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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 Electronics Club, Machine Learning and AI, N2E Coding Club, VEXU Robotics, and Micromouse Robotics. The divisions cover many topics including computer vision, cybersecurity, 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

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Michael Wu <ctm.wu@rutgers.edu>

Student President 2020-2021: Justine Catli

 General IEEE Meetings: Wednesdays, 7:00PM-8:30PM, Busch Student Center 122AB, Busch Campus

604 Bartholomew Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
 

IEEE Official Website

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RutgersIEEE
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rutgersieee/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rutgersieee
Discord: https://discord.gg/HdGHgDa
Email: rutgers.ieee@gmail.com

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

IEEE E-Board History 

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. 

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.

Student Division Co-Leads 2021-2022: Agam Modasiya, Jack Lowry

Meeting Times: Thursdays 8PM - 10PM, Fridays 4PM -6PM

Location: Electrical Engineering Builiding basement
 

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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.

Student Division Lead 2021-2022: Kaivalya Mishra

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 8PM - 9PM

Location: Electrical Engineering Building Room 204

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.

Student Division Co-Leads 2021-2022: Tai Wai Hu, Devin Gulati

Meeting Times: Tuesdays 8:30PM - 10:30PM

Location: Electrical Engineering Building Room 203

IEEE: Novice2Expert Coding Division

Description: We are a division 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. We usually have workshops in Python, C++, and Java, but are open to teaching in other languages. Each language is divided into workshops which will be 1 hour each. Students can choose to be instructors in order to build leadership and communication skills. 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 a full-time course load.

Student President 2021-2022: Venkata S. Dudi

Meeting Times: Check Website

Location: Check Website

N2E Coding Club Website

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IEEE: Electronics Division

Description: Introduce and familiarize members with the basics of electronics and circuitry, as well as microcontrollers and computers such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Hold instructional workshops to give students a chance to gain hands-on experience with electronic devices at a more practical level than in the classroom. It provides a great way for non-ECE students with an interest in the field to test the waters. Developing basic skills and understanding in electronics will enable members to pursue advanced projects inside and outside of Rutgers IEEE. 

Student President 2021-2022: John Reiner Sloan

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 8PM-10PM

Location: Electrical Engineering Building Room 205

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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.

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Vishal Patel

Student President 2021-2022: Naorin Hossain 

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N2E Robotics Club

Are you interested in robotics? Are you a robotics “novice” or someone without a lot of extra time? Never fear!  N2E Robotics is a new club where you will learn robotics concepts from the ground up. These friendly, non-intimidating modular sessions will be small, one hour, and will focus on hands-on learning. No previous experience is required to participate! 

Are you more of an “expert” than a “novice”? Or have you recently learned something cool that you want to share?  N2E Robotics will be a peer-to-peer mentoring club. We’re looking for students to teach 1 hour modules on a topic of their choice. For example, robot vision, robotic simulators (Open-AI Gym, Gazebo, CopelliaSim), SLAM algorithms, robotic navigation, DIY robotics platforms, etc. This valuable leadership experience will be a great resume item!

N2E stands for novice to expert. The main focus of our club is providing a friendly, non-intimidating space for students to share their knowledge about robotics and promote peer-to-peer learning . Our PI, Professor Dana, initiated a similar approach with the N2E Coding club in 2016 that is now a successful student-run organization at Rutgers. We are looking for students of all majors and class years to be involved, either as general members or as officers on our e-board.

Meeting Time: Mondays 7PM-8PM

Location: Check Discord for Meeting Links

Other Organizations

Engineering Governing Council (EGC)

Women in Engineering

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHE)

Rutgers Engineering Society (RES)