• From: "Kyle Comins" <kyle.comins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ieee-exec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 20:25:12 -0400

I'm not so sure I like the idea of combining this event with the 
ACM...I know speaking for myself that I am not interested in going to 
grad school for computer science and really wouldn't want to hear a 
presentation predominantly directed towards CS majors as I am sure an 
event put together by the ACM with input from the IEEE at the very 
last minute would entail.  
I know that there is a tremendous interest in this event amongst the 
junior class and we would be able to support our own event.  Plus - 
aren't we trying to spend our money?? Having our own event would get 
rid of a bit more of it that sponsoring a co-event.  It just sounds 
like it's a cop-out to not have our own. 
This is one area I really feel information should be directed at ECE not forget that just because we are all CPE's with the 
exception of Deep, that we represent EE's too, and that they don't 
have the CS interest that we do for the most part, and hearing about 
CS grad school options will probably not be of any importance to 
them.  I feel that we need to present ECE grad school options, and 
mention in that presentation the option for CS, but not have it be the 
focus as I truly believe it will be if we team up with the ACM.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Brady" <sean.brady@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2003 4:18 pm
Subject: IEEE Exec: URGENT

> Hello IEEE @ VU Executives,
> I need some feedback ASAP, so please read on:
> Our plans for the remainder of the semester include a panel of 
> speakers on
> graduate school options, a field trip to a solar cell 
> manufacturing plant,
> and elections.  First things first.  The grad school event was 
> tentativelyscheduled for tomorrow and was pushed back a week to 
> next Friday.  We are
> still in the process of getting the panel together in addition to 
> our PR
> materials.  Per our new policy on keeping in touch with ACM, the 
> event was
> mentioned and we found out that they are holding EXACTLY THE SAME 
> EVENT this
> coming Monday at 7:30pm.  My instinct tells me to not duplicate 
> the effort
> and instead augment their event with one or two of our panelists 
> cross-promoting to a larger technical audience.  What do you all 
> think??We'd need to do a quick and effective PR campaign emailing, 
> hanging posters
> and informing professors both tomorrow and Monday mornings.  I'd 
> also need
> to pull in one or two panelists for Monday night.  Are we up for 
> Regardless of the date, this is the delegation for this event:
> Sean - panelists & email PR
> Kyle - create posters and send to Ken
> Ken - hang posters (on Friday and Monday if we do the ACM thing)
> Amy - place packets of posters in prof's mailboxes who have 
> classes that
> cover all COMPUTER AND ELECTRICAL sophomores, juniors, and seniors 
> with a
> cover letter asking them VERY NICELY to hand it out to a specific 
> class on
> behalf of the IEEE (you should only need 5 or so classes to cover 
> everyone... contact seniors and juniors to figure out what classes 
> those may
> be)
> Colin - come up with questions for each of us to ask the panelists 
> in case
> the audience goes silent
> Deep - purchase door prize for event.. the ACM is doing books.. be
> creative.. last event they gave out a WinTV card
> Pirone - do what you've been doing all year :-)
> Thanks everyone!  Sorry for the hurried nature of all this.
> Please send me feedback by 8pm tonight.  I will email later 
> regarding the
> remaining events.
> Sean

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