Speakers and Topics

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Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
1CONSTANTINE ANAGNOSTOPOULOS
President
Labonachip, LLC
Are Engineering Students Receiving the Right Education for the 21st Century?
Advancing technology and globalization are two forces that will have a direct impact on engineers and scientists in the 21st Century. Your education as students will determine whether technology is harnessed for its beneficial attributes and whether the United States will prevail as the world’s technology leader.
North Kingstown RI
1JAN BROWN, PhD
President
Engineering Update Institute
Women in Science and Engineering
The myths and biases of discrimination in the workplace are examined, along with many of the covert systemic inequities present in our social structure and enculturation process. Positive actions will be suggested for making the workplace more inviting for all of us.
West Whately MA
2COURTNEY GRAS
LaunchPad Community Director
Techstars
Entrepreneur is a Verb
Students will learn how to apply engineering skills to a career in entrepreneurship and learn how to think outside the box with their careers through a series case studies, personal stories and examples. 
Akron OH
2John Paserba
Vice President - Power Systems Group
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc
Managing to Manage Your Career
From the time you enter college until you retire, the choices you make will help determine the direction of your career. The information presented will explain the importance of identifying and making career choices, pinpoint the choices you control, and explain how to make the right choices to meet your career goals.
Warrendale PA
3ART NORDLINGER
Tampa Electric
The Importance of Professional Licensure
Where will your professional career lead? A quick review of the resumes and credentials of successful people often shows a breadth of experience, often with multiple employers. Will you need to be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) to be successful? Topics of this talk include: What is Professional Licensure? Where and when is it required? Who needs a professional license? What other benefits does a PE provide on your career path? How do I get licensed? When to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. The talk is typically tailored to rules and practices in the State where the talk is given.
Tampa FL
3JIM PETERMAN
Director, Product Security
Oracle
Engineering Education: A Lifetime of Learning
An engineer is faced with a tremendous challenge keeping abreast of the changes in technology and the profession. How can it be done? Education is the key. By continually learning, an engineer can maintain his technical strengths and ensure a career, not just a job.
“I speak on a variety of topics related to career expectations, career management, challenges of the high-tech workplace, and continuing education.”
Raleigh NC
4GARY BLANK
President
Engineering Update Institute
Consulting: An Exciting Way to Practice Engineering
Consulting is a very challenging and exciting way to practice engineering. This presentation describes how to prepare for a career in consulting, how to get started as a self-employed consultant, and how to establish a clientele.
Plato Center IL
5JAY B. JOHNSON
Intellectual Property Attorney
Kizzia Johnson PLLC
Getting Smart About Intellectual Property
Engineers, early in their careers, will become exposed to and contribute to the intellectual property of their companies. This presentation considers the various forms of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Dallas TX
6MICHAEL R. ANDREWS
Andrews & Associates, LLC
Professional Society Involvement
The graduating engineer is faced with several opportunities at the beginning of his or her professional life. Professional society membership offers several opportunities to guide those decisions. The presentation will emphasize the benefits of maintaining professional society membership through active participation, member networking, and maintaining technical currency.

Personal Habits for Professional Success
There are seven habits that are associated with effective people. The presentation begins with the definition of a habit and progresses through each habit individually, focusing on their effect on personal and professional growth.

Time Management
We all have exactly the same amount of time. This resource, like many natural resources, cannot be recovered or replaced, but as a resource it can be managed. This talk presents methods for the improvement of organizational skills and ideas for time management.

Ethics
Personal ethics or the ethics of an organization are defined as the fundamental rules by which an individual or an organization operates. This presentation focuses on personal and corporate value systems and the long-term effect that decisions have.

A Professional Adventure: Your Job Search
Six phases of securing employment upon graduation are explored: preparation, search, contact, interview, selection, and growth. The presentation begins with academic performance in school, progresses through research and selection of companies, discusses successful interviewing, and concludes with company selection and personal growth.
Phoenix AZ
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
Region 1
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
1CONSTANTINE ANAGNOSTOPOULOS
President
Labonachip, LLC
Are Engineering Students Receiving the Right Education for the 21st Century?
Advancing technology and globalization are two forces that will have a direct impact on engineers and scientists in the 21st Century. Your education as students will determine whether technology is harnessed for its beneficial attributes and whether the United States will prevail as the world’s technology leader.
North Kingstown RI
1JAN BROWN, PhD
President
Engineering Update Institute
Women in Science and Engineering
The myths and biases of discrimination in the workplace are examined, along with many of the covert systemic inequities present in our social structure and enculturation process. Positive actions will be suggested for making the workplace more inviting for all of us.
West Whately MA
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
Region 2
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
2COURTNEY GRAS
LaunchPad Community Director
Techstars
Entrepreneur is a Verb
Students will learn how to apply engineering skills to a career in entrepreneurship and learn how to think outside the box with their careers through a series case studies, personal stories and examples. 
Akron OH
2John Paserba
Vice President - Power Systems Group
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc
Managing to Manage Your Career
From the time you enter college until you retire, the choices you make will help determine the direction of your career. The information presented will explain the importance of identifying and making career choices, pinpoint the choices you control, and explain how to make the right choices to meet your career goals.
Warrendale PA
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
Region 3
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3ART NORDLINGER
Tampa Electric
The Importance of Professional Licensure
Where will your professional career lead? A quick review of the resumes and credentials of successful people often shows a breadth of experience, often with multiple employers. Will you need to be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) to be successful? Topics of this talk include: What is Professional Licensure? Where and when is it required? Who needs a professional license? What other benefits does a PE provide on your career path? How do I get licensed? When to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. The talk is typically tailored to rules and practices in the State where the talk is given.
Tampa FL
3JIM PETERMAN
Director, Product Security
Oracle
Engineering Education: A Lifetime of Learning
An engineer is faced with a tremendous challenge keeping abreast of the changes in technology and the profession. How can it be done? Education is the key. By continually learning, an engineer can maintain his technical strengths and ensure a career, not just a job.
“I speak on a variety of topics related to career expectations, career management, challenges of the high-tech workplace, and continuing education.”
Raleigh NC
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
Region 4
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
4GARY BLANK
President
Engineering Update Institute
Consulting: An Exciting Way to Practice Engineering
Consulting is a very challenging and exciting way to practice engineering. This presentation describes how to prepare for a career in consulting, how to get started as a self-employed consultant, and how to establish a clientele.
Plato Center IL
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
Region 5
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5JAY B. JOHNSON
Intellectual Property Attorney
Kizzia Johnson PLLC
Getting Smart About Intellectual Property
Engineers, early in their careers, will become exposed to and contribute to the intellectual property of their companies. This presentation considers the various forms of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Dallas TX
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
Region 6
Region Name & Title Presentation Topics Address
6MICHAEL R. ANDREWS
Andrews & Associates, LLC
Professional Society Involvement
The graduating engineer is faced with several opportunities at the beginning of his or her professional life. Professional society membership offers several opportunities to guide those decisions. The presentation will emphasize the benefits of maintaining professional society membership through active participation, member networking, and maintaining technical currency.

Personal Habits for Professional Success
There are seven habits that are associated with effective people. The presentation begins with the definition of a habit and progresses through each habit individually, focusing on their effect on personal and professional growth.

Time Management
We all have exactly the same amount of time. This resource, like many natural resources, cannot be recovered or replaced, but as a resource it can be managed. This talk presents methods for the improvement of organizational skills and ideas for time management.

Ethics
Personal ethics or the ethics of an organization are defined as the fundamental rules by which an individual or an organization operates. This presentation focuses on personal and corporate value systems and the long-term effect that decisions have.

A Professional Adventure: Your Job Search
Six phases of securing employment upon graduation are explored: preparation, search, contact, interview, selection, and growth. The presentation begins with academic performance in school, progresses through research and selection of companies, discusses successful interviewing, and concludes with company selection and personal growth.
Phoenix AZ
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