Southeastern Michigan Section Senior Member Elevation (a Virtual Event!)

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IEEE Southeastern Michigan Senior Member Elevation 2nd event of 2024!

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  Saturday April 20, 2024 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM(online).


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:

To sign up for "Elevation" Time Slot, please register on this site 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 before filing your application. Also you may seek to contact or network with other Southeastern Michigan Section members who were upgraded to senior status. 


* We recommend that attendees join us online, we will create 3 breakout rooms, one for each reference (at least)
* NOTE: Preference given to members of SE Michigan first! Time permitting we can follow up with members from outside the Section

* The whole idea of the Saturday meeting: 

    • Is to learn and connect with references. when references meet you and interact
    • Once they know you, they can do a better job of writing a reference
    • Get tips on what to upload to the online application
    • Learn what areas to include/highlight for the supplemental materials
    • Learn not to simply copy paste the CV to the different areas of the online application.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 06 Apr 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Event takes place on  Saturday April 6, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

  • Co-sponsored by Sharan Kalwani
  • Starts 17 February 2024 08:00 AM
  • Ends 05 April 2024 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • No Admission Charge


Online Link (TBD)


10:00 AM - Coffee/Tea (on your own), Introductions, and Elevation processing.  

11:30 PM - Wrap up, Clean up, Solidify new friendships, contacts, networking and temporarily say 'Good bye'

An IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section event. Potential senior members: if you miss this (e.g. travel, vacation, etc.) contact the organizers so they can schedule more such events. Thank you. 


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