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Senior Member Elevation (a Virtual Event!)

January 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

IEEE Senior Member is the highest IEEE member grade for which IEEE members can apply and does not incur any additional cost or fees. The Senior Member grade is a way for the IEEE members to receive recognition for their professional experience and significant performance in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and the related fields including Computer Science and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law, and Policy.

The advancement to Senior Member provides the IEEE members with significant and distinct benefits. These benefits include the eligibility to hold Executive IEEE Volunteer Positions and getting recognition of your peers for technical and professional excellence. Newly elevated senior members will also receive an engraved senior member plaque from IEEE.

Senior Member Elevation:

IEEE SEM Section Membership Committee will reprise its Senior Member Elevation event, on January 5th, 2024 between 4:00 PM and 05:30 PM (online).

Elevation:

Senior Member Reviewers will assist interested member candidates with at least 10 years of experience in their profession.

The way it works is:

At least a 10 years of significant experience with BS degree needs be be established to initiate the senior membership elevation.
(A Ph.D is considered to be 5 years of significant experience and a master degree is considered to be 2 years of significant experience. The remaining 5 (with PhD) to 8 (with MS degree) years of significant experience should be established from the member experience in his/her profession to initiate and submit applications for Senior Member Elevation.)

Note: There is no cost to becoming a Senior Member, and this step is a necessary prelude to seeking the IEEE ‘Fellow’ level. For a complete description of the Senior Member process and its benefits, see the link at: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/grade_elevation.html

To [sign up](https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/390252)for “Elevation” Time Slot, please[register on this site](https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/390252)for the event and consider contacting existing senior members/fellows as references; also bring an electronic copy of your resume, and relevant supporting materials (list of papers published, standards work done, patents, senior/leadership positions, etc).

Here is a link to [useful checklist](https://www.ieee.org/membership/senior/deadlines.html) befor filing your application. Also you may seek to contact or network with other Southeastern Michigan Section members who were upgraded to senior status. You may find some of them profiled in our monthly newsletter – [Wavelengths](https://r4.ieee.org/sem/about-sem/sem-history/wavelengths-magazine-archive/)!

Networking:

* We recommend that attendees join us online, we will create several breakout rooms, one for each reference (at least)

Co-sponsored by: Sharan Kalwani

Speaker(s): Mohamad Berri, Sharan Kalwani

Agenda:
Online Link (TBD)

(Friday)

04:00 PM – Coffee/Tea (on your own), Introductions, and Elevation processing.

05:30 PM – Wrap up, Clean up, Solidify new friendships, contacts, networking and temporarily say ‘Good bye’

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/390252