IEEE Opole Student Branch at Opole University of Technology

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IEEE Student Branch at Opole University of Technology (Faculty 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.

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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:

  • IEEE Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award (2012) – Piotr Graca
  • IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Branch Chapter Advisor Award (2012) – Jan Zimon
  • IEEE The Darrel Chong Student Activity Award (2013) – SB Opole (IEEE NTech organizers)

Milestones

2007 - General Electric, Instytut Maxa Plancka do Badań nad Fizyką Plazmy (Graching – Monachium)
2007 - SCE I
2008 - CERN (Genewa), Grenoble (ESRF).
2009 - OVE & IEEE Meeting - Graz
2009 - 2nd International Students Conference on Electrodynamics and Mechatronics (II SCE) – Góra Św. Anny, Poland
2010 - IEEE International Students Meeting (Opole University of Technology)
2010 - IEEE Region 8 Student Branch and GOLD Congress 2010 (SBC) – Leuven, Belgia
2011 - IEEE Central European Student Branch Congress (CEuSBC) – Linz, Austria
2011 - 3rd International Students Conference on Electrodynamics and Mechatronics (II SCE) – Opole, Poland
2012 - IEEE Ntech Workshop 2012 – Polska, Czechy, Niemcy, Austria
2012 - IEEE Region 8 Student Branch and GOLD Congress 2012 (SBC) – Madrid, Spain
2013 - International Academic Week (IEEE CEuSBC, EPiC, IEEE SELM)
2013 - IEEE MagTech Workshop, Gdańsk, Poland
2014 - IEEE Region 8 Student Branch and Young Professional Congress (SYP) – Cracow, Poland
2015 - IEEE Student Branches Revitalization Meeting, Warsaw, Poland
2015 - Naukowe Abstrakcje, Opole, Poland
2015 - Central European Student and Young Professionals Congress, Zagrzeb, Poland
2016 - IEEE Region 8 Student Branch and Young Professional Congress (SYP) – Regensburg, Germany
2016 - 1st IEEE Students & Young Professionals Meeting – Opole, Poland
2017 - European Robot Challenge – Opole, Poland
2017 - Central European Student and Young Professionals Congress, Lviw, Ukraine
2017 - IEEE Young Professionals Meet-Up @ EPE’17 ECCE Europe, Warsaw, Poland 2017 – 10th Anniversary of IEEE Opole Student Branch
2017 – 2nd IEEE Students & Young Professionals Meeting – Opole, Poland

Present Team

inż. Adrian Lipowski
Chair

e-mail: a.r.lipowski@ieee.org

Paweł Stolarczyk
V-ce Chair

e-mail: stolarczyk.ozimek@gmail.com

mgr inż. Patryk Szywalski
Treasurer

e-mail: patryk.szywalski@gmail.com

dr hab. inż.
Andrzej Waindok
Counsoler

prof. zw. dr hab. inż.
Bronisław Tomczuk
Mentor

mgr inż. Piotr Graca
Mentor