All IEEE EMB Student Clubs must renew their status by November 1st, 2011. This can be done by completing and submitting the same on-line Petition for the Establishment of an EMBS Student Club.
Note for all 2011/2012 Club Renewal Petitions: To renew your EMBS Student Club, you must provide a list of your club membership, including all members' names, member numbers and email addresses. Please compile this list and send it via email to Angela Martin at the EMBS Executive office prior to submitting your online petition for club renewal.
EMBS supports two types of student groups:
- EMB Student Clubs - the less formal of the two, and require only one member (student or faculty advisor) to be an EMBS member
- EMB Student Branch Chapters - technical subunits of an IEEE student branch, and as such, are generally associated with a IEEE student branch. You will need at least six IEEE student members who are also EMBS members.
Free journal subscriptions
Your club or chapter will receive a free academic year's subscription to all EMBS publications, which include IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, the newly created IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, as well as the EMB Magazine.
Participation in the Distinguished Lecturers Program
Through the Distinguished Lecturers Program, EMB student clubs can invite a world-renowned speaker to give a talk at their own university, with financial support from EMBS. EMBS Distinguished Lecturers are all recognised experts in their fields, and known to be wonderful presenters.
Funding for Activities
EMB student clubs and chapters are eligible to apply for funding for special activities. For student clubs, EMBS will provide up to US$500 in matching funds per year for approved activities, using a 2:1 matching ratio.
For student chapters, EMBS will provide financial support based on the number of student members. Chapters also have the added opportunity to apply for up to US$1000 in matching funds per year for approved activities, using a 2:1 matching ratio. Additional funds are also available from EMBS, the IEEE Section, and the IEEE Region with which your branch chapter is associated.
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