Outstanding Chapter Awards Given to Chapters in Poland and Costa Rica
Every year Computer Society chapters worldwide conduct technical and social activities for their members. To recognize the professional chapter and student branch chapter that have provided their membership with the best overall experience, the IEEE Computer Society established the Outstanding Chapter Award. The Awards and Recognition Committee has chosen the 2017 Outstanding Chapter Award winners.
These chapters have shown excellence in technical and societal activities, membership advancement, fellow nominations and awards, and member recruitment.
Professional Chapter Award Winner—Poland Section Chapter
The Poland Section Chapter has strengthened the membership and event activities over the past year. The chapter conducted 19 technical meetings in 2017 on topics ranging from big data to software patent issues. Their activities reached more than 1600 professionals. The Chapter reached also reached beyond its own section, conducting the FedCSIS conference in Prague, and co-sponsored the BASE 2017 (Japan), IoT-SIU 2018 (India) and NMSCAA ’18 in Bulgaria
Student Branch Chapter Award Winner—TEC Costa Rica
Despite just receiving their petition’s approval on August 31, 2017, the TEC Costa Rica Student Branch Chapter held 37 technical, non-technical, and administrative meetings in 2017. Some of the meeting topics included Deep Learning, Strengthening Women’s Participation in ICT, Tips for Bettering Your Career in Software Engineering and Programming, the New Literacy. The Chapter’s events reached 995 participants and helped the chapter more than double their membership.
If you are interested in helping your chapter become the next Outstanding Chapter Award winner, visit the Outstanding Chapter Award web page and submit your application by December of this year. Applications will be evaluated on technical activities, societal activities, membership advancement, Fellow nominations and award, and increase in the number of new Computer Society Members. Winning chapters receive a $1,000 cash prize to be used to sponsor chapter activities and a certificate.