…a successful kick-off of the IEEE Engineering the Future Global Event Series!
[singlepic id=1297 w=296 h=222 float=left] After long and arduous preparations, Munich kicked-off the IEEE Engineering the Future Global Events Series. On April 27th, already about 5 p.m. the first guests have entered the Audimax of the Technische Universität München – at 6 p.m., when the Speakers Session was about to start, more than 300 invitees have already taken their seats to first watch the IEEE Germany Section presentation and consequently to be welcomed by Dr. Andreas Luxa – Germany Section Chair. Speakers Session, revolving around the “Horizontal and vertical integration of technology disciplines to engineer the future” was started by Dr. John Vig – IEEE 2009 President, who reminded the guests of IEEE achievements through the long period of its existence but also emphasized its meaning in today’s and future’s engineering. The “One Voice” video presented afterwards approved the thesis about the universal values of IEEE shared by its volunteers around the world. Prof. Wolfgang Herrmann, TUM’s President, expressed his delight about IEEE celebrating in the walls of one of the Germany’s most meaningful universities and stressed how many of his students and scientific staff representatives are IEEE’s Members, having their stake in its success. The guests had subsequently the chance to hear Mr. Martin Zeil – Bavarian State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, talking about the role of engineering in the development of Bavarian economy and Prof. Jozef Modelski – IEEE region 8 Director, discussing the Region’s contribution to the international cooperation of the engineers, representing numerous fields and interests. Prof. Josef Nossek, the VDE Deputy President, reminded of the close cooperation of IEEE and VDE and their commitment to promote engineering, innovations and education. Last but not least, Prof. Felicitas Pauss – CERN’s Coordinator for External Relations, entered the stage to explain why IEEE and CERN “share the same destiny” in innovations development and their service to the humanity. After all the speakers were given long and warm applause, all the invitees proceeded to Theresianum, where the evening reception took place. Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres found a good welcome and one could hear a lot of interesting discussions until almost 9.30 p.m.
Anna Stanco, Erlangen