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CASS Goes to University

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*Note: The eligibility for the CASS Goes to University program has been revised. Now we no longer require the professor to be a CASS member for three years before the event. The presenting professor should have been in a faculty position for at least three consecutive years before the event. Non-tenure-track professors are also eligible.

CASS Goes to University is a new initiative of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS). It supports outreach events in which professors present a technical CAS-related talk of their choice, information about CASS, and the benefits and resources that CASS can bring to the students in their own universities (a slide deck about CASS will be provided). The goal is to raise awareness of CASS among the students interested in circuit and system design and inform them about the opportunities that CASS offers for their professional development: educational material, networking activities, conference participation, travel scholarships, and much more. Minority students, including women, African American, Hispanic, and others, are particularly encouraged to participate.

This initiative will provide the following for each event:

  • A one-year IEEE and IEEE CASS Membership for the professor who makes the presentation to the students in his/her own university.
  • Up to 10 IEEE and IEEE CASS Student Memberships for one year for participating students.
    • These student memberships may be given as lottery prizes for the event to encourage student participation
  • Snack food, such as pizza and soda, for the event through reimbursement.

This first call considers proposals from Region 1 (Northeastern US), Region 2 (Eastern US), Region 3 (Southern US), and Region 7 (Canada).

Submit a Proposal

For other regions, please see the call schedule below.

Proposed events must be held before 31 December 2023.

The presenting professor should have been in a faculty position for at least three consecutive years before the event. Non-tenure-track professors are also eligible. The students eligible for participating in the event are i) undergraduate students close to graduation; ii) graduated students pursuing their MS or Ph.D. degree. 

Proposals from other IEEE regions will be considered through the following calls as tentatively scheduled below:

Regions 4-6                                                    1st semester 2024
Region 8 (Western Europe)                        2nd semester 2024
Region 8 (Others) and Region 9                1st semester 2025
Region 10 (Northern countries)                 2nd semester 2025
Region 10 (Southern countries)                 1st semester 2026

*Proposals will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis and approved until the budget is exhausted. Each proposal must be submitted 5 days prior to the event to ensure sufficient time for evaluation.

Xinmiao Zhang
VP-Technical Activities, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

Manuel Delgado-Restituto
President, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

Information to be collected from the proposal:

  • Name, title, affiliation, and IEEE member number (optional) of the professor
  • Has the professor held a faculty position for three consecutive years prior to the proposed event?
  • Date and location of the event
  • A brief description of the event, including the anticipated number of student participants, and composition of the student participants (whether they are undergraduate or graduate students).
  • Topic/Title of the technical talk (should appeal to students).
  • Budget required for the snack food and budget justification.
  • The professor is required to submit the contact information of the students who will receive free one-year IEEE and CASS membership, a graphical dossier of the event, and a brief report afterward.