On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Zeta Eta Chapter of IEEE-HKN located at Brigham Young University hosted a Futures Night for chapter members and students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Approximately 55 students attended to hear presentations and the experiences of fellow students as well as BYU ECE faculty on the topics of preparing and applying for gradate school and how to get a job or internship.

About the Presenters

Dr. Stephen Schultz

Stephen M. Schultz has received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 1999. He worked at Raytheon Missile Systems from 1999-2001. He has taught at Brigham Young University since 2002 and is currently an Associate Professor. He has authored or coauthored over 70 publications and holds 10 patents.

Dr. Ryan Camacho

Ryan Camacho joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2017. He received the BS degree in Physics from Brigham Young University in 2003, the MA degree in Physics in 2006, and the PhD degree in Physics in 2008, all from the University of Rochester. From 2008-2010 he was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, and from 2010-2017 he worked at Sandia National Laboratories.

Tanner Gaskin

Tanner Gaskin is currently a Master’s student in BYU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He performed undergraduate research for two years prior to starting his degree. He now does research in the Configurable Computing Lab where he mainly focuses on embedded systems.

Amanda Fails

Amanda Fails is currently a senior at Brigham Young University, majoring in Computer Engineering. She has interned at Digi International, General Electric, and Microsoft, and has accepted a position as a software engineer at Microsoft beginning the summer of 2020. She currently serves as the President of the BYU Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) and loves helping students find employment.