Sensors Expo & Conference University Program Shines Spotlight on Academia Research and Innovative Designs

Dedicated networking events and education bridge gap between sensors academia and industry professional community

Newton, MA – May 4, 2017Sensors Expo & Conference (#Sensors17), the premier event dedicated to sensors, revealed details of this years’ University Program designed to encourage participation from all members of academia and provide the opportunity to introduce research and innovative designs to the larger sensors community. Sensors Expo encourages students in sensor research, students exploring a career in design engineering, faculty members, and post-docs eager to learn more about sensors or showcase applications to participate in this year’s program.

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As the sensors industry continues to gain momentum, Sensors Expo is the premier resource for knowledge sharing and networking and ideal venue to help bridge the gap between academia and industry professionals. Dedicated to cultivating the next generation of engineers in the sensors industry, the University Program offers ample opportunities to connect with colleagues. This year’s participants include UC Berkeley and Northeastern University-Silicon Valley.  

Highlights include:

  • Poster Contest at Sensors Expo – offers the opportunity to showcase research and visual presentations. The winning poster will be announced during the University Awards Ceremony. Submissions can be accepted at sensorsexpo.com/university.
  • Future of Engineering Education Panel – moderated by Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates, on June 29, this panel will explore the future of engineering education and career exploration. Featured panelist includes P.K. Agarwal, Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, Michel Georgiopoulous, University of Central Florida, and Marc Madou, UC Irvine. 
  • Career Connection – this new venue offers everyone – from young professionals to seasoned experts – the opportunity to connect with potential employers and explore the next phase of career development. Additionally, attendees can submit a resume in advance to csoucy@questex.com to be included on the Job Board for over 300 + exhibitors.
  • University Pavilion – this is the place to explore educational institutions with degree programs in fields related to sensors at a variety of different program levels, as well as see their latest research.
  • Academic Scholarship Discount Offer: Using a special discount code, Academia will receive 50% off the current rate of Gold Conference Passes. Details at sensorsexpo.com/register.

“I consider the overall experience of attending Sensors Expo to be quite exceptional for all attendees but particularly among young students and professionals, eager to learn and exchange ideas,” said Roger Grace, President, Roger Grace Associates. “Sensors Expo is the de -facto event for those serious in their career in the sensors industry, from those with many years of experience to those wishing to make a transition from another technology to those just starting their professional careers. It is the place to be to exploit the opportunity for knowledge and industry connections and is truly unique in this regard. It has been privilege to organize this session again and to play a small part in helping to foster this next generation of engineers.”

About Sensors Expo & Conference
Sensors Expo & Conference will take place June 27-29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Sensors Expo is supported by the event's official publication, Sensors Magazine, the industry's leading resource and authority on sensing, communication, and control. Sensors Expo is produced by Questex LLC, a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider.  

For further information, contact:
Charlene Soucy
Marketing Director
617-219-8372
csoucy@questex.com

Sarah Murray
Partner, Attune Communications
781-378-2674
sarah@attunecommunications.com