The Idaho Section was established on April 5, 1957, and was renamed the Eastern Idaho Section in 2002. The Section is co-headquartered in Pocatello, ID, and Idaho Falls, ID, with approximately 200 active members in the 16 counties of Eastern Idaho.
Executive Committee (ExCom) meetings are on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months, and are conducted in Blackfoot, ID — approximately 25 miles from both Pocatello and Idaho Falls.
Section activities are rotated among the cities of Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Blackfoot. Many are conducted jointly with other area technical societies and with the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council (EIEC).
The Section recruits new members at Section meetings, and provides forms and information to prospective members. The Section encourages advancement of Members to the Senior-Member level, and regularly provides reference services for those who apply.
During the annual Eastern Idaho National Engineers Week program, an Outstanding Engineer is recognized in conjunction with the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council and Idaho State University. The Section also publicizes and encourages nominations for IEEE area, regional and international awards.
The Eastern Idaho Section (IEEEEI) is proud to be the parent organization for two student branches: one at Idaho State University in Pocatello, and the other at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.
Professional Activities have included technical writing workshops focused on technical presentations and resumes, tours of area sites of interest to members, and regular technical presentations.
We support the annual Southeast Idaho MathCounts competition through donations, advertising and providing volunteers.
IEEEEI is a founding member of the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council (EIEC).
IEEEEI is an organizational member of the Idaho Academy of Science and Engineering (IASE).
IEEEEI is an organizational member of the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network (YPN).
Electrical Engineering Milestone
The Section is proud to have been the nominating and sponsoring entity for establishment of the EBR-1 reactor facility, near Arco, as an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. This is the facility where electricity was first generated by a nuclear reactor.