Free is always a good thing. This month, the IEEE Computer Society is giving away five society student memberships each week, good through the end of the year. In addition, winners will also receive student membership to IEEE.
For a chance to win, just visit the IEEE Computer Society’s “Enter to Win” section of its Facebook page and fill out the entry form. You must “like” the page in order to enter.
The contest is open to students enrolled in a college or university with at least 50 percent of a full-time graduate or undergraduate academic program, and with a graduation date of 2013 or later. Entries can be submitted until 30 April and winners will be notified via e-mail weekly.
As part of the society membership, students receive:
• A monthly subscription to the digital edition of Computer magazine
• Access to Computer Society peer-reviewed periodicals with archives
• Access to the society’s more than 4100 conference proceedings
• Access to more than 425 000 articles and research papers from the society’s digital library
• Free development software from Microsoft, including Visual Studio Team System, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, OneNote 2010, Project 2010, and Visio 2010 (Read more about the IEEE/Microsoft collaboration)
• Access to 600 technical books from Safari Books Online on the society’s website
• Access to nearly 5000 online courses on the society’s website in a variety of technical and business topics.
• Networking opportunities through local society chapters.
Check out a full list of IEEE Computer Society membership benefits. And read about the many other benefits of being a member of an IEEE society in an article we wrote, “Using Society Membership to Your Advantage.”
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