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NSBE Annual National Convention Las Vegas, Nev. March 25–29, 2009 Energizing Creativity to Achieve Exponential Growth graduate School Conference o Dorian Perkins Greetings, NSBE membership! n behalf of the 2009 Graduate School Conference Planning Committee, it is with great delight and anticipation that welcome you to the Graduate School Conference (GSC) at the 35th NSBE Annual National Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. This year’s GSC will continue filling the pipeline to engineering careers with prospective and current graduate students, recent graduate school graduates and the faculty/alumni who have supported them along the way. The ever-growing NSBE graduate student body brings an exceptional opportunity to grow the GSC with a series of workshops, competitions and networking events. The GSC is unique: It targets a diverse group of NSBE members joined in the pursuit of advanced professional education. This year’s Graduate School Conference will build on the success of previous years and will have three objectives: We will inform potential students of the benefits of graduate school and will provide free graduate testing, as well as information about fellowships and how to compare and select school programs. We will encourage current students to succeed in graduate school and give them information about how to transition to graduate study, learn to write proposals, creatively manage their time and improve their communication and technical skills. And we will present programs designed to energize finishing graduate students to write their dissertations and begin their academic/industry careers. The GSC’s two-day TECH Symposium is designed to grow the academic merit of the conference. The symposium consists of the TECH Talks, a TECH Poster Session, a TECH Paper Competition and a Distinguished Speaker Series that features talks by invited faculty and industry researchers. One way NSBE brings about “Exponential Growth” of its members is by encouraging them to pursue graduate degrees, keep the NSBE Torch lit and pass it on to others. By enhancing professional development, interpersonal relationships and more, the GSC will promote healthy graduate school careers and opportunities within and beyond the graduate school experience. Viva Las Vegas! Dorian Perkins NSBE 2009 Graduate School Conference Chair 86 • march/april 2009 • 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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