The IEEE MEMS-TC was the technical co-sponsor and supported a number of exciting events on the 21st International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2022)—the premier international conference on innovation in micro and nano technology in support of power/energy generation, conversion, and storage applications as well as micro/nanosystem-enabled energy-efficient applications. The conference had around 100 attendees encompassing global experts, colleagues, and friends interested in MEMS research and technologies applied to energy conversion, power generation, and associated topics. PowerMEMS 2022 resumes the in-person PowerMEMS conferences after the pandemic.
Cheese Mixer was hosted on December 12th, 2022, at the University Guest House Hotel & Conference Center of the University of Utah. The conference started with registration and a social event that offered stations of cheese, crackers, and various kinds of drinks. The event gave the opportunity to the attendees to meet new people, catch up with old friends after the pandemic, and restart the in-person activities of the PowerMEMS community.
A Women in Engineering Lunch was hosted on December 13th, 2022, at the University Guest House Hotel & Conference Center of the University of Utah. The lunch provided women attendees the opportunity to network. Attendees from the industry and the academia were present. Lunch included sandwiches, drinks, and dessert.
A Lunch with Faculty was hosted on December 13th, 2022, at the University Guest House Hotel & Conference Center of the University of Utah. The lunch was meant to provide students the opportunity to network with senior faculty. Professors Eric Yeatman from Imperial College and Yuji Suzuki from the University of Tokyo met with a handful of students chat about the academia and get career advice. Lunch included sandwiches, drinks, and dessert.
The banquet of the conference was on December 13th at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The banquet served food anddrinks using stations and gave to the attendees the opportunity to network, comment the highlights of the conference, and visit a very interesting collection of fossils.