Engineering Students Attend IEEE Rising Stars Event
Five students from the University of Arizona's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers chapter attended the IEEE Rising Stars conference in Las Vegas in January. The annual event gathers engineering and professionals to learn about emerging technologies, potential career paths, and how to succeed in the ever-changing job environment.
Rusty Rinehart, Chris Bremser, Ary Nath, Quentin Johnson and David Mazi from the UA IEEE Student Branch discussed everything from quantum computing to medical technology to heterogeneous computing. The event also provides career development workshops and networking events.
"I met some very bright engineers from other schools that I'm sure I will interact with for the rest of my career," said Rusty Rinehart, UA Branch vice president and ECE student. "I believe that we will collectively contribute to fantastic innovations in the future."
The UA Branch is looking to increase membership to engineering students, as well as students generally interested in engineering fields. With hundreds of thousands of members in more than 100 countries, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to "advancing technology for the benefit of humanity."