Student Events at IFCS-ISAF 2020

May 13, 2020 | Contributed By - Lukas Riemer

The IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Student Representatives are planning three outstanding events for IFCS-ISAF 2020 this year. Below is a summary of our three planned events. More detailed information about time and place will follow in the next month.


Student Professor Meet and Greet

This event is designed for student members to have the opportunity to network with the UFFC Society’s academic leaders. The idea is to establish one-on-one conversations that will include topics such as career challenges in academia, postdoctoral positions, and advice related to specific research fields. Professors and students will be matched by common research topics.


Student-Industry Networking Event 

The objective of this networking event is to encourage and facilitate contact between graduate students finishing their PhD programs and industry members looking for PhD graduate positions. Job opportunities in the field of frequency control and ferroelectrics are varied and are often unknown to students. This event is a good opportunity to fill this gap.


Student Pitch

The IEEE Student Pitch Competition will be an opportunity for students to present themselves to future employers and the research community. This is intended to help employers find new team members or postdocs and help students expand their professional network. Two individual juries of leading academic and industry representatives will select their winners. Bring a single slide and show everyone your most interesting results in 60 seconds!

Participants will be judged on their single presentation slide, their clarity of speech and time management, their clarity of results/research, and the overall impression will be provided as if this pitch was a job interview. There will be three prizes awarded and each winner will receive an IEEE UFFC-S certificate.