IEEE TISP Week 2016

IEEE Region 8 Education Activities Committee is organizing the  ‘IEEE Region 8 Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) Week’ from 8-16 October, 2016. The event will have multiple IEEE Sections organizing TISP teacher training workshops in their Sections. TISP workshops have IEEE-trained volunteers providing inquiry based science education training to school teachers based on the lesson plans provided on and They’ll follow up the workshops with regular contact with the school teachers to evaluate impact.

The aim of the event is to

  1. train school teachers to conduct inquiry based science education (IBSE) hands-on activities in the classroom;
  2. train teachers on how to motivate students in the classroom toward a better understanding of engineering;
  3. highlight the excellent work being done by our Sections to promote TISP in their localities;
  4. re-energize the inactive TISP volunteers into organizing a TISP teacher training workshops in the Section;
  5. gather data from school teachers about the impact of the TISP program in their classroom.

The following Sections are organizing a workshop as part of TISP Week with about 600 teachers being planned to be trained – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malta, Palestine (sub-Section), Spain, Tunisia, UAE and Uganda.

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About R8

Welcome to Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society, and comprises more than 360,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in 150 countries.
Founded in 1884, the IEEE is a non-profit organisation, and through its members is a catalyst for technological innovation. We are a leading authority in a broad range of areas such as computer engineering, electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, biomedical technology, and telecommunications, naming only a few.
We publish 30 percent of the world’s literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology, and hold more than 300 major conferences and 6,000 local meetings annually. Recognized as essential guides for every industry, more than 800 active IEEE standards are in use today with 700 currently in development.
Please use the links at the left to navigate this website, and find out more about the Region and its activities.

Region 8 covers covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, as shown in the map below.


Region 8 Vision

Region 8 is an effectively organized, dynamic and influential entity, recognized as a leading and esteemed part of a truly transnational IEEE, with IEEE benefits equally available to all members

Region 8 Mission

To serve the needs of the members of the Institute, the profession and society at large, by enhancing and supporting the IEEE’s Organizational Units and their activities within Region 8


STARTUP OLÉ 2016 is a two-days event created to boost European startup ecosystem and engage some of the most relevant startups, accelerators, incubators, investors, business angels, unicorns, media/bloggers, institutions and corporates from all over Europe.

STARTUP OLÉ 2016 is an event created for tech startups, which aims to bring together the right mix of entrepreneurs and facilitators.
The ultimate networking site for startups keen to leverage Salamanca’s globally-renowned talent hub and enterprise culture.


STARTUP OLÉ 2016 connects startups; matches them with funders, serial entrepreneurs and business angels who can act as mentors, investors and business mentors to help them grow.

The stage will feature:

  • Pitches of European startups from different sectors and growth stages and such as pre-launch, seed, mid and scale-up stage.
  • Panel discussions of investors, corporations, accelerators, mentors, crowdfunding platforms, universities…

STARTUP OLÉ 2016 will also offer:

  • Startup fair
  • Matchmaking events with investors and corporates
  • Cocktails and many networking opportunities

STARTUP OLÉ 2016 has the following objectives:

  • To boost European tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture as well as support talent development.
  • To engage and connect some of the most relevant startups, accelerators, investors, media and corporates from all over Europe.
  • To place Salamanca at the top of the European tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Reinforce the role of universities in the tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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IEEE – Gasparini International School

IEEE – Gasparini International School
Naples, October 23-30 2016

The “F. Gasparini National PhD School” in Electrical Sciences, in cooperation with the IEEE Italy Section is delighted to organize the 1-st edition of the:

IEEE – Gasparini International School:
Advanced Course in Electrical Engineering

The innovative event is aimed to promote the knowledge and the sharing of experience among students and young professionals from Europe, Africa and Middle East, by means of a full immersion training and scientific experience, involving high level teachers coming from several countries.

The School provides certification for attendance and profit evaluation, valuable to get University credits.

The School is based on eight hours per day of collective work for six days (Monday, 24 October – Saturday, 29 October) based on lectures, scientific meetings, demonstrations, profit assessment tests. Sunday 23 October and Sunday 30 October are an important part of the course, which is devoted to presentations, familiarization and related activities as the consignment of the certificates for the evaluation of the profit.
The school’s website collects key information and provides the main services such as registration, program, assistance for both hotel bookings and travel arrangements.

The Gasparini School and the IEEE Italian Section will do their best to welcome students and teachers, which know that the key to success will be the enthusiasm of the participants and the unifying ability of Science over all differences of culture, origin and tradition.

IEEE - Gasparini Gasparini International School 1st Edition -Advanced Course Advanced Course in Electrical Engineering -October 23- October 23-30, 2016 30, 2016 - Naples, Italy- FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT


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