Introduction to the IEEE IES Students and Young Professionals Activity Committee (SYP-AC)

The IEEE IES Students and Young Professionals Activity Committee (SYP-AC) refers to a team of volunteers devoted to support the most active students and young professionals all over the world. We are doing our best to attract new members to the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES).

The SYP-AC supports selected IEEE IES conference publications authored or co-authored by the IEEE IES Students and/or Young Professionals (SYP-AC) through the travel cost reimbursement up to US$2000. In co-operation with the main IEEE IES conferences as IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) and IEEE Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) or the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), this committee organizes scientific forums, tutorials, industry links and social events especially for SYP-AC.

Finally, SYP-AC selects and promotes the best student presentations during the forum by prestige recognition of up to US$750.

Please read the following information to learn more details about the above-mentioned activities and benefits.

In order to clarify who is a Students and Young Professionals (SYP-AC) member, let us explain this briefly. In the IEEE we have the membership ranks of Student and Graduate Student. "Student member must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study in the IEEE designated fields. The total cumulative period for a member to hold the Student member grade and/or the Graduate Student member grade is limited to eight years".

Do not worry if you have completed your study and received your first professional degree. In this case, you can become a Young Professional (YP) IEEE member automatically, for up to 15 years after your graduation. Moreover, the help of more experienced professionals is needed to network with and mentor Young Professionals [2]. Therefore, the IES members are all ‘young at heart’ and cooperate.

The IEEE IES is going to form a platform for Mentors and Mentees to cooperate not only in the laboratories of the Academia but also interact at the scientific conferences.


Attraction and benefits for SYP-AC

The SYP-AC is continuously working on various offers for students by introducing / organizing travel reimbursements, paper recognitions, scientific forums and social events. The main activities are described below.


Fig. 1 A special benefits for IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Students and Young Professionals (SYP) - block diagram.