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I heard back from our t-shirt supplier. Unfortunately, the shirts won’t be here until the week after spring break. When we come back on the 17th, they will be in the senior lab, 001A (next to where EGM 180 is held.)
We have scheduled a meeting for Thursday, March 27 at 7pm in RRO 001B. On the agenda for this meeting:
We will use this meeting as an opportunity for IEEE student branch members to start or improve their LinkedIn profiles, connect with each other, socialize, and get tips on what to add to your profile as you progress through your engineering degree. Please bring your laptop if you have one, as desktop computers are limited in number.
OFFICER ELECTIONS: The current officers are “passing the torch.” If you wish, nominate someone you think would be great as an IEEE officer. It would be a good idea to actually ask the person if he or she is willing to take on the responsibility first. Send nominations to me via email. We will vote on the nominated officers at this meeting so that they have a chance to become familiar with their roles before the summer vacation. It kind of goes without saying, but nominate only IEEE members please (see list of email recipients).
It may sound like a lot, but in my not-so-humble opinion, being an IEEE officer is worth every bit of effort you put into the organization. You get to work with a fantastic group of people, meet dozens if not hundreds of professional contacts (you never know who will end up hiring you…), participate in some amazing activities, and help the sanity of engineering students (by stocking the drink machine of course). And yes, you get to put some awesome sauce on your resume and LinkedIn profile.
FYI: There is a special from now until August 15 for half-priced membership through December 2014 for $16!
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Chicago for the 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition. Even a single day at T&D in Chicago could change your life and open the door to the power & energy industry!
The time has arrived: you can now place your order for the IEEE/Mechatronics T-shirt designed by our very own Dan Casciato. Cost is $15 for S – XL and $17 for XXL or XXXL. The shirts are fitted Next Level (100% cotton), color is light olive, with charcoal print. Women’s sizes tend to run a bit small (so order a size larger if necessary) and men’s sizes tend to be true-to-size.
Our next meeting will be with the WNC section of IEEE on Oct 17 at 7:00 pm in Rhoades-Robinson 125 (Physics Lecture Hall):
IEEE WNC Section
“A Review of the 2013 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition”
The UNC Asheville and Western Carolina University
Student Competition Teams.
Everyone is invited.
These autonomous robots are exciting and loads of fun to watch.
That coupled with the how they designed them is a terrific experience.
Bring your youngsters and let them get a taste of how exciting and creative Engineering can be.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
5:30 PM, Dinner in PD 100 & 200
7:00 PM, Program in Robinson 125 (RRO 125)
University of North Carolina Asheville
Student teams from both Western Carolina University and UNC Asheville participated in the 2013 IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition. Both teams made it to the finals with scores in the top 10 percent from a field of over 50 competitors.
The objective of the competition was to simulate the sorting of containers at a shipping port.
To accomplish this, different colored and sized blocks were picked up and sorted for shipment by either land, rail or sea.
Members of the student teams will present their competition bots and discuss their experiences at the competition.
Here at UNC-Asheville, mechatronics engineering students are hard at work in everything from statics to fluids. The t-shirt contest is officially under-way. Get your submissions to Deric Solis by November 15th.