What is a Student Branch Chapter and how to create one?
A Student Branch Chapter (SBC) is a technical sub-unit of a Student Branch constituted by a minimum of six (6) IEEE members of Student Member or Graduate Student Member grade of a Society and established by petition to the parent Student Branch and Society concerned to represent and fulfill the needs of the members and the missions of IEEE. An SBC can only be established at a particular college, university, or technical institute that has a Student Branch.
To create a petition to establish a PELS SBC, visit: here
A joint SBC comprising the members of more than one Society or Student Branch may be established, provided that the petition to establish a joint SBC shall contain at least six (6) signatures and that each Society or Student Branch involved shall be represented by at least three (3) signatures.
Creating a joint SBC from an existing SBC is done by filing a petition using the same link provided in this section. The filer should select the Section Chapter/Affinity Group Status Change petition.
More information on the creation of SBCs is included in the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Operations Manual.
Why create a PELS Student Branch Chapter?
PELS supports its SBCs in many ways. Some of PELS resources for SBCs are the following:
1. PELS Student Guidebook
This guidebook was prepared as a reference text for students eager to establish a PELS SBC at their institution, those in leadership positions of a newly founded SBC, and new leaders in an existing SBC. This document concisely answers several questions new leaders may have. The guidebook can be accessed here.
2. PELS Support for Newly Setup Chapters/Student Branch Chapters
PELS offers US$500 to newly established Chapters/Student Branch Chapters. The Chapter/SBC Chair should fill out a form requesting the funds which are sent via Check, Wire Transfer, or Concentration Banking deposit.
3. PELS Chapter/Student Branch Chapter Reporting
Chapters and Student Branches Chapters in good standing may request US$250 yearly as operational funding to support their activities. To receive the funding, the Chapter/SBC Chair shall complete an application form indicating the status and activities of his/her Chapter/SBC over the past year. The application form and the deadline to report the activities are sent to the Chapter/SBC Chairs by email.
4. PELS Chapter Tool Kit order form
Chapters and Student Branches Chapters can request the PELS Chapter Tool Kit here.
5. The Distinguished Lecturer Program
The IEEE Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program is one of the most exciting offerings available to the IEEE Society Chapters. Each year, PELS selects a few members of our profession as Distinguished Lecturers. This not only celebrates and honors their high achievements in the field of power electronics but also supports PELS chapter activities by providing high-profile speakers for local chapter/section events.
To request a DL talk, this form should be submitted. Before submission, the speaker should be contacted to confirm availability. More details about the DL program and the list of PELS DL speakers are available here.
6. The Regional Distinguished Lecturer Program
In addition to the DL Program, PELS also offers a Regional Distinguished Lecturer (RDL) Program to support our members and local chapters in various regions around the globe. The selected RDLs usually give lectures in PELS local chapter/section events within their region, and usually in a local language.
More details about the RDL program are available here and the list of PELS RDL speakers is available here.
7. PELS Best Student Branch Chapter Award
The Power Electronics Society Best Student Branch Chapter Award was established in 2018 to recognize excellent service by a PELS Student Branch Chapter – also joint with other Societies – to its student members and to the power electronics community. Prize items include US$1000 to support activities of the SBC, a certificate in the name of the SBC, and reimbursement for travel expenses up to US$500 to attend the award ceremony at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE).
2020: IIT Mandi, India
2019: Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
More details about this award are provided here.
How can I reach out to some of PELS Student Branch Chapters?
The contact information and social media of some PELS SBCs are listed below. If you would like to include your SBC information, please contact Milad Soleimani.
Name of the Student Branch
|Student Branch Chapter Chair|
|Huazhong University of Science & Technology, PEL35firstname.lastname@example.org|
National University of Singapore,IA34/PEL35
|Sanjib Kumar Panda|
Texas A&M Univ-College Station,IA34/PE31/PEL35
Univ Federal Do Rio De Janeiro - UFRJ,PEL35/IA34
University of Pittsburgh,PE31/PEL35
Sabrina Nguyen (email@example.com)
Vimal Jyothi Engineering College - KANNUR,PEL35
|Prabin James, Vaishnav PP|
|University of California-Berkeley, PEL35/IA34/PE31||Samantha Coday|
|University of New Brunswick,PEL35||Millena Pereira Guedes-Blanch|
|Musaliar College of Engg-Chirayinkeezhu,PEL35|
|College of Engineering-Karunagappally,NPS05/PEL35||Akhil Ahammed. N|
|Federal Univ of Campina Grande, PEL35/IA34||Amanda Monteiro|
|NSS College of Engineering,PEL35||Rakhi R|
|College Of Engineering Munnar,PEL35||SOURAV A S|
|Novosibirsk State Tech Univ, PEL35||Nikita Sevostyanov|
|Univ Federal De Santa Catarina,PEL35||Renan Pillon Barcelos|
|Arkansas Univ of-Fayetteville,PEL35||Rowan Obenshain|
|Seoul Natl Univ Of Tech,PEL35||Ramadhan Muhammad Hakim|
|Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi,PEL35||MAYANK GUPTA|
|National Tsing Hua University,PEL35||Yu-Chen Su|
|Strathclyde University,IA34/PEL35/PE31||Ian Kiely|
|SRM Inst of Sci & Tech-Kattankulathur,PEL35/IA34||SRMIST-ENFUSE|
|Jamia Millia Islamia-Faculty of Engrg,IA34/PEL35||Ahteshamul Haque|
|Government Engineering College-Thrissur,PEL35||JOHN A R|
|St. Joseph's College of Engineering,PEL35||Annie Jenifer|
|Universidad de el Salvador, PEL35||Nelson Cortez Torres|
|A.D. Patel Institute of Technology,PEL35||Deep Sutariya|
|Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP),PEL35||Mateus Pinheiro Dias|
|Tennessee Univ Of - Knoxville,PE31/PEL35||Benjamin Dean|
|Univ Federal do Rio Grande do Norte,PEL35/IA34||Thales Queiroz Fonsêca|
|Universidade Federal da Paraiba,PEL35/IA34||Maeva Rênnua Silva Soares Araújo|
|Universidad de Oviedo, IA34/PEL35/PE31||Guirguis Zaki Guirguis Abdelmessih|
|G Pulla Reddy Engrg College,PEL35||Kunchepu Sai kavya|
Updated July 2020