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MEM Residency 2021

MEM Summer Residency

Thank you for joining us on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. We hope you enjoyed yourself and found the sessions informative.

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Agenda

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8:45–9:15 am       Coffee Chat: Join Anytime!

During this time, there are no specific topics, just social interaction.  Questions will be posed to keep the conversation going, such as:  

Where would you like to visit but have never been?  

What did you want to be when you were a child?  

9:15–10:00 am     Keynote - Recording Now Available!

Remote Leadership, Shawn Belling

Shawn’s recent book “Remotely Possible: Strategic Lessons and Tactical Best Practices for Remote Work” gives you practical, real-world lessons you need to tackle the work culture, communication tools and foundations of trust in an all-digital, remote workplace. Shawn will share techniques and strategies for leadership in a post-Covid hybrid environment during this keynote. 

Shawn Belling is a globally experienced technology executive and project management speaker and instructor.  He has over 15 years of experience leading or as part of remote teams and organizations and over a decade of experience teaching graduate-level courses on virtual and remote project team leadership.  He currently teaches EPD 706 Change Management and had taught EPD 784 Project Management Essentials alongside George Watson.  Shawn earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Wisconsin schools and is completing a doctorate at the University of the Cumberlands.  

10:15–10:45 am     Retrospective Breakouts

Get back together with the students and professors and discuss how you have applied the lessons learned, any unexpected challenges, and collaborate on potential solutions.  See how your fellow classmates are doing since you last saw them in the course. 

Course breakouts during this time include EPD 612 Technical Project Management and EPD 614 Marketing for Technical Professionals 

 For new students who have not yet taken courses, you can either take this slot off or remain in the main room to ask any general questions. 

10:45–11:15 am        Retrospective Breakouts

Get back together with the students and professors and discuss how you have applied the lessons learned, any unexpected challenges, and collaborate on potential solutions.  See how your fellow classmates are doing since you last saw them in the course. 

Course breakouts during this time include EPD 613 International Engineering Strategies and Operations, EPD 617 Communicating Technical Information, and the capstone courses of EPD 618 Applies Leadership and Management of Engineering Organizations and EPD 518 Quality Engineering and Quality Management. 

For new students who have not yet taken courses, you can either take this slot off or remain in the main room to ask any general questions. 

11:15 am–noon      Steve and Barry's Bonus Track - Recording Now Available!

Steve King  and Barry Robertscourse, EPD 710 Foundations of Engineering Leadership, is the primary introductory course to MEM.  However, this is only a two-credit course and they have plenty of experience and knowledge to share that just cannot fit within the bounds of the course!   

Before watching this recording, be sure to read your pre-paid copy of the ‘Residency 2021’ Coursepack from HBR here: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/import/845205 (if you have any trouble accessing, contact Heather Smith)
 

noon-1:00 pm     Lunch: Zoom Social

Grab your lunch and join us for more social time or catch up with your work and join us again after lunch. 

1:00–1:45 pm    What is it really like?

Join a panel of experienced students and ask your questions about the program, courses, and how to get the most out of the experience.   

Panelists include: 

  • Yolanda (Yoli) Turner-Smith, Chief Engineer at Collins Aerospace for Military Programs Power and Control, Expected graduation Spring 2022 
  • Ben Rasmussen, Engineering Section Supervisor at Caterpillar, expected graduation Fall 2021 
  • Steve Case, Quality Manager at Royal Plastics, 2020 MEM Graduate 

2:00–2:45 pm    Staying Engaged Beyond Graduation - Presentation and Recording Now Available!

One of the greatest gifts MEM offers are the lasting relationships you build with your peers and instructors. How do you stay in touch and strengthen these relationships once you graduate? How can you share resources and opportunities to create a thriving professional network?    

View the Staying Engaged Beyond Graduation Presentation

3:00–3:45 pm       Project Course Preparation

The MEM program includes two major project courses, and it really pays to be prepared before the course starts!  These courses include EPD 612 Technical Project management and the capstone courses: EPD 518/EPD 618. 

 

Before attending this session, be sure to watch the ‘About this course’ video linked here.  During this session time, you can get your questions answered that were not addressed in the video. 

4:00–4:45 pm    Alumni Panel: Changes in Engineering Business - Recording Now Available!

The pandemic and the accompanying restrictions have drastically changed many businesses and will continue to change the way we work.  In this session, distinguished alumni share the changes they see and expect to see in their spheres of influence.

Panelists include: 

  • Manuel Acuña, Associate Director, Distribution System and Software at Collins Aerospace, 2009 MEM/MEEP Graduate 
  • Michele Kaiser, Business Unit Manager Assembly at John Deere, 2012 MEM Graduate 
  • Vera Martinovich, Engineering Manager at Boeing, 2020 MEM Graduate 

2021 Plenary Sessions

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‘About this course’ video for all the courses

Before residency, prepare by watching the ‘About this course’ video for all the courses you intend to take over the next year.  You can find these videos next to the course listing at this link. 

Using the UW Library Virtually by David Bloom

Campus Services Available to You by Daryl Harrison

Fall 2021 Key Dates by Daryl Harrison

2020 Plenary Sessions

Feel free to review the Plenary Sessions offered at last year’s residency