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American Institute of Electrical Engineers

Definition - What does American Institute of Electrical Engineers mean?

The American Institute of Electrical Engineers represented the interests of electrical engineers in the US from 1884 to 1962. Thereafter, the body merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers forming the Institute of Electrical and Electronics engineers (IEEE). It is the largest technical professional association in the world today, and represents not only engineers, but also scientists, doctors and IT professionals.

Safeopedia explains American Institute of Electrical Engineers

Today, the IEEE is a global organisation with over 395,000 members in 160 countries. It delivers services, information and training programs within the industries it serves, and provides information to the public at large. The IEEE publishes 130 journals and hosts over 300 conferences annually, and has expanded to include fields such as robotics and nano-technology. As an industry body, the IEEE also informs its members as to developments in the field of occupational health and safety.

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