The IEEE Saint-Etienne Student Branch Innovation Day - 19th October 2023

The IEEE Student Branch Innovation Day - 19th October 2023

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association for electronics engineering, electrical engineering and other related disciplines. With over 427,000 members in more than 190 countries, it is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. In addition to publishing approximately 200 journals and more than 1,200 conference proceedings every year, the IEEE supports the establishment and operation of IEEE Student Branches worldwide. The activities of these branches may include organizing social events, arranging speakers, conducting field trips, providing tutorials, and publishing newsletters.

The Saint-Etienne IEEE Student Branch was founded in 2021 by Marine Aubry, former PhD student in our lab and now research engineer for TRAD-Tests & Radiations. Their most recent event, which was attended by over 300 engineering, doctoral, and Master’s students, focused on the theme of Innovation and Research. The objectives were to raise an awareness of R&D among these students, introduce them to scientific conferences, and connect them with Innovation stakeholders (incl. companies and researchers).
The “Innovation Day” event was taking place within Télécom-Saint-Etienne School’s facilities, and was divided into two parts. The day started with a general presentation by representatives of the companies bioMérieux, CNES and ORANO of their respective research areas, as well as their contribution to innovation. The afternoon was dedicated to lectures by young doctors and doctoral students, as well as scientists from French research labs and companies (incl. CEA , bioMérieux, Orano, Exail, STMicroelectronics, Avnir Energy, TRAD). The topics covered were extensive: photonics, optics, electronics, image, and computer science applied to the fields of space/nuclear/ medicine.
The day concluded with a poster session prepared by young researchers, whilst several companies were available to discuss career-related subjects with students. A special presentation was made by students from the European Master RADMEP  (Radiation and its Effects on MicroElectronics and Photonics Technologies) on their personal journey and international experiences.

The event was organised by Martin Roche and Fiammetta Fricano, students from our MOPERE team, with the help and support of lab members Sylvain Girard, Youcef Ouerdane, Aziz Boukenter, Matteo Ferrari, Emmanuel Marin, Adriana Morana, and specifically Corinne Fournier. Considering the success and interest the event received, it has already been suggested to be renewed.

Well done all!

Click here for some pics of the day !

Published on November 15, 2023