Friday, July 28, 2006

MIT, July 21

Small world... I learned that IEEE Student Branch Leaders Will Coulter (Caltech), Stanley Wang (MIT) and Vivek Varshney (Worcester Polytech) were all in the Boston area this summer, and invited them to join me for dinner so they could meet.

What we didn't realize until the introductions started? They're all working at the same place: MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

ASEE Annual Conference, June 18-21

At my first American Society for Engineering Education conference the company was all good, all the time.

Here with me, deboarding The Spirit of Chicago, are Wendy McCarville, Rachel Berrington and Judy Brady.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

PRIME 2006, June 11-16

Fabian Uriarte (right) with “future faculty colleagues” received the first University Partnership Program Travel Grant. His paper, "Continuous vs. Piecewise Hysterisis Model of a Current Transformer" was accepted for presentation at the 2006 IEEE PhD Research in Microelectronics Conference, held in Otranto, Italy.

Fabian expects to complete his PhD in Electrical Egineering at Texas A&M next year. He holds BS and MS degrees in EE from another UPP school, Virginia Tech.

About the trip, Fabian says “the best part was becoming comfortable and starting a group of professional friends abroad,” whom he hopes to

encounter again as a university professor .

In May, Fabian placed second in the 2005/6 Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition Paper Contest sponsored by the IEEE Power Engineering Society

Monday, July 24, 2006

More Bits...

Cafe Scientfique - "Food for the Hungry Mind" and a potential source of speakers/topics
IEEE Gold(Graduates of the Last Decade) contacts Make connections with younger engineering professionals in your community
Why Janie Won't Go to Engineering School (Hint: Janie is not dumb) - I was recently asked why there aren't more women in engineering, and remembered this article by Drexel professor (and Vice President of the IEEE Educational Activities Board) Moshe Kam. Any comments?