Few words about our trip in France
The idea for this event was born several years ago when we first visited CERN in Switzerland. This trip is annual and in 2019 we visited Grenoble and Toulouse. The organizational process had two parts. The first part was to take care about the participants selection, the accommodation, the means of transport and the second one is to organize our visits in universities, educational institutions and companies.
During the next month students from Thessaloniki applied to participate in this trip. IEEE members were prioritized to be selected. Afterwards a local Travel Agent booked flights and hotel rooms while students planned local transportations using public transportation in these two cities.
As far as the academical part of this trip, Mr. Hatzopoulos got us in contact with people in our visiting sights and we arranged our visiting hours and the entire schedule. Availability of our hosts determined the exact dates of our trip (20/5/2019-25/5/2019). We scheduled visits in INSA and LAAS in Toulouse and INP, TIMA, CEA LETI, ECRF and ST Microelectronics in Grenoble. In Toulouse we planned a local IEEE SB in ISAE-SUPAERO.
Some weeks before the trip we hosted a small fest where our SB invited all the participants so we can be introduced to each other.
This trip could be considered successful. Almost everything went according to plan while some delays in our schedule didn’t cause any problems. Our hosts were very courteous
and our visits in different universities and institutions were rewarding. Visiting ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE SB was unforgettable. During evenings we have some free time to visit both cities and walking around visiting local restaurants, bars and going sightseeing.
The arrangement of our trip was much more elaborate than the majority of our acts, yet we proceeded to carry it out effectively as we have so far, since the idea for this event was born several years ago when we first visited CERN in Switzerland. The organizational process was divided into two main parts: the first included the participants’ selection, the accommodation, the means of transport while the second involved the organization of our visits to universities, institutions and companies.
The procedure was launched during December 2018. An organizing committee that consisted of four members, two main organizers and two supporting members, was assigned with the task of organizing the entire trip. The Former President of the IEEE Greece CASS/ SSC Jt. Chapter, Mr. Alkiviadis Hatzopoulos, was willing to accompany us to our future trip and assist us in selecting our potential destinations as he had done before.
During the next month students from Thessaloniki were invited to apply for the upcoming trip. The IEEE members were prioritized to be selected. Afterwards, we contacted a local Travel Agent who booked flights and accommodation, while students planed the transportation means we would be using using the public transportation services in France.
At the same time, Mr. Hatzopoulos recommended us his acquaintances in our visiting sights and we proceeded to contact them and arrange our schedule.The exact dates of our trip were determined considering the availability of our hosts. We programmed visits in INSA and LAAS in Toulouse and INP, TIMA, CEA LETI, ECRF, ST Microelectronics in Grenoble. In Toulouse we visited the local IEEE SB in ISAE-SUPAERO.
A few weeks before the trip, we hosted a small fest and invited all the participants so we could be introduced to each other.
We strongly believe that this trip had a successful outcome.Our hosts were very courteous and our visits in different universities and institutions were rewarding. Visiting ISAE-SUPAERO IEEE SB was unforgettable. We spent our free time in the evenings wandering around both cities and visiting local restaurants, bars, going sightseeing and making fond memories as a team.