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Leadership Seminar Series 2017

Wednesdays - Autumn Quarter

2:30 - 3:20pm - Seminar in Bagley Hall 261
Reception to follow in Benson Hall Lobby


Speaker and Lecture Title

Sep. 27

Keegan Wincewicz

B.S. ChemE '04

Global Infrastructure Business Development, Amazon Web Services

Why the Chemical Engineer is Needed Now More Than Ever

Oct. 4

Matt Hinck

B.S. ChemE '93, M.S. CEE '95

Environmental Manager, Calportland

Carrying Chemical Engineering Principles throughout a Career

Oct. 11

Dave Zimmer

B.S. ChemE '90

VP, Consumer Electronics, Amazon

Why many (most?) chemical engineers wind up in roles
having nothing to do with Chemical Engineering

Oct. 18

Rick Brouns

B.S. ChemE '78, PhD '93

Chief Technology Officer, NSD, PNNL (retired)

What I learned after school also mattered


Oct. 25


No Class - Career Fair


Nov. 1

George Johnson

B.S. ChemE and Paper and Pulp, '81

Porfolio Manager, Alessandra Capital Management

From Rags to Riches


Nov. 8


Stacey Lawson

B.S. ChemE '92

Executive Vice Chairman, Ygrene Energy Fund

Finding Meaning while Navigating Your Career

Nov. 15

Nedra Albrecht

B.S. ChemE '98

SDE, BI & Big Data, Zillow

01100100 01100001 01110100 01100001 is the new CnH2n+2,
where n is a positive integer

Nov. 22

No Class - Thanksgiving

Nov 29

Brian Christin

B.S. ChemE '10

CMC Lifecycle Management Lead for Domestic Operations, Juno Therapeutics

A Chemical Engineer’s Roadmap to Seattle Biotech


Dec. 6


Lucas Chang

PhD ChemE '83

Sr. Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Retired)

From engineering to law, and the road that connects the two

Dec 14

No Class - Finals Week





Recommended Preparation

The course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students of chemical engineering.


Class Assignments and Grading

The class will be graded credit/no credit. Attendance is required at all class meetings; only excused absences will be permitted. An excused absence must be approved by the instructor prior to the missed class.


Engineering Elective Credit

This class counts as an engineering elective credit.


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