We are UMBC's student branch of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Our graduate and undergraduate student members share technical interests rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines.

​At our meetings and events we will present and promote current research trends at UMBC and elsewhere, host skills workshops, and provide our members the opportunity to expand their network of contacts.

Email us at ieee-student-org@umbc.edu or one of the board members below

UMBC IEEE Student Branch Executive Board:

Position Contact Major Email
President Abenezer Wudenhe Computer Engineering a157@umbc.edu
Vice President Alex Miu Computer Engineering ale18@umbc.edu
Senior Treasurer William Few Computer Engineering willfew1@umbc.edu
Head Secretary Scott Bohon Computer Engineering bohons1@umbc.edu
Web Master Saajid Farooq Computer Science farooq2@umbc.edu


Here are some of our member's/alumni's work.
Click on the names to learn more


Quadcopters on the Quad

Quad Copter

Build multiple quadcopters to create a “swarm” that can fly in formation autonomously. Provide opportunities for students in IEEE and Retriever Robotics to learn about components on a quadcopter. Give engineering students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to a practical application.


Coil Train Project

Quad Copter

Students design and build a prototype that uses electromagnetic coils to move and stop a projectile. In the process students learn about Electromagnetic forces, designed custom circuitry, and in future implementations, starting to look into sensory data.


Garden Project

Quad Copter

The garden project is an attempt to build an autonomous gardening and monitoring system for assisting in the cultivation of garden plants. This involves the use of arduinos, sensors, data acquisition, storage and analysis. The entire system will implement a solar panel as well.


Infinity Mirror Project

Quad Copter

The infinity mirror is a project designed to embellish the lab window, allowing passing students to see both what the student IEEE branch is up to and report other helpful information. The infinity mirror is a basic concept, but students shall implement a raspberry pi with a LCD screen to display widgets and calendar events as well.


Quadrupedal Robot Project

This group of students is working to build a modifiable walking platform with four legs. They hope to experiment with different walking and sensing methods, as well add additional functionalities to the platform.


Parking Project

Parking Lot

This group of students is working to solve the commuter parking problem on campus by informing students where parking spots are available. They plan to work with photo analysis and machine learning, as well as build and test several low-powered devices.


Scoring System Project

This project is a special collaborative project with the Baltimore Section of IEEE. Students involved in this project are gaining real-world experience as they develop software to receive, store, organize, and display team scores for a Robotics Challenge hosted by the IEEE Baltimore Section.


True Gears Project


We are working with the UMBC Retriever Robotics Team to build a Robotic Dog "True Gears", which will act as their mascot at future robotics events. This project involves a range of physical construction, circuit development, and programming.


360 Display Project

360 Display

IEEE Students build a 360 degree pixel matrix to represent IEEE at fairs and conventions.


Calendar of Events


​Become a member of IEEE

Click here to join IEEE

IEEE offers their membership at full year and their half-year rates for new members only. Check current membership dues here.

Please follow the instructions below on how to apply:

  1. Click on "Join as a student".
  2. Click "Create account" and fill in your personal information.
  3. Click "Create Account and Continue Joining".
  4. Fill in your contact and profile information.
  5. Check "I am a student studying at least part time" under Professional and education information.
  6. Fill in your education information.
  7. Make sure to have "Maryland Univ Of-Baltimore County" listed as your University/College (type "UMBC" in search box).