IEEE Elections - Thurs 4/14 at 7pm

April 13, 2005
As the year is wrapping up, IEEE will be holding elections for next year's positions on Thursday, April 14th at 7pm in Daniels 327. We encourage everyone to attend the elections and hope to see you all there!

We are looking for enthusiastic students to help plan activities for next year and help grow the IEEE Student Branch. This year, we have increased student participation with up to 150 students attending some meetings. We have provided students with the opportunity to learn about various engineering and professional topics with meetings throughout the year including networking events with 10 different corporations. We are also hoping to gain recognition regionally and nationally as the student branch has organized a group of students to compete in the IEEE regional software competition.

For all of this to continue next year, we need hard-working and energetic students to help plan activities and take on a leadership role in the branch. We are looking for students to run for the offices of Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Additionally, we need students to join the Publicity, Study Group/Advising and SoutheastCon committees. A short description of the positions are described below...

-Vice Chair - assist the Chair in planning activities, represent the branch in outreach events and oversee the committees.
-Treasurer - Manage finances, write proposals for funding and plan fundraising events.
-Secretary - Takes minutes during meetings, manages the paperwork, meets with the webmaster to keep information up to date.

-Publicity Committee - helps with meeting preparation and publicizes meetings and events through email, flyers, boards, etc.
-Study Group/Advising Committee - organizes study group sessions  and plans peer advising during registration times
-SoutheastCon Committee - plans the southeastCon trip, organizes hardware and software competition groups and plans fundraising for the trip

Please note that all of these positions require time and effort throughout the year. The officer positions can require 10+ hours of work per week (depending on the week) and the committee positions are less depending on how much time you can commit and the time of year. Also, in order to be an officer or committee member, you will have to join IEEE (http://www.ieee.org).

If you are interested in running for an officer position, joining a committee or have any questionsplease contact me (ssoora@unity.ncsu.edu). Please have a 1-2 minute speech prepared for the election on Thursday.

Shruthi Soora
Chair, NCSU IEEE Student Branch