In the News: Robert Winnett (ECE ’12) Makes Intel Free Press

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August 29th, 2012

This photo of Robert Winnett (ECE '12) working on his senior design project recently appeared in Intel Free Press.

This photo of Robert Winnett (ECE '12) working on his senior design project recently appeared in Intel Free Press.

Recent Boston University graduate, Robert Winnett (ECE ’12), may be new to the job market, but that didn’t keep him from being featured in an Intel Free Press article titled, “Companies Battle for Next Tech Superstars.”

Winnett’s photo, taken by Senior Lecturer Babak Kia Montazam (ECE) during senior design project testing, appears in the story which offers advice about how technology companies can draw the best talent and students can make themselves attractive employment candidates.

See Winnett in Intel Free Press.

In the picture, Winnett is working on software used to build his team’s robot, capable of retrieving ping pong balls and returning them to a specific location.

The caption points out that graduates from BU’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering often find internships at companies like IBM, Raytheon, Intel, Genzyme, Microsoft, and HP.

According to Intel Free Press and Georgetown University research, technology companies may see a shortage of as many as 3 million US high-skills workers by 2018, so the demand for engineering talent will only increase over the next few years.

-Rachel Harrington (rachelah@bu.edu)