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Video: Interview with IEEE Undergraduate Chapter President, Meghan Booker

The IEEE Undergraduate Chapter of The Ohio State University held its annual Winter Banquet event on Jan. 26, an evening which brings together students, faculty and industry reps.

At the Longaberger Alumni House that night, chapter president Meghan Booker said she looked forward to hearing industry advice from keynote speaker and Ohio State Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) alumnus Dan Recker, of AEP.

(Watch a video interview with Booker during the event)

IEEE stands for the "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers," but Booker said the organization is welcoming toward other engineering students interested in joining. It is the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.

(Find pictures from the event online)

Meghan Booker"We invite students, electrical or computer - or any kid of engineering - to join us," Booker said. "We offer experiences for learning how to network, learning how to get hands on so you'll get project experience. We go to a conference every year, so you'll meet other IEEE chapters. It's a great experience to learn, network and make friends."

Booker said her passion for electrical engineering formed after taking STEM classes in high school and Project Lead the Way. Originally interested in working with circuits, Booker soon discovered it wasn't for her.

"That's how I was led into electrical engineering," she said. "Here at Ohio State, I learned how broad the major is and I found exactly what I wanted to do."

For students interested in joining the IEEE Undergraduate Chapter at Ohio State, Booker recommends heading over to the group website and signing up. There are also bi-weekly meetings, a mailing list and fliers being posted regularly about events. 

"You can always find us and we will welcome you with open arms," Booker said.

Story by: Ryan Horns, ECE Public Relations Coordinator