Get Involved

Thanks for your interest in getting involved with the SAC! Please see the sections below for information on Current Volunteer Opportunities or General SAC Involvement.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Overview: Love robots and automation?  Want to use technology to help people around the world?  Apply to be a volunteer for RAS-SIGHT, the Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology.  RAS-SIGHT is looking for passionate student volunteers to assist in their mission of:

  • Promotoing humanitarian causes around the globe
  • Leveraging existing and emerging technologies for the benefit of humanity
  • Using technology to increase the quality of life in underserved, underdeveloped areas.

Desired Skills and Experience: Great organization, highly self-motivated, and strong communication skills.
Interested: E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to introduce yourself and describe you interest and relevant experience (if any) for joining RAS-SIGHT!

Social media and student reporting

We’re looking for motivated students to find and spotlight student-specific news items featuring RAS students (labs, groups, chapters, individuals) that are doing cool things to put on the RAS newsfeed/facebook/twitter accounts and develop content for the student column in the RAM magazine.
Desired Skills and Experience: Writing and editing skills, enthusiasm, and self-motivation.
Interested: E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General SAC Involvement

Propose an Initiative

We’re looking to start a few new programs for students and we’d love to get your feedback on some of our ideas, and hear any ideas you may have! What do you think the SAC could provide to members at conferences or in general to help students with networking, making connections, getting access to resources and information, etc.? Please let us know though our shared New SAC Initiatives Google Doc.

As a general guideline, the more specific you can be,the better for helping us get an idea of what you’re looking for. Let us know why a particular program would be helpful, how you’d envision implementing, etc. Soon, we’ll be asking for volunteers to work with us and possible take charge of different projects.

IEEE RAS Membership

Not am IEEE RAS member yet? - no problem, join NOW!

IEEE is the world's largest professional association providing access to the industry's most essential technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools and many other exclusive benefits to its members. Learn more about these here.

The Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is interested in both applied and theoretical issues in robotics and automation. The Robotics and Automation Magazine and the Transactions on Robotics are the highest ranked journals in the field. We do not need to introduce the flagship conferences of the RAS: ICRA and IROS, both providing significant discounts to members.

We are particularly inviting you to join the RAS Student Committee, to be part of a great experience: having fun while acquiring new knowledge and developing your career.  Below, you can see the variety of programs we are preparing for our colleagues . You are welcome to join! All in all, IEEE requires a very modest membership fee from students compared to the direct and indirect benefits.

Join today!

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