University of Technology, Jamaica

IEEE Student Branch

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See us at SoutheastCon 2017!

See that orange button below? That's the gateway to a community of over 400,000 electrical and electronic engineers from all over the world. Whatever your profession, whatever your interest, IEEE has a way to help to foster and inspire technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. So, are you gonna click it? Click it. Click it! CLICK!!

IEEE Club Meetings

The IEEE Club meets on Thursdays from 3-4 pm, during the University's Clubs & Societies' time. We meet in room 1B3 - Engineering Building, first floor.

Team members can sometimes be found in our "IEEE lab" - 1A64, across from the Telecommunications Lab also on the Engineering building.

Sponsored by the IEEE Region-3, the annual IEEE SoutheastCon conference promotes all aspects of the theories and applications of the electrical, electronic, and computer engineering disciplines. SoutheastCon usually sees professionals and students from the region coming together for the conference. The next SoutheastCon will be in Charlotte, North Carolina!

As students, we'll have the opportunity to see technical presentations and exhibits, meet working professionals, and enter student competitions (technical paper competition, hardware competition, software competition, student branch website competition, ethics competition, and T-shirt competition).

Click here to see the official pictures from IEEE SoutheastCon 2015.

The IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, from March 31 - April 2, 2017. 

5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027 USA

Nor-fok, or Naw-fok, no matter how you pronounce it, Norfolk promises fun, vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisine and 144 miles of shoreline. There are loads of watersports to take in, majestic tourist attractions and historic locations, so there should never be a boring moment in Norfolk. The city also boasts the largest naval base in the United States. Norfolk is chock full of activities both on and off the water.

If you're the more subdued type, there are antique shops, coffee houses galore - or you can check out the music scene at venues that have even been recognized by Rolling Stones magazine. On top of it all, there will be the IEEE conference. Oh, what a trip it promises to be!

For more information about Norfolk, Virginia, click here.

Hardware Competition

Teams build robots to compete autonomously.... Details of the 2017 challenge is linked below. There is also a Facebook page for discussions involving the hardware competition.


Teams, each consisting of up to three undergraduate students, will exercise their problem-solving abilities and programming skills to solve a set of given problems during the contest time period.

Each student branch in IEEE Region-3 is eligible to enter their Web site.

Entries from student branches are required to have the IEEE logo, school name, and/or IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 incorporated in the design.

The author must be a paid-up student member of IEEE in Region 3, enrolled as an undergraduate at the time of the paper presentation at IEEE SoutheastCon 2017.

Teams, each consisting of up to three undergraduate students, submit a short analysis of how the IEEE Code of Ethics applies to a given situation.

Club History

The UTech Student Branch has reaped success at previous SoutheastCons. In 2012, the team placed first in the Open Hardware competition as well as the Technical Paper. In 2013, the team placed third in the Technical Paper and won the Ethics competition. In 2015, we placed first in the website competition, second in the Instagram challenge, and won challenges in the Texas Instruments workshop as well as the student leaders workshop!