NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The College of Engineering at Tennessee State University will host the 5th Annual STEM Leadership Conference April 24-26, and is designed to provide a leadership development experience for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) majors at the University.
According to Dr. S. Keith Hargrove, dean of the College of Engineering, the objective of the conference is to provide an opportunity for students to learn about key non-academic skills necessary for career success, advocated by working professionals that include alumni and strong industry supporters of the college.
“Through the conference, we hope to excite our current students about their career prospects, to seek global experiences, to learn about emerging technologies, and to prepare for the transition from academic to industry while networking with industry representatives,” said Hargrove. “With a strong demand for STEM graduates across the county, we believe that beyond academics requires further development of critical skills necessary for career advancement and achievement of our students.”
Conference agenda includes:
Thursday, April 24
(all sessions to be held in room 163 in the Research and Sponsored Program Building)
9 – 9:45 am
“The Importance of STEM and Its Broad Applications”
Dr. Sujata Guha, Department of Chemistry, TSU
10 – 10:45 am
“Leading the Community…Leading for Life”
Capt. Nathan Skopak, U.S. Marine Corps, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
11 – 11:45 am
Kennedy Germain, Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio
Noon- 1:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Lt. Col. Kenric Smith – Army ROTC, Nashville, Tenn.
President’s Executive Dining Room – Floyd Payne Campus Center
2 – 2:45 pm
“Study Abroad Opportunities for STEM Students”
Mark Brinkley – TSU Office of Diversity and International Affairs
3 – 3:45 pm
“Preparing for a Behavioral-Based Interview”
Tiffany Johnson, TSU Career Development Center
(Presented by Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) student organization)
Awards & Recognitions Banquet
6 – 8 pm
Keynote Speaker: Laron Walker, President, Sciberus Inc., Decatur, Ga.
Friday, April 25
Faculty Forum with the Dean
9 – 11:30 am
Rm 243, Boswell Bldg.
Student Forum with the Dean
2 – 3:30 pm
Rm 243, Boswell Bldg.
Saturday, April 26
9 am – 1 pm
Rm 163, RSP Bldg.
(Research and Sponsored Programs Bldg.)
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