SASE National Conference

2019 Full Schedule

 

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THURSDAY
07:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Westin: Second Floor

Registration – Morning
 
 

THURSDAY
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Butler

Asian Upward by Elevate –The Speed of Strategy: Practical Tools for Leaders of Diverse & Inclusive Workforces
Effective and inclusive leaders in today’s diverse, global marketplace require strategic thinking and decision-making. What if you can complement these competencies with elements of innovation and alignment to your organizational strategies? This session provides practical tools and strategies to accompany you on your journey toward more strategic and innovative minds. Tools will include the Synaptic Speedometer and the F.I.S.H. (Failsafe, Innovative Edge, Sacred Cow, Hacks), as well as leading-edge research on high-performing teams. Join the many leaders and organizations who have benefited from Elevate’s sessions that develop more-effective leaders.Participants will receive an Asian Upward Toolbook
Presented by: Stephanie Piimauna

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cambria

Ascend Executive Insight Series (EIS) – Myths of Asian Leadership + Communicating Your Story
The session will start by understanding “Myths of Asian Leadership” and how these myths act as barriers to advancement:how culture impacts leadership behaviors, helping others understand cultural differences & implications, and leveraging diverse cultures in today’s complex business environment.The session will continue with focus on Communicating Your Story: Selling Yourself and Your Work.Many Asian professionals are resistant to the notion of selling to achieve career objectives.However, high achievers are great communicators and “sellers”.They effectively sell themselves, their projects, their teams, and even their concerns, through dialogue with others, to gain influence that leads to results. This session helps participants accelerate selling effectiveness.
Presented by: Jay Chopra, Wes Hom, Amy Shang, Janet Wong

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Somerset

Ascend Executive Insight Series (EIS) – Myths of Asian Leadership + Taking Risks
The session will start by understanding “Myths of Asian Leadership” and how these myths act as barriers to advancement:how culture impacts leadership behaviors, helping others understand cultural differences & implications, and leveraging diverse cultures in today’s complex business environment.The session will continue with focus on Taking Risks: Making Tough Decisions.High achievers discover risk-taking is an essential part of decision making capability and can unlock career growth opportunities.Most Asians are less likely to take enough career and business risks, while applying risk mitigation techniques to maximize success and impact.Learn how to overcome these barriers during this session.
Presented by: Jay Chopra, Wes Hom, Amy Shang, Janet Wong

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Washington

Leadership Through Improv
Scientists and engineers spend years studying and discovering ideas. However, those ideas must then be expressed, and embraced. In addition, a technical background can present its own challenges and preconceived notions. And these factors can also affect social situations, where professional relationships are formed. Come see how improvisation can help you embrace change, failure, and collaboration. A variety of exercises will strengthen your public speaking, communication skills, and creativity, in work and social settings.
Presented by: Claudia Iao, Avery Lee

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Westmoreland East

LEAP - Giving and Receiving Feedback
Feedback is typically framed as a necessity for individual and organizational performance.However, the act of delivering and receiving meaningful feedback – positive or negative - is not always an easy thing to do.In this session, you’ll learn and practice an objective, proactive, and constructive approach to offering and accepting feedback that enables you to increase your effectiveness as a professional and a leader.
Presented by: Calvin Chen

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Westmoreland West + Central

Elevate ERG Economy – SynERGize: How to Maximize Relationships and Leverage with Your ERG Executive Sponsors (A New ERG Session at SASE by Elevate)
Many ERGs (also known as BRGs and Employee Networks) ask “How do we best leverage and strengthen relationships with our Executive Champions and Sponsors?” This session addresses that question and supports ERGs to maximize the synergies with their Executive Sponsors. Learn how Executive Sponsors can support in many ways, such as being advisors, influencers, as well as advocates for additional support and resources. Beyond those, think about how ERGs can also support Executive Sponsors. Together, this synergistic collaboration can build a strong ERG platform. Participants will receive an ERG Economy Toolbook
Presented by: Vu Pham PhD

THURSDAY
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Westin: Second Floor

Break - Morning
 
 

Invite Only
THURSDAY
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
CC: 313

*National Conference Committee Meeting
 
 

Professional
THURSDAY
11:35 AM - 01:00 PM
Westin: Allegheny Ballroom

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lunch and SASEsalutes
 
 

Invite Only
THURSDAY
01:05 PM - 04:00 PM
CC: 309

*OAC Meeting
 
 

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
01:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Butler

Asian Upward by Elevate –Corporate Agility: Mastering Organizational Dynamics & Politics
Can professionals succeed and thrive amidst what many term “office politics?” How can we shift these difficult group dynamics toward positive organizations powered by positive people? Despite these social struggles, this session supports you in this journey toward success in navigating these challenges. Corporate Agility transforms the view of office politics toward broader, more gracious perspectives that benefit most, if not all, parties involved. Learn the key organizational “rules” and tools that will build your social capital and strengthen collegiate relationships.Participants will receive an Asian Upward Toolbook
Presented by: Stephanie Piimauna

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
01:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Cambria

Ascend Executive Insight Series (EIS) – Managing Up - Building relationships with Leadership
You need credibility and influence with decision makers to achieve great results. Many Asians try to gain this by putting their heads down and working extra hard. However, high achievers have learned to be conscious & deliberate in managing up through building meaningful relationships at all levels. This leads to credibility, influence & sponsorship, while achieving personal and business success. In this session, you will gain insights on how to effectively bring value & purpose to your interactions & relationships for greater results. The afternoon session will end with an Ascend Executive Panel – An Open Dialogue to discuss the skills and behaviors needed to be successful in today’s global corporations.Panel will discuss a wide range topics ranging from Asian culture implications, failures, key experiences, building relationships, work life choices, and the “light bulb” moment.
Presented by: Jay Chopra, Wes Hom, Amy Shang, Janet Wong

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
01:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Somerset

Ascend Executive Insight Series (EIS) – Power & Influence
High achievers in any organization learn to deliver outstanding results by getting things done through and with people.Many Asians try to deliver through individual contributions and perseverance, which does not leverage the exponential power of the organization around them.In this session, you will learn to recognize relationships are important at all levels, understand and grow your own power and influence capabilities, and apply those capabilities appropriately and judiciously to increase your business & organizational impact. The afternoon session will end with an Ascend Executive Panel – An Open Dialogue to discuss the skills and behaviors needed to be successful in today’s global corporations.Panel will discuss a wide range topics ranging from Asian culture implications, failures, key experiences, building relationships, work life choices, and the “light bulb” moment.
Presented by: Jay Chopra, Wes Hom, Amy Shang, Janet Wong

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
01:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Washington

Leadership Through Improv
Scientists and engineers spend years studying and discovering ideas. However, those ideas must then be expressed, and embraced. In addition, a technical background can present its own challenges and preconceived notions. And these factors can also affect social situations, where professional relationships are formed. Come see how improvisation can help you embrace change, failure, and collaboration. A variety of exercises will strengthen your public speaking, communication skills, and creativity, in work and social settings.
Presented by: Claudia Iao, Avery Lee

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
01:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Westmoreland East

LEAP - Art of Confrontation
Have you ever had to have a difficult conversation with someone about bad behavior or missed expectations? Disappointments and broken promises can have negative consequences on you or others and being ineffective at addressing the situation allows the problem(s) to persist! Furthermore, these conversations can become emotionally charged and end up damaging a relationship, with no guarantee of actually solving the problem. In this workshop, learn how to deal with these scenarios in a way that gets results, strengthens your relationship, and establishes you as a leader.
Presented by: Calvin Chen

 


Professional
Professional Training
THURSDAY
01:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Westmoreland West + Central

Elevate ERG Economy – FutureState ERGs: Build & Evolve ERGs toward the Future of Work—Today!(A New ERG Session at SASE by Elevate)
What do ERGs of the future look like? How can they align to the organizational needs of the future of work? This session supports both advanced and emerging ERGs toward a futuristic, visionary trajectory that provides a roadmap for rocketing toward a better success path. Learn about the future of work and how that intersects with the future of ERGs—this makes ERGS even more valuable and more necessary in the workplace of tomorrow. Why wait till then, when you can propel your ERG further now!Participants will receive an Asian Upward Toolbook.
Presented by: Vu Pham PhD

THURSDAY
02:30 PM - 08:00 PM
CC: Concourse B

Registration - Afternoon
 
 

THURSDAY
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Westin: Second Floor

Break - Afternoon
 
 

Collegiate
THURSDAY
05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
CC: North Terrace/ Concourse B

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Air Force
Collegiate Opening Reception & Mixer
Appetizers & networking are provided! SASE Inspire Awards, drawing, and group photo
 

Professional
THURSDAY
05:00 PM - 06:45 PM
Westin: Allegheny Ballroom Foyer

Networking Reception & Speed Mentoring with Executives
 
 

Collegiate
THURSDAY
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
CC: 310/311

SPONSORED BY:
Toyota
SASEbowl
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) will be having our annual SASEbowl event at the 2019 National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA! Participants from all across the nation will take part in a friendly competition of high-intensity games and engineering challenges.

Welcome to the city of SASE! With YOUR help renovating our city's infrastructure, we can build more bridges and connect more leaders.

• PAPER PLANE RACE: All aboard SASE Airlines! With your team of trusty scientists and engineers, design a paper airplane that can fly the longest distance.
• BUILD-A-CAR: Using the materials provided, build a car and race it on SASE Speedways.
• SUPPORT STRUCTURES: Like a building, a successful team needs a strong foundation. Using newspaper, build a structure that can withstand the heaviest weight.
• TEAM DRAWING: To celebrate our community coming together, Mayor Toyota has asked to draw the SASE logo TOGETHER. Work with your teams to make this the best celebration yet!

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Invite Only
Professional
THURSDAY
09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Westin:

SASE Company Leads Networking Session
 
 

Invite Only
Professional
THURSDAY
09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Westin:

SASE Executive Forum Networking Session
 
 

Professional
THURSDAY
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Westin: Allegheny Ballroom

SPONSORED BY:
PNC
Achievement Awards Dinner
 
 
FRIDAY

FRIDAY
06:30 AM - 07:45 AM
Leave from Westin Lobby

SASEruns - Morning River Run
Join us for a beautiful guided (and free) 5k fun run along the river trail led by the friendly Westin Hotel staff. You will have the option to run with us on Friday morning, Saturday morning, or both. The course map is the same for both days.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

FRIDAY
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
CC: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom ABC

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Department of State
Networking Breakfast
 
 

FRIDAY
07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
CC: Concourse B

Registration
 
 

FRIDAY
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
CC: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom ABC

Welcome & Opening Remarks
 
 

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 PM
CC: 302

Women's Initiative: Unconscious Bias Workshop
Unconscious bias affects our interactions, our decisions, and our experience in the world and workplace.This workshop will explore the way unconscious biases are formed, how they show up, and ways that we have the potential to mitigate their impact on our professional and personal lives.
 

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 PM
CC: 303

SPONSORED BY:
Huntington Ingalls Industries
A Conversation with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ CEO Mike Petters
A Conversation with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ CEO Mike Petters
Presented by: Mike Petters

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 PM
CC: 304

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
Boeing Executives Panel: Building Bridges and Leading in a Diverse Environment
In a large company with incredible diversity of people, ideas, and career opportunities, it is imperative to build strong bridges and cultivate lasting connections with other engineers, scientists, and leaders. This panel of Boeing executives will discuss how their background and identity have defined their leadership style and shaped their career. The workshop will start with a moderated panel discussion and finish with breakout sessions with each of the leaders.
Presented by: Thomas Bui, Ed Gerding, Anh Linh Le, Nyle Miyamoto

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 PM
CC: 315

SPONSORED BY:
Shell
Making your internship or first job a success!
In this workshop you will have an opportunity to learn practical tips to help you be most successful in your upcoming internship or first job! You will have an opportunity to hear from various Shell employees and ask questions, as well as learn from other attendees.
Presented by: Kelly Soudelier

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 PM
CC: 316

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Air Force
Using Awareness of Natural vs. Demonstrated Type Functions to Build Resiliency and Sustainable Effectiveness
Session to introduce participants to: * Overall dimensions of Type and how they contribute to workplace behaviors - Introvert/Extrovert - Sensing/Intuition - Thinking/Feeling * The eight functions produced from the overall Type dimensions * The differences between Natural and Demonstrated use of the eight Type Functions and associated influence on effectiveness * The five dimensions of Flexibility and their role in building resiliency and capability - Proactivity - Composure - Connectivity - Variety Seeking - Rejuvenation
Presented by: Dr. Clarence Crane

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 PM
CC: 317

SPONSORED BY:
Raytheon
Storytelling for Personal Growth and Inclusive Excellence
Your story and stories of those around us is important and meaningful. Creating your story helps you to understand your motivations, passions and purpose. Learning how to craft and share your story also enables you to listen to the needs of others and ensures that everyone has voice. Dr. Jaron Jones will show participants the impact of personal story development and teach you how to create and share your story with others.
Presented by: Dr. Jaron Jones

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
CC: 318

SPONSORED BY:
GE
Intellectual diversity clues… understanding how we process information and how to effectively work with others
Have you ever thought about thinking? Are you uncomfortable speaking up in front of others? Do you wonder why you have those ah-ha moments? Do you have a hard time sitting still?The objective of this interactive workshop is to help you understand how you process information and then learn how to pick up clues on how others think, which allows you to work together better.
Presented by: Suyin Copley

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
CC: 319

Connecting Upward
Learn how to establish a relationship with someone higher up the corporate ladder and how to maintain the relationship. It is easy to give the impression that one party is using the other when they are not on the same level of experience, seniority, or even authority. Learn how to ease the awkwardness and set up the mutual ground of interests and focus on it, rather than turning the connection into a one-sided relationship.
Presented by: Dr. Syed Ashraf, Alisha Kalb, Wendy Winkler

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 PM
CC: 320

DARE to be YOU – Mental Health and Leadership
Mental health is our overall wellness, identity, and relationships. Due to social stigma, mental health is often not spoken about and is overlooked. However, mental health has many direct impacts on peoples’ careers and students’ academic success and happiness. This workshop will help participants to understand societal, cultural, and personal barriers to talking about mental health. It will challenge participants to find ways to break down these barriers. The goal is to help participants to be themselves by truly understanding that it’s accept
Presented by: JR Kuo MA

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 PM
CC: 321

Black Belt Interview Skills
Prepare for your interviews (job interviews, presentations, or news interviews) like a karate athlete prepares to win a fight: Preparation (knowing the , opponent, and situation), Practice (talking about yourself), and Poise (non-verbal expressions). Facilitator Cyndy Yu Robinson, karate instructor of 30+ years, will engage the audience with humor and practice to elevate future interviews to gold medal performances. Everyone will practice: No punching, but get ready to be kicked up a notch.
Presented by: Sensei Cyndy Yu-Robinson

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
CC: 326

Executive Panel – Overcoming Unconscious Bias
Unconscious stereotyping and bias exists in the workplace both for Asians and for women in STEM.Learn how these successful Asian STEM executives think about this and how they’ve addressed this in their workplace.
Presented by: Jennifer Chiao, Kelly Soudelier, Shirley Yap, Jennifer Zhu

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
CC: 327

Accelerate Your Career
Are you thoroughly capable to be fully successful in the workplace? Technical skills alone won’t propel your career. Developing integrity, building your “brand equity,” sharpening your influencing skills, and gaining the right exposure are also important. This program introduces you to the PIE3x© model which will help you craft and manage your personal development plan to accelerate your career.
Presented by: Fabian De Rozario

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
CC: 328

Executive Panel – Finding Your Voice
Challenged to speak up in critical situations?Executives will share their experience in finding their voice:the ability to stand their ground to speak with assertiveness and authenticity in the moments that count.
Presented by: Ajay Mehta, Linh Nguyen, Vu Pham PhD, Wendy Roll

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
CC: 329

SPONSORED BY:
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Executive Leadership Coaching
This seminar will prepare current and future professionals to take their careers forward by sharing tips on how to project a more dynamic image and share qualities that senior management seeks and respects in a 21st century leader. Our executive coaches will help participants avoid early career pitfalls, and ascend up their organization’s ladder.Leaders will also discuss various ways to manage challenges and expectations as a confident and competent leader to increase workplace success.
Presented by: Norm Eng, Gulu Gambhir, Candace Givens, Kathy Moon

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
CC: 330

Executive Panel – The Value of Taking Risk in Your Career
Executives will share examples and lessons learned from taking assignments outside of their comfort zone or expertise.They will also share insights on do’s and don’ts on how to approach these assignments.
Presented by: Sagar Khire, Mahendra Nair, Takashi Nakamura, Pat Tang

Resume Review
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: Room 306

SPONSORED BY:
Leidos
Leidos Resume Review Room
Leidos will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday. Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Resume Review
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: Room 307

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
Boeing Resume Review Room
Boeing will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday. Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Resume Review
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: Room 310

SPONSORED BY:
Huntington Ingalls Industries
HII Resume Review Room
HII will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday. Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Resume Review
FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: Room 311

SPONSORED BY:
National Security Agency
NSA Resume Review Room
NSA will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday. Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

FRIDAY
09:15 AM - 05:00 PM
CC: Gallery

Community Service
 
 

FRIDAY
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
CC: Concourse B

Coffee Break - Morning
 
 

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
09:35 AM - 09:50 AM
CC: West Atrium

Marvel Meets Materials Science: The Science of Vibranium
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are a number of futuristic or seemingly impossible technologies that exist to help our heroes defeat their enemies. A material which enables some of these amazing technologies is vibranium, a fictional metal seen in movies like Captain America or Black Panther. This presentation will use concepts in materials science to describe the many properties of vibranium and the real-world materials that show similar behavior.
Presented by: Wilson Kong

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
09:55 AM - 10:10 AM
CC: West Atrium

Electronic Textiles: Current Technologies and Future Perspectives
This talk will center around the emerging industry of electronic textiles. Current and future electronic textile technologies and research will be discussed. Emphasis will given on the research conducted by Braden Li and his lab mates in the NEXT (Nano-EXtended Textiles) research group.
Presented by: Braden Li

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
CC: West Atrium

Failure IS an Option (and Maybe Even a Good Thing)
For engineers, seeing the hardware they helped develop fail can be a traumatizing experience.In addition, fear of such failures can paralyze engineers and potentially lead to more severe problems down the road.It doesn’t have to be that way. There are a number of benefits that can come from “surviving” such events.Learn why failure isn’t something to be feared and how it can make you a better engineer and better leader.
Presented by: Jeff Bolognese

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 302

Women's Initiative Panel: Boss, Not Bossy
What does starting a successful career look like? Speakers will discuss the challenge of finding their stride at the start of their careers, success in beginning to achieve their goals, and support in feeling empowered as working women.
 

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 305

SPONSORED BY:
Central Intelligence Agency
CIA - Non-Traditional Career Opportunities
Have you ever wondered what the CIA really does and the type of people that they employ?The CIA is responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting on foreign intelligence in the interest of safeguarding our national security. As such, the Agency requires talented individuals in various areas such as accounting, foreign languages, economics, engineering, information technology, and human resources.Please join us to hear more about the history and structure of CIA, college internship and scholarship opportunities
 

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 304

SPONSORED BY:
Pratt & Whitney
Negotiation Techniques and Decision Making in Teams
Not another Team assignment! Have you ever felt this way when having to work on a team? In this workshop, you will learn the traits of an efficient team and build collaborative relationships with your teammates representing diverse viewpoints. We will discuss the methodologies in making effective group decisions while navigating and managing conflicts. Hands-on activities will be used to practice and implement the skills and reinforce the concepts discussed in a professional setting.
Presented by: Steven Liu, Rohanie Lochan, Jasmine Tsai

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC:315

SPONSORED BY:
P&G
The Power of Networking
Come listen to Procter and Gamble employees on how to leverage personal work networks to drive their career progression, handle adversity, and open opportunities to expand their technical mastery and leadership development.Workshop will consist of a short exercise, students can participate in to help illustrate how networks can be formed.Participants will leave with key concepts they can use to form their work network wherever they may begin their careers.
Presented by: Larry Chan, Nick Shah

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 317

SPONSORED BY:
The Dow Chemical Company
Who am I?
In this interactive session, attendees will realize they have a unique story.They will recognize how sharing their story is key in relating to others no matter the cultural differences.Attendees will explore their history, experiences, skills, values and passions to bring together their personal story.
Presented by: Jerry Xue

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 318

SPONSORED BY:
The Aerospace Corporation
CONNECT FOR SUCCESS
Active networking is critical to personal and professional development and is an ongoing process. It is about building and nurturing relationships…connecting with people for success.Implementing networking strategies will help develop and improve your skills and behaviors relevant to leadership, as well as enable opportunities for career growth.This workshop will provide examples and exercises for practicing the leadership competencies that are used to build effective networks.
Presented by: Roz Lewis, Jana Roche

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 319

Constructive Conflicts
Conflicts are a normal part of relationships and can be expected to arise at some point in our lives, including in the workplace. Dealing with conflicts in a manner that maintains integrity and respect is an important skill because conflicts left unsolved can lead to more severe issues and a hostile work environment.
Presented by: Niccole Boswell, Hoang A. Doan, Rahshek Ellis, Andrew Hsu

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 320

Effective Networking and Storytelling
We all have wonderful stories to share but what’s the best way to start? We’ll explore some tried and true tips on the best way to navigate a room, meet people, share stories, and make a great lasting impression. You’ll learn a few simple steps on how to improve your listening skills, advance a story idea shared by you and someone else, and pivot quickly if you aren’t making the connection you desire.
Presented by: Bill Imada

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 321

Mental Health in the Workplace for Asian Pacific Islander Americans
Studies show that 25% of Asian Americans have been personally discriminated against by employers and not being paid or promoted equally. This workshop will help participants who are in the workforce or preparing to enter the workforce to learn about their legal rights within the workplace. We will show participants how to prepare themselves against different forms of discrimination and what to do about workplace transgressions. Last, the workshop will provide participants with the best practices to protect themselves and advocate for their well
Presented by: JR Kuo MA

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 326

Executive Panel – Achieving Success with Authenticity
Women are under-represented in STEM fields, but you can be successful in a male-dominated organization without losing your identity.Learn from the careers of these female executives on how their built the skills and strategies to succeed in their careers.
Presented by: Sophia Bright, Jennifer Chiao, Tanuja Garde, Aimin Huang

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 327

Better Thinking for Better Results
This program presents the Hermann Brain Dominance Model (aka “Whole-Brain Model”) developed by Ned Herrmann to understand the four types of thinking styles. Applying this “brain technology” will help improve your skills in communications, relationships, problem solving, and leadership.
Presented by: Fabian De Rozario

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 328

Executive Panel – My Career Stories
The truth is there is no pre-determined career path to the top.At the same time, there is wisdom that comes from real-life experience that can be applied.Executives share their actual career stories, and their key lessons from this experience.
Presented by: Ed Gerding, Vu Pham PhD, Darren Sekiguchi, Kum Yuen (K.Y.) Wong

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 329

Executive Panel - Thinking Strategically
Strategic thinking is a key skill required to move from lower to upper management and technical levels.Executives will share learning from their careers on how they’ve applied strategic thinking to achieve breakthrough results, and provide tips to develop your strategic thinking.
Presented by: Paul Chi, Ajay Mehta, Mahendra Nair, Shirley Yap

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: 330

Executive Panel – Learning From Failure
Executives know that failures are inevitable in a high-performance career.Executives will share their experience with failure:what they’ve learned and advice they would give to anyone dealing with failure in projects or assignments.
Presented by: Takashi Nakamura, Linh Nguyen, Pat Tang

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
11:05 AM - 11:20 AM
CC: West Atrium

Networking and building your human system at work
Building a human system is much like software system. Learn about the importance of this skill and some tips and tricks to get started.
Presented by: Dave Chen

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM
CC: West Atrium

#FREEYourSTYLE
We as human beings are truly capable of anything so as long as we set our minds to it. This talk will help to break the mental limits that we have all set on ourselves at some point and help bring light into a subject that not many have dove deep into. This talk will also teach strategies, implementation, and execution to using the mind to better help serve us.
Presented by: Derek Ting

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CC: West Atrium

Going from negative fifty to one hundred
How you can destroy your limiting belief and achieve more than what is expected
Presented by: Nhan Phung

FRIDAY
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
CC: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom ABC

SPONSORED BY:
Navy Civilian Careers
Lunch
 
 

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 302

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Building Strong and Solving the Nation's Toughest Challenges
The Corps of Engineers is the world’s largest public works agency.At home and abroad, our 35,000 civilian engineers, scientists and other specialists are leaders in engineering design and construction of public infrastructure; environmental matters; research and development; and emergency operations.Learn about the diverse and valuable work that we do and meet the people who serve our great nation.The Corps offers great employment benefits, career development opportunities and a gratifying work experience.
Presented by: Major General R. Mark Toy

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 303

SPONSORED BY:
National Security Agency
Taming Big Data:Posturing NSA for a Data Driven World
Leveraging your data correctly can bring valuable insights and produce results.Data can help make smart decisions, create previously unknown connections, and improve efficiency.Learn about how NSA is using exciting and innovative technologies to create data-driven analytics to solve real world problems and how we use statistical models and machine learning to drive decision making processes.This talk focuses on NSA's big-data strategy to push machine learning to the enterprise to promote more data-driven decisions
Presented by: Betty Nguyen, Jason Wang

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 304

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
Boeing Panel: How to Jumpstart and Develop Your Career
Please join us for a candid discussion on interviewing, the hiring process, career development, and empowering women and minorities in the workplace. It will be led by a panel of Boeing representatives with diverse professional and personal backgrounds, ranging from early career engineering rotation programs to senior management. The first 30 minutes of the workshop will be moderated and the remainder of the time will be reserved for open Q&A on these topics.
Presented by: Trishala Chaudhary, Kevin Cheng, Ali Khan, Alyssa Pham, Jacky Vy-Chau, Ben Yao, Richard Zhou

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 315

SPONSORED BY:
BASF
Your Guide to Creating Innovative Chemistry Solutions at BASF
BASF is one of the world's most innovative companies. Whether you want to be a laboratory technician, agricultural scientist, construction engineer, electrician, MBA graduate, lawyer or production worker, you’ll find many opportunities at BASF to have a front-row seat to innovate and solve tomorrow’s problems today. In our workshop, we will share BASF’s philosophy and approach to innovation, giving specific examples from autonomous cars and crop protection to Digital 4.0 and the latest Adidas sneakers.
 

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 316

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Air Force
Using Awareness of Natural vs. Demonstrated Type Functions to Build Resiliency and Sustainable Effectiveness
Session to introduce participants to: * Overall dimensions of Type and how they contribute to workplace behaviors - Introvert/Extrovert - Sensing/Intuition - Thinking/Feeling * The eight functions produced from the overall Type dimensions * The differences between Natural and Demonstrated use of the eight Type Functions and associated influence on effectiveness * The five dimensions of Flexibility and their role in building resiliency and capability - Proactivity - Composure - Connectivity - Variety Seeking - Rejuvenation
Presented by: Dr. Clarence Crane

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 317

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Marine Corps
Fighting for our Future: A Look at the Cyber Marine
The next generation of American leaders, both civilian and military, will be valued for their technical understanding and applicable skills. These people will be the future of the cyber industry as they develop new technological capabilities in a world where the best ideas will win. Learn how Cyber Marines are leveraging training and education opportunities to form teams that defend the nation and bring the fight to the adversary.
 

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 318

SPONSORED BY:
Lockheed Martin
Corporate Culture – how to know if you and a company a are good fit for each other
Often, a key requirement for a job posting is to be a “good fit in the Corporate Culture” for a company.But what is Corporate Culture?And how do you know if you will be a good fit for them, and if they will be a good fit for you?In this workshop, you will learn some techniques about how to assess a corporation’s culture, and your compatibility with each other.
 

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 319

Multidisciplinary Teamwork
It is to be expected that once you enter the workforce, you are more than likely to work in a team of people from multiple backgrounds; therefore, learning how to resolve conflicts and finding common ground are essential soft skills. Whether you are a member of a team or leading your own, learning how to motivate fellow team members, communicating effectively between each other, and developing the leadership skills of yours and others are all key aspects tested in any project.
Presented by: Vijay Muralidharan, Samir Quraeshi, Marta Schaper, Anh (Ann) P. Tran

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 320

Networking in the “Big Leagues”
Have you ever stood close to a senior level executive, a powerful elected official, or a renowned expert and your mind was a complete blank?Do you want to learn how to come across clever and smart instead?In this fun and interactive workshop tailored for the advanced networkers, you will learn a smart & systematic approach on how to build rapport to make you more likable and memorable to someone of influence, a person in the “big leagues”.
Presented by: Sandra Vu Le Esq.

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 321

Leadership, life, and success. Stories from Google, Yahoo, a startup, and beyond.
Stories from an Engineering Director at Google over a 20 year career in tech. Take away lessons and tips about success, hard work, epic fails, and happiness
Presented by: Dave Chen

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 325

Peer Sharing & Learning Session – Asian Working Women’s Development
This is a facilitated, peer led session, to bring together Asian Professionals with a common interest in Asian Working Women’s Development.Learn from one another about common insights and approaches, and learn how others overcome the same challenges you may be facing.Plus, create a network that you can leverage in the future.
Presented by: Su Chang

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 327

Public Speaking for Success
This highly interactive program engages every participant to be confident and capable in speaking in front of others. Elements of verbal and non-verbal skills will be addressed, and participants will be energized with new a renewed conviction to build public speaking capabilities. Real-time coaching is provided in practice sessions to ensure fast skill adoption.
Presented by: Fabian De Rozario

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 328

Executive Panel – Building Your Own Assignment
Successful executives don’t simply execute what’s assigned to them.In many cases they use their knowledge, insight, and imagination to reshape their assignments or change them completely.Dialogue will include examples and personal lessons which you can apply to your situation.
Presented by: Larry Ling, Nyle Miyamoto, Kelly Soudelier, Kishore Sundararajan

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 329

Ascend Elevate Program:Influence without Authority
Today in large organizations, the most important business problems can’t be solved by an individual alone or from a single department or function. Even if you ARE the CEO, you still need to use influence to bring other people along. Many times at work, you will be asked to lead and influence other people to do things even though you have no formal authority over them. One’s success often is dependent on working with, and through, other people. Come see how our professionals handle the challenge of getting things done without authority.
Presented by: Vivian Lin, Arun Mukherjee, Jie Yu

 


Professional
Panel
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: 330

Executive Panel – Building Relationships that Make a Difference
No one succeeds alone.Executives will share examples and insights on how they've built key relationships and networks, up-across-down the organization to drive their breakthrough contributions to their companies.
Presented by: Bharat Amin, Dennis Hirotsu, Mingu Lee, Mike Meath

Resume Review
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 04:00 PM
CC: Room 306

SPONSORED BY:
Leidos
Leidos Resume Review Room
Leidos will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday. Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Resume Review
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 04:00 PM
CC: Room 307

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
Boeing Resume Review Room
Boeing will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday. Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Resume Review
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 04:00 PM
CC: Room 310

SPONSORED BY:
Huntington Ingalls Industries
HII Resume Review Room
HII will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday. Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Resume Review
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 04:00 PM
CC: Room 311

SPONSORED BY:
National Security Agency
NSA Resume Review Room
NSA will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday. Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Competition
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 308

SASEtank
 
 

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM
CC: West Atrium

How to Find a Great Mentor
What to look for in a great mentor? How do I find a mentor? Do I need a personal mentor or professional mentor? How do you get the most out of a mentoring relationship? Come to this SASEtalk and find answers to these questions and a whole lot more!
Presented by: Cary Nakamura

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
02:05 PM - 02:20 PM
CC: West Atrium

MYNDSET Mastery
What we choose to believe about ourselves is the reality we create for ourselves.
Presented by: Tien Duong

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
02:25 PM - 02:40 PM
CC: West Atrium

Simplifying Cryogenic Electron Microscopy: A Lesson on Failure in Research
For every scientific success, great or small, there are countless experimental failures. In the context of my own experimental disappointments, I will discuss prevalence of failures in research and stress the importance of perseverance.
Presented by: Maya Street

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
CC: West Atrium

The Impact of Hackathons
Hackathons can have a large impact on their communities. They can lead to a variety of positive social outcomes and inspire new surges of innovation and solutions to real-world problems. Especially with student events, hackathons can be used to mobilize the next generation of programmers and engineers and start them on a pathway to making a difference in the world.
Presented by: Ryan Lee

FRIDAY
02:45 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: Concourse

Snack - Afternoon
 
 

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 303

SPONSORED BY:
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Solving Complex Problems Through Diversity and Inclusion
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a professional services/technology provider to government and industry partners.Discover how HII is connecting the diverse educations and experiences of its 40,000 employees to build world-class products and develop innovative solutions to complex problems.Learn why inclusive work environments and diverse thinking result in greater achievements.Attendees will learn how they, too, can build more diverse experiences to lead to their own success.
Presented by: Rick Spaulding

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 304

SPONSORED BY:
NASA
NASA Internships
NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA Center or the advancement of NASA's missions. Join us for a discussion of NASA internships and how to apply!
Presented by: Jeff Bolognese, Roslyn Soto

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 305

Women's Initiative Round Table Discussion: The Double Bind
Do you want to help shape SASE’s new Women’s Initiative? The goal of the Round Table is to work with other SASE collegiate members to discuss what you wish to see from this initiative and voice what issues are important to you.
 

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 316

SPONSORED BY:
FedEx Ground
Engineers as Change Agents
An engineer’s work can often transform a business. Vinay Dsouza, VP of Operations Support & Engineering at FedEx Ground, shares the importance of embracing change and disruption in both business and individual professional development. Participants will then work in groups to discuss potential change management plans to major business transformations.
Presented by: Vinay D’Souza

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 317

SPONSORED BY:
Chevron
Maximizing the Career Fair Experience
This workshop will help participants prepare for the SASE conference experience, give tips on how to be successful, discuss common mistakes to avoid, and address high-quality questions to ask recruiters.
Presented by: Calicia Johnson, Parth Sanghvi

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 318

SPONSORED BY:
BAE SYSTEMS
Becoming a Leader: What They Don’t Teach You in Engineering School
The challenge of taking on a leadership role and leading teams to success requires a multi-faceted skillset that is typically not part of an engineering academic curriculum.This session will focus on the initial steps of transitioning between an individual contributor role to a leadership role, and the skills one must develop over time to lead teams through complex situations – technical and political – to successful outcomes.
Presented by: Amarjit Rai

 


Collegiate
Panel
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 319

Overcoming Obstacles
Success stories have been shared and heard many times, but with every success story comes a story where the path was filled with obstacles to overcome. Hear the experiences of times when a project was not completed, a goal was not met, or deadline was not met. What were the consequences, how did it affect your performance, and how did you learn from it. Talk about a time you worked hard to get a promotion or worked hard to be the lead of a project but did not get the promotion/job/project/ you wanted. What did you do to make sure you achieved a different result next time or how did you cope with not getting the results you wanted.
Presented by: Neil Cabreza, Maggie Carter, Tay Fitzgerald, Junie Huang, Bing Li

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 320

Networking in the “Big Leagues”
Have you ever stood close to a senior level executive, a powerful elected official, or a renowned expert and your mind was a complete blank?Do you want to learn how to come across clever and smart instead?In this fun and interactive workshop tailored for the advanced networkers, you will learn a smart & systematic approach on how to build rapport to make you more likable and memorable to someone of influence, a person in the “big leagues”.
Presented by: Sandra Vu Le Esq.

 


Collegiate
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 321

Leadership, life, and success. Stories from Google, Yahoo, a startup, and beyond.
Stories from an Engineering Director at Google over a 20 year career in tech. Take away lessons and tips about success, hard work, epic fails, and happiness
Presented by: Dave Chen

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 325

Peer Sharing & Learning Session – Asian Working Women’s Development (continuation)
This is a facilitated, peer led session, to bring together Asian Professionals with a common interest in Asian Working Women’s Development.Learn from one another about common insights and approaches, and learn how others overcome the same challenges you may be facing.Plus, create a network that you can leverage in the future.
Presented by: Su Chang

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 327

Networking & StoryTelling
This workshop will focus on networking/ storytelling.Skills to understand and learn include: +Essential skills for owning your narrative +How to pivot during a conversation +How to work a room and make that critical first impression
Presented by: Bill Imada

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 328

Peer Sharing & Learning Session – emERGe – Accelerate Your New ERG
This is a facilitated, peer led session to share best practices - bringing together Asian Professionals with a common interest in accelerating B/ERG’s in the first few years of startup in a site or pan-enterprise.Learn from one another about common insights, approaches, & learn how others overcome the same challenges you may be facing.Plus, create a network that you can leverage in the future. Facilitation provided by Elevate’s ERG Economy.
Presented by: Vu Pham PhD

 


Professional
Workshop
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 330

Peer Sharing & Learning Session – Building Bridges to Asia
This is a facilitated, peer led session, to bring together Asian Professionals with a common interest in connecting US business/organization to global/Asia region.Learn from one another about common insights and approaches, and learn how others overcome the same challenges you may be facing.Plus, create a network that you can leverage in the future.
Presented by: Uday Sheth

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
CC: West Atrium

Accounting for uncertainities in disease diagnosis
The traditional approach to estimating prevalence of any infectious diseases are primarily based on raw counts of number of infected and uninfected individuals; this approach suffers from a number of shortcomings including uncertainties in diagnosis of disease. I use statistical methods to account for uncertainties in disease diagnosis.
Presented by: Vratika Chaudhary

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
03:35 PM - 03:50 PM
CC: West Atrium

Be Bold - Be Different - Have A Voice
What I want to talk about is how one can progress their professional developments and career aspirations but dysmystifying stereotypes and expectations.Doing good work is great but as Asians, we need to break from our own cultural expectations to advance our careers.More importantly, how one can express our interests and aspirations to move to the next level or a different role.Sometimes we have to get outside of our comfort zone and challenge ourselfs to grow to what we want.
Presented by: Linh P Nguyen

 


Collegiate
SASEtalks
FRIDAY
03:55 PM - 04:10 PM
CC: West Atrium

Learning Remotely to Develop a Self-Driving Car
Rolland provides an introduction of the essentials needed to program a self-driving car. You’ll discover problem solving principles in both Python and C++ as you explore what makes this innovation possible.Rolland will also focus on his experience about online learning programs as stepping stones to building experience.He will cover the general process and tips gained from pursuing Udacity programs for Self Driving Cars and Android programming.
Presented by: Rolland Huie

Professional
FRIDAY
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
CC: River Terrace

Professional Networking Session
 
 

Collegiate
FRIDAY
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
CC: West Atrium

Collegiate Networking Session
 
 

FRIDAY
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
CC: 309

Science Networking
 
 

Workshop
FRIDAY
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
CC: 316

6E’s: Redefine Your Leadership
Want to become a better leader? Need the tools and guidance to get you there? Come to the SASE 6E workshop and learn all about the different aspects of our 6E leadership model that you can use to improve your leadership development. We will also introduce our 6E online leadership assessment tool and the new features that are currently being added. Special guests from industry will present their experiences with the 6E model and how it can be used to redefine your leadership.
 

Invite Only
FRIDAY
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
CC: 302

*VIP Reception
 
 

FRIDAY
06:00 PM - 08:15 PM
CC: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom ABC

SPONSORED BY:
Lockheed Martin
Dinner Gala and Awards
 
 

FRIDAY
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
CC: 304

SPONSORED BY:
Shell
Hospitality Suites
 
 

FRIDAY
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
CC: 305

SPONSORED BY:
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Hospitality Suites
 
 

FRIDAY
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
CC: 306

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
Hospitality Suites
 
 

FRIDAY
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
CC: 310

SPONSORED BY:
Lockheed Martin
Hospitality Suites
 
 

FRIDAY
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
CC: 315

SPONSORED BY:
GE
Hospitality Suites
 
 

FRIDAY
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
CC: 316

SPONSORED BY:
The Aerospace Corporation
Hospitality Suites
 
 

FRIDAY
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
CC: 317

SPONSORED BY:
FirstEnergy
Hospitality Suites
 
 

Collegiate
Competition
FRIDAY
09:00 PM - 09:00 AM
Westin: Pennsylvania Ballroom

LEAD SPONSOR:
The Boeing Company
SUPPORTING SPONSOR:
United States Marine Corps
SASEhack (overnight ends Sat)**
SASEHack is an annual project based hackathon.

This year's SASEhack is a team-based project focused on engineering solutions. Teams will be asked to define a project or process and make improvements based on criteria that will be identified at the beginning of the hack. Computer programming skills are not required for a solution. Teams will consist of 2 to 4 members. Come sign up as a team, or we will find you team members.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 
SATURDAY

SATURDAY
06:45 AM - 08:00 AM
Leave from Westin Lobby

SASEruns - Morning River Run
Join us for a beautiful guided (and free) 5k fun run along the river trail led by the friendly Westin Hotel staff. You will have the option to run with us on Friday morning, Saturday morning, or both. The course map is the same for both days.

Additional registration needed. RSVP
 

Invite Only
SATURDAY
07:30 AM - 09:15 AM
CC: 309

*New Sponsor Breakfast and Discussion with the Board
 
 

SATURDAY
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
CC: Concourse B

Registration
 
 

SATURDAY
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Westin: Crawford 3rd Floor

Luggage Hold
 
 

SATURDAY
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
CC: 312

Yoga (cancelled)
 
 

SATURDAY
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
CC: 319-321

SPONSORED BY:
Chevron
Breakfast Program
 
 

SATURDAY
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
CC: Concourse B

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
 
 

SATURDAY
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
CC: Hall B

STEM Career Fair
SASE will host a FREE career fair with over 80 recruiting companies and government organizations with many job and career opportunities available. Sponsoring companies include BASF, FirstEnergy, and Shell to name a few of the 80+ recruiting companies and organizations. Join the best and brightest Asian heritage scientists and engineers at the largest Asian career fair in North America. Find opportunities and explore options to advance education, careers, and industries.
 

Invite Only
SATURDAY
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
CC: Hall B

*Interviews
Submit your resume for the STEM Career Fair Companies have already started reviewing them and will pre-select candidates for the initial interviews.

Submit Resume
 

SATURDAY
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CC: Concourse B

Professional Member Headshot Picture I
by Black Frame Photos
 

Invite Only
SATURDAY
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
CC: 319-321

*Volunteer Appreciation Lunch with Board
Our SASE Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon open to all SASE National and NC volunteers! This will provide opportunities for attendees to converse with SASE board and interact with your fellow volunteers. The SASE Board wants to officially recognize all of the volunteers that make SASE possible.
 

SATURDAY
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
CC: Concourse B

Professional Member Headshot Picture II
by Black Frame Photos
 

Invite Only
SATURDAY
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
CC: 315

*High School Session
SASE opens a portion of their STEM Career Fair to 50 high school students from the Schaumburg area to gain experience with a collegiate level career fair. High School students will connect with mentors to experience the largest Asian American STEM Career Fair in the nation!

Registration needed. Register
 

Invite Only
SATURDAY
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
CC: 316

*Marketing FUN
 
 

Invite Only
Workshop
SATURDAY
01:30 PM - 06:00 PM
CC: 319-321

*Collegiate Leadership Workshop
 
 

Competition
SATURDAY
02:00 PM - 08:00 PM
CC: Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom ABC

SPONSORED BY:
Booz Allen Hamilton
SASEesports
SASE is pairing up with the Pittsburgh Knights to host the first ever SASEe-sports. This will take place towards the end of the STEM Career Fair on Saturday in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom. This will include a Smash Bros. tournament, CSgo show match, many 1v1 style play areas, and much more. Prizes will be awards from Team Liquid!
 

 


Collegiate
Panel
SATURDAY
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
CC: 303

Beyond the Controller – The Hidden Staff Behind Esport Players
When people think about competitive video games, the first thing that comes to mind are teams of highly-skilled gamers hitting quick combinations of their keyboards or intensely mashing buttons on their controllers. However, behind the team of dedicated players there exists a network of support staff, sponsors, managers, coaches, and more. This panel will dive into the lives of esports industry experts to show the ins and outs of their roles within the industry, how they got there, and how you can too.
Presented by: Vincent Chu, Chris Han, Matt Roche, Devin Nash

 


Collegiate
Panel
SATURDAY
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
CC: 302

Game Changers – Building Better Tools Through Gaming
From building some of the most played Nintendo games from your childhood, to developing the latest VR and AR military training, Mike Wikan and Trevor Grimshaw have done it all. Mike is the Creative Director of the Booz Allen Austin Immersive Studio and Trevor is the Art Director. Both worked together early on in their career and reunited to push the art of the possible of immersive solutions forward. Come to this panel to learn about how you can use your engineering skills to build better tools and how you can leverage the power of personal relationships to further your career.
Presented by: Trevor Grimshaw, Mike Wikan

SATURDAY
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
CC: 309

Exhibitor Debrief
 
 

 


Collegiate
Panel
SATURDAY
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
CC: 303

Collegiate Esports – Gateway into the Esport & Gaming Industries
With an ever-expanding industry and growing consumer demographic, careers in esports have become increasingly competitive among new graduates. The students who grow into the best candidates often share a similar background: Collegiate esports. From networking with peers to finding insights into the student-led communities, the challenges undertaken in collegiate esports help to provide an interdisciplinary set of skills apart from the typical university curriculum. Discover the rise of collegiate esports and its paralleled growth with the professional scene, and learn how collegiate esports provides experiences and skills essential to entering into the industry.
Presented by: Kevin Hoang, Albert Lee, Jonathan Oh

 


Collegiate
Panel
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Breaking Into the Gaming Industry – A Current Student’s Perspective
Many children dream about turning a passion for video games into a career. However, the same individuals enter college with a focus on more traditional disciplines such as business, medicine, or law. With the growth of the esports and gaming industries, a career in these sectors is now a more accessible reality. As a student, how do you get on a path to esports and gaming & how do you balance academics against interests? Find out from current students information and advice on how you can forge your path in this industry.
Presented by: Stevie West, Ron Dodge, Rachel Cronson, Garrett Ricke