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Published: 10 Mar 2023

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IEEE ComSoc is proud to join in again with the rest of IEEE in celebration of the valuable educational programs offered across the organization. During this year’s IEEE Education Week, ComSoc is happy to share with you special offerings and resources and to highlight ComSoc’s education programs and events.

A Message from Nirwan Ansari, Director, IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board

Nirwan Ansari
Nirwan Ansari, Director, IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board

Within ComSoc, education has been a high priority focus as noted in the IEEE ComSoc Vision: “To bring the world together in harmony through communications and networking technology research, application, education and incubation of new ideas.”

Education happens in many places in ComSoc: in-person experiences like local Chapter and Student Branch events; conferences; workshops; online webinars; and courses.  Educational offerings within ComSoc continue to grow, offering more opportunities for young students in Pre-University / STEM education, as well as for university students and practicing professionals.

ComSoc Education Programs Support Lifelong Journeys in Learning

ComSoc is especially excited about the progress that has been made in the creation of new resources and opportunities to inspire the next generation of engineers in the field of communications through its PreUniversity / STEM Education Program. Through collaborations with IEEE Educational Activities and increasing access to and awareness of resources to support activities in this area, ComSoc continues to pursue its goal to engage, inspire, and excite younger students to learn more about various communication technologies and explore engineering as a career. 

ComSoc’s University Student Education Programs have also expanded over the last year offering more opportunities for students to develop additional skills and knowledge while pursing degrees in various fields of communication technologies.  This year alone,  the ComSoc School Series Program will offer four events in which students can gather in-person to meet with technology experts from industry and academia and hear talks on a range of topics related to communication technologies. These events will take place at various locations and dates.

Our Continuing Education Programs deliver resources to support the professional development of practicing engineers, keeping them up to date on the latest and emerging technologies in the field.  Over the last year we’ve added more new titles to the live online courses that are offered through the ComSoc Training Program. These new courses address important topics in the industry such as 6G, deep learning, quantum communications, industry 4.0 and more!  There’s also an expansive set of on-demand offerings including recordings from past webinars, webcasts, tutorials, and conference talks. 

I’d like to personally invite you to check out the many great educational offerings on the ComSoc website and get involved.  And be sure to stay connected and up to date on the latest happenings in these education programs through the ComSoc Educational Activities Newsletter.  Happy 2023 IEEE Education Week!

Featured Upcoming Education Events

Pre-University Education Webinar

Learn about resources available to you to help with organizing a local Pre-University STEM activity.  Hear from volunteers who have successfully organized past events and learn their recommendations to support a successful activity. 
Date: Tuesday, 4 April at 12pm EDT
WebEx Registration Information:
Register for this webinar. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

ComSoc School Series Events

This program is exclusively offered for ComSoc Student Members.

2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Boston, USA Event
Event Dates: 5-9 June 2023
Theme: 6G Communication and Wireless Technologies
Location: Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
Organized By: The Institute for the Wireless IoT at Northeastern University

2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Hyderabad, India Event
Event Dates: 11-13 July 2023
Theme: Cooperative Communications and Networking Technologies and System Design
Location: Vardhaman College of Engineering, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Organized By: IEEE Vardhaman College of Engineering Student Branch & IEEE Communication Society  Chapter- Hyderabad Section

2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Tianjin, China Event
Event Dates: 10-13 August 2023
Theme: Smart Industrial Internet of Things
Location: Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Organized By: IEEE Tianjin Section

2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Atlanta, USA Event
Event Dates: 21-23 September 2023
Theme: Next Generation Cloud Communications
Location: Kennesaw State University - Marietta Campus, GA, USA
Organized By: IEEE Atlanta Section

Special Offers for IEEE Education Week

ComSoc Membership Special Offer
In celebration of IEEE Education Week, IEEE members who join ComSoc enjoy 50% off* Society dues, now through 30 April with promo code COMEDWEEK23. (This discount is applied to IEEE's half-year pricing for benefits through 31 December). Student members can join ComSoc FREE now through 30 April with promo code COMEDWEEK23S.
(Only one promo code may be redeemed per transaction. Students taking advantage of IEEE's FUTURE50 promo may first join IEEE, then add-on ComSoc free with promo code COMEDWEEK23S in a separate transaction.)

Special Training Discount Valid 2-8 April Only!
Join us for the Cellular Networks course scheduled for 12-13 April to learn about the evolution and operational principles of digital cellular networks as cellular concept, frequency reuse, and sectorization are explained.  Use promo code COMSOCIEW23 to save 10% on your registration fee for this course or add this course to your cart with the discount applied. This offer is valid from 2-8 April 2023 on new course registrations only and cannot be combined with other discount codes.

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