IEEE-HKN Workshop and Networking Opportunity Sunday, March 24, 1:00 – 5:00pm in Coronado 2
IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award Reception, Monday, March 25 6:00-7:00pm in Upper Pool Lawn
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The transition from grad school to industry isn’t easy. What are the opportunities pitfalls, challenges and how to overcome them? We invite graduate students, graduating seniors, and young engineers to join us for the HKN Pathways Program, where we focus on this transition. In partnership with ECEDHA, we are bringing together students and professionals to discuss personal career paths, share hard-earned insights, and offer practical advice for young engineers
Why this Program?
Unlike programs offered at your university, you will meet and network with leaders from a wide cross section of industry, academia, corporations, and young engineers like you looking to enter industry. ECEDHA offers access and an audience unlike any other.
8:00am Breakfast with ECEDHA
8:30am Spotlight Industry Sessions with ECEDHA
12:00pm Lunch with ECEDHA
1:00 – 1:10pm Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Karen Panetta, 2019 IEEE-HKN President, Dean, Graduate Education, Tufts University
1:10 – 2:00pm Graduate Program Panel Discussion
Moderator: Karen Panetta, 2019 IEEE-HKN President
Tamal L. Bose, University of Arizona
Stephen M. Goodnick, Arizona State University
Ed Post, Prescott College of Engineering
A panel of experts will explore the value of attending Graduate School, how to choose a program, securing funding and how to get the most of the Graduate Student Experience. An interactive Q&A session and other resources will benefit the undergraduate student or current graduate student.
2:10-3:00 pm After Saying Hello and Shaking Hands
Build Effective Communications & Relationships
Mike Andrews, Managing Partner of Andrews & Associates
Andrews and Associates is a consulting firm specializing in new product R&D, business and management development, and Emergency Planning for business, schools and government entities.
Mr. Andrews is a Senior Life Member of IEEE a member and chair of numerous IEEE committees, Executive Producer of the IEEE Rising Stars Conference and member of the Phoenix Section Executive Committee. He is also the Arizona Region Coordinator for the Engineers Week Future City Competition and the originator of the SMART Competition
Carolyn Andrews, Certified Business and Executive Coach, International Speaker and Award-Winning Author
Ms. Andrews’ experience ranges from Fortune 100 companies to organizations with less than 50 staff members. She is an experienced senior corporate executive leader who also has more than 15 years of experience in small business management including starting new businesses and coaching existing businesses.
3:00 -3:50 pm What they did not teach you in Engineering School
Speaker: April Zhao, Qualcomm
Besides fulfilling work duties, April Zhao’s current research area is on a multi-disciplinary study between Engineering and Society, which falls within the scope of Social Response Capitalism. One of the topics that I’m particularly interested in is how to encourage technology companies to achieve environmental protection and economic growth simultaneously. I’m hoping with the involvement in IEEE Phoenix, we can influence the tech world in this direction and advocate the long-term sustainable development plan.
3:50- 4:00pm IEEE-USA: Professionals Need a Professional Association
Speaker: Tom Coughlin, 2019 IEEE-USA President
4:00-4:50pm Industry Forecast: The Next Big Thing (Panel Discussion)
Moderator: Tom Coughlin, IEEE-USA President
Doug Baney, Keysight Technologies
Doug Phillips, Texas Instruments
Dennis Leitterman, HewlettPackard (ret)
April Zhao, Qualcomm
Dr. Doug Baney is the Corporate Director of Education at Keysight Technologies, where he oversees global university relations for Keysight. Doug worked as an R&D millimeter wave engineer in Hewlett-Packard’s Signal Analysis Division, and later in HP Laboratories, Agilent Laboratories, and Keysight Laboratories following company splits. He has extensive experience in the field of microwaves and photonics, and has conducted research in the areas of millimeter-wave amplifiers and mixers, optical amplifier gain, optical noise figure, spectral-hole burning and upconversion ZBLAN fiber visible lasers.
Doug Phillips: Doug Phillips is the director of university marketing for Texas Instruments. In this role, he manages a global team of marketers in India, China, the U.S. and in Europe to collaborate with university faculty and administrators on engineering curriculum to ensure today’s students are well-equipped for industry.
Dennis Leitterman: Dennis Leitterman enjoyed a 30-year career with Hewlett-Packard in the Silicon Valley, where he focused on the computer sector and worked in engineering management, project management, software licensing, product marketing and business development.
Mr. Leitterman’s involvement with IEEE began in 1971 during his freshman year of college and continued throughout the rest of his undergraduate years at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, where he was elected IEEE Student Branch Chair, served as President of his IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Student Chapter, and was a finalist for the HKN Outstanding Senior Award. He now serves as Chair of the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area HKN Alumni Chapter as well as Chair of the IEEE-HKN Alumni Committee.
6:00-7:30pm EXPO Reception