IEEE Student Professional Awareness Experience

Mia Wilson

Mia Wilson,
Senior, Electrical Engineering

Athens, OH 15 October 2018

This past week, the local chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) held their annual student professional awareness experience. Each year they hold this event with the hopes that students will attend and gain knowledge from current professionals. These professionals are looking to share their experiences with students at Ohio University to help them grow in their careers and in life.

This year we had Dr. Charles Alexander present on the possibilities of the use of Thorium, a resource believed to be the cleanest energy source currently available for use in the United States. He spoke about his career path, and how it led him to the work he is currently doing with this energy source. Dr. Alexander has played an important role in building our student branch, as this is the second time Dr. Alexander has visited Ohio University to present to our students.

Events like this are a great way to network with other students, and professionals. Usually there is free food involved (in this case it was Miller’s Chicken—a local fried chicken restaurant), allowing students to get fed while they build their network. These events are, also, a way to witness the possibilities a career in engineering can provide.

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