Wayne State’s IEEE group named Outstanding Student Branch at fall conference

ieee-wsu-awardThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student branch at Wayne State University was presented with the Outstanding Student Branch award at the IEEE Southeastern Michigan fall conference last week.

Wayne State’s IEEE student chapter was recognized in particular for its high activity level last semester, most notably in planning to host the 2017 IEEE Region 4 Student Leadership Conference in March. The group also organized tours of the DTE Wind Farm and the DTE Monroe Power Plant; a career and professional development workshop with Dr. Tarek Lahdhiri, a global strategy leader for General Motors; and an Internet of Things workshop.

“The amount of dedication and work that the students are putting on their student branch is tremendous and deserves recognition. We are honored and proud to have such a representation at WSU,” said Nevrus Kaja, chair of the IEEE-SEM fall conference.

The IEEE Region 4 Student Leadership Conference is the largest IEEE student event in the Midwest, with an average participation of over 150 engineering students from more than 15 regional universities. Wayne State will host the event March 16 through 18 at the Troy Community Center in Troy, Mich.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. For more information on the Wayne State student branch, visit their website.

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