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Save the date: IEEE Undergraduate Winter Banquet

Over one January night, alumni, faculty and area business leaders join together to help shape the future careers of young electrical engineering students at The Ohio State University.

On Jan.30, from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Ohio State Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Undergraduate Student Body hosts its second Winter Banquet.

The night takes place in the Union Cartoon Rooms 1 and 2 and serves as a mixer for students, tech company representatives, as well as some faculty and alumni of the Ohio State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) the weekend before the spring engineering career fair. Companies are seated with students who have expressed interest in a career in their field.

Mary Scherer, IEEE undergraduate chapter On one level, IEEE Co-Social Chair Mary Scherer said, the event offers a chance for members to reflect back on all their hard work growing the organization over the past year.

"IEEE has accomplished so much this year, grown in membership and activities, so the banquet is bigger and better than before," she said. "We hope this becomes an IEEE tradition and that we can return as company reps in a few years to see the continued outstanding work of our ECE students."

On another level, Scherer said, she simply looks forward to an evening of mentorship and like-minded networking.

She said the cost to attend the banquet is $5 for students. Tickets go on sale starting in December at the regular IEEE general body meetings, which occur every other Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Dreese Labs Rm. 260. Sales continue through January, up to the week of the event, unless capacity is met earlier. 

Businesses interested in attending the banquet and mentoring up-and-coming Ohio State undergraduate engineers before they hit the career market, can make a minimum donation to the OSU IEEE undergraduate chapter while space is available.

For students and businesses, other ticket sale opportunities are possible by contacting Scherer directly at

About Ohio State's Undergraduate IEEE:

The IEEE student organization helps students grow in the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, applying knowledge about electrical, electronic, and information technologies, as well as sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. Local branch officers and faculty advisors are dedicated to creating opportunities for students to interact with university faculty and the industry. Social activities involving students and faculty are organized to allow all Electrical Engineering students to learn more about each other and their professors. Information sessions occur to help students learn more about specific fields of Electrical Engineering and the type of careers that are available.