--Josh Mackler '04
After an onslaught of sent emails, most deliberately, some
accidentally, the second annual IEEE Student and Faculty Social
finally met on Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00pm. Attendance
was roughly fifty to sixty people including professors and
deans. The event gave most electrical and computer engineers
the opportunity to realize just how few people they really
knew in the EE and CE department. From the perspective of
a CE major, it was nice to meet some new people, yet many
students still seemed petrified to actually converse with
any of the deans or professors, let alone the professor teaching
their circuits class which had just met earlier that day.
This venue however, served its purpose and it was a great
occasion to socialize and share engineering experiences with
other EE and CE students.
The food was excellent, especially for a free on-campus event.
The choice of fried chicken was a pleasant change to the traditional
free pizza. The beer was well guarded, with two ids required
to get a wristband, and was safely out of the reach of most
undergrads, but other drinks were provided as well. The event
was not funded by IEEE. Instead, the Electrical Engineering
department picked up the tab, which, although it may have
seemed extravagant, is only rumored to have put a small dent
in their overall funds. All in all, the event was a success,
and any future attempts to unite the engineering student body
with professors and deans in an informal atmosphere will most
likely be welcomed with great enthusiasm.