Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Formation of Student Branch at HU

Habib University’s petition for a Student Branch was approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) corporate office based in New York City on September 20th, 2016. A student of Electrical Engineering at HU’s School of Science & Engineering (SSE), Ashir Wahid, taking lead as the Branch Chair, along with other founding members worked hard ever since February to ensure that Habib becomes a part of IEEE’s global network of professionals and students.

IEEE is the world’s largest association of technical professionals with over 400,000 members in chapters all over the world. With its core mission being advancing technological innovation for the benefit of humanity, a lot of IEEE’s values coincide with the liberal arts and sciences education provided at Habib University.

Ashir Wahid, along with Electrical Engineering students Jahanzeb Ibrar, Hasnain Raza, and Areeba Aziz attended an IEEE Volt Program held at Usman Institute of Technology in Karachi earlier this year. This event laid the foundations of the idea of a Student Chapter at Habib University. Ever since, the team has been working on forming the Student Branch. An information session was held at Habib where a representative of IEEE Karachi Section briefed the students about the organization and its purpose.

“We will make sure that IEEE on our campus is the way to go through when students look for internships, industry visits, lectures, seminars, workshops and so much more,” said Ashir.

Currently, there are 12 Habib University students who are members of IEEE, and the Student Chapter has been working on creating events for the student community on the campus. The link to the IEEE Habib University Student Chapter Facebook page is as follows:

This blog was written by Hasan Naqvi, Junior at HU’s School of Science & Engineering, majoring in Electrical Engineering, Class of 2018.

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