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Today three students will join us, Ezra Troy who is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in economics. He has been the lay leader of the orthodox Jewish prayer services at Penn since 2021. Talia Khan is an MIT graduate student in Mechanical Engineering (sustainable material design) who completed a double major in Music and Materials Science & Engineering at MIT in 2020. She is the president of the MIT Israel Alliance, an organization at the forefront of the battle against antisemitism on campus. A staunch supporter of Israel, Talia brings a diverse perspective on current events, as the daughter of an Ashkenazi Jewish mother and Afghan Muslim father. Talia's letter will be shared as testimony tomorrow in the hearing of MIT President Sally Kornbluth in Congress, addressing rampant antisemitism on campus. Plus, Lior Alon, Israeli post-doc student at MIT.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
While there is extensive research on the use of student surveys in the evaluation of teaching, the recommended practices are often not utilized. How does this negatively impact innovation in teaching? How do these evaluations perpetuate bias against women and faculty of color? What can we do about it? Today we tackle these questions with Joanna Wolfe, Teaching Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, who wrote the January 2022 Inside Higher Ed article, “Let's Stop Relying on Biased Teaching Evaluations.” Dr. Wolfe offers three helpful strategies that universities can implement to mitigate some of the potential harm that student evaluations can cause. This is our final episode of Season 7 of Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning! We will be back in January 2024 with Season 8, continuing to unpack systems and systemic changes that are needed to improve higher ed teaching and student learning! Happy Holidays to all of our listeners!Resources“Let's Stop Relying on Biased Teaching Evaluations” by Joanna Wolfe (January 2022, Inside Higher Ed)
Welcome to Season 10 of the Women of Golf Show! Tune in Tuesday 9:00 AM Eastern This week Cindy & Ted are joined by this week's special guest: Grace Wilson, PXG Product Test Engineer. Plus later they discuss "12 Easy Golf Swing Tips for Ladies" in the No B.S. Zone. More on Grace: Grace Wilson is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Rice University, currently located in Scottsdale, AZ. Grace is utilizing her degree at Parsons Extreme Golf (PXG) where she is a Product Test Engineer designing and developing systems for the club production floor at PXG HQ, testing equipment for the R&D team, and prototyping golf bag components in the soft goods department. Join LIVE Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00AM Eastern http://www.blogtalkradio.com/womenofgolf Or listen on these platforms: iTunes , Stitcher, Tunein, Castbox, TalkStreamLive & Spotify.
Marcus Lehmann, serves as the CEO of CalWave Power Technologies Inc. Marcus founded CalWave in2014 and uses his experience in systems engineering, energy systems and entrepreneurship, to lead a diverse team of engineers, advisers, and industry partners to unlock the vast and steady carbon-free power from ocean waves. Prior to CalWave, Marcus held research positions at UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and was a project lead at the Cyclotron Road program. Marcus holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Technical University Hamburg, graduated from Technical University Munich with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and received an honors degree in technology management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management. https://calwave.energy/ https://nexuspmg.com/
Aaron has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He hasworked with small businesses and startups where he developed a unique systemsperspective on business and family. His work in the academic and businessworlds led him to understand how related our families and business dynamicsare. He and his wife have run the largest Irish Dance school in Utah for over20 years. He has built multiple companies, consulted across multipleindustries, and helped raise $54 million as the COO of a technology company. Helives in Utah with his wife and four children. About Aaron Shelley It always seemed like my friends and I were primed forsuccess. I grew up in a suburban neighborhood and there were about ten boysaround that became my friends. We went to the same church. We went to the sameschools. We were all in the same scout troop. We played sports in the streetalmost every day. We regularly played video games and board games together. Ourfamilies all had about the same amount of money. We all had two parents in thehome. We were all living the American middle-class lifestyle. After high school, we all went our separate ways, and thatis when things started to go off the rails. Two years after high school, the parents of my best friendJohn got divorced. I had spent hours playing at their home, jumping on theirtrampoline, watching TV, and now with three kids still at home, they divorced.A few years later, another friend's parents got divorced. I had played boardgames at their house almost every week growing up. So much for happily ever after. As we grew older, I went to college, got married, got anengineering degree, got a business degree, had four kids and started abusiness. One friend became a lawyer, got married, and then got divorced. Onehad six kids, had serious health issues and worked a blue-collar job for alogistics company. One started his own construction company and had four kids.And one was sentenced to life without parole in prison for rape and attemptedmurder of a twenty-year-old woman. Wait! What? I had become a little numb to the divorces, butI was shocked when my friend went to prison for rape and attempted murder. Afailed marriage is one thing, but life in prison is completely different. Haveyou ever had a friend do something so bad that you wonder if you even reallyknew them? How did we turn out so differently? We were all raised inthe same middle-class neighborhood, same schools, same activities, and yet theoutcomes of our lives varied so wildly. As a husband and parent to fourchildren, I became obsessed in trying to understand why families turn out theway they do so that I could protect my family from these problems. At the time, I was forty years old and had just finishedwork at a failed startup company. I was also working on another startup anddoing consulting. It was during this time that I finally found the answer to myquestion. On one project, I was interviewing people with different familystructures for a professor that was writing a book on the relationship betweenentrepreneurship levels and family. On another consulting job I was managingall the processes, systems, and people at a small fulfillment company. This weird combination of researching family and managing asmall business at the same time led me to the insight that family and businessare actually very similar. Both a family and a business are a group of peopleworking together so they can survive and grow. Of course, there aredifferences—like families usually being biologically related, unlike coworkers,and parents' inability to fire their children—but at a high level, families actvery similar to small businesses. I know you probably don't believe me, and I'dbe skeptical, too. Business is always portrayed as being heartless anduncaring, and no one wants a family like that. Just stick with me and let's seeif you agree or not. https://thefamilyflywheel.com/ https://www.facebook.com/aaron.k.shelley https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronshelley/ https://podmatch.com/guestdetail/1675461897054x595969824867088800
In this episode of the Technori podcast, host Scott Kitun interviews Jeff Annison, the co-founder and president of Legion M. They discuss Annison's journey from mechanical engineering to entrepreneurship, highlighting his experiences in various startups, including a streaming mobile television venture and a music-related startup. Annison shares insights into his career transitions, the challenges he faced, and the evolution of his ventures.Key Highlights:Quibi chat: despite failures, a quick look at its innovative content creation and distribution model. (5:52)Legion M proposition as a fan-owned movie studio. (9:09)Hollywood strikes and the future of entertainment. (15:11)Hollywood's shift to streaming and Legion M's fan-owned model. (24:12)Using fan funding for Hollywood movies. (28:09)Investing in fan-funded content. (37:59)
Maureen Monte (@maureenemonte) builds winning teams that unite, overcome obstacles, and achieve big goals. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and an M.S. in Leadership and Business Ethics, and is a Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder subject matter expert. She provided leadership development training for executives as an adjunct professor at Cornell and delivers leadership training to the University of Michigan's Center for Entrepreneurship, and Rochester University's MS in Sports Leadership. A former captain and MVP of her high school basketball team, Maureen has 30 years of corporate experience, was Engineer of the Year for IBM, has launched two companies, provided consulting services to 20,000 professionals on global teams, and worked with over 2,000 athletes and coaches, including multiple national and Olympic teams. Maureen brings a “Moneyball” approach to the inside game of high performance. Every person has an internal motor that fuels their external greatness. Using the StrengthsFinder to measure and harness that motor offers a competitive advantage to leaders and teams. Maureen published Destination Unstoppable: The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind in 2016. It describes her process of helping a high school hockey team go from struggling to State Champs – in six weeks. Her second book, Win Like a Girl: Coaching Female Athletes to Become Confident at the Game of Life, featuring her playbook for solving the confidence crisis in women's sports, was published in 2023. Contact: Maureen@MaureenMonte.com Website: MaureenMonte.com Link to purchase book: https://maureenmonte.com/win-like-a-girl/ Social: https://www.facebook.com/WinLikeAGirlBook LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureenmonte/ PUT IN YOUR BULK BOOK ORDERS SOON TO GET THEM BY THE HOLIDAYS!: Programs such as UNC soccer and lacrosse, Syracuse lacrosse, Stanford Lacrosse, Middlebury College, Colby College, Rutgers University, and many other champions are using THE CHAMPION TEAMMATE book with their athletes. Schools and clubs are using EVERY MOMENT MATTERS for staff development and book clubs. Are you? We have been fulfilling numerous bulk orders for some of the top high school and collegiate sports programs in the country, will your team be next? Please click here and grab yourself a copy of The Champion Teammate today. Please email John@ChangingTheGameProject.com if you want discounted pricing on 10 or more books on any of our books. Thanks everyone. This week's podcast is brought to you by our friends at Sprocket Sports. Sprocket Sports is a new software platform for youth sports clubs. There are a lot of these systems out there, but Sprocket provides the full enchilada. They give you all the cool front-end stuff to make your club look good– like websites and marketing tools – AND all the back-end transactions and services to run your business better so you can focus on what really matters – your players and your teams. Sprocket is built for those clubs looking to thrive, not just survive, in the competitive world of youth sports clubs. So if you've been looking for a true business partner – not just another app – check them out today at https://sprocketsports.me/CTG. Become a Podcast Champion! This weeks podcast is also sponsored by our Patreon Podcast Champions. Help Support the Podcast and get FREE access to our most popular online courses, a $300 value. If you love the podcast, we would love for you to become a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions) for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK, its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including: Downloadable transcripts of our best podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes! A code to get free access to our online course called “Coaching Mastery,” usually a $97 course, plus four other courses worth over $100, all yours for free for becoming a patron. Other special bonus opportunities that come up time to time Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences.
Changhyun Kwon is an Associate Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at KAIST. His research aims to advance computational optimization methods for efficient transportation and logistics systems. His current focus is to improve the efficiency of heuristic and exact algorithms using machine-learning approaches to solve large-scale vehicle routing problems and mobility service operations problems. He received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2008 from Penn State and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from KAIST in 2000. His research has been published in Operations Research, Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B, INFORMS Journal on Computing, etc. Before joining KAIST, he was a faculty member at the University at Buffalo and the University of South Florida. Currently, he is on the Editorial Boards of Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, and the Transportation Network Modeling Committee of TRB. He was the Chair of the Urban Transportation SIG of the INFORMS TSL Society and is the current International Liaison for Asia/Oceania. He wrote the book "Julia Programming for Operations Research," and he is a member of the JuMP steering committee, an open-source community for developing mathematical optimization tools in Julia. He received the NSF CAREER award in 2014, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the National Research Foundation of Korea.
Steve Pantano is the Head of Market Transformation at Rewiring America, where he leads efforts to build and share comprehensive working knowledge of how to replace more than one billion fossil fuel devices with clean electric alternatives. For the past fifteen years Steve worked with CLASP and ICF International to develop policy, market development programs, research, and technical analysis aimed at maximizing the climate benefits that can be achieved with energy efficient appliances and equipment. He spent years before that tinkering with and testing everything from Hydrogen fuel cells to Space Shuttle hardware. He has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.Rewiring America is the leading electrification nonprofit, focused on electrifying our homes, businesses, and communities. They develop accessible, actionable data and tools, and build coalitions and partnerships to make going electric easier for households and communities. Rewiring America helps Americans save money, tackle nationwide emissions goals, improve health, and build the next generation of the clean energy workforce. They believe in an abundant, flourishing, climate-safe future, and know that, together, we can realize one.
Join co-hosts Richard Coyne & Bill Zahller as they interview guests who left successful careers to pursue a different path on the Road Less Traveled Show! In this episode, we spend time with Maurice Philogene! Maurice is a former federal officer, a former executive with a big-4 consulting firm, and a former police officer! In his spare time, has opened Maurice started investing in real estate in the early 1990s. Now Maurice is a full-time real estate investor, coach, multifamily syndicator, and developer. A bit more about Maurice: Maurice Philogene, known as The Connector, is a visionary Managing Partner at Quattro Capital. With a background encompassing executive and military senior leadership, law enforcement, and real estate management, Maurice excels in forging valuable connections and expanding networks. Armed with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Management of Information, Maurice brings a unique blend of technical expertise and interpersonal skills to his role. Maurice's genuine nature, influential presence, and commitment to shared growth create a supportive environment where investors and partners thrive. With his diverse professional experience and extensive knowledge of property management, Maurice contributes to Quattro Capital's ongoing success. Contact Maurice: Website: www.thequattroway.com Website: www.trylifeon.com Podcast: Try Life On Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mauricephilogene Contact Bill Zahller Phone: 828-275-5035 Email: Bill@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/billzahller Contact Richard Coyne Phone: 404-245-9732 Email: Richard@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/richardjcoyne If you would like to learn more about: How Park Capital Partners connects investors with passive income-generating opportunities through real estate, Our Park Capital Value-Add Fund (a 506c fund), Our latest multifamily acquisitions, or The Park Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c)3 non-profit). Please contact Park Capital Partners LLC in the following ways: Website: ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com Email us: info@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParkCapitalPartners/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/park-capital-partners-llc/ Music by Aliaksei Yukhnevich/Jamendo. Audio and Video Production by Kerry Webb of KLAW Machine Media. If you would like to be a guest on our show and have a “path change” story, please reach out to Richard at Richard@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com. We would love to chat with you!
Jim Vaselopulos is a C-level business advisor and executive coach with a proven record as a leader, strategist, rainmaker, and expert in new business development. With his principled leadership, visionary approach, and effective execution, Jim has successfully established new companies and transformed underperforming organizations. As the founder of Rafti Advisors, Jim assists early-stage businesses in launching successfully, growth-stage enterprises in accelerating their progress, and established organizations in navigating complex challenges and strategic shifts. He teaches sales and professional development and frequently speaks on the subjects of leadership and innovation. Jim is also the co-host of the popular The Leadership Podcastand volunteers regularly with business incubators and veterans groups. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and earned his MBA at Marquette University. Jim is a dedicated husband and father of two wonderful children with his wife, Dana. Read the show notes here: https://www.voiceofinfluence.net/291 Give and receive feedback that makes a difference! Register for our 20 minute Deep Impact Method video course here: www.voiceofinfluence.net/deepimpact
Charli has Sam Lowry and Dwight Leeper on this week to talk about pumps in Senegal and how they continued to give of their skills even in retirement. Sam Lowry was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1952 and then spent his childhood and early youth in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently a retired engineer living in Huntsville, Alabama he joined Rotary International in 2018 as a member of the Huntsville Rotary Club for the opportunity to be involved with volunteer work. Sam has a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in Engineering Sciences from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.After service as a Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, he arrived in Huntsville in 1981 from Cleveland, Ohio to work as a NASA engineer in the MSFC Analysis Branch during the early years of the Space Shuttle.In 1991 he joined CFD Research Corporation, where he spent 14 years helping develop a class of computer software tools known as Computational Fluid Dynamics.After CFD Research Corporation, he spent a year as a full-time science teacher at Lee High School and then as a volunteer for the next seven years teaching their AP Physics class. Following his full year as a teacher at Lee, he went back to the private sector as CEO and co-founder of Simerics. Simerics develops simulation software for modeling pumps and fluid systems used in a variety of applications, including the oil and gas, water, and automotive industries. Having retired from Simerics in 2016 , he enjoys a mix of consulting, travel, recreation and volunteer work, including serving as one of the leads on a recently approved Global Grant to introduce deep-water hand pumps into rural communities in Senegal, working with the West Chester PA Rotary Club as the International Sponsor and the Dakar Soleil SN Rotary Club as the Host.This year, he is very much looking forward to helping provide reliable access to clean water for rural communities in Senegal under the Rotary Club Deep-Water Pumps for Senegal project. Dwight Leeper's philosophy, borrowed from Scouts, is “to leave the world a better place than we found it.” He began his Rotary journey in D7510 NJ in 2002 with the Fanwood Scotch Plains Club. There he served two terms as Membership Chair and two as President. He served the District with a three-year term as Assistant Governor, as Deputy Governor, Vice Governor and was District Governor 2012-13 during which he led a U.S./Canada NID in Pakistan and subsequently hosted a GSE team from Pakistan. He is a graduate of the Leadership Institute, a multiple Paul Harris fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and have been a facilitator at multi-district PETS. He chaired a District Long Range Planning Committee for two years and joined a District team to Nepal, He joined the West Chester Rotary Club in 2015. With our District, I have been a DG trainer. Most recently, he has participated in a Rotary school project in Leogane, Haiti. Read up at EmpoweringPumps.com and stay tuned for more news about EPIC in Atlanta this November!Find us @EmpoweringPumps on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter and using the hashtag #EmpoweringIndustryPodcast or via email email@example.com
Sometimes I have conversations with people on this platform who can speak to subjects that others might be thinking about but have never expressed openly. I met today's guest recently and it is my huge privilege to bring his story to the podcast.Rob Kalwarowsky is an impactful leader whose quiet realisations give his community loud transformations. Through his work and his podcast The Leadership Launchpad Project, Rob shares wise insights about toxic leadership, mental health and finding purpose in life. He gives people an intimate and caring space regardless of the size of the room, while bringing humour and research into his coaching.Before transitioning into leadership coaching and speaking, Rob spent over 10 years at the opposite end of the sensitivity spectrum, honing his skills as an engineer within mining, oil pipelines, and consulting in heavy industry. Rob has a foundation of high-performance as he graduated from MIT with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Management. He was also a 3-time Academic All-American in NCAA Water Polo and played on the under 18 Canadian National Water Polo team.But the fast track to success is rarely a straight road and Rob suffered significant mental health challenges. His journey of recovery led him to leadership coaching, podcasting, the TEDx stage and a complete life transformation. I'm deeply grateful to Rob for coming on today to talk about his experiences, and of course I'm curious to learn about the Unlock Moments of remarkable clarity that helped him find the path ahead.--Rob Kalwarowsky: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-kalwarowsky/Elite High Performance: https://www.elitehighperformance.com/--Content note: this episode discusses in part the experiences of a person in North America treated for depression and acute suicidality with ketamine. In the UK, where this podcast is recorded, NICE does not currently reference ketamine in its guidelines for the treatment of depression, although there is an ongoing debate based on emerging evidence. The Unlock Moment does not take a view on the effectiveness of a particular medical intervention and I would always advise listeners to seek the advice of a qualified medical professional.
Your WakeUp Call begins when you start to challenge conventional thinking. When you empower yourself to break free from the daily grind. When you choose to design your own lifestyle and economy. Former Navy Veteran and current Real Estate Investor Corey Chonsky joins host Paul Thompson for this episode of “The Wake-Up Call”. Similarly to Paul's story in the corporate world, Corey saw a financially secure future for himself outside of the military and took a leap into Real Estate Investing. Beyond the discussion surrounding Corey's time in the navy, the two go into detail about best practices for investing, regardless of if it's on your own or with a group through Syndication. Knowing how to connect with others, and who to connect with, is likely to determine the success of your Syndication regardless of what sort of deal you're planning to do. Key Points From This Episode: Measure growth carefully, and don't bite off more than you can chew. Bring in team members who fill in your gaps– know your weaknesses. A Deal Might fall through, but you can come out better with the new connections you've made, as long as they're carefully vetted. You can't have someone on your team for the sole purpose of capital– you need an established relationship A great way to get into syndication is to offer a team (like Corey's) help in some sort of way, services, etc. Being intentional about increasing connections is important when getting into the syndication world. Conferences, podcasts, social media, etc. are all important. “Survive until 2025”... Many people are waiting to see what's going to happen in real estate in the coming months Get in the Game. You can only learn academically for so long until you have to jump in. Follow Paul Thompson • LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulthompson-onecallcapital/ • Website | https://pauldavidthompson.com • Tiktok | https://www.tiktok.com/@pauldavidthompson Resources: www.fwcinvestments.com/team-member/corey-chonsky - Official Website for Corey & his business www.open.spotify.com/show/6Ud0FItPdqakMazd9aAQHt - Link to Corey's Podcast, called “One House at a Time”, available anywhere you find Podcasts www.PaulDavidThompson.com - Real estate resources, past episodes, and information on my mastermind I want to help you achieve financial and personal freedom. Check out THIS link for some valuable resources Click for a FREE WEBINAR to learn about your 12% ROI. If you're ready to take action now, let's hop on a CALL now! About Today's Guest: Corey Chonsky is originally from Minot, North Dakota. Corey enlisted in the Navy in 1998 and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy and was stationed at Norfolk, VA in 2015. Today, Corey manages commercial real estate syndications across three coastal states. He is a general partner for nine apartment syndications in Virginia, Florida, Maryland, and Texas. Overall, Corey's portfolio consists of $100 million AUM with over $10 million in renovations.
This episode is the second part of a special focus of the Georgia Tech Research Podcast on the 50th anniversary of Section 504, the federal law that became the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The host of this episode, J. Denise Johnson Marshall, ADA Compliance Coordinator at Georgia Institute of Technology, calls this series “a very special podcast for us at Georgia Tech.” The guests for this episode are representatives from Georgia Tech's Employee Relations Dept., Captioning and Description services, the CARES Employee Resource Group, and the Excel program. This episode is in conjunction with the creation of a special award at Georgia Tech. As a part of Georgia Tech's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Office of Equity and Compliance Programs – ADA Compliance established an award called Advocates for Accessibility. The Advocates for Accessibility award recognizes individuals who have actively worked to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in the Georgia Tech community. The guests for this episode are representatives from Georgia Tech's Employee Relations Dept., Captioning and Description services, the CARES Employee Resource Group, and the Excel program. Thank you to our guests from Georgia Tech's Employee Relations Dept.(Langston Jackson), Captioning and Description services (Sheryl Ballenger), the CARES Employee Resource Group (Asha Hagood), and the Excel program (Kenneth Surdin), and our host Denise Johnson Marshall. TRANSCRIPT: Announcer This is the Georgia Tech Research podcast presented by GTRI. Join us as we move forward one research story at a time. Announcer The views represented in these interviews do not reflect the views of the organization. They are anecdotal views of individual experiences. Eric Klein Welcome to the Georgia Tech Research Podcast presented by GTRI. This podcast highlights research and opportunities around Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Today's episode titled Beyond Compliance is in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Section 504. This is the Rehabilitation act, which became law in 1973. My name is Eric Klein and today's host is Denise Johnson Marshall. Denise Johnson Marshall Welcome to the Beyond Compliance Podcast. I'm your host, Denise Johnson Marshall, Director of Equity and Compliance Programs and also the Institute ADA Coordinator, and I'm part of the Office of Equity and Compliance Programs. Today we'll be highlighting the individuals that are behind some of the services that you may or may not know about at Georgia Tech and GTRI that help to impact the lives of individuals with disabilities. Today you'll hear from employee relations, captioning and description services, the CARES Employee Resource Group, and finally, the Excel program. Let's take a break from this podcast to listen to more about departments that we want you to get to know. Asha Hagood Get to know CARES ERG the CARES at GTRI Employee Resource Group is an inclusive community for employees who identify with having a visible or invisible disability, caregivers for individuals with disabilities, and allies of the community. Our mission is to create space for issues around accessibility by amplifying the conversation around accessibility inequity and by providing educational opportunities around accessibility compliance. We're seeking to grow our membership and have several cochair positions that could use your ideas and your voice as we gear up to provide information sessions and other fun events. If you're interested and are an employee at GTRI, please reach out via our contact form on Webwise. Cares and other ergs are listed there under the Communities tab. Denise Johnson Marshall Now that you know a little bit more, it's time to get back to the podcast. Our first guest for the Beyond Compliance podcast is Langston Jackson. Langston is the HR Compliance Coordinator for Employee Relations on our campus. Welcome, Langston. Langston Jackson Thank you for having me. Denise Johnson Marshall Can you briefly tell us the role of your office and briefly your responsibilities? Langston Jackson My office has several responsibilities. One of them includes the administration, Americans with disabilities reasonable accommodations process for employees. We administer that. The office is also responsible for coordinating the development of the Institute's Affirmative Action Compliance Program, as well as the administration of the university's impartial board of Review Appeals process and Procedures. Denise Johnson Marshall That's very interesting can you tell us a little bit about what elements of an employee's job responsibilities do you consider when you're considering reasonable accommodations? And also, could you define that a little bit for us? What are reasonable accommodations? Langston Jackson So under the ADA, a reasonable accommodation is basically a modification or adjustment to the job or the work environment that allows a person with disability to still perform the essential functions of their job. The essential functions are the major components of the job duties. Minimal parts of the job duties are not considered essential functions. It is the functions that take up a large part of the job aspects. Denise Johnson Marshall Do you have any examples of that? Langston Jackson Yes. For example, individual that's a courier, their essential functions may include driving, whereas your most administrative functions would not include that. That would be in office work. Accommodation for a courier would have to take into consideration driving requirements, whereas most individuals, they don't understand that ADA does not contemplate how they get to and from work. So what the ADA does take into consideration is the essential functions that they're taking when they are working. Denise Johnson Marshall So who decides what is essential? What isn't essential? You had an example of a carrier, and it may be essential to be able to get back and forth as far as those other types of tasks. Who decides what is essential? Langston Jackson What will happen in the accommodations process? My department will send a request for essential functions and job analysis forms to be completed by the employee supervisor. We typically ask that they return those documents to us within five business days. Those forms break down into percentages what the job duties are. We ask that they give us at least four and that the supervisor breaks them down into percentages for us to review and to consider in the accommodations process. Denise Johnson Marshall So what should an employee with a disability expect when they're going through this process? Langston Jackson It's an interactive process. It requires give and take from the employee, the department, and from our office. We obtain the essential functions in the job analysis forms, and a key component is another form called the medical certification form. That form gives us what the condition is. It gives us an idea if this is a temporary or permanent condition. It lets us know what the limitations are for the individual, and it also gives us recommendations for the accommodation for the employee that will help them best perform the essential functions of their job. Denise Johnson Marshall What type of guidance does your office give to the Georgia Tech larger community, such as maybe supervisors or HR business partners? Langston Jackson With regards to our interactions to supervisors and the HR business partners, we first and foremost try to make sure that they are aware and are sensitive to the accommodation for the employee. What we like to do with all of them is to ensure that we've gone over the process and the Americans with Disabilities act with them so that they understand certain requirements and certain things that the department will have to supply to the individual. What we often find is that individuals that haven't gone through this process before, we explain everything with regards to the essential functions, the medical certification form, and then we like to go over any questions that they may have. It's really a give and take. At the end of the day, we try to establish that the department can make their recommendations as well, and we're letting them know also what the employee is asking for. Denise Johnson Marshall So what is the best way for an employee to contact you if they just have questions or they want to get the process started? Langston Jackson Anyone wishing for additional information may contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, that's email@example.com. They can contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Denise Johnson Marshall As our listeners may or may not be aware, we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation act of 1973. With that in mind, are there any final thoughts that you have on your office's mission and goals? Langston Jackson As we're celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, we recognize the many strides that have been made and that there are many more that we still can improve upon for employees with disabilities. My office is proud to continue in advancing this work forward and here to assist and guide all employees at Georgia Tech with the provision of reasonable accommodations. Denise Johnson Marshall Langston, thank you so much for taking the time out to briefly talk about your office and what you do. Langston Jackson Thank you all for having me. Thank you for all that you do for the employees here at Georgia Tech. Denise Johnson Marshall Let's take a break from this podcast to listen to more about departments that we want you to get to know. Kendra Brown Get to know the center for Inclusive Design and Innovation the center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, also known as CIDI, is housed within the College of Design at Georgia Tech. The accessibility experts at CIDI have decades of experience in user centered accessibility research and delivery of services to help individuals with disabilities. CIDI's overall mission is to improve the human condition through equal access to technology based and research driven information services and products for individuals with disabilities. With its rich history of providing accessible solutions to an underserved community, CIDI has positioned itself as a leader in accessibility and inclusion. CIDI is committed to promoting technological innovation and addressing unmet needs by providing accessible and inclusive environments for all. Maintaining dynamic partnerships with universities, state agencies, publishers, nonprofit groups, and corporations allow CIDI to continue to expand its expertise and further advocate for accessibility in Georgia, across the country, and internationally. For more information about CIDI, you can visit their website at www.cidi.gatech.edu or you can contact their customer support team by phone at 404-894-7756. Denise Johnson Marshall Now that you know a little bit more, it's time to get back to the podcast. Our second guest today is Dr. Sheryl Ballenger. Dr. Ballenger, thank you so much for being a part of our second Beyond Compliance podcast. Sheryl Ballenger Thank you so much for having me. I'm excited to be here. Denise Johnson Marshall Dr. Ballenger is the Manager for Deaf and Harder Hearing Services as a part of the center for Inclusive Design and Innovation here at Georgia Tech. Dr. Ballenger, can you briefly tell us about your role within CIDI and your responsibilities? Sheryl Ballenger Yeah, I'd love to. I am Manager of our captioning and describe media services as part of CIDI. This is a unit that started in 2011 when CIDI was interested in entering into being able to provide services for students who were deaf and hard of hearing. My background being an interpreter for the deaf one point, and also with a degree in deaf Education, made it a good fit for me. We were able to then begin having captioning for classes for students in different colleges across the Board of Regents, as well as captioning videos that were used in educational environments. First series that we actually captioned was a welding series for one of the technical community colleges in Georgia. Denise Johnson Marshall That is very interesting. When we often see captions or audio descriptions, we know that it's there, but we really don't understand what it takes to get there. Can you tell us a little bit about that process? Sheryl Ballenger Sure. First of all, we're going to look at video captioning or caption Media, whichever way you would like to phrase that. Basically, that involves media access. Most of the media that we do work on is for education purposes, but we also serve nonprofits and other groups that post media to their websites and want those videos captioned. There's also speech to text systems and there's two main ones that are used. The first would be CART. CART, and that stands for communication access, real time translation. This requires a skilled stenographer who's using a stenotype machine and is writing at a near verbatim speed. No matter how fast the speaker is speaking, they're keeping up with them. And then another speech to text system that we use is called either Cprint, the software or Typewell. This type of captioning is meaning for meaning. The Cprint software was developed by National Technical Institute for the Deaf. They developed the Cprint software about 20 years ago or so in a way to make sure that there was a meaningful way for captions to happen for deaf students. The Cprint software actually uses a qwerty keyboard and is something that most people already have skill with to be able to provide once they do CPrint training. Denise Johnson Marshall How do you know what is appropriate to use in which instance Sheryl Ballenger That's determined by the user. If a student attending college will consult with their disability services office together, they, with their disability services coordinator can work out which would be the best for their use. CART does require near verbatim English skills, so that would be somebody who is a very strong reader and who can read to learn. And that's a different skill than just reading for enjoyment. Reading for learning is difficult for some people and then Cprint because of the way it was created by the technical institute for the deaf, because it's developed for a meaning based representation of what's spoken, is typically more of a form that's understandable by people who don't have the ability to really learn everything from reading and want to see that language put in a way that's more understandable. Transcripts are also available for both services, CART or Cprint, so they also kind of serve as a double accommodation so a student can have real time access with CART or Cprint, plus they get notes afterward that they're able to then use for studying later on. You kind of mentioned audio description. It's not really one of the speech to text systems at all, or captioning, but it is used on videos. Audio description is visual information that describes the action, what's being shown on screen, what graphs may include, that kind of thing. Denise Johnson Marshall So if I'm a department and I have an event and I want to get it captioned, what would be some of the things that I would need to take into consideration? More specifically, what is the difference between closed captioned and open captioned? Sheryl Ballenger Well, if you're planning an event, first thing you're going to want to do is put out a statement letting your participants know that you're going to have accommodations available. Usually one of those accommodations would be we're going to offer captioning, and when it's an event, it's usually cart because that's more near verbatim and that's what most of the audience is going to prefer not just people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Use cart people who need a little more support to understand what's going on, use Cart as backup for listening once it's determined that Cart is going to be provided as a coordinator or event planner, then you would need to contract with an agency that supplies cart. Once you have contracted with an agency that's going to supply your cart, you're going to need to make sure that the event, whether it's online or in person, has good audio and connectivity for connecting. If it's going to be with a remote service provider. In most cases, that's going to require testing in the beginning just to make sure that you are connecting and that the audio is nice and clear and that the cart captionist is able to understand and hear clearly. Now you asked about open or closed captioning. Those terms refer to the video captioning or caption media. When video captions are created, the choice is closed or open. Closed captioning means that the user will need to turn those captions on or off. If they choose to use them, they'll turn them on. So YouTube provides a way for turning captions on on a video. Televisions and things that people view screens always have a way to turn captions on or off. But in some cases, when you're showing videos that may be projected on a screen that are used for general information purposes, captions for those need to be open. So open captions are always there, they're burned onto the video. Those captions are not chooseable. You can't turn them off or turn them on. Denise Johnson Marshall How much time does it take for audio description and what does your team do. Sheryl Ballenger Regarding the time of how long it takes to have a video captioned or to set something up, or to have audio description added to your video. Video captioning that is accurate starts with a transcript, a correct transcript with punctuation, correct spelling, speaker identification and sound effects if there are any in the recording. Typically, that takes seven to 14 business days. For us at CIDI, section 508 calls for captions that are accurate and synchronized. That means there can't be anything that's not correct in the captions. For audio description, we start with viewing and writing a script of the action or visuals that may be in a film. The script is revised several times to ensure that it is both succinct and that it conveys the essence of the scene that is appearing on the film. Then placement of the lines in the script is determined. We don't want to make a video become longer or too much longer than what everyone else is going to view? Because that wouldn't be fair. We have to find places to fit the description in in the nonadio segments to make sure that audio described film meets our standards and what we want to see. As far as good audio description, that typically takes three to six weeks or so depending on the length of the video and the content. Denise Johnson Marshall Can you tell us what is the difference between automatic captioning that you may find on a lot of video conferencing platforms versus real time captioning? Sheryl Ballenger Accuracy is important here. If you were having a low stakes meeting, maybe it's just a small group. The employee is very familiar with everything that's going on in the unit, knows all of the types of systems that are used. This is not a training event. This is just a conversation that's going to happen between employees. Then that might work for using an automatic type captioning service such as something that's included in Zoom. But if you're talking about high stake settings, then the auto generated captions are not appropriate. The problem with auto generated captions is that they do strive for the best guess. If it didn't quite comprehend a word, the system didn't understand the accent of the speaker. It's just going to throw in a word that makes sense in that sentence. But that may not actually be what was spoken and it could actually lead somebody to understand the wrong thing. When we did some tests on some of the auto generated systems that are used in the US, the very best platform scored at 89% accurate. That means that 11% is still inaccurate and it's not fair to the user who's depending on these captions to miss out on 11%. Denise Johnson Marshall What is the best way to learn more about captioning, audio descriptions or just ways to make your content more accessible? Sheryl Ballenger The best thing you could do is to just use it. When you watch YouTube videos, turn on the captions if you create content of your own and post to YouTube. Google Help has information where you can learn how to caption your own videos and you'll actually be contributing to the media that's more accessible for everyone. When you do that, you can attend movie theaters that offer caption devices. They even have described audio devices that you can check out from the customer service area and listen to during the movie. All television and subscription service broadcasts now have captions. Most of the subscription services also have descriptions added. Denise Johnson Marshall Are there any final thoughts that you may have for the Georgia Tech community on your office and your mission? Sheryl Ballenger Our mission at CIDI is to improve the human condition through equal access to technology based and research driven information services and products for individuals with disabilities. Part of what we do at CIDI is to make sure that we offer many services as well as we conduct research and accessibility. We also house Georgia's Tools for Life program, which is an Assistive Technology act federally funded program. Part of the fun they get to have at work is to use some of these great assistive technology tools that are available and show them to individuals who are interested in learning more about them. Our website is cidi.gatech.edu. That is cidi.gatech.edu. Denise Johnson Marshall Dr. Ballinger, thank you so much for being a part of our second Beyond Compliance podcast. Sheryl Ballenger You are so welcome. I enjoyed being here. Denise Johnson Marshall Let's take a break from this podcast to listen to more about departments that we want you to get to know. Kendra Brown Get to know the Office of Disability Services for Students. The Office of Disability Services, or ODS, collaborates with students, faculty and staff to create a campus environment that is usable, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive of all members of the Georgia Tech community. If students encounter academic, physical, technological or other barriers on campus, the Disability Services team collaborates with the students to find creative solutions and reasonable accommodations. ODS, located in the Smith Gall Student Services Building, also known as the Flag Building Suite 123, is passionate about providing support and resource information for students with disabilities at the institute. For more information, visit our website at disabilitieservices.gatech.edu or email us at email@example.com. That's firstname.lastname@example.org. Denise Johnson Marshall Now that you know a little bit more, it's time to get back to the podcast. I'd like to welcome our third guest today to the Beyond Compliance podcast, and it's Asha Hagood. Asha is the Senior Project Support Specialist with GTRI. Welcome, Asha. Asha Hagood Thank you so much for having me. Denise Johnson Marshall Can you tell us a little bit about your role and your responsibilities? Asha Hagood As you stated, I work as a project Support specialist Senior on the Organizational development team, and I lead the team's quality assurance efforts for all of the content that we push out, and I also do some program management within that role. We administrate some great programs in support of employee growth and development, like the Career Link program, Job Rotation, Toastmasters Club, and we sit within the Employee Experience team under GTHR. We contribute to the organization's strategic vision by providing high quality, impactful learning experiences. Things that we develop are primarily for our GTRI audience, but we also support campus efforts. Additionally, I'm the Executive sponsor or Chair for the CARES ERG. ERGs Being employee resource groups, I stepped into that role in May of this year. Denise Johnson Marshall Can you tell me a little bit more about the CARES Employee Resource Group and a little bit about the mission? Asha Hagood All of the ERGs were established in 2020 in conjunction with a GTRI 2020 Strategic plan. Overall, mission and purpose of all of the ERGs is to facilitate an inclusive work environment, thereby promoting a sense of community and belonging at GTRI, and to create a shared space to strategically impact change. There are a few ERGs cares is one of six ERGs. Apart from functioning as a beacon for employees who require accessibility solutions, as well as for those who are advocates for the accessibility community or caretakers, I like to think that our mission is to cultivate thought leaders in the realm of accessibility and accessibility awareness. We help provide insights to influence decision makers to keep accessibility front of mind One of our members made the point recently that accessibility provisions and mindfulness may seem like an extra step now, but it could and should become a part of your workflow if you create content or manage people. Denise Johnson Marshall Can you tell us about some of the resources that you provide to employees with disabilities? What are those specific resources that the ERG provides? Asha Hagood Our strongest resource right now is ourselves and the lending of our voices for employees who may need them. We're a group of about 25. Some folks might be hesitant to speak up about an accessibility need. They may not want to self-identify or be considered a squeaky wheel, but we'd consider it a win if that hypothetical employee will reach out to cares and ask us what we could do to support them. And that support could look like putting them in touch with resources such as CIDI Centers for Inclusive Design Innovation. They're a tremendous resource. As well as the Georgia Library Service, the GLS is also under the USG umbrella. The GLS serves people who are blind or print impaired. Or I could put them in touch with your office or with Dr. Anne Harris. If they're meeting with resistance or running into brick walls, the support of our group could give them a second wind. CAREs could help move the needle. Denise Johnson Marshall And, Dr. Harris is the compliance advisor who works with our guests that we had on early Langston Jackson. Asha Hagood Yes, yes, indeed. We've partnered with Dr. Harris on some initiatives, such as the Self Identify campaign. That was an important initiative. The data that bears out from that initiative can help us to launch some programming that would be meaningful to the folks at GTRI. Denise Johnson Marshall In the CARES ERG. Do you have meetings or is all the information just found online. Asha Hagood We have a monthly meeting with our members, and we discuss different initiatives that we want to roll out, and we do publicize that within some channels at GTRI. We do a notice to remind members to attend the meeting and to also invite others who just may be curious to come on and attend the meeting as well. Aside from just using the group as a resource or a touchstone, we've got a tip sheet up on our WebWise intranet site and we're going to add some other content there soon. And we're also going to host a screening of the critically acclaimed film Crip Camp, so stay tuned for that. Denise Johnson Marshall If I work for GTRI and I'm a manager and I wanted to connect an employee to the group, what would be the best way to do that? Asha Hagood They can search us up on WebWise. Under the Communities tab, all of the ERGs are listed. We have a contact form there. They could reach out to us via that form, or they could reach directly out to me. Asha Haygood by email or slack. Denise Johnson Marshall That is great. This is definitely a model for the Greater Georgia Tech as well, and it's a great way for us to close out our 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation act of 1973. As our final question, do you have any final thoughts for us? Just about your program, its mission and its goals. Asha Hagood I would like to note that we are looking to grow our membership, so that is always a goal. Every voice that comes on board contributes to more diverse thought and reinvigorates our mission. So we're looking for some co-chairs in a couple of areas, and they would serve as the primary contact for outreach and maintaining partnerships and also community engagement. And they would serve as the primary contact for communications, marketing and those related activities. That's what I'd love to leave you with. And also, I thank you so much for extending an invitation to come and chat. Conversations like these will help ensure that accessibility is a forethought and not an afterthought, as one of our cares members recently stated. Denise Johnson Marshall Thank you. We're happy to have you. And just one final thing, can you just remind all of GTRI again? What is the best way to get the information on this particular ERG or any of the ERGs? Asha Hagood To get information on any of the ERGs, you would go to the webwise page, and that's GTRI's intranet. Under the Communities tab, all of the ERGs are listed. If you're interested in ours, you would click CARES Erg and that will take you to our page and our resources and my contact information. Denise Johnson Marshall Thank you so much. I appreciate your time today. Asha Hagood Thank you so much again Denise for having me. Denise Johnson Marshall let's take a break from this podcast to listen to more about departments that we want you to get to know. Kendra Brown Get to know the Office of Equity and Compliance Programs the Office of Equity and Compliance Programs is here to educate, identify and illuminate systemic and institutional barriers to equity and inclusion at Georgia Tech while creating a culture beyond compliance. Our office provides support and investigates matters involving accessibility compliance issues. These issues can include physical or digital accessibility barriers on campus, disability, discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Additionally, we provide resources to pregnant and parenting individuals. As a part of our mission to educate the campus community about our office and the work that we do, we offer a series of trainings and workshops. This is to ensure that our campus partners have the tools to support the institutional strategic plan of expanding access and creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We invite you to collaborate with us as we work together to build a better Georgia tech. To learn more or submit a report of compliance issues, visit our website at diversity.gatech.edu/equityandcompliance. Denise Johnson Marshall Now that you know a little bit more, it's time to get back to the podcast. I'd like to welcome our fourth guest to the Beyond Compliance podcast. We have Dr. Ken Surin. Ken is the Director of the Excel Program. Welcome, Ken. Ken Surdin Nice to be here, Denise. Denise Johnson Marshall Ken, can you tell us about the area of your role within the CEISMC program and then specifically about your responsibilities? Ken Surdin Excel at Georgia Tech is a program within CEISMC. It's a four year certificate program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and it falls under the classification of Inclusive post-secondary Education. Denise Johnson Marshall For those who may not be as familiar, can you tell us exactly what is the CEISMC program? Your overarching program that the EXCEL Program is a part of. Ken Surdin Within Georgia Tech is the center for Education, Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing. EXCEL is part of that program. EXCEL was started in 2014 and we had our first group of students, a group of eight in a cohort, begin in 2015. There's about 260 programs across the country that are IPSY programs. EXCEL is one of about 40 4 year programs that offer Pell Grants, on campus housing, inclusive clubs, internships and is designated as a comprehensive transition program by the Department of Education. I am the founding director of that program going into my 10th year. Like a lot of directors across Georgia Tech, I am writing grants and raising funds for program needs and scholarships so that we can make sure that our program is both equitable and accessible to students that may not otherwise be able to afford college and be able to attend Excel. Denise Johnson Marshall Can you tell us a little bit about the history of the Excel program at Georgia Tech, and then also a little bit about some of the other similar programs in higher education that we may have modeled ourselves after or we've exceeded the expectations. Ken Surdin Great question. Excel was birthed out of the College of Business by Terry Blum, who was the former dean of the College of Business and the founding director of Georgia Tech's Institute for Leadership and Social Impact. Also, Professor Cyrus Auiden from the School of Mechanical Engineering both had a son and a daughter who had an intellectual and developmental disability, and they saw this growing movement across the country of inclusive programs and they thought, Georgia Tech has a standard of excellence. Why not have a program at Georgia Tech that could be as good and hopefully better than any of the other programs that existed out there? They really helped birth the program and then they hired me about a year in advance of having any students on campus to develop all aspects of the program. I had a year to do it and work under the structure of being a pilot program under the provost office. That really is the incubation of EXCEL. Also say that what makes us unique is that most programs like EXCEL across the country are housed within special education centers within a university or college, and they're typically liberal arts institutions. Ken Surdin Georgia Tech is not a liberal arts institution and the fact that we came out of the College of Business and are now in CEISMC really shows how entrepreneurial the mindset was in creating EXCEL. In fact, all the staff and faculty that are involved with EXCEL have used design thinking to develop the courses, to develop competencies and curriculum and measurement of our outcomes so that we can track individual students progress, students as a cohort's progress, and also our program's progress to make sure that we are constantly under a continuous improvement model. I think that really sets us apart in terms of the programs across the country is the fact that we're tracking what we do, throwing out what doesn't work and improving what does. Denise Johnson Marshall It also sounds like an asset to have that type of thinking with this program. If there is a student out there who wants to work or volunteer for this program, can you tell us how they could do that? And then also, what does the whole selection process look like? Ken Surdin Absolutely. We have a full-time mentor coordinator. His name is Luke Roman. He's been with the program for six years. He helps recruit students to work with our students as mentors and coaches. He will take a phone call or an email. You can reach out to him. You can reach out through our website and find out more about how to be involved with the program. I'll also add that the feedback from many of our mentors over the last nine years has been that the experience has helped them in their co-ops and their internships and also gain employment after they graduate. They've been told that employers often ask them about their EXCEL experience, and the reason is that employers are looking to hire people that are collaborative, that can work in groups, that can work with people that may see the world differently, and who are able to quickly understand when somebody may not understand something they're saying and pivot and rephrase what it is they say so that they communicate clearly. They believe that working with EXCEL students has taught them how to do that. Another thing I'll add is that Georgia Tech degree seeking students are the hiring managers and employers of the future, and the fact that they're working with our students means that one day they may be in a position to hire them because they're aware of their gifts and their capabilities and their assets can help carve a job that might be appropriate for them. Denise Johnson Marshall Sounds like a great asset to be located exactly where we are. Through your ten years of being the director of EXCEL, what would you say are the top three experiences that participants have said have been the best part of their time with the program? Ken Surdin I would point to students talking about gaining greater independence and independent living skills by living on campus or in many cases, private dorms just off campus, being involved in the community of Georgia Tech, gaining friendships within the program among mentors, improving their social skills, which is an asset for gaining employment, something that we do through an evidence based social skills course that we teach and in which degree seeking students act as mentors. Employment and the opportunities that they gain through their internships on and off campus are something that students get really excited about. And finally, convocation or the graduation ceremony, which is really the cherry on top for all of our students. Denise Johnson Marshall What does EXCEL's Career placement program look like? Ken Surdin Great question. I'm glad you asked that. We have three full time career advisors staffed at EXCEL faculty and staff. They teach career courses starting the first semester that a student arrives on campus. Students do internships every semester after that at a minimum of seven internships. Give you an example. I had a cohort of eleven students graduate and they had 96 internships between them by the time they graduated. Their students are taking career courses, participating in internships on campus, at Barnes and Noble, at CIDI, at the Dean's office. They're also participating in internships and paid jobs with over 100 employers that we work with, the Center for Disease Controls, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. I've had two students intern there. I've had four students intern at Georgia LEND. I've had students intern at Fulton county government, and on and on and on. I could talk about the internships they're involved in. Another thing I'd like to add that sets Excel apart from many programs is that we actually track our graduate employment outcomes from year to year. 93% of our graduates are currently employed. If you look at Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2022, only 21.3% of people with any disability were employed in America, and it was about 19% for the population that we serve intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ken Surdin The fact that we're at 93% shows that our students are motivated and capable of working and that opportunities need to be put before them so that they can show those capabilities and be participants in the world of work and their communities at large. Denise Johnson Marshall Are there any final thoughts that you want the Georgia Tech community to know about your program and your mission? Ken Surdin Yeah, sure. Our mission is Excel at Georgia Tech, providing an innovative, inclusive college experience for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, awarding professional education certificates, and preparing students for employment and fulfilling lives. One of the other aspects of the program that's really important, especially when it was being founded, was that Terry Blum and Cyrus Aidun wanted to make sure that the program fit within the strategic mission of Georgia Tech as a whole. Improving the Human condition was front and center, and this program definitely supports Georgia Tech's mission and their values and their ethics. One thing that many programs don't do, that we do is provide a whole year of transition courses to prepare students for life after college that cover seven key areas of transition. So, for example, housing. Where are you going to live? Transportation. How are you going to get back and forth to where you live and to your job? Where are you going to work? Health and wellness, Technology. Just some of those, to name a few. But we work on developing a plan for the students, also working with the families to understand what level of support the students will need when they graduate so that they can succeed in the world after college. Ken Surdin I often say that we are preparing our students for the world of work and to be full participants in their community. But the world of work and communities are not prepared for our students. If you enter with a disability in our program, you're exiting with a disability from our program. And all the challenges that exist for people with disabilities in the world still exist when you graduate from college. We may be better preparing our students for life after college, but all of those challenges are still there as a nation and a state, and as communities, we still have a long way to go to make sure that these students are successful post-graduation. Denise Johnson Marshall One last time, how can individuals contact you, your office, your program? If they want to know more information. Ken Surdin You can contact us at email@example.com. That's firstname.lastname@example.org. Denise Johnson Marshall Ken, thank you so much for your time today. It was great to hear about the program and its continued growth. Ken Surdin Denise, it was an absolute pleasure to be on this podcast and I wish you all the best and hope that you keep doing it. Denise Johnson Marshall Thank you. Let's take a break from this podcast to listen to more about departments that we want you to get to know. Kendra Brown Get to know GT Human Resources employee relations at Georgia Tech individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue education or employment and to have access to campus programs, activities and services. If you are an employee or visitor and you have a disability and need assistance, we are here to help. The purpose of Georgia Tech Human Resources Employee relations is to one, coordinate, facilitate, and monitor the interactive reasonable accommodation process, or RA plan, which may assist qualified employees in performing the essential functions of their position and two, coordinate Georgia Tech compliance with the employment requirements of the Americans with Disabilities act, or ADA, and with other related laws, policies and procedures and three, ensure qualified persons with disabilities have full and equal access to all terms and conditions of employment, regardless of disability and four, educate staff on their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities act and provide technical assistance as needed. For more information, please visit our website at ohr.gatech.edu/disabilityservices or email us at email@example.com. That's firstname.lastname@example.org. Denise Johnson Marshall Now that you know a little bit more, it's time to get back to the podcast. 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Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa, an Associate Professor at Kathmandu University's Department of Mechanical Engineering & Team Leader at Green Associates Lab. Dr. Thapa is a specialist in the fields of hydropower and green hydrogen. In this episode, he discusses the promising future of developing countries in Asia and the Pacific through a strategic fusion of these two energy sectors, offering both economic and environmental benefits. As the head of Hydrogen Lab at KU, he's at the forefront of introducing hydrogen cars to Nepal.
Subscribe to Receive Venkat's Weekly Newsletter In High School, snowboarding and photography were Tanner's passions. He would have loved to do that for the rest of his life. Then towards the end of his sophomore year, his architecture teacher involved him in building an engineering program for his school. Tanner found himself hooked on engineering - the idea of building things, touching people and making life better. Tanner joins our podcast to share his Duke University undergraduate experience, Interest in Neurosurgery, UG Research, Winning the Goldwater Scholarship, Applying Engineering for Medicine, and his Advice for High Schoolers. In particular, we discuss the following with him: Overall Undergraduate Experience UG Research The Goldwater Scholarship Mechanical Engineering Major Advice to High Schoolers Topics discussed in this episode: Introduction to Tanner Zachem, Duke  Hi Fives - Podcast Highlights  Overall Experience at Duke  Why Duke?  High School Interests  Overcoming Reading Challenges  Transition to Duke  Peers  Starting UG Research  Learnings from UG Research  When Research Doesn't Go As Expected  Why Goldwater Scholarship?  GW Application  The Goldwater Scholarship Difference  Campus Activities  Majoring in Mechanical Engineering  Advice for High Schoolers  Memories  Our Guests: Tanner Zachem is a Goldwater Scholar who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering applied to Neurosurgery from Duke University. Tanner is currently a PhD student at Duke University. Memorable Quote: “Yeah, things, things don't go your way a lot in research. I have learned how to really be able to detach and take a deep breath. And you know, things break. You know, you don't get funding, paper gets, you know, rejected, you name it, it happens. ” Tanner Zachem. Episode Transcript: Please visit Episode's Transcript. Similar Episodes: College Experiences , UG Research Calls-to-action: Follow us on Instagram. To Ask the Guest a question, or to comment on this episode, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribe or Follow our podcasts wherever you get your podcasts.
In this episode, I'm joined by Howard Berkof, Deputy Program Manager for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Shipbuilding Program. We discuss Howard's diverse career journey, encompassing mechanical engineering, technical sales, and government naval acquisition. We explore the significance of adaptability and an entrepreneurial mindset in large organizations such as the Navy, where innovative technologies demand a thorough understanding of organizational pain points and needs. Howard's experiences reveal that ensuring technology reliability, safety, and user-friendliness significantly impacts decision-makers willingness to invest in new advancements. Howard traces his professional journey from mechanical engineering to a successful Navy acquisition career, detailing his shift from technical sales to program management. He underscores the early importance of extracurricular engagement for network-building and leadership skills.Tune in now!Key highlights from the call[01:15] Howard's background [03:22] How Howard decided to pursue a sales position despite his engineering background[07:56] Exploring alternative career paths in engineering [15:16] Some driving factors to consider when introducing innovative technologies [19:34] Demonstrating value and addressing pain points to drive innovation adoption[22:45] Identifying and addressing latent problems and gaining buy-in for innovation[31:10] Benefits of extracurricular activities and soft skills for young engineers[36:19] Importance of building diverse and inclusive teams [40:20] Navigating the language and learning curve in a new field[43:10] Mastering situational handling and quick decision-making[45:37] Effective Task Tracking and Prioritization Strategies[50:11] What Howard does for fun[55:25] Howard's words of wisdom to college students studying engineering Notable Quotes● To be effective, you have to understand more than just the technical side, the math, science, and engineering. You have to understand the business side and the financials.● Understanding all the non-technical sides of running a company or a business is vitally important. Every industrial company out there has to understand how to run a business to be successful, or you'll go out of business. You must understand that you must take in more revenue than expense to be profitable.● You need resilience, that's for sure. You need conviction, resilience, to be committed, and you have to be in it for the long haul.● We need to identify what's the pain point, what's the need that needs to be solved, and then come up with that. Or find that technology or that innovation to solve that problem.● Many people will say no upfront or just kind of give you lip service or whatever, but you have to be persistent. You have to be resilient, find and identify those people who think like you, and get them to start speaking the same language to help you advocate. And you just have to keep at it over and over.● When you're responsible for people, the game changes significantly because everything you say and do in your actions is magnified that much more and means so much more because those people are counting on you for leadership, work guidance, and being there for them. But also you need to learn how to manage through some very difficult personal situations.● If you have a team of people who think you will fail, your organization's going to fail. You want to bring in people from all different backgrounds, experiences thSupport the show
Why are the numbers 1, 2 and 3 across the top of a telephone keypad but across the bottom of a calculator? That's one of three interesting questions that get answered as I begin this episode. The other 2 have to do with portholes and time. Source: Ivan Semeniuk, co-author of Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (https://amzn.to/3sf8muM) There is nothing wrong with achievement. But if you believe that you are only as valuable as your achievements, that can be a problem. If we let our success or lack of success define who we are at any point in time, it can demotivate you and make you feel as if you don't matter. Joining me to talk about this is Jennifer Wallace. She is an award-winning journalist and social commentator and frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. She is author of a book called Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic—And What We Can Do About It (https://amzn.to/49jkdIQ) What goes on beneath the surface of the ocean is amazing - much of which I bet you never knew. The oceans cover 70% of the planet and yet most of us know little about what goes on down there. Here to give a fun and interesting tour of the workings of our oceans is Helen Czerski is a physicist and oceanographer at University College London's Department of Mechanical Engineering and author of the book The Blue Machine: How the Ocean Works (https://amzn.to/3scCyXo). Listen as she explains why the ocean is so salty, why there is really only one ocean and so much more. What if there was one simple thing any woman could do to motivate the man in her life? Well there is according to one marriage expert. In fact, he says this one little thing works every single time if women would just try it. Source: David Clarke PhD, author of The Total Marriage Makeover (https://amzn.to/3QoIvZD) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! PrizePicks is a skill-based, real-money Daily Fantasy Sports game that's super easy to play. Go to https://prizepicks.com/sysk and use code sysk for a first deposit match up to $100 Zocdoc is the only FREE app that lets you find AND book doctors who are patient-reviewed, take your insurance, are available when you need them! Go to https://Zocdoc.com/SYSK and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Shopify gives you everything you need to take control and take your business to the next level. Sign up for a $1 per month trial period at https://shopify.com/sysk today! Dell's Black Friday event is their biggest sale of the year! Shop now at https://Dell.com/deals to take advantage of huge savings and free shipping! Let's find “us” again by putting our phones down for five. Five days, five hours, even five minutes. Join U.S. Cellular in the Phones Down For Five challenge! Find out more at https://USCellular.com/findus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today we meet with Catie Spivey, a Mechanical Engineer and graduate of Portland State University. Catie was the lead on PSU's first CubeSat which launched in 2022. During her senior capstone project, she worked on a prototype liquid fueled rocket airframe and found she really enjoyed that subject area. She then finished a Masters of Engineering at Portland State in a single year and was selected as a prestigious Brooke Owens Fellow at United Launch Alliance. She currently works at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. And of course there is a Kevin Simmons inspiration that I am sure he will share with us. Stay tuned after for the takeaways. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/shawna-christenson2/support
Timestamps: 6:44 - Why the founder team is the key ingredient 13:30 - Starting entrepreneurship part-time 15:50 - Splitting shares among founders 24:03 - Attracting senior people to your startup 31:30 - Closing a round amid a crisis About Tanja Koch: Tanja Koch is a co-founder at Amplo, a no code platform that makes AI easy and accessible to service and operation departments. She holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zürich and previously worked for companies like LEVITRONIX and 9T Labs before starting Amplo in 2021. When it comes to finding the right co-founders, Tanja has some advice to give: Your founder team should hold similar values but have different skill sets. Starting a business with a romantic partner can be a good idea or not depending on your personal preference — Tanja personally wouldn't do it. The optimal founder team size is between 3 and 5 people. The founders should hold equal shares in the company, provided they're putting in equal amounts of work. The shares/salary split should be set up so that founders don't have to worry about things like the cost of eating out, but also aren't living a life of luxury. For Switzerland, try to aim between CHF 3-5K per month. Amplo raised a CHF 1.6M pre-seed round back in September 2022, in the midst of a complicated fundraising environment. This is Tanja's advice on pulling a round like that off: Ask your existing investors whom else they know who could invest in your following rounds. Do the regular fundraising tasks: create a long list, then a short list, get intros, go to events, etc. Keep the investors you're talking to on a tight schedule. Tell them by which date you want a term sheet. Create FOMO, even if accidentally: during the fundraising process, Tanja went to Berlin to visit a friend, and inadvertently made her Swiss investors concerned that she was talking to Berlin VCs. Memorable Quotes: "Ask your existing investors who they know who could invest in your following rounds." Don't forget to give us a follow on our Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin accounts, so you can always stay up to date with our latest initiatives. That way, there's no excuse for missing out on live shows, weekly giveaways or founders' dinners!
Ep 77 - Welcome to another insightful episode of the Share the Wealth Show podcast!, In this episode, we welcome back our special guest Christian Beyer, and we're diving deep into the world of setting up systems and automating investment strategies, particularly in the competitive real estate market.Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect:
Episode #350: Learn why "psychological safety" is necessary, and what leaders must do to cultivate the conditions for psychological safety. We'll also talk about ways you can turn your mistakes into opportunities for learning and the prevention of future mistakes.Bio:Mark Graban is an author, speaker, and consultant, whose latest book, The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation, is available now.He is also the author of the award-winning book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement and others, including Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More.He serves as a consultant through his company, Constancy, Inc, and is also a Senior Advisor for the technology company KaiNexus. Mark hosts podcasts, including “Lean Blog Interviews” and “My Favorite Mistake.”Education: B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Leaders for Global Operations Program.Contact Mark:Website: https://www.markgraban.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mgraban
Albert Shum is a design leader who recently retired from Microsoft as a Corporate Vice President of Design. With over 25 years of global consumer brand and design development expertise, Albert has led strategic initiatives across multidisciplinary teams at Nike and Microsoft, scaling design thinking and launching products that influence millions. He led the recent efforts to reimagine Microsoft's web experiences, including search, browser and services across a suite of products that reached over a billion customers at work, home, and school. He had previously led Windows, Windows Mobile, Xbox, HoloLens and device experiences. He has spoken on the responsibility of design to audiences at different forums like AdobeMAX, Innovation Forum in London, 99U Conference, Fast Company Innovation Festival, MIT IDM Master's program, School of Visual Arts. Currently, he is a Class Advisor at the Institute of Design in Chicago. Albert's work in design leadership has helped shape conversations on diversity and inclusion throughout the industry. Albert has served as a mentor, partner, and leader in programs like the Adobe Design Circle and its Scholarship Fund, the Design for Inclusivity Industry Summit, the LEAP apprenticeship program at Microsoft, and in student design challenges in partnership with IxDA, AIGA, and Emily Carr University of Art & Design. He holds a Master's in Product Design from Stanford and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. In this episode, we delve deep into the heart of responsible design by exploring the critical role of ethical design. Join us as we navigate the complex moral landscape of artificial intelligence, unpacking the challenges designers face and the ethical frameworks that can help steer the creation of AI towards positive and equitable outcomes. Discover how ethical considerations are not just an afterthought but a fundamental aspect of responsible design that has the power to shape technology for the greater good. Albert's Newsletter Design Loft on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/build-relation/newsletter-follow?entityUrn=7002302185275359233 Thank you for listening to this episode of Nodes of Design. We hope you enjoy the Nodes of Design Podcast on your favourite podcast platforms- Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and many more. If this episode helped you understand and learn something new, please share and join the knowledge-sharing community Spreadknowledge. This podcast aims to make design education accessible to all. Nodes of Design is a non-profit and self-sponsored initiative by Tejj.
In the latest episode of the Middle Tech Spotlight Series, we sat down with Matthew Sunday, the founder and Chief Engineer of The Corps. The Corps specializes in bringing ideas and concepts to reality for the Department of Defense and other high stakes organizations where lives are quite literally on the line. Our conversation covered various aspects of Matthew's journey, starting with enlisting in the Marines out of high school, earning a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, serving 30 years in the fire and police services, and then finally starting The Corps. Matthew's story is one of gaining first hand experience of the problems that individuals in high-stakes organizations face in their day to day responsibilities, and applying his engineering background and network to provide solutions for a variety of problems those individuals encountered. As I joked on the podcast, Matt plays a similar role to “Q” in the James Bond movies, albeit providing more realistic products than tricked out Aston Martins and laser beam shooting Rolexes. Visit us at MiddleTech.com Follow Us Twitter Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Logan's Twitter Evan's Twitter Middle Tech is proud to be supported by: KY Innovation Bolt Marketing
This week on the Pod, Charli has Mark Connolly on to talk about his path.Currently, Mark serves as Global Product Manager of mechanical packing and gaskets at A.W. Chesterton, a world leader in helping process industry companies and manufacturers improve the reliability and efficiency of their process platforms. As a global product manager, Mark works closely with manufacturing, marketing, product development, and field product specialists to ensure current and new products continue to provide world-class solutions to fluid sealing needs across industries.Mark joined Chesterton in 2017 as a Process Engineer in the Operational Excellence team. As a part of the Operations team, he was a key member in developing process improvements and quality controls within manufacturing.Prior to working at Chesterton, he worked as a manufacturing engineer at RBC Bearings, an aerospace bearing manufacturer in Fairfield, CT.Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. He is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Black Belt. Mark is an avid college football fan that also enjoys skiing, running, and playing competitive ultimate frisbee with his wife, Jenna. Understanding AMPS technology and where it can be used https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7557908124020256855.Other resources for A.W. Chesterton Customers: DualPac Technology WebinarMining Slurry Packing Solutions (Tailings) WebinarPlease send your questions to email@example.com Read up at EmpoweringPumps.com and stay tuned for more news about EPIC in Atlanta this November!Find us @EmpoweringPumps on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter and using the hashtag #EmpoweringIndustryPodcast or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiders, hell houses, and trauma - oh my! Join the ladies for another spooky episode where we explore necrobotics and hell houses. Have a happy & safe spooky season fat heads!References: Parents Horrified After Teacher Shows Inappropriate Movie at Local School - CBS News Miami Necrobotics: Biotic Materials as Ready-to-Use Actuators by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston TX from the National Library of MedicineThe socials: Instagram | Facebook | TwitterMusic & Sounds:Spooky Ambience by MrrobodevinSCRATCH_G_004 by G_M_D_THREEReel-to-Reel Tape on Fast Forward by Ev-DawgWrite us some of your cringe stories at email@example.com
Ana Pinczuk headlines the second episode of the CLAA series and is the first Board of Trustees member interviewed. Ana is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Dexterity, Inc. and serves on the boards of Aptiv and SentinelOne. Throughout her career, Ana has worked for AT&T, Cisco Systems, Veritas Technologies, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Ana discusses her path to Cornell which started from her upbringing in Argentina as she and her family fled to the United States due to a coup d'etat in her native country. Ms. Pinczuk shares with the group how that experience and the impact it had on her family provided her with the needed grit and perspective to excel in Ithaca. Ana holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and she also holds degrees from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University. Read the episode transcript. Hosted by Joseph De Lost Santos MHA '19 Fresh from the Hill was created by Amanda Massa. The CLAA episodes were edited and recorded by Joseph De Los Santos, Freddy Terrazas Escamilla, and Kety Esquivel. Intro music, which that incorporates the sound of the coqui, a frog indigenous to Puerto Rico, by Leonard Washington & Joseph De Los Santos. Closing music by Kia Albertson-Rogers '13, firstname.lastname@example.org. Artwork by Chris Kelly. *The views expressed by Fresh from the Hill hosts and guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Cornell University.
POWER HALF HOUR ep123 October 25th at 11AM. Super excited to interview our guest speaker Ras Contractor! Ras graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. After spending 5 years working as a full-time engineer while promoting nightclubs on the weekends and running a recreational sports company in the evenings, Ras transitioned into Program Management. This inspired him to leave his manufacturing career in 2013 and pursue his vision of building a consulting practice as a Strategic Team Builder. Ras has incorporated his lifelong passion for health and wellness into strategic planning, leadership development and team building programs ultimately developing Mind and Body Training which he uses as the fundamental step in the journey towards high performance. Over the past 10 years, Ras has been building healthy, dynamic teams and organizations by installing self-development, empathy and consistent strategic planning. He has had the pleasure of working with business leaders and their teams in many different industries which has helped reinforce the following concept: If people's needs are met, they thrive. Connect with Ray: @highlevelthink ---------- Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my channel :) ---------- What is the POWER HALF HOUR? The Power Half Hour is a concise 30 minute interview with a top performer/influencer; usually in real estate. The guest speaker will share with us what motivates them, how they achieved high level success and their top business tips. You can join in on these live Wednesday Power Half Hour interviews via Zoom or Facebook Live. Connect with John Tsai for those links. ---------- STAY CONNECTED with John Tsai, eXp Realty Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tsairealestate YouTube https://www.youtube.com/johntsaiprec ---------- CHECK OUT my new book that launched on Amazon.com and .ca on July 12, 2021. Search: How To Be A Beast by John Tsai.
Ep 76 - In today's episode of the Share the Wealth Show, we welcome Christian Beyer, who will delve into a fascinating topic that promises to elevate your understanding of success and innovation:
Some of you may recall episode 121 where I spoke with Dr. John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC about his new book “fire your hiring habits”. During that episode, we talked about best practices for hiring the best people. I'd like to travel a little bit up the river to talk about where potential candidates for hiring come from. While most of the people we interview for positions within our companies come from other companies, more and more, we are seeing new people enter our industry. We've talked a lot about the “silver tsunami” affecting our industry.The fact is, baby boomers are entering retirement in greater numbers. From now until 2030, 10,000 Baby Boomers each day will hit retirement age. Millions will begin to officially retire. This is creating a terrific opportunity for young college graduates to enter our industry. Several years ago, I was a speaker at the SMTA, Pan Pacific strategic Electronics symposium in Hawaii. I shared my breakfast table with a longtime colleague, Dr. Ron Lasky, a professor at Dartmouth College. Over the course of breakfast, he asked me how I got into this industry and, more specifically, how I started my company. Dr. Lasky is an engineering professor at Dartmouth's Thayre school of engineering. He also teaches entrepreneurship to his soon to be engineers. Doctor lasky invited me to come to Dartmouth and speak to his students. I was more than happy to take him up on his offer, and I have spoken to his students on the subject of entrepreneurship every year for the past several years.I have been impressed by the emphasis on entrepreneurship within the Thayre school of engineering. We live in a time of marvelous evolution within the Electronics space. So many new and innovative electronic products are being introduced, fueled by IOT (Internet of things), the electrification of automobiles, advances in communication, and so much more.Education is the bedrock of our industry. It is the foundation for which much of our industry and the products we make are built upon. I've had Dr. Lasky on my show several times, and I thought it would be a great idea to invite his boss, the dean of Dartmouth's Thayre school of engineering onto the program.Dr. Alexis Abramson is the 13th dean of Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she was the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University and served as a director of the university's Great Lakes Energy Institute focused on creating sustainable energy technology solutions. During the Obama administration, Dr. Abramson served as chief scientist and manager of the Emerging Technologies Division at the US Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program. In 2018, she served as technical adviser for Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion effort launched by Bill Gates to combat human-driven climate change. Abramson's research has focused on novel techniques for thermal characterization of nanostructures, the design and synthesis of unique nanomaterials for use in alternative energy applications, virtual energy audits for building energy efficiency, and strategies to accelerate technology commercialization at universities and research institutions.Dr. Abramson earned a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.https://engineering.dartmouth.edu
1240 Today, we have a guest who's at the intersection of engineering and entrepreneurship. Our guest is a Project Manager at Empire Flippers Capital, is here to shed light on passive online business investments. In this episode, we'll journey through his transition from a mechanical engineering graduate to a Project Manager in the world of online business investments. We'll also dive into the fascinating connection between his engineering background and entrepreneurship. Get ready for a thought-provoking conversation that explores the art of passive income through digital ventures. Lets welcome to the show Kyle Kuderewski! Website: https://profoundimpact.com/ Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kkuderew/ __________ Go to www.BusinessBros.biz to be a guest on the show or to find out more on how we can help you get more customers! #Businesspodcasts #smallbusinesspodcast #businessmarketingtips #businessgrowthtips #strategicthinking #businessmastery #successinbusiness #businesshacks #marketingstrategist #wealthcreators #businessstrategies #businesseducation #businesstools #businesspodcast #businessmodel #growthmarketing #businesshelp #businesssupport #salesfunnel #buildyourbusiness #podcastinglife #successgoals #wealthcreation #marketingcoach #smallbusinesstips #businessmarketing #marketingconsultant #entrepreneurtips #businessstrategy #growyourbusiness Want to create live streams like this? Check out StreamYard: https://streamyard.com/pal/d/6164371927990272 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/businessbrospod/support
In this episode of Flanigan's Eco-Logic, Ted speaks with Chris Larsen, Senior Director for Clean Energy at Dynapower. He and Ted discuss his background, growing up in Central Florida, just outside of Orlando. He shares his family's agricultural roots, and his exposure to pollution through sugar-cane crop burning, thus developing an awareness early on in his life of the effects of that kind of practice on the environment. While attending Princeton, Chris connected with a group in the mechanical engineering department which was influential in the renewables space. He got involved with a research team looking at biomass gasification, and went on to obtain a Master's in Mechanical Engineering from NC State. He entered the clean energy field as Policy Director for North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center. He also spent ten years with ABB in various roles in inverter design, R&D, and more.As a 25‐year clean energy veteran, Chris has been instrumental in positioning Dynapower as the leading power electronics provider for hybrid solar plus storage systems. He partnered with other industry leaders to bring DC‐DC technology to life, and he discusses that and its broader application. Chris is now responsible for commercial applications including renewable energy, microgrids, e‐mobility, and green hydrogen.
Professor Sun, or Sunny, is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and the Director of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. That Center, known as the CCEFP, is a consortium of academic, industry, and government leaders that directs and conducts groundbreaking research in a variety of fluid power disciplines. Under Sunny's leadership the CCEFP recently conducted a workshop and has now published a report on “Challenges and Opportunities for Electrifying Off-Road Vehicles,” and so we invited him into our forum to learn more about the CCEFP and this interesting report. Connect with the host, Eric Lanke at email@example.com or on LinkedIn at the National Fluid Power Assocation. Connect with Sunny: firstname.lastname@example.org View the Workshop Report.
About Josh Josh Jensen is the CEO and co-founder of Inspectify, a venture-backed technology platform in the property inspection space. Inspectify streamlines the property inspection experience across the entire property lifecycle through its network of 2,000+ inspectors and proprietary inspection and data technology. The company is backed by prominent investors including Nine Four VC, Foundation Capital, Munich Re, DivcoWest and top executives from startups such as Opendoor, Built Technologies, Side, Sundae, Flyhomes, and Steadily. Before Inspectify, Josh was the Vice President of Operations at Flyhomes, a nationwide real estate brokerage, where he was responsible for all real estate operations for the company and helped scale the business from seed to Series B. Josh is also an active real estate investor, holding rental properties on both the East and West coast. He has an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Josh resides in Seattle, WA, with his wife, Mary, two daughters, and a newborn son.Connect with Josh on LinkedInAbout InspectifyInspectify is a venture-backed, vertically-integrated technology platform in the property inspection space.Inspectify streamlines the home inspection experience for real estate agents and their clients through its network of 2,000+ inspectors and proprietary inspection software, including a mobile inspection app.Inspectify helps a broad range of partners in real estate, such as agents, buyers, investors, lenders or property managers, collect comprehensive data from a property in a standardized, clear format.Partners use Inspectify to add efficiency and speed to their transactions, as well as to gain insight into the true condition of a property and its potential ROI. Connect with Inspectify on LinkedIn Check out Inspectify
While the electrification revolution is well underway, getting to a world of zero emissions will be tough without the help of new technologies. Breakthroughs such as scalable solid-state batteries and clean hydrogen could someday propel the industry — and the world — toward a greener future.In this episode, we hear from Faurecia Hydrogen Solutions Engineering Director Charles Shappell about the emerging hydrogen business. Factorial Energy CEO Siyu Huang talks about her company's novel solid-state battery technology. And mechanical engineer Rosie Barnes evaluates those and other technologies for their carbon reducing potential.