Mission Statement

Our Purpose.

IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions. The IEEE is engaged in an enterprise-wide strategic planning process. A summary of the long-range strategic plan, termed the IEEE Envisioned Future, details the main elements of the plan.

Pitt IEEE On Campus

Pitt IEEE does a wide range of activities on campus from hosting companies to providing tutoring services for the introductory electrical engineering courses. We're also known for hosting awesome social events that include free pizza!

National IEEE

As a student or graduate student member of IEEE you have a variety of resources and opportunities available to help you advance your career. Many IEEE student members are also eligible for discounts offered by IEEE partners. Members gain exclusive access to the latest and best research, news, television programs, and educational resources needed to expand their expertise and stay current. Members are part of the world’s largest community of technology professionals—a network of communication and learning where innovators share what works, what does not, and what is needed now. IEEE members can achieve more of what matters in life and career through student programs such as competitions, scholarships, awards, continuing education courses and certifications, conferences, and more.

Member Benefits

Why Join IEEE?

On Campus:

At Pitt, we provide students valuable opportunities at no cost whatsoever. Events and resources are accessible at any time as a member of Pitt IEEE, listed below:

  1. Social events/gatherings for IEEE members, engineering students, and other technical degree students.
  2. Two semester-wide mentorship programs to guide underclassman and even upperclassman.
  3. Tutoring assistance provided for underclassman.
  4. Tours in and around companies nearby the Pittsburgh Area.
  5. Technical talks and resume building events sponsored by companies such as Microsoft and Intel.
  6. Two publications from IEEE with the latest technologies and new ideas.
  7. Exclusive access to networking opportunities provided by IEEE at Pitt and the companies closely associated with us.
  8. The latest information about company opportunities and new technology.


Want to expand beyond your local area? Worldwide, IEEE provides students essential technical Information, networking opportunities, career development tools, and many other exclusive benefits listed below:

  1. 30 issues from magazines and newspapers i.e. IEEE Spectrum Magazine, The Institute Newsletter, and IEEE Potentials Magazine.
  2. Access to over 1.2-million documents via IEEE Xplore.
  3. Career alerts and the potential to earn awards and scholarships.
  4. Tours in and around companies nearby the Pittsburgh Area.
  5. IEEE Member Digital Library, access up to 25 articles a month from any IEEE publication or conference proceeding.
  6. Insurance, Financial, Home & Office, and Travel Services.
More detailed information provided here, or look at our documents and look for "Member Benefits."