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Outstanding year of success for IEEE Student Branch

Published: 27 September 2013

The University of Southampton IEEE Branch had a very successful visit to the IEEE UK&RI Student Branch Congress 2013, held earlier this month at the University of Bath.

The Student Congress is held every two years, aimed at bringing together student branches from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland to learn about technology, promoting the IEEE ideals, networking and promoting the sharing of best practice among student branches through learning from each other.

Over 70 students from 8 student branches attended SBC 2013. The event also includes a number of competitions are also organised. This year the University of Southampton IEEE Student Branch participated in and won all three congress competitions: 1. IEEE Student Ethics Competition 2. Student IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC) Student Paper Contest 3. Innovation in Student Activities Award

Additionally, the branch was last week announced as Regional winner of two Student Branch awards:

1. Region 8 IEEE Regional Exemplary Student Branch Award (the only branch to win this in the UK & RI) 2. Region 8 IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award (to Dr Geoff Merrett for his excellent work in supporting the branch)

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