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Inspire ME graphic elementInspire ME is a weekly series featuring local, regional and national researchers, industry professionals, instructors and students sharing insight on everything from space exploration to human performance, student experience to professional development, engineering research to engineering practice.

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Seminar Schedule – Fall 2018

Our Fall seminars will be held on Friday afternoons from Noon until 1:15 in MEC 106. Schedules are still being finalized, but the schedule should look close to the following:

  • Aug. 24 – Student Involvement
    Members of engineering student organizations
    Learn how being involved can open doors, enhance skills, increase connections, and enhance employability.
  • Aug. 31 – Robots in Industry
    Al Youngwerth, Versabuilt
    With additional robots added to the Robot Controls Laboratory, learn how automation will play a role in your future career
  • Sept. 7 – Process Engineering
    Dr. Kody Powell, University of Utah
    Look beyond the individual components to see how industrial processes work, and how that knowledge can help you anticipate problems in a design
  • Sept. 14 – Serviceability
    Chuck Adams, GE Aviation
    What good is a great new design if it can’t be maintained or repaired? Learn how an eye on longevity can save your company millions
  • Sept. 21 – Networking and Communication – an engineer does not work in a vacuum, and knowing how to interact with people both in and out of your field of specialization is a skill that will give you a leg up!
  • Sept. 28 – Sustainability
    John Bernardo, Idaho Power Company
    Changes to Boise’s recycling program have brought the topic of waste to the forefront of our thoughts. See how you can take steps to make your work a sustainable one.
  • October is Research Month
    Four faculty candidates will be here in October sharing their research work with us. Come help us evaluate our potential new faculty members.
  • Nov. 2 – Leadership
    Dr. Heidi Reeder, Boise State University
    What does leadership look like, and how can you develop the skills to become a leader in school and work
  • Nov. 9 – Resumes
    Leandra Aburusa, COEN Student Support
    The fall is the time to start looking at internship and employment opportunities, so a clean resume that promotes your skills is key. Learn what you can do to make your qualifications stand out for an industry contact
  • Nov. 16 – Internships Panel
    Should you take the opportunity for an internship? (YES!) Find out when and why from your peers who have done it! You’ll be able to pick their brains and make important choices with their experiences.
  • Nov. 30 – Systems Engineering
    Looking at the overall integration of processes and components is an important part of business planning. Learn how to evaluate any system for efficiency and problem solving.
  • Dec. 7 – Employer Panel
    Join local industry folk in a discussion of what you can do as a student to prepare for your post-graduation career and find out what stands out for them the most in their recent hires

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