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Region 8 Presentation

  1. 1. Region 8 for Region 10 (in a nutshell!) Pablo Herrero IEEE R8 Student Representative <pablo.herrero@ieee.org>
  2. 2. Local thingies...
  3. 3. Local thingies...
  4. 4. This is the world...
  5. 5. Some statistics March 29, 2009 (Feb 28, 2007):  16 500 [8945 GSM, 7555 StM](19 685)  in 303 (258) Student Branches 25 % of total Region 8 membership!!! Region 8 Committee Meeting, April 2009 Student Activities Subcommittee
  6. 6. Region 8 specific problems Severe delays with receiving IEEE publications in some areas  Credit card problems and high fees for money transfer and cheques  (payment of dues) in some Sections Expensive if not impossible procedure of cashing Rebate checks from  Piscataway  Significantly varying Gross Domestic Product and Purchasing Power  Parity per capita within Region 8, with a ratio in the order of 1:100  between the lowest– and the highest–income country. In the US, this ratio  is less than 1:2 between the different states. In several Region 8 countries,  the US–based prices for IEEE products and services are extremely high.  Bad rate of exchange between the US dollar and the Euro Region 10 SBC, July 2009 R8 Student Activities Subcommittee
  7. 7. Ongoing programs Membership campaigns Launch a new Student Branch initiative Student Branch support Section’s welcome to graduating Student  Members (SAC & GOLD STEP) Region 8 Student News Partnership with other Student Organizations Student Activities Subcommittee
  8. 8. Ongoing programs (2) Electronic Communications Student professional activities Twin SB program Students at IEEE technical conferences R8 SAC Voucher programme Help needy volunteers project  Student Activities Subcommittee
  9. 9. Contests IEEE Region 8 Promotional Multimedia Contest  Design banners, videos, animations  Outline basic membership benefits, applicable to all  SBs   125th year anniversary   1st place: $500   2nd place: $300   3rd place: $200 Student Activities Subcommittee
  10. 10. Technical Student Conference Only students are  allowed to submit 4 different tracks 25 papers Multidisciplinary Student Activities Subcommittee
  11. 11. IEEE Region 8 Student Robotics Contest Regional wide (and how wide!) Track assignment 10 teams $$$ prizes
  12. 12. Sectional SB Congresses Diversity of languages and cultures Specific problems might be easier to solve Student Activities Subcommittee
  13. 13. Student Branch Congress 250+ attendees Every second year Students+GOLD+WIE interaction 4 Day event Completely organized by one local branch Student Activities Subcommittee
  14. 14. Student Branch Congress Held every two years One representative from each active SB, is always FULLY FUNDED by IEEE ca. 250 attendees More than 40 countries involved Last venues: El Cairo (Egypt), Passau (Germany), Paris (France) 2008 venue: London (UK) Features leadership trainings, organizational workshops and...
  15. 15. Local Activities Building stuff that moves, beeps, shines, transmits more stuff or just push you to think and to collaborate with others is always a good thing. It shows you where your limits are, how to improve yourself, how to make others to improve yourself but... Why are we here?
  16. 16. For TONS of FUN
  17. 17. Thank you!

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