Men and non-SWE members are encouraged to attend!
Argonne National Laboratory is the proud host of the 2014 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – Chicago Regional Section (CRS) Professional Development Conference on April 12, 2014. Engineering leaders and innovators will come together for a full day of professional development at Argonne’s campus in Lemont, Illinois, to advance the conference theme of ”Enabling Exchange to Drive Innovation.”
The 2014 SWE-CRS Professional Development Conference will convene thought leaders from industry, academia, and Argonne National Laboratory. Attendees will develop relationships while cultivating expertise on driving innovation and building strategic relationships.
Professionals, postdocs, and graduate students will enjoy a choice of sessions from two conference tracks: Innovation & Patents and Interpersonal Strategy. College students will participate in a robust program concentrated on self-promotion and career strategy.
Argonne Speakers include:
- Norah Blackaller, Senior Organizational Development Specialist,
- Dr. Maria Curry-Nkansah, Chief Operations Officer for the Physical Sciences & Engineering Directorate
- Dr. Denise Ford, Postdoctoral Appointee in the Materials Science Division
- Dr. Tina Henne, Postdoctoral Program Coordinator
- Greg Morin, Director for Strategy and Innovation
- Dr. Erin L. Thomas, Gender Diversity Specialist
- Andrea Viel, Human Resources Manager for the Operations/Office of the Director Directorate
SWE speakers include:
- Phyllis Benstein, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, and Image Consultant
- Nora Lin, FY2010 SWE President, Engineering Program Manager at Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Anne Marie Johlie, Director of Integration Services at Motorola Solutions
- Peggy Matson, Founder, Tech Strategies Group
- Indira Saladi, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Zebra Technologies
- Jennifer Sciullo, Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman and President of SWE-CRS
- Lisa Strama, Director of Engineering Sciences Support, Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Maria Thompson, ITW Global Innovation Framework leader at Motorola Solutions
- The SWE-CRS Leadership Coaching Committee
Registration is $30 for professionals and $20 for students and postdoctoral scholars. Light breakfast and lunch are included in registration costs. Registration closes at 11:59pm CST on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Reserve your spot today.
Program Outline – Please check back frequently for program updates.
|TIME||SESSION TYPE||SESSION NAME||ROOM|
|9:00 AM – 10:00 AM||Registration & Light Breakfast||Lobby|
|10:00 AM – 10:30 AM||Opening Remarks & Keynote||Making Titanic Career Choices||Auditorium|
|10:45 AM – 11:30 AM||Symposia Session 1||Commercializing InnovationGoing up? Your Elevator Speech Can Help You Rise||A1100E1200|
|11:45 AM– 12:30 PM||Symposia Session 2||Demonstrating Technical Leadership with Patents||A1100|
|12:35 PM –2:00 PM||Lunch with Diversity Officer Panel Discussion||The evolving engineering landscape||Lower Level Gallery|
|2:15 PM –3:00 PM||Symposia Session 3||The Power of a Great ImageEngineer Your Career||E1100A1100|
|3:15 PM –3:30 PM||Closing remarks||Auditorium|
|3:30 PM –4:15 PM||Informal Tours and Networking||Auditorium|
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Chicago Regional Section (CRS) is a network of nearly 400 female engineers and engineering students from across Chicagoland, including Rockford and portions of Northwest Indiana.
About Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory is a highly collaborative environment in which over 350 women researchers, technicians, and postdoctoral scholars pursue innovation in the national interest.