Guest Speaker Series

Our students have engaged with professionals from different specialties as part of IPPD Guest Speakers Series. Below are a few of the guest speakers that have visited the class.

2024 Spring Guest Speakers

Stacey Laurin from Milliken & Company. She talked some meaningful topics, such as diminishing behaviors and unconscious bias. Our students enjoyed the talk and got insights.

Dr. Elif Akçalı, Associate Professor in Industrial & Systems Engineering at UF. Our students worked on creating compelling stories and even their drawing skills. 

2023 Fall Professional Development Workshops

The Professional Development Workshops were held successfully on October 24, 2023. Our students learned about success tips for new engineers. They engaged in group activities to develop divergent thinking and emphatic listening skills. Thanks to our guest speakers: Dr. Manuel Bermudez, Julianne Souza, Tim Ortiz, Dr. Elif Akçali, and Mark Sanders!

2023 Fall Guest Speakers

On October 2, 2023, our class had an Elevator Pitch Workshop with Dr. Lawrence Tinker from the Engineering Innovation Institute. Each team pitched their project ideas and topic. They received useful feedback from their peers and Dr. Lawrence. Great job!

On Tuesday’s IPPD class, Oct 31, 2023, we had a guest speaker Ian Baldwin, Director of Services, from Infotech Inc. He gave students a meaningful lecture about emotional intelligence.