I just heard from my chum Kate Nilus, who is helping to organize the forthcoming ESC Boston Extravaganza, which will take place May 6-7, 2015. In her email, Kate said:
Hi Max, as we discussed on the phone, we are currently looking for professors and students to attend our ESC Boston event through our Embedded Education Program.
This program included discounts for full time professors and students as well as a student paper scholarship contest (which can be part of the class assignment if a professor is interested in doing so).
I think it would be great for professors to encourage their students' participation. We are also offering a tour for lecturers and students, which would allow the students to meet with industry professionals on the exhibition floor.
But wait, there's more, because we are offering a group discount on top on top of student/teacher discount. So, if there's anything you can do to get the word out, then that would be very much appreciated.
Well, this all sounds jolly interesting. Since I am an engineer who meandered my way into being a writer, I was particularly interested in Kate's reference to a “student paper scholarship contest.” I just bounced over to the Embedded Education Program webpage to take a look. How cool, I just discovered that: “ESC is introducing a student Best Paper Competition in which one lucky student will get to present live at ESC Boston.”
You never know, this could be a life-changing experience for someone. Also, with regard to Kate's point about “allowing students to meet with industry professionals on the exhibition floor.” What she failed to mention is that they would also almost certainly meet up with me. Now, that would be a life-changing experience (LOL).
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