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The Importance of Joining Technical Societies

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Engineering students and new graduates looking for jobs or working in their first job may wonder if joining a professional society such as IEEE provides any substantive benefits. The current chair of the IEEE Utah section will explain his own point of view on this question. Feel free to bring your own engineering career questions to this talk. Please register before attending the event to help us keep count of who is attending! Speaker(s): Dr. Dan Donahoe, Agenda: – Introduction – Engineering in the early 20th century – Not a gentleman’s profession – Genesis of recognition – Introduction of licensure – Standardization of academic training – Changes since WWII – Funding – Cold War impact – Engineering after the Cold War – Certifications vs Licensure – Business Fashion – Political changes – Camaraderie – Conclusion and Questions! Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/290688

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