A Final Review of the 2015 IEEE Rising Stars Conference
I've been waiting for IEEE Region 6 to host a student-oriented event for quite some time, and it finally happened in Las Vegas this year (2015). Originally, a student congress was meant to be held at Stanford, but for logistical reasons the event had to be unplugged. Unfortunately for me, I had already purchased a plane ticket to get to California.
So I was happy to hear that Region 6 finally got around to settling the event. Here is the description:
So in contrast to a lot of other IEEE events, this event is specifically for students. Some of the goals that the conference hoped to hit are listed below:
Honestly, I feel like the event was overall a positive. It hit many of the goals that were set forth, and the event overall felt like a community event. Many of the speakers were extremely interesting and their talks were often from the heart. I especially enjoyed the Entrepreneurship talk that Kate Jenkins had a chance to give.
It's great that Region 6 was able to host this conference, and I hope to see the conference to continue to mature and develop as time goes by.
Could be improved
If there are any comments I have about anything, it is because I feel very strongly about a certain topic. I feel that the IEEE Rising stars conference has a lot of potential, and there still leaves much to be improved.
Again, I feel very strongly that the IEEE rising stars has a lot of potential. There is massive potential for a student conference which will help to unify and connect the IEEE students within Region 6. I look forward to seeing what happens next year at the 2016 Rising Stars Conference.
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