Michael Jensen, a BYU professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently chosen as president-elect for the Antennas and Propagation society within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Jensen was elected to this position by a voting group of his peers and operates in similar fashion to a vice president. This position oversees roughly 8,300 voting members of IEEE, out of the 346,505 total members of the institute.
The Antennas and Propagation society offers access to some of the most cutting-edge technical information. Members of this IEEE society focus on antenna systems, electromagnetic wave propagation, scattering in complex media for wireless communication, sensing, medical and many more applications.
The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the betterment of humanity. The roots of this organization date back to 1884, when electricity became a major influence on society.
Since then, the IEEE has grown substantially and has even created societies within the organization to better compartmentalize the classifications of electronics and electrical engineers.
One of Jensen’s presidential responsibilities will be to lead a 12-person elected administrative committee which governs the society as well as oversee all society committees. Jensen will remain the president-elect of his society until 2016 when he will take the position of president. Following this year as president, he will be considered a past president with vote and assigned responsibilities.
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