If you work from home or have relocated to a new city, it can be more difficult to network with other engineers and the global technology community. The IEEE app can help. More than 1 million people are already using it.
One of its many features is connecting members with other app users who have similar interests or affiliations, or live nearby. The app lets users schedule, manage, and join meetups virtually.
All the app’s personalized features require permission from users to share their information.
The app also lets members stay up to date with news, access their IEEE subscriptions, and find research papers.
Networking made easy
One popular way to network with others is at IEEE events. The app can recommend upcoming conferences and meetings based on your interests and location. Or you can use the event-finder feature, which filters the search results by location, date, and topic. The app provides the name of the event, its duration, and location, as well as whether the meeting is in person, virtual, or a combination of in person and online. Users can add events to their calendar or bookmark them.
The IEEE Collabratec networking platform is accessible through the app. Members can join communities established around technical interests; geographic locations; companies; universities; and IEEE groups, regions, sections, and societies.
Get news feeds, access subscriptions, and find research papers
Users also can access their IEEE publication subscriptions and either download the publications or read them on their mobile device.
Members also can keep up to date on what technical solutions IEEE and its members are working on to address the climate crisis.
From the IEEE President’s Corner, members can read updates and information from Saifur Rahman, and they can follow him on social media.
This article appears in the September 2023 print issue as “The IEEE Mobile App Connects Engineers Worldwide.”
Kathy Pretz is editor in chief for The Institute, which covers all aspects of IEEE, its members, and the technology they're involved in. She has a bachelor's degree in applied communication from Rider University, in Lawrenceville, N.J., and holds a master's degree in corporate and public communication from Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, N.J.