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Student Professional Awareness Conference

SPAC 2018 logo
 

How to Start a Revolution
When & Where: March 17, 2018
8:00 AM — 2:00 PM Perry Pavilion
8:00 AM Check-In*
Lunch will be catered by Mo' Bettah's
Cost: $10 before Friday at 12pm 
$15 after Friday at 12pm

 

What is SPAC?

SPAC (Student Professional Awareness Conference), hosted by USU’s IEEE student branch, is an opportunity for students to develop professional and engineering skills that may not be covered in school. High School and College students will be able to participate in hands on activities depending on the workshop (as mentioned below). Workshop paths are arranged according to level of education.

This year, the workshops are:

  • Intro to Linux and Hardware on the Raspberry Pi
  • Intro to Git
  • Intro to LaTeX
  • Soldering
  • Negotiation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Public Speaking and Presenting
  • Discussion Panel on Ethics
  • Parallel Programming
  • Programming GPUs

For workshop descriptions and the schedule, click here.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Mel Torrie - President & CEO of autonomous Solutions, Inc
  • Dave Brown - Associate Dept. Head, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Weston Lay - Entrepreneur

 

SPAC (Student Professional Awareness Conference)

Group photo

This program exists in many forms across the nation as the scope and goals of the event are at the discretion of the host Branch. In 2013, the USU Student Branch had a vision for a conference never before seen at USU, and since 2014, this branch has hosted the largest S-PACs in the Utah section. The event has been attended by up to 170 people and featured workshops and speakers in an all-day professional conference setting. Today, the IEEE Student branch is building on the success of the past IEEE Councils to make this the best year for the organization yet.

You can help

Picture of Workshop

The planning and energy needed to create a conference of this scale is an all year effort. By the end of each conference a new committee is formed, and more members join in as the event gets closer. Through this event, IEEE Members gain valuable leadership and planning skills as well as presentation and teaching opportunities. If you are interested in being involved, join our council email lists or contact USUIEEE@gmail.com.