On Thursday, January 8, 2015, UCLA Anderson welcomes for the first time a campus-sized version of the acclaimed CES (previously called the Consumer Electronics Show). CES at UCLA Anderson is being presented by Anderson’s Easton Technology Leadership Program (ETLP) in association with the school’s High Tech Business Association, a student organization with more than 450 members and considered “the gateway to the high-tech industry for UCLA Anderson students.” The focus of this event is on new technologies and learning about them through talks, panels and keynotes as well as Technology Tables. The themes of the event include the Internet of Things, Wearables, Robotics, Virtual Reality and Connected Cars.
“The interest in technology among the students at Anderson has been growing over the past few years,” says Dr. Vandana Mangal, executive director of the ETLP. “Students with technical and non-technical backgrounds have been successfully transitioning into the technology sector, with over a quarter of the students being placed in the tech sector last year.”