This year, we had 4 students attend the ITE Student Leadership Summit. There was a record attendance of 125 students total, and it was a great chance for networking with professionals as well as fellow students! Here’s a recap of the activities during the Summit:
- Wave lab tour and Driving Simulator – Oregon State has a wave lab where they study the effects of wave action. They have both a wave channel and a wave basin, and can study 2D sections of waves as well as large-scale 3D wave effects. There is also a driving simulator, where students can conduct research on driver reactions to different scenarios.
- Opening social – There was an opening social held in the bowling alley for students to meet each other and hang out.
- Panel Discussion – We had the chance to have a panel discussion with professionals from the three different aspects of civil engineering: Public Sector, Private Sector, and Academia.
- Poster Competition – Students were divided up into teams and created posters about several different categories: Fundraising, Student Recruitment/Retention, Pubic Outreach, and Professional Development. One of our students, Michael Stevens, advanced to the final judging with his group’s poster!
- Speed-Interviews/Resume Workshop – Students were able to practice their interviewing skills with professionals as well as receive feedback on their resumes.
- Technical Presentations – There were several presentations by professionals and students about projects or research that they have been working on.
It was a great conference to attend!