In this newsletter, you can find a message from the Chair of the IEEE Sweden Section, with an update from the AGM, repeated announcement for IEEE Senior Membership campaign and the call for the establishment of Life Membership Affinity Group in Sweden. A call for volunteers to join the Industrial relations committee. No news items from the IEEE Sweden Section chapters is included in this newsletter. The newsletter will take a different format this year, where it will be fully incorporated into the website. Members who wish to contribute with interesting content and suggestions are invited to contact the editorial team with their submissions.
Message from the IEEE Sweden Section Chair
Dear IEEE Sweden members,
We held the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in a hybrid format (online and in Linköping University) in March. After the formal part, a technical lecture was presented by an IEEE Fellow Prof. Henrik Sandberg (KTH).
The signed minutes and other reports are available on our web site https://r8.ieee.org/sweden/archive/
Gladly, now we have a full and energetic executive board with all positions filled.
The Region 8 meeting was shortly after in March in Bucharest. The next R8 meeting will be co-located with the Section Congress in Ottawa, Canada, in August 2023. Being a part of IEEE, especially as a volunteer, is very rewarding experience, as one can find friends almost in any country in the world.
With open travel opportunities and upcoming IEEE events in Sweden, I wish you a productive year with new publications, contacts and standardization activities!
Prof. Andrei Gurtov, Section Chair
Senior Membership Campaign
In this year, the section continues to run the Nominate a senior member campaign. The IEEE Sweden section has many members that are eligible for Senior member elevation.
IEEE Bylaw I-104.3 sets forth the criteria for elevation to Senior Member grade as follows:
- A candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive or originator in IEEE-designated fields
- Candidates shall have been in professional practice for at least ten years
- Candidates shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years
In addition, candidates for Senior Member grade must supply three references from current IEEE members holding the grade of Fellow, Senior Member, or Honorary Member.
Often, the main hurdle for applying for IEEE Senior Membership is that the Member does not know three IEEE Senior Members for references.
If you believe you have fulfilled the requirements for senior membership, then send your expression of interest and CV to IEEE Sweden Section. The IEEE Sweden Section’s membership committee will evaluate your application and provide you with the relevant references to support your application.
Call for Life Membership Affinity Group
IEEE Life Membership is an official recognition of a strong and sustained commitment to IEEE. As there are currently near 140 life members in the IEEE Sweden Section, there is a high potential to start an IEEE Life Member Affinity Group under the Sweden Section. We welcome volunteers for this effort. Please make contact with the section chair Prof. Andrei Gurtov and the membership development officer Dr. Ming Xiao if you are interested in volunteering to establish the Life Membership Affinity Group.
Call for Industrial Relations Committee members
The IEEE Sweden Section’s Industry Relations Committee is looking for additional members to join the committee. If you are interested, please reach out the Industry Relations Officer for more details.
About IEEE Sweden Section Industry Relations Committee
- With more than 1800 members across Sweden, IEEE Sweden Section is considered a prominent technical professional association within the country. The members are of diverse backgrounds, and from all different sectors: industry, government, and academia.
- IEEE Sweden Section’s Industry Relations Committee aims to bridge the gap between IEEE, the industry, and academia.
Our main roles
- Connect IEEE Sweden to the local industry in Sweden
- Support technology entrepreneurship activities
- Organize / co-organize networking events
- Promote mentorship program within IEEE Sweden Section
- Spotlighting industry activities and business announcements
Sweden Section Board 2023
Please see the website address for the current Executive Committee of the IEEE Sweden Section.
Sites for Success:
IEEE Job Site
IEEE Student scholarships, grants and fellowships https://www.ieee.org/membership/students/scholarships-grants-and-fellowships.html
IEEE Women in Engineering
IEEE University Partnership Program
IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Operations Manual
IEEE Sweden Section Official Website
IEEE Sweden Section LinkedIn Group