Welcome to the Florida Tech Chapter of IEEE!
Here at FIT-IEEE we stress the importance of education, networking, building/researching, and friendship.
Our primary objective is to teach students of all levels basic (and advanced) concepts of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. Concepts like:
- Circuitry fundamentals
- Circuit components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, transducers, etc)
- Programming (C, C++, Java, etc)
Another main focus of our group (what we are known for) is our heavy involvement in advanced robotics. We pride ourselves on our desire to improve the world around us through the use of fully functional, practical, and autonomous robots (i.e. a robot that seeks out trash, determines what it is, and sorts it accordingly into its storage compartment; then moves on to the next item all on its own).
We at FIT-IEEE also pride ourselves in the fact that all members are able to participate and work on these projects; from freshman to post-graduates! We have a group of officers who are very seasoned and have worked for companies like: Naval War Command (NAVSEA), Air Force Space Command (AFSC), National Security Agency (NSA), Rockwell-Collins, ASRC Aerospace, Harris, and Northrop Grumman. Several of our members have also contributed research in the following areas: Semiconductor Device Physics, the analysis of Micro-Fabricated Circuitry, Communication Systems, Signal Processing, and Light waves.
We are also known for our impressive networking! In today’s economy, it’s also better to know people already within the industry when applying for a job. We have all the people you would ever need to know in our parent organization and we are initiating a program that will place one of those industry members with each of our students to act as a mentor through their degree!
The benefits of joining our chapter exceed well beyond University Blvd. as well! Having FIT-IEEE on your resume is a fantastic way to show your interviewer that you are a well rounded engineer and that you:
- Are fully able to function within a team
- Understand how to perform in an interdisciplinary team and organization
- Proficient in practical engineering
- Understand how to use a variety of fabrication software
- Make sound engineering judgments
- Provide adequate documentation
- Understand the basics of project creation
The time to join is now! Please contact James Stroup at (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how you can become a student member and to find out even more benefits that FIT-IEEE offers!