Be active and do good. Through our varied outreach programs, IEEE Life Members have impacts—both big and small—across the world.
Find your way of impacting the world:
Supporting Fellowships & Grants
The IEEE Life Members Fund of the IEEE Foundation offers two fellowships for graduate studies: the IEEE Life Member History Fellowship and the IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering.
Looking for a way to help the next generation of engineers and technologists? Mentoring provides an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. Be a leader by paving the way for others to succeed. Mentoring can address different levels of needs: a middle school student may need help with math homework or life issues; university students may need more career and higher education guidance; and young professionals may include professional positioning. Participate locally or online through the IEEE Mentoring Program.
Life Members are uniquely qualified to provide expertise to policy makers regarding local and global issues that can be impacted by technology and the job market. Our experience allows us to “see the whole board” versus a limited perspective of solving a short-term problem. Life members often provide assistance to policy makers by translating and implementing technology laden potential legislation.
The mission of the IEEE History Center is to preserve, research, and promote the history of information and electrical technologies. The Center maintains many useful resources for the engineer, for the historian of technology, and for anyone interested in the development of electrical and computer engineering and their role in modern society.
There are lots of ways for IEEE Life members to get involved:
IEEE Life Membership is an official recognition of a strong and sustained commitment to IEEE. Life Members groups participate in educational excursions, work together to mentor students, and improve their communities.
The IEEE Foundation supports IEEE’s core purpose of fostering technological innovation and excellence by accepting donations for educational, humanitarian, historical preservation, and peer recognition programs.
Life Member Committee
The IEEE Life Members Committee provides leadership and support to Life members in all activities regarding IEEE, including the administration of the Life Members Fund.
Special Interest Groups
Life members have many technical, educational, and recreational interests. Special Interest Groups can support life-long learning and collaboration through IEEE Societies and Life Members Affinity Groups.