ECE student selected for IEEE Young Professional Executive Committee

February 24, 2021

A Mississippi State University Engineering on the Coast student has been selected to serve on the executive committee of the Mississippi Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Young Professionals group.

Sydney LeeSydney Lee, a senior from Diamondhead, was recently named as the group’s treasurer. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering as part of the Mississippi State’s Engineering on the Coast program.

“Being a young professional can be scary since you are essentially the new kid on the block, and it can be difficult to find your place,” Lee said. “This is where the IEEE Young Professionals group comes in. This group offers networking opportunities among other young professionals. I saw this as an opportunity to expand my networking circle and a good opportunity to meet others within the engineering field.”

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, with over 419,000 members in over 160 countries.

“Becoming an active member at a young age and getting involved will help Sydney make great connections and easily further her career after college,” said Carrie Black, the academic coordinator for electrical and computer engineering in Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering.

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