More than 50 years

More than 50 years

Contributing leaders to society

The arrival of man on the moon, the invention of the Intel 4004 Microprocessor, the launch of Telstar I and The first television transmission via satellite were some of the events that marked a very important decade for our society and it was this same one on which our branch was founded.


The request to establish a Student Branch of Institute of Radio Engineers (Institute Radio Engineers) in the District University of Bogotá was sent on September 12, 1962, at the initiative of Professor Kazys Gabriunas and student Francisco Fidel Rueda. The request was approved by the Executive Council of the Institute of Radio Engineers on October 16, 1962 and the confirmation was sent to the Dean of the Faculty on 24 October, for the Director of IRE Emily Sirjane. Later, with the fusion of IRE and American Institute of Electrical Engineers (American Institute of Electrical Engineers), the student branch was included in IEEE.

Photo: Kazys Gabriunas's Picture.

The lead manager of this work was Professor Kazys Gabriunas, born in Lithuania in 1911, who as first counselor teacher, worked on behalf of the Branch, both in its administrative part and its operative part, encouraging students, led for that was its first president, now engineer Marco GV, to participate in various activities.

At the beginning of the 1980s, the closure of the District University of Bogotá led the Committee members to manage the academy outside the classroom, and continue to operate, despite the closure of the university.

Over fifty years, the branch has worked directly in the formation of new Student Branches (UPTC Sogamoso, Universidad El Bosque, Universidad Sur Colombiana USCO, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería, among others) and has remained in force in the context of national and regional IEEE.

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