IEEE UK Student Branch Participates in SoutheastCon 2017

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From left to right: Luke Wormald (FYE, EE) and Galvin Greene (EE, senior) working on the UK robot. (In the back Lars Hannemann with his Lego Robot)
From left to right: Luke Wormald (FYE, EE) and Galvin Greene (EE, senior) working on the UK robot. (In the back Lars Hannemann with his Lego Robot)
Fourteen students from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering traveled to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SoutheastCon 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. March 30 – April 2. Students participated in a variety of competitions: hardware competition, software competition, ethics competition, student paper competition, t-shirt design competition and website competition. Ted Ferguson won second place in the student paper competition with his research paper “Hardware Implementation of Synapses Using Memristors.” The UK team took first place in the T-shirt competition and was the alternate team for the finals in the ethics competition.

In addition to the competitions, several UK students participated in the officer training offered by the region. The training sessions encourage student officers to grow their branch, offer events ideas and give them tips for effective leadership.

A full breakdown of the students who attended the conference and participated in the competition is below.

Student Major Competition Officer Role
Andy Conway CS Software Website
Blake Adkins ME Hardware Commons
Brandon Coty CS Hardware
Daniel Dopp EE Treasurer
Dennis Chertkovsky EE Hardware Treasurer
Francesca Iturri MSE Ethics
Galvin Greene EE Hardware (Captain) Hardware
Kristina Gessel CS Software Chair
Kyle Defler CS Ethics
Luke Wormald EE Hardware
Melissa Shankle CS T-Shirt Vice Chair
Mitchell McClure CS Software Secretary
Shravan Govindaraj EE Ethics Outreach
Ted Ferguson EE Technical Paper
Ted Ferguson Receives His Award: 2nd Place Student Paper Competition Left to Right: Dr. Jim Conrad, IEEE R3 Director, Ted Ferguson, Oceane Boulais, R3 Student Representative, Tim Forrest, IEEE-USA MOVE Truck
Ted Ferguson Receives His Award: 2nd Place Student Paper Competition Left to Right: Dr. Jim Conrad, IEEE R3 Director, Ted Ferguson, Oceane Boulais, R3 Student Representative, Tim Forrest, IEEE-USA MOVE Truck
clockwise starting at top: Two tables occupied by the UK hardware team: Brandon, Blake, Dennis, Luke, Galvin; Dennis is testing the robot; Galvin and Melissa are working on the robot; Luke is testing the robot
clockwise starting at top: Two tables occupied by the UK hardware team: Brandon, Blake, Dennis, Luke, Galvin; Dennis is testing the robot; Galvin and Melissa are working on the robot; Luke is testing the robot
The whole team: Daniel Dopp, Ted Ferguson, Dr. Regina Hannemann, Andy Conway, Brandon Coty, Blake Atkins, Galvin Greene, Luke Wormald, John Barnes (Mentor), Dennis Chertkovsky, Melissa Shankle, Kyle Defler, Mitchell McClure, Kristina Gessel, Francesca Iturri, (Shravan Govindaraj not in picture)
The whole team: Daniel Dopp, Ted Ferguson, Dr. Regina Hannemann, Andy Conway, Brandon Coty, Blake Atkins, Galvin Greene, Luke Wormald, John Barnes (Mentor), Dennis Chertkovsky, Melissa Shankle, Kyle Defler, Mitchell McClure, Kristina Gessel, Francesca Iturri, (Shravan Govindaraj not in picture)
Melissa Shankle receiving the award for the first place in the T-Shirt Competition; Left to right: Dr. Jim Conrad, IEEE R3 Director, Melissa Shankle, Oceane Boulais, R3 Student Representative
Melissa Shankle receiving the award for the first place in the T-Shirt Competition; Left to right: Dr. Jim Conrad, IEEE R3 Director, Melissa Shankle, Oceane Boulais, R3 Student Representative
The Winning T-Shirt!
The Winning T-Shirt!
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