A. 5 First Executive Committee of IEEE Pakistan WIE Forum
IEEE Pakistan WIE Forum was initiated and planned by IEEE-WIE GCUF with the collaboration of Madam Ramalatha (Former, R10 WIE Coordinator) on 30th May 2010 during the National WIE Summit 2010 held at GC University Faisalabad. Initially an ad-hoc committee that was then replaced by elected members in March 2011. The Chair Mehvish Zahoor, and the Treasurer Anum Javed of the IEEE Pakistan Forum were from the IEEE Lahore Section.
The members of the first Executive Committee of the IEEE Pakistan Forum are:
Efforts in Membership Development Efforts are being made for membership development through seminars, lectures and by inviting non-members to special functions, where they are briefed about technical and educational advantages offered by IEEE through its technical societies offering state-of-the-art learning opportunities. Different engineering organisations, software houses, and teaching institutions are being approached. Quite a few of these have shown their interest of joining IEEE because of its quality of scientific and engineering material.
Introductory sessions have been conducted with the representatives of different colleges & universities where Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science programs are being offered. The response from the institutions has been very positive and some of the new institutions are ready to start IEEE student chapters at their institutions. The organisations that pay or reimburse the membership dues will be targeted with greater effort.
Work is being done to establish new branches and reactivate old branches at:
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal
Bahauddin Zakarya University, Multan
Student volunteers have conducted motivational seminars and presented talks on how to set up a new student branch at different universities.
An effort is being made to motivate organizations to give incentives to their employees by subsidizing their IEEE membership fee. It is hoped that these efforts will help young engineers to participate in technical and professional activities and benefit from the experience and knowledge of their peers.
Evidence of Retention of Members There has been no significant change in the overall membership structure from last year. At the end of the year 2011, the membership of the Lahore Section was as given below in comparison of the same for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Current Active Members in SAMIEEE Database (20-Dec-2011)