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NSBE Annual National Convention Las Vegas, Nev. March 25–29, 2009 Energizing Creativity to Achieve Exponential Growth Convention Workshops Continued from page 111 (as of press time; please see the Pocket Agenda for updated listings) positioned to provide the fresh perspective needed to meet the tremendous challenges that lie ahead. Friday, March 27, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL, IMC The Future of Utilities in a World Seeking Renewable Energy / Hosted by Pacific Gas and Electric Company – What is the future of utilities in a world seeking renewable energy? Learn how PG&E and other utilities are preparing their work forces and leading the industry in innovation. Thirty percent of the energy mix PG&E delivers comes from solar, wind, hydroelectric power and other renewable resources — making it one of the cleanest energy mixes in the country. Come learn from industry experts about career opportunities and technical advancements. Friday, March 27, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL, IMC Working & Living Abroad – This workshop explores the pros and cons of living and working overseas. It will discuss the financial benefits and opportunities for career advancement outside of the U.S. The presenters will discuss their personal experiences working in China and Saudi Arabia. Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL, IMC integrated arena, we must develop new skills in communicating across cultures. This interactive workshop will explore the communication process from gestures to style and suggest strategies for more effective crosscultural communication. Friday, March 27, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL, IMC Considering an Overseas Assignment / Hosted by The Dow Chemical Company – As we continue the move toward a global economy, more and more opportunities are becoming available to work outside of the U.S. As companies expand their reach around the globe, they look for individuals who are willing to relocate to foreign destinations and take on these assignments. Are you ready? This workshop will discuss determining if an overseas assignment is right for you, how to position yourself for such an assignment and how to transition to a foreign culture. Friday, March 27, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL, IMC Engineering Opportunities in Global Health / Hosted by Becton Dickinson – Much of the world’s population face health crises due to infectious diseases that are largely preventable and treatable. As the health care community works to address these issues, opportunities arise for engineers looking to work on technically challenging problems with a global impact. This workshop begins with an interactive discussion of current global health issues and continues with a survey of engineering solutions being developed to address these problems. Thursday, March 26, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM COLL, IMC F-1 Visa: The Limitless Possibilities / Hosted by the University of Evansville – This session will give advice on the limitless possibilities available for international students to succeed professionally in the U.S. The discussion will include the importance of building professional experience on your resume, networking and other relevant skills. Immigration and legal advice important for an F-1 visa holder seeking employment will also be presented. Thursday, March 26, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM COLL, IMC GAINING THE GLOBAL ADVANTAGE: Immerse Yourself in the Action / Hosted by The Boeing Company – As more U.S. companies move toward industrial participation and seek to protect intellectual property, the opportunities for work and educational opportunities outside of the U.S. continue to expand. This session will encourage technical 112 • march/april 2009 • professionals to seek advanced degrees and career experience outside of the U.S. The session facilitators will share information on key countries, global companies, educational institutions and industries that are critical and relevant to professionals in technical fields. Friday, March 27, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM COLL, IMC Industrial Gas Technology: Helping to Address Global Warming / Hosted by Praxair, Inc. – Industrial gas technologies related to oxygen production and gas separations will play a critical role in making CO2 capture and sequestration a technical and economical success. This presentation will provide an overview and comparison of three different technology options for producing power using coal while capturing and storing CO2 produced. Saturday, March 28, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM COLL, IMC International Students Working Abroad: Tips for Getting On-Board with a U.S. or Multinational Firm / Hosted by Cummins Incorporated – This presentation focuses on how to get on-board with a firm as an International student. Among the topics: Utilizing time at school well to absorb key skills; the application process for a job and what qualifications and skills are required; and relationships and organizations needed for networking. Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL, IMC IT ISN’T EASY BEING GREEN: NextGeneration Engineers’ Responsibility to the Environment during Production Processes / Hosted by The Boeing Company – It’s up to the next generation of engineers to be prepared to further the cause of environmental responsibility by manufacturing 100 percent recyclable products, using nontoxic chemicals during production and utilizing renewable energy sources, while still remaining profitable. Come see how The Boeing Company is at the forefront of this endeavor to change. Saturday, March 28, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL, IMC Sustainability: “Green-Collar” Opportunities for Black Engineering Talent / Hosted by CH2M HILL, Inc. – Have you been hearing the words “sustainability” or “sustainable development” a lot and wondering what it’s all about? Join this session for an overview of sustainability, its relevance to our global big picture and its implications for engineers, scientists and technologists; as well as an interactive and lively discussion of how young black engineers are TECHNICaL ProfESSIoNaLS CoNfErENCE Business Friendships: Networking Outside Your Comfort Zone / Hosted by Exxon Mobil Corporation – As an extension of last year’s ‘Talent Alone Is Not Enough’ workshop, ExxonMobil delves deeper into a discussion of ‘business friendships,’ which are critical to the success of every professional. This workshop explores the skills and attributes that enhance one’s ability to network in any circle at any level. Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL, TPC Elements of Entrepreneurship & Small Business Operations / Hosted by Empowering Through Education – What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur/business owner? How does one start a business? What are the different forms of businesses and the concerns associated with each? What factors must be considered before starting a business? How does one raise start-up and working capital? This seminar will provide an overview and direction to those seeking to fulfill their dreams of owning a business. Friday, March 27, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM TPC www.nsbe.org

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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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