Purdue IEEE is devoted to technical achievements, professional development, learning workshops, and social events. The Purdue IEEE Student Branch is split into several committees. Each technical committee is focused on a different goal, but all of them strive to further the technical abilities of members by focusing on certain projects or specialty knowledge. In addition to the technical aspects, we also help our members enter their professional careers, learn engineering software and hands-on skills, and socialize with others to form lasting connections inside and outside of this organization.
The IEEE Computer Society is a quirky bunch of folks who love the ins and outs of using computers. They hold education sessions, do small projects, and frequently discuss both the ubiquitous services and the latest and greatest software and trends that form the basis of the information age.
The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) focuses on the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to provide new solutions to biological, medical, and healthcare problems while also providing its members the ability to learn skills and gain experience beneficial throughout the rest of their careers.
IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S) holds events to further the understanding and applications of radio-frequency and microwave circuits. The growth of communications and imaging techniques around us relies on the continued development of high-frequency technologies that students here develop.
The IEEE Aerial Robotics Team creates an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to compete in AUVSI SUAS Competition. The end goal is to develop an autonomous system complete with a Ground Control Station (GCS). They are looking for members to help design the airframe, develop autopilot and image processing algorithms, and design electrical hardware such as flight controllers and other PCBs.
Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) designs and constructs an ROV to compete in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV Competition each year. They are looking for members to model designs in 3D, machine and 3D print them, design circuit schematics and printed circuit boards, populate circuit boards, develop the control software, create the pilot interface, interface with sensors, and create computer vision algorithms.
Racing builds an electric go-kart to compete in evGrandPrix at Purdue and at the Indy Motor Speedway. They are looking for members to redesign some systems, help get sponsors for new batteries, further improve safety features, and investigate more efficient motors.
Software Saturdays is committed to developing comprehensive software development skills in attendees. Lessons are open to the public and are funded by the College of Engineering. Skills taught in the past have included Web and Android Development. Emphasis is placed on teaching a comprehensive set of skills over a single language.