IEEE, pronounced "Eye-triple-E," stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is the world's largest technical professional association that is dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization. Its mission is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
The history of the IEEE dates back to the 1800s, when electricity started to influence society. In 1884, the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) was formed to support electrical innovation. In 1912, the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers) was created to develop wireless telegraphy standards. In 1963, the two organizations merged to become a single entity – the IEEE. Since then, the organization has established thousands of standards for consumer electronics, computers, and telecommunications.
While the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is based in the United States, IEEE standards often become international standards. As:
- - IEEE 1284 (Parallel Port) – an I/O interface used by early desktop PCs
- - IEEE 1394 (Firewire) – a high-speed interface designed for external hard drives, digital video
cameras, and other A/V peripherals
- - IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) – a series of Wi-Fi standards used for wireless networking
- - IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) – a wireless communications standard for transferring cellular data
The IEEE Arab Academy for Science & Technology Student Branch was established
back in 2002 and is part of the IEEE Egypt Section which is located in IEEE Region 8.
Our core purpose is to provide students who are striving towards technological
innovation and excellence with opportunities for educational, technical and professional development.
The Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT or AAST) is one of the specialized organizations of the League of Arab States engaged in education, training, research, community service and projects. Since its inception in 1972, it has been educating, training and qualifying students for all the disciplines, sciences and technologies with particular emphasis on the various aspects of the maritime industry, logistics and quality.
The last decade witnessed the introduction of academic and professional degrees and certificates in various majors and disciplines. AASTMT through its core-entities carries out its designated teaching, training, consultation and research obligations and fulfils its objectives and goals.