IEEE Young Professionals

Dear IEEE DEIS Young Professionals (former GOLD members),

I am Dr Antonios Tzimas the IEEE DEIS Young Professionals Membership chair. I am writing to you to inform you with the recent name change of the term “GOLD” that stood for “Graduates Of the Last Decade” to IEEE Young Professionals. The essence remains the same, i.e. you are classified as IEEE Young Professionals  for 10 years after the graduation of your first degree.

The IEEE Young Professionals programme has been established to provide the framework and tools for the sections’ use in retaining recent graduates, and to help students transition to young professionals. IEEE student members are automatically added to the IEEE Young Professionals community as they graduate. So a big welcome to those of you who have recently made the transition to the IEEE Young Professionals community.

A wide variety of benefits and opportunities are available to IEEE Young Professionals, to help you grow professionally, enhance technical knowledge, and become involved in community. For further details check the following link: IEEE Young Professionlas

Graduate students don’t forget to apply for the annual DEIS Graduate Student Fellowship, an award of up-to $5000. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: Usually September 30 every year. For updates regarding events and activities of the DEIS community can be found at the societies website: IEEE DEIS Also, you can follow the IEEE Young Professionals Blog  on this site!

This year there is also an essay competition for IEEE Young Professionals and Student members. The winning essay will be published on the DEIS website and in the IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine. The essays of the two runners-up will also be published on the DEIS website. The winning candidate and the two runners up will each receive a certificate from DEIS carrying her/his name, affiliation and the title of the essay, and an Amazon voucher. The values of the vouchers will be $150 for the winner, and $100 for each runner-up. More information is published at the Electrical Insulation magazine and  here.

Please contact me with suggestion regarding events and activities that you would like to attend at DEIS sponsored conferences.

I am looking forward to meet you during DEIS sponsored conferences.

Best wishes,



Dr. Antonios Tzimas

IEEE DEIS Young Professionals Membership chair