Organization: IEEE UP Student Branch
Number of participants: NA
Name of event: IEEE Coffee
IEEE Coffee is an initiative by IEEE UP Student Branch which intends to establish a closer connection between IEEE members, more specifically, students and professors, by organizing meetings to discuss numerous topics on a more casual environment.
The two editions of the initiative we had so far were a great success, with participation of professor Luís Teixeira of the Department of Informatic Engineering and Jaime Cardoso of the Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Those who attended the meetings had a chance to know more about the academic background of both professors, what kick-started them in their respective fields as well as future projects, but also about the perspectives they have towards IEEE; Erasmus experiences were shared, and topics ranging from how the Portuguese educational system is structured, to what the professors like to do in their free time, were something that kept the talks flowing for hours.