Not only did representatives from WVU’s student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers perform extremely well at the Region 2 Student Activities Conference, they earned the right to host it in 2019.
The 2018 Region 2 event, which was held April 6-7 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attracted more than 300 engineering students from universities in southern New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Students from WVU took top honors in the Women in Engineering outreach and the T-shirt design competitions and finished third in the ethics competition.
“Our chapter is one of the largest student chapters in IEEE,” said Will Howard, an electrical engineering major and WVU Honors College student from Morgantown who also serves as Pittsburgh Section Student Representative. “Our members are actively involved in events hosted by the Statler College as well as in volunteer activities in the community. We were one of several schools to submit a proposal to host the event, and I believe our experience in planning and hosting outreach events like this gave us an advantage over the other schools.”
The 2019 event is planned for April 5-7.