Detailed Schedule of Events and Presenters

Thursday, April 16, 2015

1)      Presenters:  Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
                          Holly Justice, Engineering Career Counselor, UB Career Services

2)      Attending Companies (Registration Ongoing):

GEMCOR (Eric Barton, Application Engineer)
U&S Services (Mark Dickerson, Operations Manager)
General Electric (Gail Goochee, Campus Recruiting Leader)
AVOX Systems (Ashok Jain, VP Engineering Technology)
Strippit (John McKinney, Human Resources)
Moog, Inc. (Christine Kimmel-Hurt, Human Resources)
Bergmann Associates (Mike Davidson, Project Manager)
Peerless Industrial Solutions (Robert Kelly, Sales Manager)
KeepUp, Inc. (Lauren Washington, CEO)
DaStrong Corp. (Oscar Xu, COO)
Vocal Technologies (David Jamieson)
Citi, Inc. (Kevin Black, Director Engineering/Development)

3)      Two winners from each of the seven departments are competing against each other in the Annual SEAS Research
          Poster Competition.

4)      Presenter: Jim Eiss from the Law Offices of Jim Eiss

Friday, April 17, 2015

5)      Presenters: Ann Bisantz, Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Eng.
                         Kemper Lewis, Professor and Chair, Mech. and Aerospace Eng. and Former Executive Director of the
                         New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII).

6)      Presenter:  Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director of Authentic Journeys, Kochi, India

7)      Attending Companies (Registration Ongoing):

GEMCOR (Eric Barton, Application Engineer)
Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems (Robert Scott, Manager of the Software Engineering Department)
U&S Services (Mark Dickerson, Operations Manager)
General Electric (Gail Goochee, Campus Recruiting Leader)
AVOX Systems (Ashok Jain, VP Engineering Technology)
Moog (Christine Kimmel-Hurt, Human Resources)
Bergmann Associates (Mike Davidson, Project Manager)
National Fuel (Valerie Hawthorn, Manager of Employment)
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (Sissy Nikolaou, Senior Associate)
Vocal Technologies (David Jamieson)
Harris Local Government (Ryan Litt, Vice President, R & D)
Citi, Inc. (Kevin Black, Director Engineering / Development)

8)      Career Services will be present at the Talent Fair for a Q&A section, career advice, resume review, etc.

9)      Presenter: Ellen A. Dussourd, Assistant Vice Provost, Director of International Student and Scholar Service

10)    Panelists (Members of the Dean’s Advisory Council):

Patrick F. Abrami, Consultant & Partner, Applied Management Systems
Russel L. Agrusa, CEO, President Treasurer, Iconics, Inc.
Dennis W. Elsenbeck, Regional Executive, National Grid
Joseph V. Fritz, Executive Director, DENT Neurologic Institute
Lester A. Gerhardt, Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
George L. Grobe III, Vice President, Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Cynthia A. Hoover, Director, Electronics and Analytical R & D, Praxair, Inc.
Timothy J. Klein, President, CEO and Co-Founder, ATTO Technology
Kenneth A. Kota, Sr. Vice President, Business Dev & Tech, Cobham Mission Systems
Susan R. Nowicki, Director of Engineering, Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems
John V. Pilitsis, Managing Director, Pilitsis Associates, LLC
Robert Tom, Senior Director Product Engineering, Fisher-Price
Jim F. Van Oss, Engineering Manager, Spacecraft Fluid Controls, Moog Inc.