branch WWW Home Page Contest
Detailed information about the mentioned and many other IEEE activities is available at the IEEE Tokyo Tech Office . Everybody is welcome to join our activities. We are also opened for cooperative proposals from other IEEE Student branches, university clubs, other organizations and individuals.
IEEE Tokyo Tech Office
Some Branch Administration documents may be found on a separate IEEE Tokyo Tech Office page . We are always open to the members and fans, and welcome any suggestions, offers and questions. Feel free to contact us at any time.