"Promoting technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity." The non-profit organization IEEE (https://ieee.org) is the world's leading professional association for technology development. The name IEEE was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, the organization's focus has expanded into so many related industries that it is simply referred to as the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced Eye-triple-E). ).
IEEE has:

  1. more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries; 45 percent of them are not from the US
  2. more than 100,000 students;
  3. 333 chapters in 10 geographic regions around the world;
  4. 2081 chapters that bring together local members with similar technical interests;
  5. 1855 student branches in colleges and universities in 80 countries;
  6. 533 student branches of IEEE technical societies;

Affinity Groups 380 - IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical subdivisions of one or more Sections or Councils. Affinity Group's patent organizations are IEEE-USA Consultants' Network, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), Women in Engineering (WIE) and Life Members (LM).

IEEE has 38 societies and 7 technical councils that represent a wide range of IEEE technical interests; has nearly 3 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library with more than 7 million monthly downloads; has 1,300 standards and projects under development; publishes more than 150 transactions, journals and magazines;