Electrical Engineering is one of the most influential fields in the world today – playing a major role in the worlds of medicine and mental health, smartphones, energy efficiency, water conservation, quantum computing, robotics, human-machine interface, internet of things, and so much more (not to mention the most free electives of any engineering major at USC).
In an effort to detail the breadth of work undergraduates can do in EE, the Ming Hsieh Institute hosted an open house for freshmen and undeclared students at USC. The Ming Hsieh Institute supports students by providing funding and/or mentorship for EE-related initiatives. Over pizza and drinks, professors, with a wide range of research backgrounds spoke and met with students about the variety of options available to EE students.
Electrical Engineering seniors also shared their experiences in undergraduate research and internship opportunities at companies like Intel and Facebook. Student club leaders from IEEE and Makers Club presented some of their projects and shared opportunities to get involved with extracurricular engineering work at USC.
The event attracted over 100 participants and students and professors mingled together for over an hour after the event ended. Representatives from Student Services were also on hand to answer questions about the EE major. To see more pictures from the event visit the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering facebook page.