Tuesday, October 9, 2018

“Creating and Developing More Diverse Engineering Leaders” is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.

The Lee College of Engineering is hosting this free educational and networking event, which is open to all UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. Registration is required at Eventbrite.

Sealed Air Corporation’s Diana Huerta, applications engineering manager and technical expert for inflatables, and Chad Stephens, vice president of product care research and development, will be keynote speakers.

Also, there will be breakout session and panel discussions on topics such as finding success in manufacturing and leadership pathways for diverse engineers. A more detailed agenda is below.


3 to 3:45 p.m., Breakout Sessions 

  • Angela Bell and Felix Torres, NAVAIR - "Where and How to Begin your Path to Leadership" 
  • Heather Callahan, Daimler - "Finding Success in Manufacturing: Lessons Learned from Leaning In"

4 to 4:45 p.m., Breakout Sessions 

  • Panel discussion "Diverse Engineering Leadership-Creating your Pathway," featuring Eliana Toro, Carl Smith, Nkechi Anako and Jay Joshi, Corning Optical Communications
  • Panel discussion "Skills Needed for Successful Careers," featuring Dianne Chong, Boeing and Mr. Tony Donato, Harper Corporation of America

5 to 7 p.m., Keynote Presentations and Buffet Italian Dinner

Direct questions to Linda Thurman (lthurman@uncc.edu or 704-687-5024).