The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted the 8th IEEE Magnetics Society summer school from June 14 to June 19. The summer school was led by Prof. Beth Stadler (chair), and Prof. Randall Victora (co-chair). The summer school is designed for graduate students who are members of the IEEE Magnetics Society and studying magnetism and related areas. Student attendees must go through a selection process that includes recommendations by their advisors and IEEE Magnetics members.
The 2015 school saw students from the US, Europe,Asia, Latin America and Australia. Opening on Sunday evening with a reception and dinner, it had a packed schedule of lectures punctuated by a Seagate sponsored excursion to the Wabasha Street Caves and a cruise on the Mississippi river. There were two poster sessions and four distinguished lectures over the six days, with prizes being awarded for the best posters.