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The Student Activities Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society ( “SAC”) was formed in 2006 as an initiative by the Robotics and Automation Society AdCom to represent the students' voices. The goal of the SAC is to represent students in robotics worldwide.


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Background


The SAC is responsible for organizing and managing activities, promotions, and competitions to recruit students and keep members active. As part of the Member Activities Board, the SAC consists of a chair who serves a two year position and three co-chairs who serve one year positions.

The main role of SAC is to provide students with opportunities to advance their careers and improve their professional experience. In order to support students’ training, careers, and professional relationships, we believe that facilitating active networking, interdisciplinary dialogue, and robotics education at all levels are fundamental goals for the Committee to work towards. To achieve these goals, the SAC organizes events to give students the chance to find high quality information, as well as to find the best places where robotics innovators and scientists meet to exchange their knowledge and experience.

The SAC puts on a set of activities especially during ICRA and IROS, the two annual flagship conferences of the Robotics and Automation Society. Students activities promoted by RAS are organized during CASE and BioRob too. By participating in these events, students have the opportunity to network with innovators, possible future mentors, colleagues, and friends.

Since robotics is more and more becoming an interdisciplinary science, involving medicine, biology, neuroscience, ethics, psychology, and many more, SAC encourages the collaboration between RAS students and IEEE Societies in other fields in order to increase opportunities for future cooperative projects and research groups, paving the path for breakthrough ideas and technological innovation. Promotion, education, and training for robotics are carried out for students at different ages. International events, Summer Schools, and media are used as fundamental ways to energize interest and knowledge in robotics. Furthermore, PhD students, undergraduates and younger children are involved in a range of activities with different robotics initiatives. Student branches and chapters are encouraged and supported by our committee and provide a local presence to promote careers, to create networks, and coordinate member events.

The Student Activities Committee of the Robotics & Automation Society represents an exclusive resource for your career and knowledge. It offers occasions to meet and interact with leaders of academia and industry, and we may help to find chances for mobility, jobs, internships, and financial support.
 


Leadership


Lauren Miller


Student Activities Chair
Student Administrative Committee Member
Northwestern University 
Evanston (IL), United States
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Arash Ajoudani

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Student Activities Co-Chair
The Italian Institute of Technology
University of Pisa
Genova, Italy
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Jory Denny

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Student Activities Co-Chair
Texas A&M University
College Station (TX),
United States 
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Patrick Wensing

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Student Activities Co-Chair
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States
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Past Leadership

Laura Margheri (chair) 2012-2013
Patrick Wensing (co-chair) 2012
Douwe Dresscher (co-chair) 2012
Tamas Haidegger (chair) 2010-2011
Alejandro Perez (co-chair) 2010, 2011
Marcelo L. Moreyra (co-chair) 2011
Michel Franken (co-chair) 2010
Carol Reiley (chair) 2008-2009
Junjie 'Jonjay' Zhang, Shogo Okamoto (co-chairs) 2009
Elena Gribovskaya, Phil Roan (co-chairs) 2008
Surya Singh 2006-2008 (first chair)