IEEE Houston Young Professionals Event: Atec Happy Hour

On Friday, April 20th, 2018 Atec, Inc. representatives and IEEE members joined together at Mongoose v. Cobra for a happy hour event. This event was corporate-sponsored, the first of its kind hosted by IEEE Houston, and Atec sponsored the food for the event.

The IEEE HOU Young Professionals (YP) Chair, Moriah Hargrove Anders, spearheaded the coordination of the bar with Atec representative, Kristen Gaustad. Both are very happy with how the event turned out, and how easy coordinating the event was with Mongoose vs. Cobra. There are plans to repeat this event in the near future due to its success.

Once attendees made it to the bar, after fighting rush hour traffic on a Friday, everyone was invited to wear a nametag and mingle with Atec representatives. Attendees had the chance to learn more about Atec’s mission and engineering job roles. Attendees also had the chance to win a free TV. Charles P. an electrical engineering student at University of Houston – Downtown won the TV, as pictured below.

For more information on getting involved in IEEE HOU events, please refer to our events calendar. For more information about getting on the IEEE HOU YP mailing lists, please reach out to the IEEE HOU YP Chair, Moriah, at If you or your company is interested in sponsoring an IEEE happy hour, or your non-profit is interested in partnering with us, please reach out to the IEEE HOU YP Chair, Moriah, at

Article written by HOU YP Chair: Moriah Hargrove Anders. Let us know if you would like to be part of the newsletter team capturing events and sharing our stories.

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