The Student-Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) is a structured event where students interact with experienced engineers from diverse backgrounds. Hosted annually, the S-PAC brings together over 150 students from mid-south universities such as Christian Brothers University, The University of Memphis, Rhodes College, University of Mississippi, University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University, Union University, and UT Martin where they have a chance to interact with professionals, through a round table discussion.
There will be two professionals speaking on the theme of community engagement. Following the presentations there will be two panels of local professionals to further elaborate on the topics.
Professionals that attend will receive 2 Professional Development Hour credits.
The goal of the conference is to unite students and professionals to learn, network, and grow by interacting with each other through non-technical presentations by speakers from different parts of the country.
The IEEE Memphis Section firmly believes that the future of engineering, whichever discipline it may be (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Civil, Biomedical, etc.), lies in the hands of students. Therefore we’re taking a proactive approach by building a relationship with these individuals and guiding them towards a bright future.
Date and Time
- Date: 15 Nov 2019
- Time: 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
- All times are America/Chicago
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- 1695 Central Ave
- Memphis, Tennessee
- United States 38104
- Building: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
- Room Number: Marian Hall
- Co-sponsored by Jill Johnson
Christine Fahey of Blockchain901
Christine Fahey shares her passion for blockchain technology through her role as co-founder and Executive Director of Blockchain901. Her organization focuses on promoting Memphis as the technology hub by providing education, collaboration, and networking opportunities in the community. She is dedicated to connecting people and ideas and has been called “The glue of Memphis Blockchain scene”. Christine has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years. She received a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Temple University. She is a native Philadelphian but has called Memphis her home since 2004.
Rich Thompson of Midsouth Makers
The current President of Midsouth Makers and a 30 year veteran of the Memphis Technology Community, Rich Thompson has worked with many of the large technology companies that shape our lives. Currently he is an Engineer with Dell Technologies. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Memphis.