Young Professionals are an important segment of the global MTT-S community. They include both students and professionals undertaking some of the cutting edge research that will form the basis of tomorrow's microwave industry. MTT-S and IMS recognizes the importance of fostering the professional growth and development of its future and emerging leaders. Therefore, this year's young professional program features a special session as well as a complimentary reception.


IEEE Young Professionals: IEEE Young Professionals is an international community of enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative members and volunteers. IEEE is committed to helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network. Click here to learn more about the IEEE Young Professionals.


Young Professional Discussion Forum: Awaken the Entrepreneurial Genius in You!

Sponsor: MTT-19 Business Issues

Organizer: Emile Davies-Venn, Intel Corporation, Arizona, USA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Abstract: This forum features speakers that are entrepreneurs in the field of engineering sharing their experience on building a successful company. They will highlight how their background i.e. academia, industry, etc. and experiences influenced their viewpoint and/or choices they made along the way.  It includes a panel discussion exploring the need, challenges and rewards of successful engineering entrepreneurship including how some of these barriers can be avoided and/or overcome.



Dr. Larry Dunleavy; co-founder and President/CEO: Modelithics Inc., professor: University of South Florida.

Dr. Feng Ling; founder and CEO: Xpeedic Technologies Inc.


Dr. Tom Driscoll, CTO and Co-founder: Echodyne Corp.

Charles Lewis, Vice President of venture development, Arizona Technology Enterprise.


Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Time: 1330 -1500

Place: Room: 129A B


Showcase high school science & engineering talent in metropolitan Phoenix area
Provide a conference experience to high school students representing metropolitan Phoenix area high schools
One-day event for local invited high school science & engineering students & their teachers
Will be synchronized with overall STEM program and events on May 21, 2015
Opportunity to showcase their science fair projects
Opportunity to interact w/ engineers and scientists, reps from universities and university engineering students
Opportunity to attend the vendor showcase (guided tour through event)
Lunch with awards
Interested Students or Teachers should contact:
Lesley Polka, Ph.D.
IEEE IMS 2015 High School Science & Engineering Invitational Coordinator
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Back for 2015! All the fun

We will have music food, cocktails and some truly unique and amazing entertainment that only Tampa can provide. This is for you, so please join in the fun! We would love to serve you a Pina Colada!

We will offer free themed food stations: Havana Night Theme; Caribbean Island Theme; Summer BBQ Theme

Visit the beer tents sponsored by Agilent Technologies and Copper Mountain Technologies. And the Sails Pavilion sponsored by High Frequency Electronics.

In front of the convention center, the Tampa Bay Water Ski Team will entertain you with their impressive skills, high speed jumps and exciting tricks so bring your camera! The IMS2014 committee received special permission from the United States Coast Guard for the high-flying show. You have front row seats!

On Monday, come register at the Tampa Bay Convention Center and stay for the party. If you have an IMS Badge, then you can access the event.