Contact: Ellen Sterner
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650
March 27, 2002

SETH PICKETT OF CISCO SYSTEMS TO SPEAK AT SMU SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING NETWORKING EVENT APRIL 7

DALLAS (SMU) -- Seth Pickett, manager of optical strategy for Cisco Systems, will be the featured speaker at an April 7 networking event sponsored by the SMU School of Engineering. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Blvd. in Plano. Current and prospective graduate students are invited to attend as well as corporate professionals.

The event will begin with an information session for prospective graduate students from 6-7:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., Pickett will give a lecture titled "Optical Technologies in Communication: Boom or Bust?." Optical technologies play a vital role in both the Internet and telecommunications.

From 8-9 p.m. there will be an opportunity for current and prospective students to network with each other, as well as with SMU faculty members and corporate professionals.

For more information on the April 7 event, or to RSVP, e-mail gradprograms@engr.smu.edu or call 214-768-1403. The next networking event will be held on Sunday, June 2.


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