The First IEEE EPS Student Branch Chapter in Africa

In September 2021, the first IEEE Electronic Packaging Society Student Branch Chapter was established at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The IEEE EPS Santa Clara Chapter (Chair: Annette Teng) from Northern California played a critical role by being a big brother and providing the financial support to start the student branch and chapter 3000 miles away. We would also like to thank Dr. Fetene Mulugeta, from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for serving as the faculty advisor of the "IEEE Addis Ababa University Student Branch Chapter.” This and similar student branches will play key roles in IEEE EPS conferences to be held on the continent of Africa. The first workshop is to be held in Addis Ababa early next year (

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