OTC2023 C-NET Program with R5 Houston Section and Oceanic Engineering Society

#otc2023 was May 1st – 4th, 2023 this year, IEEE OES is one of 13 sponsoring academic, scientific, and professional organizations dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of scientific and technological knowledge of offshore resources and related environmental matters at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). This year attendance crept back to pre-pandemic numbers with exciting new sessions that included the #energytransition, offshore wind, autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, and autonomy.  The exhibition floor was impressive and the technical program was excellent and well-attended.


Career Networking Exhibition Tours Initiative

Current YP BOOST Laureate Amy Deeb worked with IEEE Houston Section volunteers Christopher Sanderson and Cheryl Windom and Chapter volunteers Michael Romer and In Chul Jang to organize the inaugural Career Networking Exhibition Tours and recruit student attendees. The tours were successful with 15 students signed up, 9 student participants who showed up, and 4 guides (3 of them local) including Christopher Sanderson, Cheryl Windom, Arvind Bhardwaj and IEEE OES WIE Liaison and Administrative Committee Farheen Fauziya. Check out Arvind’s post on LinkedIn detailing his experience as a guide.

All of the students who attended made career networking connections and several of them were able to take advantage of job, internship, and business opportunities while on the tour. After a provided lunch and discussion, students stayed for the remainder of the day to take advantage of their new networking skills. It was gratifying to see the students traversing the floor on their own following the program and making more connections. Students will receive a brief survey to summarize their experiences and a guide will be written to help port this program to future IEEE OES events, such as OCEANS.

Again, thank you to the IEEE R5 Houston Section for your leadership and support.

Article submitted by Brandy Armstrong, Executive Vice President OES

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