Student News and Announcements
Follow the latest news and announcements on the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's Facebook group page.
Access to Talent Program at IROS 2017
Hello roboticist friends! Are you planning to attend IROS 2017? Are you looking for robotics-related employment opportunities? IEEE RAS is excited to announce the Access to Talent Program which will be organized in conjunction with IEEE/RJS IROS 2017. The EXPO which accompanies the IROS conference is targeted at the robotics industry, providing an excellent opportunity for employers to showcase their company and to conduct on-site interviews with prospective employees. Building on this conference staple, the Access to Talent Program is aimed at better connecting companies with job-seeking roboticists.
Conference attendees interested in participating in the Access to Talent can upload their contact information and resume/CV to a database which will be made available to sponsoring companies. Interested companies then have the opportunity to conduct on-site interviews or may follow up with prospective employees. If you are interested in participating, go to the IROS Careerfair website and click on the "Create Account or Reset Password" link where you will be asked to provide an email address. Further instructions on setting up a password will be sent to you so you can complete the log-in process. Once you have logged in, click on "Create" and fill out the application as instructed.
IROS Gold and Silver level companies will have access to the database one week before the conference while other sponsors, exhibitors, and career fair companies will receive access to the database at the beginning of the conference. Companies can search the database for potential employees and will have access to conference space to conduct on-site interviews.
Student Activities at IROS 2017
Hello fellow robotics students! If you are planning to attend IROS 2017 in Vancouver at the end of September, be sure to take part in the fantastic RAS Student Activities Committee offerings throughout the conference!
Come hang out with fellow students, take a break from the conference bustle, or prepare for your presentation all while enjoying a warm cup of coffee. The student lounge will be open Monday, 25 September and Wednesday, 27 September from 10:00-12:00 in Room 305.
Lunch with Leaders
Be sure to register for this unique lunch which takes place Tuesday, 26 September. You will have the chance to sit down with RAS leaders in a casual setting with open table discussions. This is your chance to ask real advice from top roboticists but space is limited so don’t wait! For more information see: http://www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/ras-calendar/event/1303-ras-lunch-with-leaders-lwl-for-students-at-iros
If you are looking for a fun challenge or need a little help meeting fellow students and robotics leaders while navigating IROS, the SAC Scavenger Hunt is just for you! Sign-up now at (https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0cb766c0756a4684a0b03d719e45f32e) and you will be emailed a list of challenges at the start of the conference. Post your pictures on social media to collect points and snap your way to the top for fun prizes!
Even if you are not travelling to Vancouver, you can still enjoy some of the IROS fun with our monthly Facebook Photo Challenges! Our second month of challenges will kick off 13 September with “Which Robot Wednesday” followed by “Trivia Thursday” and “Funny Foto Friday” in the subsequent weeks. All three challenges will promote the IROS theme of, “Friendly People, Friendly Robots”. Be sure to follow us on Facebook - answer the challenge correctly and you’ll be entered to win cool prizes from RAS!
IEEE RAS Humanitarian Technology Day - Register Now!
The 2017 IEEE RAS Humanitarian Technology Day (HTD) will be held on 14 October 2017 at Michigan State University (MSU Union Building) in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. The conference theme, “Engineering for Change”, emphasizes the need for social innovation to promote engineering creativity, sustainable solutions, and collaboration among strong leaders.
HTD 2017 will discuss several humanitarian challenges and potential solutions to them using diverse engineering backgrounds for better living. This conference, organized by students for students, will bring together specialists, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organization officials from different IEEE Regions to discuss the current and emerging humanitarian issues across the globe. This event not only promotes humanitarian awareness in our local community, but it also will train students on how to build strategies for identifying humanitarian problems, and designing and implementing solutions in their region. It has the support of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and IEEE RAS-SIGHT group.
Registration Website: https://ieee-ras-htd.eventbrite.com
Find out more about this amazing conference by clicking on the links below
See the event description: http://sites.ieee.org/sb-msu-htc/htd-2017
Learn about the Speakers: http://sites.ieee.org/sb-msu-htc/speakers/
Check out the Talks: http://sites.ieee.org/sb-msu-htc/plenary-and-keynote-talks/
Get to know our Committee: http://sites.ieee.org/sb-msu-htc/committee/
Date: 14 October 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 8AM - 7PM
Location: MSU Union, Ballroom (East Lansing, MI, USA)
RAS Student Activities Committee (SAC) Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced!
The results are in for the inaugural Student Activities Committee (SAC) Scavenger Hunt Challenge!
Students attending ICRA 2017 in Singapore had the opportunity to participate in a fun picture scavenger hunt. On the first day of the conference teams of 2-3 students were emailed a "secret" list of photo challenges. Throughout the five day event, teams took photos of each other demonstrating their achievments. Tasks ranged from shaking hands with RAS leadership, visiting local sights near the conference venue, to doing funny poses.
First Place: Mustafa Doga Dogan (Turkey) and Tobias Benz (Germany)
Second Place: Anqi Li (USA), Sasanka Nagavalli (USA), Wenhao Luo (USA)
Third Place: Alex Klootwijk (Netherlands) and Rens Doornbusch (Netherlands)
Congratulations to the winners and Thanks to All Participants for making this a fun event!
Register Now: Student Scavenger Hunt at ICRA 2017
Are you a student planning to attend the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017) in Singapore? Join the IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee for a fun scavenger hunt! Teams of 2-3 students will be emailed a super top secret list of objectives on the morning of 29 May. Throughout the conference, teams will then take pictures demonstrating they achieved each objective - ranging from shaking hands with RAS leadership, visiting local sights near the conference venue, to doing funny poses. Awards will be presented to teams which found the most items and teams with the most creative photos!
Who: Students attending ICRA 2017
What: A fun picture scavenger hunt
When: 29 May-2 June 2017
Where: ICRA in Singapore
Why: Because everyone needs a little fun!
If you already know a few other students attending, you can form a Team and register as a group. If not, please register yourself, and we will team you up with other enthusiastic roboticists. See you in Singapore!
Register here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=0cb766c0756a4684a0b03d719e45f32e