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ME Chair's Distinguished Industry Lecture Series

The Chair's Distinguished Industry Lecture Series is designed to expose faculty and students to the latest trends, research and problems facing a particular industry today; and for industry leaders to present their perspective on these engineering challenges.

The goal is to introduce real-world industry challenges and hear how those challenges shape the outcome of new technologies, and how mechanical engineers fit into the problem solving piece of the puzzle. In general, how the problem was identified, what steps were taken to find solutions, how the industry team was formed around the issue and how it was solved.

This series is free and open to public. ME students and alumni are encouraged to attend.

2018-2019 Chair's Distinguished Industry Lecture Series

Date & time Speaker Location
Oct 1
12:30 p.m.
Scott Gleasemann
Technical Fellow
Corning Glass
“Why Corning Cares About Glass Mechanics”
HUB 332
Dec 4
3:30 p.m.
Harri Kytomaa
VP & Principal Engineer
“Caution Hot! Understanding, preventing and investigating burn injuries”
MEB 238
Jan 15
3:30 p.m.
Grant Castle
Vice President, Engineering Services & Quality Assurance
“Optimizing Wireless Systems with Non-Traditional Feedback Loops: How the UnCarrier Listens to Customers”
MEB 238
Jan 29
3:30 p.m.
Tia Benson-Tolle
Director, Materials & Fabrication
“Industrializing Composites Materials”
MEB 238
Mar 5 Anne Kao
Senior Technical Fellow
Boeing Research & Technology
“Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Aviation Industry”
MEB 238
Apr 16
3:30 p.m.
Ash Awad
VP and Chief Market Officer
“Future trends impacting mechanical engineers in the built environment”
MEB 238
June 4
3:30 p.m.
Sun Kim
Program Manager, Water Sanitation and Hygiene
B&M Gates Foundation
“Reinventing the Toilet”
MEB 238