Come To Be Inspired!

In their lectures and question-and-answer sessions, speakers share their insights and experiences as well as their lessons and advice, inspiring students and faculty to apply new ideas and approaches to their careers and ideas for new ventures.

The Clark School would like to thank the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company for supporting this lecture series.

April 7

The Only Constant is Change
Shelia Cummings ('95 aerospace engineering), Founder, President, and CEO of Cummings Aerospace, Inc. 

March 4

From Mechanical Engineering to Patent Law: A Changed Paradigm in Championing Innovation
Dr. Laleh Jalali ('89 mechanical engineering), Co-Founder, Director, Principal, and Senior Patent Attorney for Alliance IP

November 15

Mission-driven research innovation in the intelligence community
Stacey Dixon, Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

September 27

Lessons learned by a serial technology entrepreneur over the last 30 years
Ken Lee, Founder and CEO, VanGogh Imaging

May 1

Today's Strategic Cyber Challenge
Dan Ennis, Global Head of Advanced Threat Intelligence, BlueVoyant

April 20

Reaching Across
Lisa Atherton, President and CEO, Textron Systems

March 13

Lessons Learned Over a 34-Year Career
Michael Simon, Co-founder, President and CEO, CroptoniteNXT

December 1

Foundations for Technological Surprise
Stefanie Tompkins, Director of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

November 3

Innovation at IBM
Naguib Attia, Distinguished Engineer and VP of IBM Global University Programs

May 12

Will Clean Energy Take Our Economy to the Cleaners?
Kristina M. Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC

April 5

Space 2.0
Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium

March 1

Innovation Physics
Harry Weller, NEA General Partner


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