We’re Y-IEEE, Yale’s student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Originally founded in 1911 and recently revived in 2018, Y-IEEE now seeks to bring together Yale students for cool projects like sending a HAM radio message to the International Space Station, lighting up campus towers, creating a homemade Jumbotron, supporting STEM education in the local community, building a computer from scratch, and all sorts of other things. When we’re not working on awesome projects, Y-IEEE is also a social space for Yale’s engineering community where we can enjoy each other’s knowledge and company (and sometimes that of invited speakers).
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Undeterred by the difficult circumstances of 2020-2021 academic year, Y-IEEE has staked out a variety of exciting projects, all available to remote students. Despite the distance, we’re quickly becoming a new hub of engineering social activity. We’re also supporting Yale’s SEAS community with all-team social events and STEM speakers, helping to knit together seniors and first-years alike and even helping those who haven’t arrived on campus yet dive into Yale engineering.
If you’d like to suggest a project, write to our co-chairs – we love new ideas!
Resources for Students
As one of Yale’s largest engineering clubs and a de facto ally to all Yale’s engineering students (not just electrical engineers), Y-IEEE hosts programs and sessions on behalf of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. If you’re a young undergraduate looking for advice, look no further! We also have a variety of student-developed written resources for undergraduates.
Being a resourceful group of young engineers we’re thrilled by all support we’re given! While we are formally organized as a Yale SEAS undergraduate organization, our work takes us far outside the bounds of the university, and we always welcome connections, opportunities, and project ideas. A club both young and old, Y-IEEE is also uniquely situated for a network of alumni – so give us a shout if you’ve had experience with Y-IEEE in the past!
- Visit to the Yale Space Station! 2/25/2022Y-IEEE members recently visited the Yale Space Station! It was well worth the trek up Hillhouse in the cold weather. We learned about radio and even got to take turns speaking on the radio! Contact us if you’re interested in joining the YSS team and getting your radio license!
- Internship Retrospective 9/17/2021Five panelists shared their summer internship experiences in a Q&A session. You can read the meeting notes here!