IEEE Colombia Section History

IEEE Colombia Section History
Established date 1958-01-07
IEEE Region 9
IEEE Council Andean
Geographic region Colombia
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The Colombia (Columbia) Section is located in Region 9. The key activities of this section are centered around the city of Bogota.

On 10 April 2009, the IEEE Medellin Subsection of the Colombia Section was ratified.

In 2009, the chapter of the IEEE Control Systems Society was established.

Affinity Groups / Grupos de afinidad

WIE student branch affinity groups were established at the University of the Andes in Bogota, and at the Corporaction Universitaria de la Costa in Barranquilla. In February 2011, the Universidad Technologica de Bolivar, Cartagena established a Women in Engineering affinity Group.

Una Rama estudiantil se formó en noviembre de 2009 en la Universidad de Santo Tomás situado en Bogotá.

Mayo de 2010, sección de la Columbia establece un capítulo de la Sociedad IEEE sobre las repercusiones sociales de Tecnología

La rama estudiantil de la Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga constituye un capítulo IEEE Computer Society, en agosto de 2013.


  • 2012 MGA Achievement Award to Jose David Cely Callejas (R9), Colombia Section; For engaging and developing members by organizing conferences within the IEEE Colombia Section.
  • 2012 MGA GOLD Achievement Award to Jenifer Castillo Rodriguez (R9), Colombia Section; For excellent leadership and remarkable contributions to IEEE GOLD member engagement, collaboration, and networking within the IEEE Colombia Section.

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