2011 IEEE Student Professional Awareness Conference, March 3 at 3 pm

The U of U Student Branch of the IEEE is hosting two accomplished engineers from the Salt Lake area to speak to students about entrepreneurship and provide advice on pursuing a graduate degree. The 2011 IEEE Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC) will take place on Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm in WEB 2250. A reception, with pizza and drinks, will follow the talks.

Rick White is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and co-founder of Fusion-io, a local company listed by the Wall Street Journal as the number one venture capital-funded technology company of 2010. Prior to working with Fusion-io, Mr. White founded several technology companies that have sold for hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. White will speak about entrepreneurship in engineering.

Osama Haddadin is an alumnus of the U of U who currently works as the Chief Technologist for Advanced Communications at L-3 Communications. He is an expert in the field of array signal processing with experience in geophysics and oil exploration, medical ultrasound imaging, and wireless communication. Dr. Haddadin will offer his perspective on the pursuit of a graduate degree for industry careers.

Students enrolled in the ECE Graduate Seminar course may count the SPAC toward the seminar attendance requirements.