IEEE 125th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 7:00pm

UT-ECE, IEEE Central Texas Section, door64, the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and 1,000 engineers celebrated the 125th anniversary of the IEEE at Austin's Goodwill Center.

It was a full day, beginning with a Tech Fair at 11 a.m. Thirty seven local tech companies exhibited between sessions about entrepreneurship, consulting, and career development. ECE Chairman, Tony Ambler, and adjunct professor/Cirrus Logic Fellow, Eric Swanson, participated in a Panel Discussion about The Engineer of 2020.

The 3rd Annual BrainParty/125th Anniversary celebration featured UT-ECE graduate research and IEEE student groups. Free food, drinks, and live music preceeded a presentation of a proclamation by Governor Rick Perry. Only 8 celebrations are being held world-wide, with only 3 in the United States.