POSTPONED TO FALL 2014 – 2014 SWE Professional Development Conference at Argonne


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.

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

About ​SWE

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.

About Erin Thomas

Erin L. Thomas, Gender Diversity Specialist, works to develop systematic approaches for the representation, development and advancement of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers at Argonne while engaging both female and male staff. Dr. Thomas has a PhD in Social Psychology from Yale University, where she conducted research on race and gender perceptions in workplace, economic and social policy contexts. She also received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and International Studies and a master’s of science from Yale.
This entry was posted in Events, For Mentees, For Mentors, For Postdocs. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *