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IEEE-HKN Pathways to Industry


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. 

                                                                           



REGISTER TODAY!


 

IEEE-HKN Outstanding Student of the Year

Ramandeep Vilkhu, who was inducted into the Gamma Chapter of IEEE-HKN at Ohio State University, has been selected as the 2018 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T.
Koerner Outstanding Electrical or Computer Engineering Student Award recipient. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

More on his achievement can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Chapter Award

The IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Board of Governors has conferred upon 27 student chapters the distinction of Outstanding Chapter for 2018. This represents the top 10 percent of all HKN chapters worldwide.
The Outstanding Chapter Award (OCA) recognizes excellence in IEEE-HKN chapters for their activities. The award is based on the content and description of chapter activities that are contained in the Annual Chapter Report, which summarizes the chapter’s activities from the previous academic year.

For a list of the 27 winners and more on this award, please see here.




IEEE-HKN Program Schedule of Events

Sunday, March 24

 7:30am - 5:00pm - Registration Open 

 8:00am - 8:30am - ECE Spotlight Breakfast 

 8:30am - 12:30pm - ECE Spotlight Industry Sessions
These lively sessions feature presentations from different companies to discuss their mission, business plan, new developments and programs. Sessions are interactive and have dynamic discussions and robust question and answer sessions.

 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch

 1:30pm - 5:00pm - Pathways to Industry Workshop

Sunday Pathways to Industry Workshop Information

1:00pm - 1:10pm - Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Karen Panetta, 2019 IEEE-HKN President, Dean, Graduate Education, Tufts University

1:10pm - 2:00pm - Graduate Program Panel Discussion

A panel of experts will explore the value of attending Graduate School, choosing a program, securing funding and how to get the most of your Graduate Student Experience. An interactive Q&A session and other resources will benefit the undergraduate student or current graduate student.

Moderator:

Karen Panetta
2019 IEEE-HKN President








Panelists:

Stephen M. Goodnick
Arizona State University














Tamal L. Bose
University of Arizona








2:00pm - 3:00pm - 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.






3:00pm - 4:00pm - 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.





3:50pm - 4:00pm - IEEE-USE: Professionals Need a Professional Association

Speaker:

Tom Coughlin
2019 IEEE-USA President








4:00pm - 4:50pm - Industry Forecast: The Next Big Things (Panel Discussion)

Moderator: 

Tom Coughlin
IEEE-USA President


Panelists:

Doug Baney
Keysight Technologies

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
Texas Instruments

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
HewlettPackard (ret)

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.




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.




 

5:00pm - Close

6:00pm - 7:30pm - ECExpo Reception

Organizer:

   Nancy Ostin
 Director
 IEEE-HKN



 








"I have attended the past two ECEDHA meetings because of their sessions addressing the current image of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which is important to me as a communicator for ECE. Being part of ECEDHA is helping me to collaborate with other communicators and professionals in the field to help strengthen the brand. Attracting the best students to ECE is important to society. I am grateful for the opportunity to assist in this important goal."

Catharine June, ECE Communications & Marketing Manager, University of Michigan

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