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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 113 (as of press time; please see the Pocket Agenda for updated listings) deadline.… I can wait until college to get motivated….” This workshop unveils and dispels the myths relating to the transition from high school to the first year of college. Friday, March 27, 1:45 PM–4:00 PM PCI How to Build a Ham Radio / Hosted by NSBE’s Region V Regional Junior Executive Board – Pre-College Initiative students! Have you ever wondered how a radio works? Well, this workshop is designed for you! In this workshop, you will learn, in a live demonstration: how a “ham” radio works and the different components and engineering skills necessary to build and design a radio. You will also have a chance to construct your own radio! This workshop is limited to 60 students, admitted on a first come, first served basis. Saturday, March 28, 2:15 PM–3:30 PM PCI Journey to Your Future / Hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation – Topics of this workshop include: Preparation (researching different majors and scholarship opportunities, and maintaining a high GPA), Development (volunteering and study habits), Execution (the college application process and campus visits).The workshop concludes with a 30-minute question and answer session. Saturday, March 28, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM PCI Nanotechnology: Preparing Future Engineers, Scientists and Technologists for a Technological Transformation / Hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation – Nanotechnology will transform other, related industries — such as information technology, medical, computing and transportation — throughout and beyond the 21st century. Join this interactive workshop, and get real-life examples of how future engineers, technologists and scientists can successfully support the birth of this industry. Saturday, March 28, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM PCI Planning and Preparing for College with Technology – This session teaches students how to search for scholarships, internships, fellowships and summer programs properly, by using a “college preparation blog.” Other topics include the importance of creating a timeline from the ninth through 12th grades and how to create a college portfolio for college fairs, interviews, etc. Thursday, March 26, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM PCI www.nsbe.org easy and is oftentimes peppered with temptations and countless attractive distractions (such as sex, drugs and alcohol). In addition, it is not uncommon to experience “no’s” as one works diligently to create “yes’s” in one’s life. This workshop is designed to assist in the process of achieving success by making sure you “Don’t Take ‘No’…” Saturday, March 28, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM COLL, PCI Dressing for Success / Hosted by Bechtel Corporation – Learn how to dress and present yourself in a professional fashion in the workplace. Workshop participants will see an array of pictures displaying appropriate apparel versus “what not to wear” and will be asked to pick the person dressed for success and why. Discussion will include public perception versus “selling out” and how young people can keep the essence of who they are, in spite of the more formal uniform Corporate America requires. Friday, March 27, 1:15 PM–2:30 PM PCI Effective Leadership Involves Working Through Others!!! / Hosted by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society – Oftentimes team captains, club presidents and other office holders at the high school level are selected because they are great individual performers. But to be effective once one becomes a leader, a different set of skills is needed: Being an effective leader involves working through others. This session will be informative and fun!!! You may even win a prize. Saturday, March 28, 2:15 PM–3:30 PM PCI Engineering a Successful College Application Process / Hosted by Tufts University – Your college education will help shape you into a great technical leader of tomorrow. But the college application process can be overwhelming. In this workshop, we will try to help take the guesswork and stress out of most selective college admissions, by providing you with some insight into the process, as well as examples from college admission survivors. Friday, March 27, 1:15 PM–2:30 PM PCI Freshman 101: License 2 Excell – Being successful in college is not always about how smart you are but how smart you study, how you manage your time and not being afraid to ask questions. This workshop is designed for high school students who want to make a smooth transition from living under their parents’ roof to navigating and conquering the college 114 • march/april 2009 • environment. Topics: “The Overachiever,” “Leader in Title Only,” “Quietly Failing,” “Time Is My Friend” and “Graduation: Piece of Cake.” Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM PCI Games to Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn and Have Fun!!! / Hosted by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society – Human factors (HF) is a specialization of engineering and a branch of applied psychology in which systems such as computers, medical devices and airplanes are designed, built and assessed based upon how safe and easy it is for people to use them. During this session, you will learn how people process information and learn how to optimize design of products and systems for human strengths and to compensate for weaknesses. And you may even win a prize! Thursday, March 26, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM PCI Growing Exponentially: Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary / Hosted by Aptima, Inc. – Are you looking for an opportunity for a free education or at least a chance to get some of your college expenses covered by an outside source? This workshop –using the book “Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Teen’s Guide to High School Success” – discusses strategies for middle and high school students to be EXTRA prepared for college to win scholarships and grants. Thursday, March 26, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM PCI Guaranteed A+ PLUS for PCI students / Hosted by Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System – This exciting and captivating live seminar will help each student experience how the Guaranteed A+ PLUS Learning System works. By attending this event, you can easily grasp and apply this dynamic and practical learning framework and achieve academic excellence beyond your expectations! If students follow the Guaranteed A+ PLUS plan exactly and fail to make all A’s, they receive $100! Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM PCI High School Myths and First-Year Realities / Hosted by the University of Michigan – Academic, lifestyle and social myths relating to the transition from senior year to the first year of college: “Colleges don’t look at senior grades…. Companies do not offer internships to high school students or college freshmen.… I can start and submit my college applications two days before the

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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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NSBE - March/April 2009 - Common Sense for Uncommon Times
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