Published on Sunday August 1, 2004
MAGNET, the Materials Engineering Graduate Network has elected a new executive board for the 2004-2005 academic year.
The new board is as follows:
- Jose M. Bermudez-President
- Hari Duvvuru-Vice President
- Harold Sant-Treasurer
- Hakki Yegingil-Secretary
Also elected was Assistant Professor Caroline Schauer as the new faculty advisor for MAGNET.
MAGNET's mission is to work on behalf of the Materials Science and Engineering graduate students to represent their interests to the University, College, and Department. MAGNET's actions are oriented towards professional and personal development of each and every graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel.
Sticking to MAGNET's core mission, for 2004-2005 the board plans to bring College and University-wide recognition to the organization by participating more fully in College of Engineering and Drexel University activities. They also plan to continue to organize trips to industry and further expand the cultural and sports outings each term. A continuation of welcome and farewell lunches for new and departing students has been proposed to occur each term. To help foster professional development, the board plans to host seminars on resume writing, interview skills, and an information session about scholarships, fellowships, and awards. Another key goal is to increase alumni networking between graduate students and MSE alums. They also plan a revamp of their current website (/Magnet/) to improve student visibility for job hunting and networking.