IEEE Missouri University of Science and Technology Student Branch History
History of IEEE Fields at Missouri University of Science and Technology
Prepared and maintained by the IEEE Student Branch at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
The IEEE Student Branch at the Missouri University of Science and Technology was established 13 March 1925 to serve students in the Electrical Engineering Department, but now welcomes students in all IEEE Fields. At that time it was a branch of IEEE's parent organization AIEE and the school was known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metalurgy (MSM). A list of the current officers with contact information and a description of the current activities of the Student Branch are to be found on its website.
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About the IEEE Student Branch
|2013||Jon Kimbel||Joe Burzinski||Devin Cornell||Mason Vrobel|
The two parent organizations of IEEE, American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) merged in 1963. MSM's chapter of AIEE was first announced on campus in the Missouri Miner on December 15, 1924. The first formal meeting was held in 1925 and Israel Lovett was the first faculty advisor of the student branch. Times were different then and students with Sophomore or higher standing were expected to belong to the AIEE student branch. There were 37 charter members of AIEE listed in the 1925 Rollamo yearbook, two faculty members and 35 students. One student in particular, Richard Koopman, went on to receive a PhD in EE from University of Missouri (the first such degree granted), was Chairman of the St. Louis Section of AIEE in 1957, and Chairman of the EE Department of Washington University in St. Louis from 1949-1964. The following table lists AIEE branch officers. The data are from The Rollamo student yearbooks.
|1926||W. J. Moulder||R. P. Baumgartner|
|1925||T. C. Adcock||J. D. Benhke|
A chapter of the other IEEE parent organization, the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) was formed on the MSM campus during the 1948-49 school year. From the beginning, AIEE and the IRE student branch operated as a joint campus organization, one of the first such, and foreshadowing their eventual merger to become IEEE. Officers were elected each semester as they are now and consisted of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and two Secretaries, one for AIEE and one for IRE. The following table lists the officers of the joint AIEE-IRE student branch at MSM.
|Year/Semester||Chairman||Vice Chair||Treasurer||AIEE Secretary||IRE Secretary|