IEEE Student Branch at Opole University of Technology (Department of Electrical Engineering, Automatics and Computer Science) was formed in 2007 by the initiative of Student Research Group ELEDYN and Prof. Bronisław Tomczuk. The first counselor was Jan Zimon and Piotr Graca was elected the first formal chairman.
The strategy of the branch includes promotion of IEEE organization and the advantages of IEEE membership. Moreover, the branch helps students to expand their interests in electrical engineering and computer science. Finally, the branch gives all members opportunities to form their careers in a chosen profession.
Our motivations and goals were always set towards active cooperation with other branches in the country and abroad, as well as development of technology and science. Some of our activities include: organizing three Student Scientific Symposia "Electrodynamics" (SCE) in 2007, 2009 and 2011, organizing the International Symposium on Electrodynamic and Mechatronic Systems – SELM (15-18.05.2013), organizing CEuSBC (IEEE 2nd Central European Student Branch Congress ) in Opole (13-15.05.2013) and a variety of other workshops and meetings. The conference materials from aforementioned SCE and SELM were published in IEEE Explore and Web of Science, which confirms the quality of these events.
Apart from conferences, IEEE Opole SB has also organized Science and Technology Workshops at ESFR (France) and CERN (Switzerland). Our members visited many Polish and foreign research or production centers, such as Max Planck’s Institute (Garching, Germany), Deutsches Museum (Munich, Germany), General Electric’s research and development center (Germany), Ship Repair Yard (Gdańsk, Poland), Opole Powerplant. Moreover, in 2012, IEEE Opole SB was the initiator of innovative, international workshops IEEE NTech. During this event a group of Student Branch members from all over Poland made a journey to explore Technical University in Munich (TUM, Munich, Germany) and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany). The workshops also provided an opportunity to meet IEEE members from Prague, München and Linz.
Most active members of IEEE Opole SB have, and continue to participate in European and International congresses, such as IEEE Central European Students and Young Professionals Congress (CEuSYP) or IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professionals Congress (SYP). Our branch also cooperates with the Association of Polish Electrical Engineers (SEP), IEEE Poland Section Magnetic Chapter as well as with foreign scientific institutions.
Our branch and it's members were apperciated with these prestigious awards: