Seminar InformationBeverly Seay, former Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager, SAIC, "Social Entrepreneurism" (Leadership Seminar)
October 28, 2011
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: ENG 2 102
Description: Beverly Seay, an executive at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), spoke Friday to CECS students about ways that engineers can use entrepreneurial business skills to help solve large-scale societal problems.
Her seminar, "Social Entrepreneurism," is the fifth of six seminars included in the Fall 2011 Seminar Series of UCF's Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institute (eli2).
For those unfamiliar with social entrepreneurism, UCF's recycling program is an example. The program significantly reduces landfill waste while it makes money for the university by selling the aluminum, cardboard and other materials collected to recycling companies.
Seay is senior vice president and business unit general manager of the Analysis, Simulations, Systems, Engineering and Training (ASSET) Business Unit at SAIC, a major science and tech company with approximately 43,000 employees.
She manages the development and delivery of services, systems, products, and operations support for modeling and simulation, collaboration, experimentation and training for customers such as the U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. government entities, NATO and several foreign governments.
A strong advocate for computing and engineering education for women and minorities, Seay has established several training and networking groups within SAIC. She also serves on CECS's Dean's Advisory Board, among several board positions she holds. She received a B.S. in mathematics and a M.S. in computers, information, and control engineering from the University of Michigan.
The leadership seminar series, sponsored by Progress Energy, is one of many leadership and skills-building opportunities offered to CECS students participating in eli2.
Eli2 was developed based on input from engineering leaders in the corporate, government and academic sectors to prepare UCF engineering and computer science students to be technical leaders and lifelong learners.
The one-of-a-kind institute strives to transform students so they can easily transition from the classroom to the workforce with sought-after proficiencies. Students will graduate fully prepared to collaborate and work effectively in teams, make impactful presentations, communicate with polished speaking and writing skills, and contribute with ethical responsibility and knowledge of global issues.
A series of videos featuring the seminar speakers can be found on YouTube.
Fall 2011 Seminar Series Schedule
Each one-hour seminar starts at 9 a.m. in Engineering 2, Room 102
Friday, Sept. 2 - Lyndon Dupont, Vice President, North Central Region, Progress Energy Florida, "Collaboration: Building Relationships and Trust"
Friday, Sept. 16 - Oscar Rodriguez, President and CEO, Extreme Networks, "Leveraging Leadership in Innovation and Entrepreneurship"
Friday, Sept. 30 - Guillermo Novo, Vice President, Dow Coating Materials, "The Power of Critical Thinking in a Global Environment"
Friday, Oct. 14 - Michele Markham, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, HD Supply, "Building World Class Teams"
Friday, Oct. 28 - Beverly Seay, former Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager, SAIC, "Social Entrepreneurism"
Friday, Nov. 18 - Patrick "Pat" Toole, General Manager, Maintenance and Technical Support Services, IBM, "Innovation and Leadership: The Global Perspective"
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