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Nearly 200 Students Attend Annual Casino Night

Nearly 200 Students Attend Annual Casino Night

Students play poker for a chance to win door prizes at Casino Night. Photo by Justin Chen.
Students play poker for a chance to win door prizes at Casino Night. Photo by Justin Chen.

On November 12, 2009, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student Council (ECE USC) hosted the third annual ECE Casino Night in the rotunda of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building. Close to 200 students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering “hit the jackpot” with a night full of networking, games, dinner, and prizes.

Engineering students were invited to attend this event to network with representatives from sponsor companies and socialize with fellow students. Students dressed their best and dropped by employer tables to submit their resumes and talk about job and internship opportunities. Representatives from sponsor companies Force 3, GE, MicroStrategy, Northrop Grumman, and Thales Communications came to join in the fun and interact with students.

Ante-Up Entertainment provided professional gaming equipment and dealers. The rotunda was lined with tables for blackjack, poker, and roulette and filled with the sound of poker chips clicking and jazz music from the building PA system. Noodles & Company catered a pasta dinner.

The Undergraduate Student Council provided door prizes and raffled them off to the attendees. The sponsoring companies also contributed prizes, including an iPod Nano from MicroStrategy. Dell contributed two Netbooks as grand prizes, and Microsoft contributed several additional prizes including software and accessories.

All proceeds went to the ECE USC to fund the improvement of the student lounge area in the Engineering Annex Building.

Photos from the event can be seen at:
http://www.ece.umd.edu/News/images/09_11_ECE_Casino_Night/

November 18, 2009


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