Thinking about visiting the college? Two great opportunities await you this fall: A Sept. 23 Distinguished Alumni Lecture by Qualcomm Inc. Vice President Jim Thompson, and the 63rd annual Engineers’ Day on Oct 8.
Jim Thompson, vice president of CDMA technologies for wireless giant Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego, will kick off the first in a new twice-annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series for the UW-Madison College of Engineering. The presentation and Q&A will be held in the 3M Auditorium, Mechanical Engineering Building, from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. All are welcome to attend.
Thompson will talk about the importance of innovation to Qualcomm’s ascent to becoming the world’s largest producer of fabless semiconductors for wireless applications. He will also discuss the future of wireless technology. Thompson was part of the team that in the 1990s established the platform for wireless technology that underpins today’s 3G and 4G networks.
The 63rd annual Engineers’ Day on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, will showcase great ideas in the college, honor distinguished alumni and offer an inside look at the rapidly changing southwest campus. Visitors will have the special opportunity to tour the new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, a building that will transform UW-Madison research. Please join us by registering online for Friday events and purchase tickets for the Oct. 9 Badger Homecoming football game against Minnesota.