IEEE Virginia Mountain
September 18, 2014 in Blacksburg
President and Distinguished Lecturer
IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology
The extensive education undertaken by engineers prepares
them for entry into the profession, but it does not
make them professionals. Engineers become professionals
by exemplifying the attributes of a profession; for
example, education, authority, community sanction, ethics,
culture, and service orientation. These attributes have
been defined with the independent practitioner in mind
rather than the engineer working in industry. This presentation
views the attributes of a profession with the engineer
in industry in mind and shows how engineers can demonstrate
these attributes appropriately in an industrial setting.
In doing so, engineers enhance their professionalism
and their profession.
Janet Rochester, Janet Rochester,
BSc., MS, MBA, is a Senior Member of the IEEE. She retired
in 2004 from Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors
- Moorestown, NJ, from the position of Lead Member of
the Engineering Staff in the Radar System Engineering
was a member of the Board of Governors of the Society
on Social Implications of Technology from 1999 until
2009, including serving as the coordinator of the Distinguished
Lecturer Program, Awards Committee Chair, and Society
President. She has also served as Chair of the Publications
Committee. She was the Chair of the Philadelphia Section
of the IEEE in 2003, the Section's centenary year, having
previously served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-Chair.
retirement she has participated in community activities
as a Master Gardener and as a literacy tutor; learned
to kayak, and read more books.
has received company team and personal business excellence
awards and an IEEE-USA Divisional Professional Leadership
September 18, 2014
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
let us know if you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian,
dairy or gluten allergy, etc)
Holiday Inn Blacksburg
Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg VA 24060
From I-81, take exit 118 towards Virginia Tech, onto
Follow US-460 W, travel through the traffic light for
the stadium (Southgate Drive), then take the next exit
(Downtown Exit, which is Prices Fork Road).
Follow Prices Fork Rd to the next traffic light, and the
Holiday Inn is on the corner of Prices Fork Rd and University
City Boulevard on the left.
One Continuing Education Credit will be awarded for this
meeting. Please see Joel Donahue at the meeting to sign
up for the credit.
by 5 PM, Monday, September 16, 2014.
Please specify the number of attendees and any dietary
needs/restrictions to George Williams, Vice-Chairman,
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