This is a set of training modules for Volunteers of IEEE. These volunteer training modules are meant to help volunteers understand how IEEE functions and to explain the many services IEEE has to offer.
IEEE traces its origins to two organizations: the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE, and the Institute of Radio Engineers, or IRE. AIEE was formed in 1884 by American industrialists to develop a skilled workforce capable of supporting the burgeoning electrical technology industry, including telegraph, underwater cable, arc lights, electric power, electrical manufacturing equipment, and the telephone. In 1912, two largely local organizations -- the Society of Wireless and Telegraph Engineers and the Wireless Institute -- merged to form the Institute of Radio Engineers. The IRE was a truly international society, seeking members from other countries, establishing units around the world, and publishing papers from authors outside of the United States. In 1963, the IRE and AIEE merged into IEEE. Many of the activities of IEEE’s precedessor organizations still survive today in IEEE’s organization, including specialized professional groups, now called Societies; geographical units, now called Sections; meetings; publications; and standards development.
The Brokaw Mansion in New York City, once home to the IRE. The building has since been torn down.
The United Engineering Building, former New York CIty home of the AIEE, built with a donation from Andrew Carnegie. This building still stands today, owned by Tommy Hilfiger.