Co-Chair: Tamar Geller

“Y-IEEE has given me so many opportunities to grow both as an engineer and as a student. Whether it was attending interesting lectures, working on a project team, or hanging out at social events, I have been able to gain both the technical skills and confidence to be a woman in STEM. When I first joined the club, I was nervous about being on a project team (as I didn’t know very much) and about having to miss a lot of the meetings for religious observance of the Sabbath. Y-IEEE was extremely accommodating from the beginning and even got special kosher meals for me at events! It has pushed me beyond my comfortable limits to accomplish things I never thought possible – that’s why I triple-E!”

Co-Chair: Taylor Chapman

“When I was a first-year attending the extracurricular bazaar in 2018, I remember encountering the Y-IEEE booth and William Sussman, the re-founder of the chapter, handed me a small slip of paper with “Y-IEEE” in bold with a small resistor attached. The enthusiasm surrounding the booth was absolutely contagious, and as Will was rapid-fire handing out all of these little resistors, I developed the impression that Y-IEEE was excited to include everyone and anyone to the chapter! The excitement and the eagerness to invite any student who displayed interest, in my mind, emphasized that Y-IEEE is meant for everyone and is a community anyone can be a part of! During my time in Y-IEEE, I can definitely say from experience that Y-IEEE is welcoming, helpful, and inclusive to all. As a first-generation and low-income student, as well as a female in STEM, Y-IEEE’s appreciation for inclusion in a field that has lacked diversity and has otherwise been inaccessible to so many others is amazing. Y-IEEE has solidified itself as an engineering group that not only advances STEM, but also values the contributions of all of its members and strives to ensure it is accessible and fun for everyone, which is why I triple-E!”

Treasurer: Lucas Shepard

“As if transitioning to life at Yale isn’t hard enough, being international gives you a bunch of other hurdles. You’ve got the cultural barrier, the language barrier, the “wait what’s an AP exam?” barrier, and all these little things that add up to make adaptation seriously challenging if you’re not careful. And now COVID comes along and gives all of us a huge social life middle-finger. So imagine a world where a student club enables you to get together with a bunch of relatable nerds that share your common interests to work together on a cool project. Crazy, right?! Introducing Y-IEEE! No who am I kidding, obviously there’s a ton of clubs like that at Yale. For me, though, that club was Y-IEEE. It’s no exaggeration when I say some of the most fun I’ve ever had in my life were during my team’s meetings, while we joked around trying to get our Arduino to connect to an LED display AND THEN OH S*** THE WIRE EXPLODED… yeah. Good times. If you’re an international looking to forge new connections while simultaneously building something awesome, look no further.”

DSCA: Ryan Viores

“When I first joined Y-IEEE, I was worried that as a mechanical engineer, I wouldn’t be able to meaningfully contribute to a club dedicated to electrical engineering. However, as I met the board and the people in the club, it became clear that they were all willing to go out of their way to help. The project I worked on and the people I met through Y-IEEE was definitely one of the coolest things in my freshman year. That’s why I triple E!”

Secretary: Miles Krusniak

“I’m a pure Computer Science major, meaning that I don’t always take as many implementation-oriented classes as I’d like. Yale CS is pretty theoretical (not that that’s a bad thing!) and finding places to apply your skills can be tricky. So, I started looking for SEAS clubs where I might be able to put some software to use – and found Y-IEEE. There’s no engineering club that matches the enthusiasm of Y-IEEE, and I found that even though electrical engineering wasn’t my exact skill set, I was always welcomed and felt like I had something to contribute. Y-IEEE breaks out of the mold when it comes to engineering groups, attracting many folks similar to and different from me who are always ready to jump into a project headfirst. It’s a socially rich group – and I’m sure it’ll continue to be despite the upcoming weirdness – with all sorts of talents and ideas from which to learn, and it has both the vitality of a younger organization and the stability of an older one. With such a strange semester headed our way, I’m comforted and thrilled that I’ll be able to spend it with this fantastic and clever group.”