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NSBE Annual National Convention Las Vegas, Nev. March 25–29, 2009 Energizing Creativity to Achieve Exponential Growth Skills Useful for and Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering / Hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering Visit http://convention.nsbe.org for the workshop description Friday, March 27, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL, GSC So You Want to Be a S.T.A.R: How to Shine in Your Job Search / Hosted by Johnson & Johnson – Are you preparing for the transition from college to career but not sure where to begin? Do you understand the job search process and how to market yourself to outshine the competition? This crash course will provide you with the resume, interviewing and career preparation tools needed to become a S.T.A.R. Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL Stirring Up Creativity to Produce Innovation / Hosted by IBM Corporation – This workshop introduces quick creative thinking techniques/puzzles that can assist individuals in problem-solving, reaching “AHa” moments and generating out of the box ideas. The creative thinking techniques are featured in “Cracking Creativity” by Michael Michalko. Session attendees will take a quiz at the beginning of the session that looks at the latest inventions featured by major publications. Friday, March 27, 2:45 PM– 4:00 PM COLL Strategies for Leadership: Creating the Environment for Professional Development and Success in Today’s Fierce Economy / Hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton – In an age when the economy has tightened and resources need to be justified, it has become increasingly important to make yourself marketable – from hiring through the employment process. “Strategies for Leadership” seeks to provide critical steps you can take to make yourself marketable while enhancing your leadership skills. Friday, March 27, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL Technical Career Paths in the Medical Device Industry: Your Professional Development at Medtronic / Hosted by Medtronic, Inc. – Learn how to evolve from engineering expert to technical leader in the fast-paced medical device industry. Following a technical path, associate engineers acquire senior technical excellence by making significant technical contributions. Hear from senior technical leaders in various disciplines — including electrical, mechanical, quality, regulatory and clinical affairs — how they have www.nsbe.org progressed down a technical path to a leadership role. Saturday, March 28, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL The Secret Handshake / Hosted by Accenture – Have you wondered why some people seem to be in the right place at the right time, all the time? They make the best of every situation and are successful in almost every occasion. Come join us for this informative and entertaining workshop, and learn the art of talking to anyone, exuding confidence, developing powerful communication skills and leveraging your body language to get what you want. Learn the skills that successful students have put into practice for years to get their dream job. Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL The Voice of Leadership and Communication – This is an interactive workshop focused on helping you to increase leadership effectiveness by increasing your understanding what type of leader and communicator you want to be – as only you have the answer. Look into how your leadership and communication skills will motivate, inspire and energize you and your employees to build trust, integrity and accountability. By the end of this session, you should be able to “Walk the Talk: Understand the Relationship between Leadership and Communication Competence.” Friday, March 27, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL Time for Change: A Look at a Revamped Engineering Curriculum / Hosted by the University of Houston – Today’s engineering schools are packed with difficult curricula that, in some cases, filter out a large number of students in the field. In the U.S., student interest in engineering is on the decline. There appears to be a growing need to revamp and transcend engineering education in the U.S. to prepare students to be successful in a 21st century work environment. This session explores the tremendous potential of a visual digital learning environment. Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL Continued on page 110 • march/april 2009 • 109

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Contents
Common Sense for Uncommon Times
Men of Influence
Love and Time
International News
Aris Freeman and Kyrra Mosley of Jacobs
Daniel Grant of NAVAIR
Re Kenebrew of Schlumberger
Shakti Davis of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Philip Ryan of Toyota
Engineering Las Vegas
Show Time! NSBE's 35th Annual National Convention: Celebrating "Exponential Growth" in the "Entertainment Capital of the World"
Celebrating Academic Excellence
Company Profile
Finding Career Fair Success
CE Cover - Choosing Entrepreneurship
Help for Small Tech Businesses
AE Members on the Move
Advertisers Index
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