by Deborah Silliman/College of Engineering
Garrett Hall, a junior electrical engineering student at UTSA, loves out of this world stuff. As a community college student in Austin, Texas, Hall became involved in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, which spurred his interest in aerospace technologies. Hall transferred to UTSA in 2014, and a few weeks ago was named the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Undergraduate Student Representative.
“I am really looking forward to giving back to the engineering community,” Hall said. “In this position, I want to help bridge the gap between the student community and the professional engineering community.”
Developing communication models between industry and the student body, not just at UTSA, but also on a wider scale that encompasses more than 600 active student members in AESS IEEE worldwide, is one of Hall’s goals. He is currently working on a mentorship project with UTSA’s chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the international electrical and computer engineering honor society of the IEEE.
“I am passionate about people learning, and improving students’ experiences in engineering,” said Hall, who will hold the student representative position for the next two years. “I appreciate this opportunity to increase the happiness and success of the engineering community as the Undergraduate Student Rep to the IEEE AESS Board of Governors.”
According to their web site, the AESS is the only professional society dealing with total integrated electronic systems and the enabling technologies.