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 Attourney for Alliance IP

October 7

Building Trendsetting Disruptive Technologies: Thoughts and Experiential Lessons
Dr. Anuja Sonalker, Founder and CEO, STEER Tech

October 22

The Student Advantage: Why You Should Start Your Company Today
Joe Sciamanna, Owner, Heliostatix Biotechnology

December 5

Keeping Up With Transformation
Sheila Rohra, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO, NetApp

April 18

Endless opportunities: Thoughts on a growing career fueled by “paying forward”
Tim Regan, President and CEO, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

February 21

Tech innovation through private equity and venture capital
Ralph E. Taylor-Smith, Managing Director, GE Ventures

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

September 28

Open Data in the Public Sector: Unlocking Innovation & Enhancing Accountability
Mark Turner, Founder, President, CEO, and Principal Research Associate, Optimal Solutions Group

April 27

M3D: Defining How U.S. Innovators Compete Globally
Co-Founder and CEO, ‎M3D

March 30

Disruption & Opportunity: Technology Risks in a Fast-Paced Global Technology World
Patrick Antkowiak, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation

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

November 5

Empathetic Engineering: An Engineer’s Journey
Kevin Apperson, Chief Information Officer of Maxim Healthcare Services

April 23

Welcome to the Third Industrial Revolution: Local Motors and the 3-D Printed Car
Jay Rogers, Co-Founder and CEO of Local Motors

May 5

Research to Results: Translating Research Success in the Lab to Financial Results in the Board Room
S. Gulu Gambhir, Chief Technology Officer, Leidos