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ME Leadership Seminar (ME 498)

The annual Leadership Seminar Series demonstrates the breadth of career opportunities available to mechanical engineering graduates. The speakers are graduates of the UW ME department, and the seminar series provides opportunities for ME students and alumni to connect.

The seminars cover a range of topics, industries, and professions. All seminars include an informal dialogue between the speaker and attendees.

Winter 2017 seminar series

Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
SIG 134
Date Speaker Affiliation
Jan 6, 2017 Niel Skogland
BSME ’82
Eureka! Engineering
Principal, Crane Master
Jan. 13, 2017 Vesna Savic
BSME ’95, Ph.D. ’00
General Motors Corporation
Senior Project Engineer
Jan. 20, 2017 Dan Ervin
BSME ’80
RH2 Engineering
Jan. 27, 2017 Alan Topinka
BSME ’84, BA Business Admin ’84
CASE Forensic Engineers
Lead Thermomechanical Engineer
Feb. 3, 2017 Brian Allen
BSME ’78
ATS Automation
Feb. 10, 2017 James Nevelle
BSME ’94
Kathrein USA, Inc.
President & CEO
Feb. 17, 2017 Joe Williams
BSME ’85
Elmore Electric
Feb. 24, 2017 Robert Peha
BSME ’83
IDL Precision Machining
Co-Owner and President
Mar. 3, 2017 Dr. Tia Benson Tolle
BSME ’86
The Boeing Company
Director, Advanced Materials
Mar 10, 2017 Justin Brynestad
BSME ’03
Tass Inc.
Director of Engineering