IEEE & ASME hosted Happy Hour
When: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm.
Who: local IEEE and ASME sections
Where: Key Tech Roof Deck (weather permitting)
What: The Baltimore Sun photographer Amy Davis will be talking about her latest project, a photographic documentary book on Baltimore's historic theatres.
Key Tech, located in the historic McHenry theatre, is featured in the book. Come and check out the beautiful space, hang out with the local engineers, and enjoy the view of the Baltimore skyline from the roof deck.
Bio: Amy Davis has garnered many national awards for her work as a photojournalist at The Baltimore Sun during the past twenty-four years. Memorable images by Davis have appeared in major U.S. publications, as well as in several books, such as A Century in The Sun, Photographs of Maryland (The Baltimore Sun), The Papal Visit, John Paul II in Baltimore (Cathedral Foundation Press), and several editions of The Best of Photojournalism (National Press Photographers Association).
Her fine art training from The Cooper Union, where she graduated with a B.F.A. in 1978, is reflected in her approach to documentary work. Her work has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum in New York City, and is in the permanent collection of the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York.
Summary: Local IEEE and ASME chapters joined forces and held a networking event with photographer Amy Davis at Key Tech's office in Federal Hill of Baltimore on July 13th. Amy Davis talked about her project the Flickering Treasures, a photograph documentary on Baltimore theatres. While providing lots of interesting facts about the local theatres, Amy also shared many amazing photos along with some rare historical images. Key Tech's office in Federal Hill is located in the original McHenry Theatre, which also provided some interesting conversation topics for the participants. Besides the engaging discussion with Amy, participants also enjoyed networking with other local engineers.
The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women(BLSYW) Cool WOmen with Hot Jobs Annual Event
When: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 from 8am to 12pm.
Who: IEEE WIE group
Where: BLSYW school
Note: If you are interested in participating, please email Lei.
WIE DREAM conference panel discussion on DREAM jobs
When: Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 9am to 2pm.
Where: University of Maryland Adele Stamp Student Union
Summary: The Women In Engineering (WIE) program at the University of Maryland held the 2011 DREAM conference, to recruit, retain,
and advance women in engineering, as well as to provide a forum to reach out to students and share the wonderful innovations, applications,
and opportunities engineering has to offer. As part of the conference, IEEE WIE group coordinator Lei Zong moderated a panel discussion on
Dream Jobs, highlighting a few exciting possibliities an engineering career can take as demonstrated by the panelists. The panel discussion
included female engneers from diversed fields ranging from material engineer to former NASA astronaut.
|Moderator: ||Lei Zong||Computer Engineer, Key Technologies, Inc.
|Panelists: ||Julie Banner||Materials Research Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
| ||Mary Cleave||Engineer and Former NASA Astronaut
| ||Phyllis Epstein||Director of Programs, Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector
| ||Katherine Phelan||Project Engineer, DeWALT Engineering
| ||Negar Moshiri||User Experience Consultant, Hillcrest Labs
IEEE EMBS Seminar "Current Chanllenges in Bioengineering: Technology & STEM Education"
When: Saturday, November 13th from 10am to 2pm.
Who: everyone's welcome
Where: National Electronics Museum, Pioneer Hall, 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD
Speaker Bios:Click Here
Annual Picnic Event
When: Saturday, June 19th from 1pm to 6pm.
Who: DMV GOLD & WIE members
Where: South Germantown Recreational Park, Picnic Shelter B (17920 Germantown Park Drive, Germantown, 20874).
Happy Hour Networking social event
When: Thursday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Who: Baltimore IEEE & ASME members
Where: Key Technologies Inc in Federal Hill, Baltimore.
What: WIE & ASME Baltimore sections will be hosting a networking social event with beer/wine
at Key Technologies. Come enjoy the beautiful spring weather, meet other engineers in the Baltimore area
and get a few tips from Ms. Kimball on working with various personality types
Speaker: Miriam Kimball - Guide to communicating with various personality types
Ms. Kimball is a graduate of Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana with a B.A. in Psychology and
holds a M.Ed. in Human Development from the University of Maryland. She has completed certificate
training from the Effectiveness Training Institute, Solana Beach, California and the Washington Hypnosis
Training Institute, Washington, D.C.
Upon receiving her graduate degree she became an instructor in the Psychology Department at the College
of Southern Maryland and continues in that capacity today. She was among the first adjunct faculty members
to be awarded full certification by the College.
In 1981, Ms. Kimball established a training and organizational development consultancy in Southern Maryland.
She develops and conducts seminars for a variety of organizations including governmental, health, educational,
financial and utilities. Ms. Kimball's seminars span topics such as communication and interpersonal skills,
team building, conflict resolution, stress and time management, understanding personality types, customer
service excellence, leadership and supervisory skills, and pre-retirement planning. Ms. Kimball organizational
development expertise includes planning and conducting management retreats, conflict resolution interventions
and meeting facilitation services. Additionally, she has designed and presented an annual series of CEU seminars
for nursing home administrators for over 20 years.
Ms. Kimball is an adjunct faculty member of the Graduate School, where she instructs courses and develops
customized training programs. She has provided training to employees of most major federal agencies. In 1996,
Ms. Kimball developed a series of customer contact training modules, which were selected for presentation
throughout the United States. Ms. Kimball was named as the recipient of the Graduate School's Faculty Excellence
Award in 1997.
Ms. Kimball talked about categorizing various personality types with four representative birds: dove, eagle, owl,
and peacock. Dove represents people who are sensitive to others' feelings and who are people-pleaser and tend to
avoid confrontation. On the opposite end, eagles are people who are goal oriented, bold, dominant, and maybe
stubborn and insensitive to others' feelings. Peacock represents people who are spontaneous and attention lovers,
where owl represents strong logical and analytical people who are great thinkers and problem solvers. By understanding
how to categorize people (self included) based on the dominant personality traits, we can apply different techniques
in communicating with each personality types. The talk was fun, interactive, and informative. Thank you Mimi for
a great lecture.