Organization Spotlight: IEEE is Not Just Engineering


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at Arkansas Tech is excited about professional development opportunities, excelling academically and making connections in the year ahead.

IEEE, pronounced (I-triple-E), is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

The Arkansas Tech student branch of IEEE is committed to assisting its members to develop the ability to become intellectuals, team players, problem solvers and overall professionals.

President Marvin Suggs says members are motivated to succeed because the organization provides helpful academic and career advice, presents information on scholarships, internships and other career opportunities and encourages the use of tutoring services available on campus.

Additionally, IEEE provides numerous networking opportunities for students with colleagues and professionals.

Each year, Arkansas Tech IEEE sponsors robotics competitions, teams up with other organizations to host electronic drives and volunteers in the Russellville community.

Suggs said he is excited about the robotics competition in the spring. “We have many talented individuals who are willing to do the work to make this year’s robotics effort a success.”

When the group manages to break away from studying, members enjoy having cookouts and hosting other social activities.

Students majoring in electrical engineering or interested in robotics are welcome to join IEEE. The next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. in Corley 268.

Students interested in joining should email Marvin Suggs at