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Wednesday, Oct 18th

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STUDENT FORUM FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION
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Program


09:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Conference: STUDENT MOBILITY
Presented by: Ph.D. Renetta Garison Tull


10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Conference: ENGINEERING FOR A BETTER WORLD
Presented by: Prof. Thomas Kailath


12:00 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.

Forum: STUDENT ACTION IN ENGINEERING
Presented by: Lina Rengifo Calle and Diana Patiño Zambrano


13:00 p.m.- 14:00 p.m.

Lunch


14:00 p.m. - 17:00 p.m.

Workshop: DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS
Presented by: Dr. Jaime Bonilla

 


Conference: STUDY MOBILITY

This session will focus on the components of the U.S. graduate school admissions process: Application, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Statement of Purpose, and Letters of Recommendation. We will focus on aspects of the process that are specific to engineering programs within the U.S., and will explain the way that admissions works on various campuses around the country. We will capitalize on details that are discussed in the paper that was written for LACCEI in 2012: Tull, R. G., Nino, M. and Ramoutar, N. (2012). Preparing for Engineering and Other STEM Graduate/Post-Graduate Masters and Doctoral Programs. Proceedings of the Tenth LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference (LACCEI 2012), Megaprojects: Building Infrastructure by fostering engineering collaboration, efficient and effective integration and innovative planning, July 23-27, 2012, Panama City, Panama.

Presented by: Ph. D. Renetta Garison Tull

Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland.). United States. She is also the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), a program of the National Science Foundation.

Conference: ENGINEERING FOR A BETTER WORLD

Engineers create a better world by inventing and designing new products and services. However, as engineering students, we need inspiration and a hint of how to start an engineering career capable of changing the world as we know it.

Presented by: Prof. Thomas Kailath,

Hitachi America Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, from Stanford University, California, United States. His research and teaching at Stanford have ranged over several fields of engineering and mathematics, with a different focus roughly every decade: information theory, communications, linear systems, estimation and control, signal processing, semiconductor manufacturing, probability and statistics, and matrix and operator theory.

 

Forum: STUDENT ACTION IN ENGINEERING

As engineering students, we have millions of ideas on how our education could be improved, but taking action and actually making a change is difficult, but not impossible. Through Action Plans and commitment, students can actually generate positive change in the world.

Presented by: Lina Rengifo Calle

Universidad de San Buenaventura de Cali, Colombia; and Diana Patiño Zambrano from Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil, Ecuador. They are both Industrial Engineering students, and are members of SPEED (Students Platform for Engineering Education Development).

 

Workshop: COMPETENCES FOR THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE

Engineers need to realize that soft skills are much needed in all organizations to create value. This is why it is imperative to practice and develop our soft skills as engineering students to have an advantage when negotiating a job offer and be prepared for new companies, new types of jobs and to solve new problems.

Presented by: Dr. Jaime Bonilla Ríos

Director of the Escuela de Ingeniería y Tecnologías de la Información, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México. He is also a Researcher hosted by the Center for Innovation in Design and Technology of the same Institute.

 

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