Special Employer Event
NASA LARSS Program
Info Session 1
Monday, December 3rd
FL AUD, Upper
Refreshments will be served
NASA LARSS Program
Info Session 2
Tuesday, December 4th
Refreshments will be served
Program Sessions Dates
2013 Summer Session (10 weeks)
June 4-August 9, 2013
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
For more information and an application, please visit the WPI LARSS website.
“Building the Pipeline”: WPI’s 2013 Energy Symposium
September 25, 2013
WPI – Campus Center Odeum
The need for energy – reliable, affordable and environmentally-friendly – increases every day, but few engineers have the necessary skills and knowledge to fulfill this worldwide demand. In addition, a large attrition rate is anticipated among power engineers over the next five to ten years, compounding the shortage of skills at a time when energy innovation is most needed.
This sea change in the power industry represents a tremendous opportunity for young engineering students who are exploring their career options. Join us on September 25 to hear first-hand about the future of the energy industry from the people who are helping to facilitate these exciting changes. Networking opportunities will be available at the conclusion of the panel discussion. This one event you won’t want to miss!
WPI Student Session:
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion - Energy Industry Careers
· Moderator – Marie Jordan, Senior Vice President, National Grid
· Industry Careers - Valerie Taylor, Educational Consultant, Center for Energy Workforce Development
· Generation – Bill Bottiggi, General Manager, Braintree Electric Light Department
· Transmission – Emilie Nelson, Director, New York Independent System Operator
· Distribution – Doug Foley, Vice President, Northeast Utilities
Student networking with Industry Representatives
Marie Jordan is the Senior Vice President of Network Strategy for National Grid. Marie develops the overall strategy for National Grid’s gas and electric assets, the investment portfolio, and the performance of US infrastructure and engineering associated with capital projects for transmission and distribution systems. This strategy is managed with an eye to environmental stewardship, and employee and public safety – the cornerstones to successfully executing the company’s assets. Prior to her current role, Marie led more than 500 National Grid personnel across the New England and upstate New York areas, supporting the electric engineering and daily operations of transmission, distribution systems, substations, and emergency restoration response. Before National Grid, Marie was a Senior Director of Technical Services and a Senior Director of Asset Strategy and Planning for Pacific Gas & Electric. She holds degrees in Electric Power Engineering and Accounting.
Bill Bottiggi is the General Manager of Braintree Electric Light Department. Bill has more than 30 years of experience working in and with the power industry, including Project Manager roles at NSTAR, where he worked in transmission & distribution, fossil fuels and station start-ups; and at Stone & Webster, where he was focused on nuclear power projects. In his capacity at Braintree Electric, Bill’s team supports the people of Braintree with generation, transmission and distribution service as well as Broadband services such as cable, high speed internet and digital phone. Bill’s team is currently engaged in the construction of a 116 mega-watt power plant helping to drive economic development on the South Shore while ensuring electric rates remain below market for the residents and rate payers of the town of Braintree. After graduating from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a B.S. in Mechanical/Marine Engineering, Bill shipped for three years in the Merchant Marines as an engineer. He later went on to earn his MBA from Babson College.
Douglas Foley is Vice President of Electric Field Operations for NSTAR Electric at Northeast Utilities. (Need a little something about what he does today, his promotions through National Grid, past work experience…) Doug is passionate about bringing emerging new talent into the Northeast power industry and is the Founder and Director of Electric Utilities Operations, an organization that seeks to connect top industry talent with the hiring managers and field operations managers who need them. Doug holds a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, an MBA from Anna Maria College, and a Master of Science in Power Systems Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Emilie Nelson is Director of Operations for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which operates New York’s high-voltage transmission system, manages the state’s wholesale electricity markets, and conducts comprehensive power system planning. Ms. Nelson started her career in power generation and joined the NYISO in 2004. During her time at the NYISO, she has held various roles in Market Monitoring and Operations. In her current position, Ms. Nelson is responsible for NYISO grid reliability and market operations. Ms. Nelson earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a Masters of Business Administration from Pace University.
Valerie Taylor is an educational consultant for non-profits, including the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD). Valerie focuses on career awareness, workforce development models and processes as well as initiating and managing partnerships with related associations, youth-focused groups, and the military. Valerie previously led education departments for several professional associations, including the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Society for Marketing Professional Services, the Special Libraries Association, and the American Academy of Audiology. Valerie’s work in distance learning has been featured in Communication News magazine as well as the book Online Learning Strategies: Association Models for Success published by the American Society for Association Executives.Maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org
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