Event Type: Site Visit
Date of Event: 3rd May 2018
SUTD’s Eta Kappu Nu chapter was excited to host Ms Karen Galuchie, IEEE Foundation Executive Director, at SUTD today! The club had a casual talk over tea at The Cake Shop.
Members of the club also got the rare opportunity to learn first-hand about the activities of other IEEE-HKN societies outside of Singapore. In particular, Ms Galuchie discussed how these chapters contributed extensively by working closely with local boy and girl scout organisations, as well as using the reach of community libraries to spread and excite others about technology. Through these exchanges, various ideas were shared on possible workshop and outreach programs that could be started in the months to come in SUTD.
Following the introductory tea session, the club brought our honored guest on a tour around SUTD, showcasing the prototyping facilities available to SUTD students, including metal-working and additive manufacturing capabilities among others. The club also showcased how our previous PCB workshop was conducted to the benefit of the SUTD community.
We concluded our tour with a visit to the Jackie Chan Pavilion and shared some backstory behind them. Our guest was impressed by the impressive wood carvings that decorated the halls.
The club sure hopes that Ms Galuchie enjoyed the tour and conversations with the IEEE-HKN student chapter members. We hope to do many more enriching events in future to develop deeper engineering capabilities within the SUTD community. Last but certainly not least, the club would like to extend our deepest appreciation for IEEE-HKN that invests heavily in its mission to encourage engineering and educational growth within the SUTD community. We wish Ms Karen Galuchie a pleasant stay in Singapore, and a safe trip back on this Saturday (5th May 2018).
Written by Chua Yue Zhi, Russ