Skip to main content
IEEE ComSoc Educational Activities Newsletter
Written By:

IEEE Communications Society

Published: 19 Jun 2023

Educational Activities Newsletter Logo

ComSoc Pre-University STEM Education Updates

IEEE ComSoc Pre-University STEM logo

New ComSoc Page on TryEngineering Website

To ignite that excitement in younger students, this ComSoc-focused page will help pre-university level students, their teachers, parents, and volunteers find all of the Tryengineering telecommunications-themed resources in one place!  The ComSoc TryEngineering page provides quick access to all of the teacher peer-reviewed TryEngineering telecommunications-themed lesson plans, resources, videos, news, and the newest resource, hands-on activities.  Check out this new page now.

Stefano Giordano at RCCC in Rome 2023

Pre-University Program at IEEE ICC 2023, Rome, Italy

The ComSoc Working Group on Pre-University STEM Education continues its outreach to share information about this newer program within the Society.  As a part of this outreach, members of the Working Group organized and participated in two events at IEEE ICC 2023 in Rome, Italy.  ComSoc Pre-University Working Group Member Stefano Giordano shared information about the ComSoc Pre-University Education Program during the Regional Chapter Chairs Congress.  With 25 attendees from 20 different Chapters present, Stefano discussed the various ways to get involved locally in Pre-University activities and the resources that are available through ComSoc and IEEE to support those activities.

In addition, Stefano worked with fellow Pre-University Working Group Member and the Chair of ComSoc Young Professionals to organize the iYES education track on 31 May that featured a Session on “Pre-University WG Activities and Experiences” and a Panel on "Sharing experiences in starting & running Pre-U activities."  Steve Izzo of the ComSoc Pre-University Working Group also shared a video presentation about ComSoc’s program in this area.

2023 ComSoc School Series Events

2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Boston Session

The IEEE ComSoc School Series Program is designed exclusively for IEEE ComSoc Student Members.  Programs for these events consist of lectures by world leading professors, industry leaders and executives. Each event features a highly interactive classroom environment with an intense focus on learning the cutting-edge trends in communications technology.

2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Boston Session

The first of these events took place on 5-9 June 2023 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA.  Focusing on the theme of 6G Communication and Wireless Technologies, the program featured over 20 speakers from industry and academia who shared their experiences and the latest information in this area.  The 5-day program included 18 lectures, 7 interactive demos & lab tours, and student poster sessions.  36 students from 9 different countries participated in this ComSoc Student Members only event.

There are three more events being planned for this year over the next few months.  Applications and registration are being accepted for these events so please check out the web page for each event to learn more.

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 Hybrid Event (in-person & virtual)
Event Dates: 13-16 August 2023
Theme: Smart Industrial Internet of Things
Location: Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Organized By: IEEE Tianjin Section

2023 IEEE ComSoc School Series Atlanta, GA USA Event
Event Dates: 21-23 September 2023
Theme: Next Generation Cloud Communications
Location: Georgia Tech Research Institute, GA, USA
Organized By: IEEE Atlanta Section

Call for Proposals for 2024 ComSoc School Series Events

Since 2015, the IEEE Communications Society has hosted an official international school series event each year where student members can participate in unique experiences to learn about the latest technological developments in key areas of communications.

The IEEE ComSoc School Series is designed exclusively for ComSoc student members and features lectures by international experts, poster presentations, site visits, and hands-on demos on a range of fundamental to advanced and hot topics in communications.  The typical duration of an IEEE ComSoc School Series event is 3 to 5 days and can be either in-person or virtual (online only).

We are now accepting proposals through 31 August 2023 for both in-person and virtual events for the 2024 IEEE ComSoc School Series Program.  For 2024, ComSoc is planning to support two in-person events and two virtual events through this program.

We invite you to submit a proposal for a 2024 event now. Please use the proposal guide to create your proposal and include as much information as possible.  Submit your proposal here no later than 31 August.

Earn A Digital Badge For The Intensive Wireless Communications Course Series

Get a comprehensive, up-to-date review of wireless communications, from the fundamentals to new technologies—everything a very well-rounded wireless engineering professional needs to know.

In this 21 hour, four-course series, the expert instructors will explore select topics from the major communication areas of wireless.

View short introductory clips from past offerings of each of these courses:

Fundamentals of Wireless Communication

Network and Service Architecture

Cellular Networks

Non-cellular Wireless Systems

Register for All 4 Courses and Save!
Register for all four courses in one transaction and save 25% on your registration fee when you use promo code IWCS25 or register for all 4 courses with the discount applied.

Interested in purchasing this course series for your employees? Contact or view more details.

Upcoming ComSoc Training Live, Online Courses

IEEE ComSoc Training logo

IEEE ComSoc has regularly scheduled live, instructor-led continuing education courses focusing on the latest communication technologies.  These courses are 100% online instruction via WebEx.  Courses include the option to earn IEEE CEUs for participation.  

The following courses are being offered in the coming weeks.  Early registration discounts are available for some courses, so be sure to register soon!

OTFS and Delay-Doppler Communications
11 - 13 July 2023, 8:00-10:30am EDT each day

O-RAN: Disrupting the Radio Access Network through Openness and Innovation
19 - 20 July 2023, 10:00am-2:30pm EDT each day

5G RAN and Core Network: Architecture, Technology Enablers and Implementation Aspects
26 - 27 July 2023, 9:00am-2:30pm EDT each day

Wireless Positioning and Location
02 - 03 August 2023, 9:00am-12:30pm EDT each day

Introduction to MIMO
07 September 2023, 10:00am-2:00pm EDT

Fundamentals of Wireless Communication
13 - 14 September 2023, 10:00am-1:30pm EDT each day

Network and Service Architecture
20 - 21 September 2023, 9:00am-12:30pm EDT each day

Cellular Networks
04 - 05 October 2023, 9:00am-12:30pm EDT each day

Non-cellular Wireless Systems
11 October 2023, 10:00am-2:00pm EDT

Machine Type Communications in 5G and Beyond
12 - 13 October 2023, 10:00am-2:30pm EDT each day

Introduction to Deep Learning for the Physical Layer
18 - 19 October 2023, 10:00am-1:30pm EDT each day

ComSoc Membership Announcements & Reminders

Update Your Membership Profile to Enhance your Member Experience

Please take a moment to update your Membership Profile.  In addition to managing your mailing address and election preferences, you can select your technical and membership interests, and types of communications you would like to receive, so we can send you content based on your areas of focus. Provide your professional and education information, including your employer type, so you can be informed of potential member grade elevation opportunities, available discounts, and content related to your field of work or study. Completing optional fields, such as age and gender, enables us to connect you with relevant benefits and opportunities. 

Meet the Candidates & Vote Today!

ComSoc Higher Grade Members (excluding Students and Affiliates) are eligible to cast a ballot to vote in the 2023 IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors 2023 Election. Meet the eight Vice Presidential Candidates in their two-minute videos posted on Visit our election page to learn more. Vote before 20 July!

Sign In to Comment