University of Calgary

Silicon Valley field trip

April 7, 2011

Thirty students tour Silicon Valley

By Jennifer Sowa

A visit to the headquarters of major corporations and a meeting with scientists at IBM was a trip to remember for 30 students from the Schulich School of Engineering.

Instructor Anis Haque led the first-ever tour of Silicon Valley exclusively for electrical and computer engineering students. The students, accompanied by Haque and professor Sebastian Magierowki, paid a visit to Hewlett-Packard, Google headquarters and IBM, where they met with Don Eigler and Stuart Parkin – two internationally renowned physicists at IBM’s Almaden Research Centre in San Jose, California. Students also toured the Computer History Museum and the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Students received funding from the Schulich Student Activities Fund and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada and Southern Alberta Section.

Electrical and computer engineering students at Google headquarters in Silicon ValleyElectrical and computer engineering students at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley with Dr. Sebastian Magierowski and instructor Anis Haque. Photo courtesy of Polina Andreychenko


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