R10 Student Branch of the Month – IEEE American International University Bangladesh Student Branch

Prepared by: Alve Rahman, Publication Coordinator for IEEE AIUB Student Branch

IEEE American International University Bangladesh Student Branch (IEEE AIUB SB) was established under the Bangladesh Section in 2006. From 2009 onwards, the branch has been very actively pursuing various activities to “advance technology for the benefit of humanity”. IEEE AIUB SB has emerged as the largest Student Branch in Bangladesh Section for the past few years, comprising of over 350+ members with 4 successful Student Branch Chapters and one Affinity Group (WIE).  Several years of hard work, passion and dedication of its volunteers have resulted in the success and glory of this Student Branch. 

One key area of focus of this SB has been to organize and conduct technical seminars by both the academicians and Industry experts for the student members. In 2019, IEEE AIUB Student Branch organized over 20 seminars and workshops. These seminars covered various state-of-the-art topics and hands-on workshops that helped the participants in better understanding of the industry standards. IEEE AIUB SB regularly celebrates IEEE Day, Arduino Day and International Women’s Day every year. In the year 2019, IEEE AIUB SB organized the IEEE flagship event Student Professional Awareness Workshop 2.0 (SPAW) for the second time and Student Professional Awareness Venture 4.0 (SPAVe) for the fourth time in the history of IEEE Bangladesh Section. The SB also organized an IEEE Distinguished Lecture by Dr. V R Singh, a Life Fellow of IEEE, in collaboration with IEEE Bangladesh Section and in association with IEEE AIUB EMBS chapter, Faculty of Engineering AIUB and IEEE Bangladesh Section EMBS chapter.

The second area of focus of the Student Branch is to engage with the student members annually through general meetings and interactive sessions. The EEE AIUB Student Branch organizes Membership Drives annually to inform students about IEEE membership benefits. The branch also arranges industrial and recreational tours annually to keep the members thoroughly engaged into the organization.

The third area of focus has been to improve daily communication between the branch and the members. The branch regularly updates its activities through means of social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). All members receive regular emails prior to every seminar or event hosted by the student Branch.

The IEEE AIUB Student Branch has won several prestigious awards both locally and globally for last several years. Some of the recent achievements include:

  • 2019 IEEE Regional Exemplary Student Branch Award in Region 10
  • 2017 IEEE MGA Regional Exemplary Student Branch Award.
  • 2014,2015 & 2016 Best Student Branch Award at IEEE Bangladesh Section.
  • 2018 & 2019 Best Student Branch – Honourable Mention Award at IEEE Bangladesh Section.
  • 1st Place Website Contest at IEEE Bangladesh Section SYW Congress 2017.
  • 2nd Position in IEEE Region 10 Student Branch Website Contest 2019.