Student Organizations

IEEE

IEEE's mission statement is simple: Advancing Technology for Humanity. We represent the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and as the Rutgers chapter of this esteemed organization, we are devoted to inspiring and supporting a new generation of engineers and innovators as they use technology to change the world.
 
Rutgers IEEE is split up into divisions which often collaborate but operate independently. They include, Robotics, Drones, Machine Learning & AI, Introductory Coding, Electronics, and Signals and Security. The divisions cover many topics including computer vision, cyber security, internet of things, neural nets, path planning, and much more. 
 
Our diverse array of projects and programs are targeting at pushing the limits of technology through student initiative, and as a result we are making significant headway in establishing the Rutgers community as a hub for creativity and ingenuity

Advisor: Maryam Mehri Dehnavi maryam.mehri@rutgers.edu 

For more information and meeting times, follow IEEE Divisions on facebook:

IEEE: Robotics


 A weekly lesson series focused on introducing students to programming, building and designing robots. We will cover an introduction to Arduino programming, using our libraries for motor controllers and encoders. We also discuss a simple closed loop feedback controller known as a PID controller that is effective for continuous modulated control. Students will also incorporate different types of sensors into their robots such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and distance sensors. 

Meeting Times: Mondays & Tuesdays: 8 - 10pm
Location: IEEE Lab

Robotics: VEXU


Description: VEXU is a collegiate level robotics competition designed to pit your university against others in head to head matches. Each year the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation releases a game for which you must design your robot to be the best, whether through intelligent programming, robust build quality, or killer strategy. It is our job at Rutgers IEEE VEXU to allow students of all backgrounds and majors to design, build, program, and strategize together to put Rutgers on the map of international competitive robotics.

Location: IEEE Lab
Meeting Times: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8-10pm 

Robotics: Micromouse/Pacbot


Description: Micromouse is a robotics competition where each team builds a small robot designed to solve a 16x16 maze as quickly as it can. Within the maze, there are no inaccessible blocks, and the center 4 squares are designated as the goal. The robot has a period of time in the beginning to find its way to the center of the maze, then make its way back to the beginning. From there, the robot then has to find the shortest path to the center, and follow that path faster than any of the other robots.
Pacbot is a competition where the game of pacman has been recreated in real life. The goal of the competition is the same as the game, collect as may points as you can before the ghosts capture you. This is done autonomously so you must program the robot to figure this out on its own. The different parts of the game, like dots and ghost positions are sent wirelessly to the robot through an xbee wireless communicator.

Location: IEEE Lab
Meeting Times: Tuesdays: 8-10pm

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IEEE: ML/AI Division

Description: 
The ML/AI team focuses on teaching and implementing the powerful concepts, methods, and tools from the rapidly growing fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analysis. The teaching heavy emphasizes both practical usage and fundamental understanding of ML techniques, covering topics from CS to math and statistics. These skills are strengthened through participation in ML/AI projects, where we code implementations that solve real-world problems.

ML/AI: Lecture Series
Description: Brief weekly lectures about basic ML/AI topics, followed by suggested short week-long projects, and a larger long-term project.

Meeting Times: Thursdays: 8 - 10pm
Location: SERC-111 (subject to change, check fb regularly)

ML/AI: Paper Seminar (experimental)
Description: Weekly meetings where everyone brings in and presents an interesting ML/AI paper. We encourage high-level discussion of ML/AI techniques, and gear it towards more advanced topics.

Meeting Times: Mondays: 8 - 9:30pm (subject to change)
Location: SERC 2nd floor (subject to change, check fb regularly)

 

IEEE: Novice2Expert Coding Division

We are a subdivision of IEEE with a goal of promoting interest in coding with different programming languages, and providing programming workshops and events for programmers in novice to expert levels! We believe that our club members need hands-on experience and one-on-one interaction with peers to learn effectively. This semester, we have decided to offer workshops in these four programming languages: Python, C++, Java and Matlab. Each language is divided into workshops which will be 1 hour each. We want to keep the overhead low for both the instructors and the participants so that the club’s activities are manageable by students with full-time course load.

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IEEE: Electronics Division

Technology is growing fast and developing at a pace some may consider intimidating. While the former is an auspicious fact, this rapid growth can create a gap between the knowledge the students currently have and the knowledge required to properly utilize the emerging technologies. The Electronics Club aims to address this issue by conducting a series of hands-on workshops to help students keep up with this fast-paced development, making it more exciting than intimidating.
To demonstrate how exciting the process truly can be, the club invited electronics hobbyist Bill George, a Rutgers Alum, to speak to students about the multiple projects he completed using electronics platforms such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. During this workshop, students had the opportunity to look at different applications of microcontrollers and also build their own randomized LED die. The Electronics Club team presented the topic and shared the background knowledge to guide students in making their own version of the LED die. At another workshop, students got an opportunity to work with Raspberry Pi modules to sync music to dancing water speakers.
Essentially, the Electronics Club’s purpose is to provide students with basic knowledge regarding microcontrollers and hardware so they can build anything from small scale to large scale projects.  Now, when our students immerse themselves in the labs, they go with an understanding of basic circuits and the knowledge and skills to work with electrical tools to gain even deeper insight to the hardware aspect of computers. 

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HKN

We are proud to be the official international honor society for Electrical and Computer Engineers sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. We help prepare students for the real world by hosting a variety of programs, workshops, and events. These include tutoring nights, panels, and community service programs.

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Advisor: Vishal Patel

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