The Industry Applications Society – IAS Chapter was the first Student Chapter approved and formed within the IEEE/UFSM Student Branch and the first IAS Student Chapter in Brazil. IAS is one of the largest IEEE technical societies, and its interests and main research focus are related to the needs of the industrial and commercial sectors, through advancements in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, devices and controls to industrial and commercial processes and equipments. It also promotes energy conservation and environmental, health, and safety issues, as well as the creation of engineering standards and recommended practices. IAS has more than 100 Chapters worldwide, and promotes international conferences such as the IAS Annual Meeting, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), among many others. Also, IAS publishes highly renowned technical journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and the IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, and is one of the main contributors to IEEE Standards through Society Working Groups, having published 25% of all IEEE industry standards. As a student member of IAS, you have special discounts in conferences and other events organized by the Society, access to all its publications, networking and educational opportunities, awards and prizes, etc.