IEEE TESI Seminar: “What Are Standards?”

On Friday, July 26, 2019 IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute South location at Texas A&M TESI Camp SeminarUniversity hosted over 300 students from around the world. At the TryEngineering Summer Institute (TESI) program, 8th – 12th grade school students explored various engineering fields, such as Electronics, Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace. The TESI program also facilitated an opportunity for students to meet working engineers and experience VIP tours of engineering companies and centers.

IEEE R5 South Area Chair Christopher Sanderson, Account Manager with HV Sales Company, Inc. along with IEEE R5 Director Director Bob Shapiro, a Land Mobile Radio Consultant with RCS Wireless Consulting; facilitated What Are Standards? seminar. The What Are Standards? seminar take a historical look through time in understanding where measurements and standards we use today had its early beginnings.









Many were surprised to learn about the history of standards and the number of IEEE standards around the world in a number of various industries.

IEEE has an active portfolio of nearly 1,300 standards and projects under development, IEEE is a leading developer of industry standards in a broad range of technologies that drive the functionality, capabilities, and interoperability of products and services, transforming how people live, work, and communicate.

Part of the high interest from students was the historical significance of standards and how standards are adopted an applied all over the world in a number of different applications and technologies.

With collaborative thought leaders in more than 160 countries, IEEE-Standards Association is a leading consensus-building organization that enables the creation and expansion of international markets, and helps protect health and public safety.

“It’s a great time to be an IEEE member volunteer. Knowing that I’m making a difference in the lives of future STEM young professionals.” Says Christopher Sanderson, IEEE R5 South Area Chair.


Article shared by James Epkins, Lamar University Student Branch Young Professional and contributing volunteer to Houston Section Newsletter team.

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