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Image of the Inspire Me logoInspire 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 pending, but the anticipated offerings include:

Industry Topics

  • Robots in Industry – with the additional robots added to the Robot Controls Laboratory, learn how automation will play a role in your future career
  • Serviceability – 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
  • Sustainability – Boise’s recycling program has been turned upside down with the new sorting process. What happens to the stuff in the orange bag? The folks from Renewlogy will share how they take our trash and convert it into a useful fuel
  • 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
  • Employer Panel – join local industry folk 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

Professional Development Topics

  • Student Organizations – learn how being involved with a student group can open doors, enhance skills, increase connections, and enhance employability
  • Leadership – what does leadership look like, and how can you develop the skills to become a leader in school and work
  • Resumes – 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
  • 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!
  • Internships – 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.

Research Topics

  • Process Engineering – look beyond the individual components to see how industrial processes work, and how that knowledge can help you anticipate problems in a design
  • Research, research, research – four candidates will be here in October sharing their research work with us. Come help us evaluate our potential new faculty members.

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