EECE Colloquium Schedule 2023 - 2024


Colloquium Lectures Tuesdays
Olin Engineering room 202
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Reception to follow
Olin Engineering room 204
3:00 - 3:30 pm

All Lectures Open to the Public
Professional Development Lectures only for Graduate Students 


Spring 2024

  • January 16: General Introduction, goals, and expectations 
  • January 23: Professional Development - Mr. Charles Giordano, Topic: Key Professional Traits & Actions
  • January 30: Ph.D. club social for graduate students.
  • February 6: Professional Development - Mr. Charles Giordano, Topic: People management & managing up 
  • February 13: Dr. Sandra Boetcher, Mechanical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • February 20: Professional Development - Mr. Charles Giordano, Topic: Innovation and startups - the pitfalls and realities
  • February 27: Dr. Majeed Hayat, Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University
  • March 5: Professional Development - Mr. Charles Giordano, Topic: Mr. Cherik Bulkes (GE Research Manager and Entrepreneur)
  • March 19:Professional Development - Mr. Charles Giordano, Topic: Covid and recent changes - Impacts to professional success
  • March 26: TBD
  • April 2: Professional Development - Mr. Charles Giordano, Topic: Corporate Finance and Investments - Implications for your role
  • April 9: TBD
  • April 16: TBD
  • April 23: Dr. Payman Zarkesh-Ha, Director, Center for High Technology Materials, and ECE, University of New Mexico 

Title: TBD

  • April 30: TBD             

Speakers from Previous Semesters

Fall 2023:


Spring 2023

Fall 2022


Spring 2022

  • January 25: General introduction, goals and expectations - M. Hayat
  • February 1: Professional Development - Mr. C. Giordano
  • February 8:  Mr. Chad Pahnke, Partner, Patent Attorney, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
  • February 15:  Dr. Richard Povinelli, Marquette University
  • February 22:  Dr. Majeed Hayat, Marquette University
  • March 1:  Professional Development - Mr. C. Giordano
  • March 8: Professional Development - Mr. C. Giordano
  • March 22:  Dr. Paul Song, GE Healthcare
  • March 29: Professional Development - Mr. C. Giordano
  • April 5: Mr. Clay Norrbom, Juhl Energy
  • April 12:  Dr. Dan Ionel, University of Kentucky
  • April 19:  Professional Development - Mr. C. Giordano
  • April 26:  Dr. Mushu Li, University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada
  • May 3:  Professional Development - Mr. C. Giordano
  • May 10:  Dr. Payman Zarkesh-Ha, Professor, ECE, University of New Mexico

Fall 2021