Elevating Education: A Summary of the Insights and Learning Experiences from IEEE Education Week 2023

"IEEE Education Week events hosted by the IEEE Sri Lanka Section which featured panel discussions, talk, and workshops that attracted hundreds of university students and teachers."

IEEE Education Week events hosted by the IEEE Sri Lanka Section featured panel discussions, talks, and workshops that attracted hundreds of university students and teachers

IEEE Members across the globe celebrated IEEE Education Week from 2 to 8 April 2023. The annual weeklong celebration included participation from more than 75 IEEE Operating Units, Regions, Sections, and Technical Societies that highlighted educational opportunities such as live and virtual events, online resources, and special offers on educational products and services. The week culminated with an online quiz that awarded digital badges to participants who correctly answered questions about IEEE educational offerings.

“IEEE Education Week shows the collective impact IEEE has on lifelong learning and education at every level,” said Jamie Moesch, Managing Director, IEEE Educational Activities. “From pre-university STEM programs and university offerings to continuing professional education courses and tutorials, IEEE Education Week highlights the many ways to engage with education across the enterprise. This week was about bringing those resources together in one place and making sure our members and volunteers know about all of the amazing educational opportunities available to them.”

IEEE Education Week Participants

The target audiences that most benefit from participating in IEEE Education Week include:

  • Engineers and professionals working in technical fields, 
  • University students and faculty members, and 
  • Teachers, parents and anyone seeking pre-university STEM education resources to inspire the next generation of engineers and technologists.

“Thanks to our partnership with IEEE Technical Activities and its many Societies and Councils, IEEE Education Week was able to showcase resources for our members that can help them enhance their skills and get ahead of the curve in the ever-changing landscape of engineering and technology. IEEE Education Week was also a great way to highlight all of the easy-to-use, free resources available for members to help inspire and teach the next generation about engineering,” stated Rabab Ward, Vice President, IEEE Educational Activities. 

Wide Variety of Events Available On-Demand

Below are just a few of the events held during IEEE Education Week, most of which remain accessible for on-demand access:

A live, in-person two-day event hosted by the IEEE Sri Lanka Section was the first of its kind IEEE Education Week to be held in the section and one of this year’s most successful and largest ones celebrated by any IEEE section. More than 50 IEEE volunteers who represented all 21 student branches in the country helped to organize the activities. The event featured panel discussions, talks, and workshops that attracted hundreds of university students and teachers. 

Educational Resources 

In addition, the IEEE Education Week website also highlights resources shared by various IEEE Organizational Units, some of which include:

Education is the foundation for a successful future and should never be taken for granted. Educational Activities in IEEE provides members with opportunities to achieve success in advancing technologies and communities. With the support of the Ambassador Program, I wish every member in the Region can be supported to seize the chance to learn and grow,” said Dr. Chi-Un “Leon” Lei, Chair of the IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific Region) Educational Activities Committee.

IEEE Education Week 2023 proudly reported the following stats: 

  • 3,200 visitors to the IEEE Education Week website from 2-8 April 2023, from 150 countries
  • 180+ global events posted to the site supported by more than 150 Volunteer Ambassadors 
  • 125+ resources provided
  • Participation by 75+ Operating Units, Regions, Sections, and Technical Society Partners
  • More than US $4,800 was donated to the IEEE Foundation to support educational programs

Planning for 2024 Is Underway

Join us for the next global IEEE Education Week scheduled for 14 to 20 April 2024. IEEE-affiliated groups can participate by offering events, resources, and special offers (such as discounted courses, reduced membership fees, etc.).

Check out the IEEE Education Week video to learn more about this annual event and how to get involved.

Follow updates on social media via #EducationAtIEEE and sign up for email updates at educationweek.ieee.org.

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