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Mareldi Ahumada

Mareldi Ahumada is a current PhD student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. She obtained a B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico City, where she was born and raised. Before joining UW, Mareldi worked for General Electric-Power as an Operability engineer and was part of the Edison Engineering Leadership Program. There she conducted research on various turbine design technologies and remote monitoring of GE’s world-wide fleet. Her research interests include renewable energy integration and Optimization. She is also very passionate about sports, both watching and playing, specially soccer.

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Topic: A Day in the Life of Engineers: Making Global Impact

Date: April 4th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: University of Washington

Abella Bateyunga

Abella Bateyunga is a social entrepreneur with more than 11 years experience engaging young men and women through governance, innovation and the arts. She is a founder of zania Bora Initiatives, which engages youth, particularly young women, to participate in their own governance and civic rights. Abella manages such successful programs as SHE Codes for Change and Love Arts Tanzania and has been recognized for her outstanding leadership by President Obama’s flagship program, Young African Leaders Initiative. She is known to use her “edutainment” style, combining education and entertainment, as a method to inspire Tanzanian youth to be active and engaged.

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Topic: Advancing your career & personal brand through social media

Date: March 7th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Tanzania Bora Initiative

Dr. Elizabeth Briody

Elizabeth K. Briody, Ph.D., has been involved in cultural-change efforts for over 30 years. She is founder and principal of Cultural Keys LLC, helping organizations transform their culture. Recent clients are in petrochemicals, aerospace, health care and service industries. She is Co-PI on a five-year National Science Foundation grant through mechanical engineering at Purdue University to “revolutionize” how engineering is taught. She worked over two decades at General Motors R&D, most recently as Technical Fellow. Recent books include Cultural Change from a Business Anthropology Perspective, The Cultural Dimension of Global Business and the award-winning Transforming Culture.

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Topic: What's your cultural IQ? Building international teams

Date: March 28th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Cultural Keys LLC

Patience Obehi Enahoro

Patience holds a B.Eng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria, an MSc in Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick and an ACE in Management, Innovation and Technology from MIT. She is an Instrumentation & Electrical Turbomachinery Specialist with ExxonMobil Nigeria and is a member of the company’s Organisational Development Team and a safety, health and environment program leader. Patience has 15 years experience in the energy sector, is a motivational speaker and founded an NGO committed to inspiring young people (particularly girls) to greatness. She is the Vice-Chairperson of IEEE Women in Engineering, in Nigeria.

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Topic: A Day in the Life of Engineers: Making Global Impact

Date: April 4th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Employer: Exxon Mobil

Dr. Tracy Fanara

Dr. Tracy Fanara is a civil/environmental engineer with a BS, ME (pollutant transport and storm water treatment design), and Ph.D. (sustainable design, hydrological restoration) from the University of Florida's College of Engineering, with almost a decade of experience in land development design. She currently runs the Environmental Health Program at Mote Marine Laboratory, where she works on a diverse list of projects, including research in harmful algae blooms, hydrological modeling, ecotoxicology, sustainable design and citizen science/outreach. Tracy was recently on the Science Channel TV show, Mythbusters the Search.

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Topic: Advancing your career & personal brand through social media

Date: March 7th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Mote Marine Laboratory

Abigail Harrison

Abigail Harrison, a.k.a.. Astronaut Abby, is a junior at Wellesley College, studying astrobiology and Russian and working toward becoming an astronaut. She has a goal to be the first person to step foot on Mars.   Abigail is founder of The Mars Generation – a nonprofit with a mission to excite people about STEM education and space exploration. Leveraging technology as the foundation of the nonprofit and engaging people around the world, in the first two years of operation the organization has reached an estimated 25 million people, with over 1.1 million followers, and runs multiple space and STEM programs and events.

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Topic: Advancing your career & personal brand through social media

Date: March 7th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: The Mars Generation

Mimi Irvin

Mrs. Mimi Irvin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern University College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is currently a Project Engineer. Mrs. Irvin has over 14 years experience working in corporate America. In 2017, she was recognized as Top Young Professional in her industry (for Texas and Louisiana) in the ENR (Engineering News Record Magazine). She has excelled in various roles, including Electrical and Design Engineer, Estimator, Product Director for Electrical Equipment, Project Engineer and International Sales Coordinator.

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Topic: The creative engineer: right brain meets left brain

Date: March 21st, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Fluor Corporation

Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan has long been acclaimed as a world-class guitarist and composer who has taken an innovative approach to his instrument and his music. Perhaps less well-known are his innovations as a technology developer who creates his own tools for music production, composition and education. He has published articles about his technical work in journals of the Association for Computing Machinery and the IBM Systems Journal. He was keynote speaker at the 2009 conference of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance, where he described his use of sound to analyze financial markets. His life-long passion is to integrate science and art.

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Topic: The creative engineer: right brain meets left brain

Date: March 21st, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Stanley Jordan Enterprises

Tanay Kulkarni

Tanay Kulkarni is a civil/environmental engineer, with a Masters in Hydraulics, and professional experience in GIS and Water Supply, as well as Sanitary Networks Modeling and Design. Tanay has a huge, well-connected network of water professionals from South Asia and South-East Asia, committed to improving and advancing water Infrastructure. During his time at Bentley Systems, Tanay has helped and offered solutions to thousands of practicing engineers. He has comprehensive knowledge of their challenges, and provides solutions to tackle those challenges through Bentley Solutions.

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Topic: A Day in the Life of Engineers: Making Global Impact

Date: April 4th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Bentley Systems

Silvana Lara

Silvana Lara (P. Eng.) is a civil engineer with more than twenty three years of experience in various project areas, including management and construction execution for the oil & gas and petrochemical industries in North & South America. This experiences allows her to play a key role in the Fluor’s Construction Management Team. She provides leadership to the organization and functional areas, and is primarily engaged in management activities that establish the direction of the AWP department or projects. She has developed Fluor’s specific AWP training programs, and has trained over 250 Fluor staff on four continents.

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Topic: The best career advice you'll ever get

Date: March 14th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Fluor Corporation

Dr. Nehemiah Mabry

Nehemiah James Mabry, PhD is a structural engineer, educator and entrepreneur based in North Carolina. His engineering experience includes over eight years of research at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and he currently works as a Bridge Design Engineer at Simpson Engineers & Associates in Cary, N.C. In 2012, while attending North Carolina State University as a graduate student, he founded STEMedia Incorporated, a digital media company that provides creative inspiration and educational content for the STEM community. Since its inception, Dr. Mabry has won national awards, engaged audiences through public speaking, renderred guest lectures and partnered with several organizations, businesses and academic institutions in STEM outreach.

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Topic: The creative engineer: right brain meets left brain

Date: March 21st, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: STEMedia Incorporated

Ailie MacAdam

Ailie MacAdam is a Senior Vice President of Bechtel Corporation and Managing Director of Bechtel Infrastructure (Australia) Pty Ltd, During the 30 years she has worked for Bechtel, Ailie has led major UK and US infrastructure projects and is currently executive sponsor for Bechtel’s Delivery Partner role on Sydney Metro – an infrastructure project of global scale. Previous roles include: Project Director for Crossrail - the largest civil infrastructure project in Europe and Project Director for High Speed 1 - UK’s first high-speed rail line. In 2016, Ailie was listed as one of UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering, and in 2017 was recognized with an Outstanding Personal Contribution (Senior Management) Award at the Rail Industry Association National Rail Awards. 

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Topic: What's your cultural IQ? Building international teams

Date: March 28th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Bechtel Corporation

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Brianne Martin is The People Engineer™-a mechanical engineer who works as an Automotive Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, entrepreneur, singer and STEM diversity advocate. She has worked maintenance and repairs on U.S. Army helicopters, designed glass-lined pressure vessels and was a Tooling Engineer for an aerospace company. After graduation, she created her own rotational program, from Tooling Engineer to Liaison Engineer, then became a Customer Account Manager overseeing aftermarket support for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and India. Brianne recently launched a consulting firm, BCM Engineered Solutions, to help organizations improve their bottom line and cultivate innovative, efficient environments.

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Topic: Advancing your career & personal brand through social media

Date: March 7th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers/Latinas

Brianne Martin

Brianne Martin is The People Engineer™-a mechanical engineer who works as an Automotive Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, entrepreneur, singer and STEM diversity advocate. She has worked maintenance and repairs on U.S. Army helicopters, designed glass-lined pressure vessels and was a Tooling Engineer for an aerospace company. After graduation, she created her own rotational program, from Tooling Engineer to Liaison Engineer, then became a Customer Account Manager overseeing aftermarket support for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and India. Brianne recently launched a consulting firm, BCM Engineered Solutions, to help organizations improve their bottom line and cultivate innovative, efficient environments.

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Topic: Advancing your career & personal brand through social media

Date: March 7th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers/Latinas

Dr. Marvi Matos

Marvi Matos, PhD is 2018 Global Marathon Chair. Trained as a chemical engineer, with a BS from the University of Puerto Rico and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, she worked as postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, then Lecturer and Senior Research Scientist in Bioengineering at the University of Washington. At the Boeing Company, she was an engineer and scientist—then lead engineer and director of chemical technologies, metals and ceramics. Today, Marvi is Product Group Lead for the Materials and Processes team at Blue Origin. She is a wife and mother and volunteers to inspire young women about STEM careers.

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Topic: A Day in the Life of Engineers: Making Global Impact

Date: April 4th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Employer: Blue Origin

Dr. Lilo Pozzo

Professor Pozzo has been studying the effects of resilient clean energy systems on the health of people living in remote, isolated and impoverished communities. Her research group focuses on advanced materials for applications in health, alternative energy and chemical separations. Professor Pozzo obtained her B.S. from the University of Puerto Rico and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She worked in the NIST Center for Neutron Research as a post-doctoral fellow and is currently the Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. She is dedicated to improving engineering education with course development in areas of entrepreneurship and global engagement.

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Topic: A Day in the Life of Engineers: Making Global Impact

Date: April 4th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: University of Washington

Francesca Rossi

Francesca Rossi is the AI Ethics Global Leader at IBM Research AI and a professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy, currently on leave. Her research interests focus on artificial intelligence. She is also interested in ethical issues in the development and behavior of AI systems. Francesca has been president of IJCAI and co-chairs the AAAI committee on AI and ethics. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Future of Life Institute and Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and is on the executive committee of the IEEE global initiative on ethical considerations on the development of autonomous and intelligent systems. 

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Topic: Breaking through; it's women's work

Date: March 7th, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: IBM and University of Padova

Dr. Dominique Royem

Dominique Røyem is Music Director of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. An active guest conductor, she has worked with the Ukrainian State Orchestra, Plevin Philharmonic, Galveston Symphony and Houston Civic Orchestra. She was Music Director for Houston Grand Opera’s Opera to Go! and Conducting Fellow for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Dominique has a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Houston and serves on the National Board of the Conductors Guild. She currently lectures at the Women’s Institute of Houston. Find her upcoming engagements on dominiqueroyem.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

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Topic: The creative engineer: right brain meets left brain

Date: March 21st, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra

Ting Shih

Ting founded ClickMedix, an award-winning mHealth platform, born out of MIT, to enable health organizations to serve more patients. The system has been deployed in 18 countries, including the US, and serves 350,000+ patients. The platform is used by health workers, nurses, pharmacists and physicians to capture patient symptoms and images via mobile devices - to receive treatment advice by remote specialists. Ting was named Toyota Mother of Invention in 2015. She holds an MBA and MS in Systems Engineering from MIT, a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Software Design and Management from Carnegie Mellon.

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Topic: Breaking through; it's women's work

Date: March 7th, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: ClickMedix

Sara Stangel

Sara Stangel has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, and has worked at Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) since 1997. Currently a Senior Quality Manager, she manages a team responsible for product quality for three MSI businesses. An advocate for women leaders, Sara is Global Lead for the MSI chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and participates in the Women’s Business Council. She has created a well-balanced life as a wife, mother, friend, engineer and advocate, and even spent a brief time as a lead singer in a local rock band.

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Topic: The best career advice you'll ever get

Date: March 14th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Kristina Swallow

ASCE President Kristina Swallow is a program manager at the City of Las Vegas in the public works department. Previously, she was a transportation policy advisor for Senator Tom Udall, where she worked on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill and development and passage of the MAP-21 surface transportation authorization bill. Kristina has been active in ASCE since 1995, serving at the local and regional levels on an institute board, and on various society-level committees, including the Committees on Education and Diversity.

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Topic: The best career advice you'll ever get

Date: March 14th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Dr. Daniela Tulone

Daniela is a digital innovator with expertise in IoT, big data and AI who has been recognized for her innovative work. She has a unique combination of scientific and business experience, having worked as a computer scientist in research labs such as MIT and Bell-Labs, digital leader in the R&D industry, at the European Commission and as founder of a startup. Daniela holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pisa and MIT, M.S. in Computer Science from NYU and B.S./M.S. in Mathematics and Industrial Modeling from the University of Catania. Daniela is facilitating Q&A for rebroadcasts (UK time zone) of The Creative Engineer on March 22 and What's Your Cultural IQ on March 29.

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Topic: Question & Answer Facilitator

Date: March 22nd, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM GMT/UK

Employer: Sense4Green

Stella Uzochukwu-Denis

Stella Uzochukwu-Denis is founder of Odyssey Educational Foundation. She holds degrees in Electrical Electronics Engineering, Physic Electronics and Educational Technology and a Masters in Telecom Management from Aegis School of Business andTelecom. She has also been: Nigerian representative at Technovation World Pitch; a Master Educator and Regional Ambassador with Technovation (a platform for Girls to solve a community problem with the development of Mobile APP) and mentor with The New York Academy of Science. Stella is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, heading various projects, and a coach with the FIRST LEGO League Robotics competition in Nigeria.

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Topic: The best career advice you'll ever get

Date: March 14th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: Odyssey Educational Foundation

Martha Nasipwondi Wakoli

Martha is a Chevening Award recipient pursuing a Masters in Energy and Sustainability. She is the founder of Queengineers, a publication that provides fun, relatable insight into the world of Kenyan female engineers. She received the inaugural Power Gaga Award; a professional award given to outstanding Kenyan women under 30 years working within the energy sector. With 4 years of engineering work experience, some of her speaking engagements include being a panelist at the WomEng Kenya Fellowship— discussing the role of women engineers in achieving the SDGs— and at the IEEE Kenya Symposium, discussing leadership, breaking barriers and creating change.

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Topic: The best career advice you'll ever get

Date: March 14th, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST/USA

Employer: University of Southampton