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Juniors Forward Workshop

Current undergraduate Juniors studying ECE or related disciplines, especially students from groups historically under-represented in the discipline, are invited to a workshop where participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn an overview of Texas ECE graduate programs
  • Identify paths forward from an undergraduate ECE degree
  • Find out more about research (what it is, how it's done, and what opportunities are available)
  • Connect with current ECE graduate students, faculty researchers, and labs
  • Identify an ECE research direction or topic of interest

Participation as an ECE Next Scholar comes with $100 honorarium.

When: December 4, 2020

Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Virtual)

How do I apply?: 

If you are a junior student interested in attending, please submit the following documents as a single PDF file by November 6, 2020, though applications submitted after will be accepted as space permits:

  1. A statement of interest in undergraduate research and/or graduate school (1 page max)
  2. Your resume, including the name and contact details of one faculty reference
  3. Unofficial transcript from your current institution.

Title your document with the following convention: LastName.Firstname.JrWkshpFall20

Tentative Program

Friday, December 4, 2020

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Welcome, Texas ECE overview, and agenda overview
Profs. Diana Marculescu (ECE Dept. Chair) and Deji Akinwande (Co-Chair)

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
What’s next after BS?
Panel with ECE faculty, researchers, industry members

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
What is Research?
Panel with undergrad, grad, and postdoc researchers

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Social event
Meet ECE students and peer mentors

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Mentoring and Support
Overview of UT student organizations and mentorship programs

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Undergraduate Research
Facilitated discussion on research areas & next steps for finding an undergraduate research project  

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Break

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Keynote by Prof. Archie Holmes
Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, UT System
Professor, Texas ECE
BSEE Texas ECE

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing/Social event with Texas ECE faculty and researchers
Prof. Diana Marculescu (ECE Dept. Chair)