About the Cedar Rapids Section

The Cedar Rapids Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was formed in 1963 when the parent organizations of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) merged. Prior to that, the Cedar Rapids Section of IRE was formed in 1944 and the Cedar Valley Subsection of the Davenport Section of AIEE, initially the Subsection of the Des Moines Section, was formed in 1956. Ted Hunter (deceased) spearheaded the formation of the IRE Section and C. Robert White spearheaded the formation of the AIEE Subsection.

The Cedar Rapids Section celebrated it’s 75th anniversary in 2019!  Learn more about the history of the section and view our archival documents here!

IEEE Milestone in Cedar Rapids

The IEEE Milestones program honors significant technical achievements in all areas associated with IEEE.  The Cedar Rapids section is home to an IEEE Milestone for Long-Range Shortwave Voice Transmissions from Byrd’s Antarctic Expedition in 1934. You can learn more about this IEEE Milestone here.

Volunteers Needed

The Cedar Rapids Section of the IEEE is actively seeking volunteers!  If you’re interested in volunteering in any capacity please check out the contacts link and see what portions of the chapter are available to identify your area of interest.

Whether you’re looking to build new skills and have no experience in the area you’re interested in or if you’re looking to offer skills you already have we have something for you!

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