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Student Activities

The purpose of the IEEE SMC Student Chapter is to help SMC student members learn professional skills, build strong international connections, experience being a participant of a strong society and at last but not least: having fun with these activities! By participating in the SMC Society and its sponsored conferences, you can find researchers and professionals with common interests, increase peer recognition, extend your network and discover collaborative opportunities. This early involvement will be helpful to your career.

Becoming a Member

There are two ways for students to join the Systems, Man, & Cybernetics Society. As an undergraduate, you may be a Student Member, and post-graduate students may join as Graduate Student Members. In order to join SMC Society as a student, you must also be an IEEE Student Member.

Follow the instructions to become a student member at IEEE.org. Make sure to select "Systems, Man, & Cybernetics Society" in the society list.

Student Member Eligibility

  • An undergraduate student carrying at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program, in an IEEE-designated field of study.
  • Not yet qualified for IEEE Member grade membership.
  • Can hold membership as a Student Member or Graduate Student Member for a combined total of 8 years. Upon graduation or reaching the 8-year limit (whichever occurs first) with at least a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in an IEEE-designated field, the individual will be automatically transferred to Member grade.

Graduate Student Member Eligibility

  • A graduate student carrying at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program, in an IEEE-designated field of study.
  • Qualified for IEEE Member grade membership.
  • Can hold membership as a Student Member or Graduate Student Member for a combined total of 8 years. Upon graduation or reaching the 8-year limit (whichever occurs first) with at least a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in an IEEE-designated field, the individual will be automatically transferred to Member grade.

Benefits of IEEE Student Membership

  • Reduced membership dues (students pay only 20% of the regular IEEE membership dues).
  • Higher priority for student travel grants to attend the SMC Society Annual Conference.
  • Can earn free registration at the SMC Society Annual Conference by volunteering as a student assistant.
  • Free licenses for certain Microsoft software.
  • Free subscriptions to IEEE Spectrum and IEEE Potentials magazines, both of which are very interesting and informative.
  • Stay on the cutting edge with online resources only available to IEEE members.
  • Network with peers and future employers, gaining valuable leadership experience, career contacts, and a better understanding of your field. You'll be amazed how receptive employers will be when seeing "IEEE Student Member" on your resume.
  • Opportunities to participate in IEEE-sponsored activities not open to the general student population.
  • Substantial discounts on more than 15,000 IEEE books, journals, videos and self-study courses.
  • Enhance your professional image with an IEEE email alias (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • See more benefits at IEEE.org.

Join Now!

Apply for membership using your credit card at IEEE.org. To sign up for IEEE SMC Student Activities, select "Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society" in the society list.

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