Orange County Branch Newsletter
Student Activities Committee
By Eric Walker
The first Student Activities Committee meeting of the academic year was held at Olive Garden in Santa Ana. The purpose of the meeting was for the new board members for each of the student chapters (California State University Long Beach, University of California Irvine, and California State University Fullerton) to meet their practitioner advisors for the upcoming year and begin to forge the relationships that will help the student chapters thrive. The turnout was great with five practitioner advisors and ten students coming out in addition to two representatives from the Younger Member Forum. The consensus seemed to be that people enjoyed getting to know their advisors in a relaxed setting and hear stories from the engineering profession. Some of the groups even started to collaborate on organizing tours and speakers for upcoming meetings. The dinner was a great way to start the new school year and though we will be having our monthly meetings via conference call we plan to have in person meetings once a quarter.