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BSC Electrical Engineering Technology Students to Participate in International Competition

Members of the student section/International Society (ISA) for Measurement and Control at Bluefield State College will travel to Anaheim, CA to compete with student teams from the United States, Canada, Russia, and Latin America in a day-long international student competition. BSC's electrical engineering technology students will also be involved in seminars designed to provide the opportunity to put their skills to the test. BSC's student section team will compete in the ISA Bowl, during which they will answer questions on basic and advanced instrumentation and control theory and practice. The ISA Practical competition gives students instrumentation and control exercises developed by local industry professionals. BSC associate professor of electrical engineering technology Roy Pruett, Student Section Advisor for the Bluefield chapter, noted the BSC team finished fourth in last year's international competition. "Our students will gain hands-on experience from the competition and also have the opportunity to meet exhibitors and potential job contacts in the future," he said. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger will be the keynote speaker at the International Society for Measurement and Control event. BSC students attending the Anaheim program, and team members, include Sheri Webb, Jason Osborne, Shannon Bowling, and Byron Bishop.