Events

1.27.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

CANCELLED: Graduate Student Career Development Orientation

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for Graduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

CANCELLED: Career Masters: Introduction to the Office of Career Development

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development offers a variety of services, programs, and resources to assist graduate students to further their goals in their chosen career paths. 

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

CANCELLED: Environmental Protection Agency Information Session

Bissinger Room, 4th Fl. Howe Center

EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land — upon which life depends. For over 40 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people!

Come learn about summer opportunities in the EPA and network with EPA recruiters!

Majors: Civil, Chemical, and Environmental Engineers, Physical & Life Sciences, Business, IT

Open to Stevens students only. Business Casual Dress is required.

1.28.2015

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

CCSE SEMINAR - Scott Reamer "Economics in One Idea: Decision Making as Entropy Minimization"

Babbio 503

Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises
Distinguished Lecture Series
Economics in One Idea: Decision Making as Entropy Minimization
Scott Reamer
Chief Investment Officer - Chora Capital


ABSTRACT: Human decision making in poor information environments is characterized by associative, pattern-seeking mental processes where social, psychological, emotional and cognitive factors compete within the brain to produce lowest-cost/highest return outcomes. But just what is being ‘optimized’ by the confluence of these factors remains unclear. Historically, the maximization of economic ‘utility’ has been proposed by neoclassical economists to be the goal for human decision-making. We propose an altogether different goal: information entropy. We believe that human decision making is driven by an innately-driven minimization of information entropy, or more colloquially a minimization of information uncertainty. Analogous to glucose gradients in biology, we believe human beings instinctively seek out, identify, and ‘follow’ an information entropy gradient (from high entropy to low), reducing their information uncertainty (entropy) by utilizing all available mental methods for entropy detection and reduction. When these individual information entropy reduction processes are scaled up in an environment of cooperation and competition among very large groups of decision makers, nucleation of self-similar outcomes from this entropy minimization processes turn into self-organization and, eventually at larger scales, cascades of self-similar, reinforcing behaviors. In negotiated financial markets especially, this model of human decision making holds the alluring possibility of explaining both anomalous microscopic individual behaviors like risk aversion and framing as well as perverse macroscopic behaviors such as black swans and volatility clustering while leaving ‘utility’ maximization as a special case of entropy minimization.

BIO: Mr. Reamer has more than 20 years of experience in the asset management industry.  Prior to founding Chora Capital, he was the chief quantitative and macroeconomic strategist for the New York-based volatility-arbitrage hedge fund Vicis Capital. In Mr. Reamer’s tenure at Vicis Capital, the firm grew assets under management from $250mm to $6 billion, making it the largest volatility arbitrage fund in the world. Portfolio returns in 2008 were >15% in the volatility portfolio. Prior to his role at Vicis, Mr. Reamer served as a managing director in the institutional research departments of Société Générale, Cowen & Co, Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, and Bear Stearns.  Mr. Reamer holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College.

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Development Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for undergraduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Google Master: Gain Research Power

Library 209

This session will show you how to discover the valuable resources available through Google's lesser-known research tools. Location: Library Room 209

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Deans’ Seminar Series: Dr. Najib Abboud - A Forensic Engineering Investigation of the WTC Twin Towers' Collapse

Stevens Institute of Technology, DeBaun Auditorium and online via Blackboard Collaborate

ABSTRACT: The fall of the World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers was a tragic event that will forever be at the forefront of our thoughts. At this Deans’ Seminar Series lecture, Dr. Najib Abboud will share results of the forensic engineering study investigating the WTC collapses. He will explain why the Twin Towers stood for as long as they did, and why they ultimately collapsed. He will discuss the study, analyzing the structural effects of the high-speed impacts caused by the Boeing 767 airplanes onto the Twin Towers. Dr. Abboud will also discuss the series of analyses undertaken to quantify and study the response of and damage to each of the Twin Towers as they were subjected to the impact and fire loads.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Abboud leads the New York and District of Columbia offices of the Applied Science and Investigation division of Weidlinger Associates Inc. He is responsible for the computational mechanics research and development efforts in support of the various United States (U.S.) Navy projects. He also manages Weidlinger’s forensic engineering practice in the eastern U.S. which led major collapse investigations over the years, including the WTC towers' collapse and the Tropicana Casino and Resort Garage collapse. Dr. Abboud also manages the infrastructure protection and resilience activities at Weidlinger. He focuses on physics-based, high-fidelity Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRA) of critical infrastructure and the protective design of mitigation measures to enhance their resilience against terrorist and other threats.

Unable to attend in person? View the lecture live on January 28 at 4 p.m. via Blackboard Collaborate.

Should you have additional questions about the lecture, please contact oacm.events@stevens.edu.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Goldman Sachs Tech Talk

Bissinger, 4th Fl. Howe

Our senior leaders like to say technology distinguishes the firm. From automated trading to risk analysis, managing data to protecting information and promoting environmental responsibility, they know that our commitment to best-in-class technology provides Goldman Sachs with a competitive advantage.
 
Please join us for a talk on technology and a chance to network with GS Technology professionals.

Business Casual Dress is required and open to Stevens students only.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

POSTPONED: United State Navy Information Session

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officers are responsible for managing the construction and maintenance of Navy and USMC shore facilities. CEC Officers also manage a large variety of projects including the building of schools, roads, parks, hospitals, factories, research centers, utility systems, harbors and airports worldwide. They also manage timberland, oil, and mineral deposits under Navy auspices.

CEC Officers are responsible for leading Seabees, who provide military construction support to Navy, USMC, and other forces during military operations. They construct base facilities and conduct defensive operations as well.

Seabees conduct specialized construction operations such as water well drilling, build runways, and conduct battle damage repair. In addition to standard steel, wood, masonry and concrete construction Seabees work and defend themselves while building facilities. In times of disaster or emergency, Seabees are often among the first responders home or around the world!

Majors Recruiting: Civil Engineering, Engineering

US CITIZENS ONLY
 

1.29.2015

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Career Development Orientation

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for Graduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

United State Navy Information Session

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officers are responsible for managing the construction and maintenance of Navy and USMC shore facilities. CEC Officers also manage a large variety of projects including the building of schools, roads, parks, hospitals, factories, research centers, utility systems, harbors and airports worldwide. They also manage timberland, oil, and mineral deposits under Navy auspices.

CEC Officers are responsible for leading Seabees, who provide military construction support to Navy, USMC, and other forces during military operations. They construct base facilities and conduct defensive operations as well.

Seabees conduct specialized construction operations such as water well drilling, build runways, and conduct battle damage repair. In addition to standard steel, wood, masonry and concrete construction Seabees work and defend themselves while building facilities. In times of disaster or emergency, Seabees are often among the first responders home or around the world!

Majors Recruiting: Civil Engineering, Engineering

US CITIZENS ONLY

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cablevision Information Session

Bissinger, 4th Fl. Howe

Cablevision Systems Corporation is a leading telecommunications and media company with a portfolio of operations that includes a full suite of advanced digital television, voice and high-speed Internet services and valuable local media and programming properties.

Cablevision is seeking Summer Interns.

Business Casual Dress required. Open to Stevens students only. Please remember to bring your Student ID.

2.3.2015

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Graduate Admissions: Prospective Students Online Information Session

Online

Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s leading research and learning universities. With more than 40 nationally recognized master’s programs, 20 PhD programs, and 120 graduate certificates, we offer students the opportunity to excel in business, engineering and the sciences. Just a 10-minute ride from Midtown Manhattan, Stevens offers students flexibility to study on campus with renowned professors in state of the art research facilities. Ranked #2 in the nation for online engineering programs (U.S. News and World Report), Stevens WebCampus provides students with the convenience to study from any location with the same robust and applied education as those studying on campus.

 

To learn more about how a Stevens’ education transcends traditional lines, please join the Office of Graduate Admissions for an online information session. 

 

Please click here to RSVP for the event.

If you have any additional questions, please email, Graduate Recruiter - International: Samantha Prudente.

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Career Masters: Intro to Career Development and Resume Writing

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development offers a variety of services, programs, and resources to assist graduate students to further their goals in their chosen career paths. Come learn more about our services and how to write a resume. Review standard American resume writing practices and discuss ways of maximizing your academic and industry experiences for future employment.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

NAVSEA WARFARE CENTER, CARDEROCK DIVISION Information Session

Skyline, 4th Fl. Howe

We are Ships. The Carderock Division of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Surface Warfare Center is the Navy's Center of Excellence for Ships and Ship Systems. For over 100 years, we have helped preserve and enhance our nations presence on and under the seas.

The Carderock Division is the full-spectrum research & development, test & evaluation, engineering, and Fleet support organization for the Navys ships, submarines, military watercraft, and unmanned vehicles with insight into new concepts and technologies for the Navys fleet of the 21st Century. The Divisions expertise spans more than 40 disciplines, from electrical and mechanical engineering to computer engineering and physics. Students interested in machinery and propulsion systems, structures, materials, hydrodynamics, vehicle design, signatures/stealth, environmental engineering, automation, electro-mechanical devices, and ship system integration should consider the opportunities for employment with our high technology organization. Work in unique laboratories and facilities, large-scale land-based engineering & test sites, and at-sea measurement facilities throughout the United States.

Business Casual Dress is required. Open to only Stevens students. US Citizenship is required.

Please remember to bring your Student ID.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Infosys Information Session

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients in more than 50 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. With US$8.25bn in FY14 revenues and 165,000+ employees, we provide enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. We help enterprises transform and thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational leadership, and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data, and cloud computing.

Come meet with Infosys representatives to learn about open opportunities!

Business Casual Dress is Required.

Open to Stevens students only. Please remember to bring your Stevens ID.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Graduate Admissions: Prospective Students Online Information Session

Online

Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s leading research and learning universities. With more than 40 nationally recognized master’s programs, 20 PhD programs, and 120 graduate certificates, we offer students the opportunity to excel in business, engineering and the sciences. Just a 10-minute ride from Midtown Manhattan, Stevens offers students flexibility to study on campus with renowned professors in state of the art research facilities. Ranked #2 in the nation for online engineering programs (U.S. News and World Report), Stevens WebCampus provides students with the convenience to study from any location with the same robust and applied education as those studying on campus. 

 

To learn more about how a Stevens’ education transcends traditional lines, please join the Office of Graduate Admissions for an online information session. 

 

Please click here to RSVP for the event.

If you have any additional questions, please email, Assistant Director - Domestic Recruitment: Amanda Mendez.

2.4.2015

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

CSW Event: David Kaiser (MIT), "How the Hippies Saved Physics"

Babbio 122, Stevens Institute of Technology

Center for Science Writings Event
David Kaiser, head of Science and Technology Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on his book How the Hippies Saved Physics
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2-3:30 pm.

ABSTRACT
Today, quantum information science is among the most exciting scientific frontiers, attracting billions of dollars in funding and thousands of talented researchers. But this cutting-edge field has a surprisingly psychedelic past. In this lecture David Kaiser will introduce us to a band of freewheeling physicists who defied the imperative to “shut up and calculate” and helped to rejuvenate modern physics.

In the 1970s, amid severe cutbacks in physics funding, a small group of underemployed physicists in Berkeley decided to throw off the constraints of academia and explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the “Fundamental Fysiks Group,” they pursued an unconventional, speculative approach to physics. They studied quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind-reading, discussing the latest developments while lounging in hot tubs. Unlikely as it may seem, their work on Bell’s theorem and quantum entanglement helped pave the way for today’s breakthroughs in quantum information science.

BIOGRAPHY
David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and Department Head of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and also a member of MIT's Department of Physics. He completed an A.B. in physics at Dartmouth College and Ph.D.s in physics and the history of science at Harvard University. Kaiser's historical research focuses on the development of physics in the United States during the Cold War, looking at how the discipline has evolved at the intersection of politics, culture, and the changing shape of higher education. His physics research focuses on early-universe cosmology, working at the interface of particle physics and gravitation.

Kaiser is author of the award-winning book, Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics (University of Chicago Press, 2005), which traces how Richard Feynman's idiosyncratic approach to quantum physics entered the mainstream. His latest book, How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival (W. W. Norton, 2011), charts the early history of Bell's theorem and quantum entanglement and was named "Book of the Year" by Physics World magazine.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Science Writings and the College of Arts and Letters.
 

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Advanced Interviewing

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Come to this interactive workshop to learn how to answer behavioral interview questions using the STAR method. Be prepared to practice answering challenging interview questions and have the opportunity to ask us any questions you have about interviewing!

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Workday Information Session

Bissinger, 4th Fl. Howe

APPLY NOW to be considered for a Summer Internship in Consulting!

Gain exposure to the consulting industry by working with one of 2 top consulting firms: Deloitte or DayNine.

Learn how consultants assist their clients in the implementation of a new product, Workday. You will be working alongside experienced consultants and learn best practices. This is a unique opportunity to grow your project management and consulting skill set!

Workday is a new platform used for Finance and HR applications and is being quickly and widely adopted by many top companies including: Morgan Stanley, Yahoo, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Groupon, Etsy, and many others.

An extensive training is offered using game simulation software.

Open to Stevens students only. Please remeber to bring your student ID. Business Casual Dress is required.

2.5.2015

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Career Development Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for undergraduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

2.6.2015

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Resume Marathon

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development is hosting Resume Marathon from 2-4 pm. You will meet with a career advisor for an individualized resume review. Please remember to bring a printed copy of your resume and student ID.

Pre-registration is required for this event.

  1. Registration will open on the Monday prior to Resume Marathon through a link provided on our site.
    • In order to register, please log-in through your mySTEVENS account and use the Google application.
  2. You will receive confirmation e-mail of your attendance by Thursday.

This event is open to Stevens graduate students only.

2.9.2015

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Career Development Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for undergraduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

2.10.2015

All Day

CAL Lecture: Derek Epp, "Public Information Processing"

Morton 324

"Public Information Processing"
By Derek Epp
Ph.D. Candidate in American Politics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

ABSTRACT
In this presentation, Derek Epp discusses a model of public information processing that describes how mass publics allocate attention across political issues. Epp postulates that basic cognitive limitations create a bottleneck of attention. Consequently, the public ignores most issues, while a few receive disproportionately intense scrutiny. The implications for movement in public opinion appear substantial. Epp finds that where attention is concentrated, massive shifts in opinion are much more likely, as the public rapidly adjusts its political priorities, but in the absence of attention, opinions drift only marginally. Politicians (and political scientists) should interpret opinion polls with great caution. A lack of movement in the polls is not necessarily indicative of a supportive or ambivalent public, rather it suggests a public that has not yet attended to the issue at hand.

BIOGRAPHY
Derek Epp is a Ph.D. candidate in American Politics with a minor in Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is completing his dissertation, Information Processing and the Instability of Political Outcomes, and anticipates receiving his doctoral degree in May 2015. His research agenda focuses on policy change, asking why some policies persist – remaining the status quo for decades – while others undergo frequent adjustments. In particular, he is interested in measuring the capacity of institutions and publics to attend to political information and then tracking the allocation of that attention across issues: what issues receive attention, for how long, and to what effect.

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Resume Reviews

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Bring your printed resume. Meet with a Career Counselor to learn tips on how to improve your resume. Pre-registration is required.

2.11.2015

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Graduate Student Career Development Orientation

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for Graduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! Resume Creation & Industry Exploration

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Learn how to create a resume that will be appealing to employers and enable you to make it past the 30 second scan! Learn how to make the most of your talent and interests by exploring various career paths that align with your academic studies. 

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Citation Management Tools

Library 204

Part of the Scholarly Communication Series

Your bibliography begins as soon as you've cited an article, and assembling it is an ongoing part of your writing process. This session will cover the citation tools available to you, and how to make sure that your bibliography accurately reflects the work that went into it.

2.12.2015

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Evaluating Job Offers

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Have or expect to receive a job offer?
 
Attend this workshop so you can:
  • Understand your offer package
  • Learn what's negotiable and what's not
  • Learn about benefit packages

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The President's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel Laureate and Director of the National Cancer Institute

DeBaun Auditorium

Dr. Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer, became director of the National Cancer Institute on July 12, 2010, after 10 years as president of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and six years as director of the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine and is involved with several initiatives to promote science and health in developing countries. He is the author of over 350 scientific papers and five books, including a recent memoir titled, “The Art and Politics of Science.” He was co-chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, co-founder and chairman of the board of the Public Library of Science, and chair of the scientific board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges in Global Health.

This event is open to all Stevens students, faculty, staff and invited guests.

6:45 pm to 9:00 pm

NJ Tech Meetup 57 w/ Robert Levitan, cofounder iVillage, Flooz, Live

Bissinger Room (4th Floor), Howe Center - Stevens Institute of Technology

When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:45 PM

Location:
Howe Center - Stevens Institute of Technology
Bissinger Room (4th Floor)
8th/Hudson - walk up River St to 6th St., then up Wittpen Walk to Howe Building
Hoboken, NJ 07030 (map

Schedule:
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15-8: Welcome/Startups present
8-9: Feature Speaker
9+: Closing remarks/head to Little Town (local bar) with food/drink specials

Price: $8.00/per person

Startups:
apply to pitch your co at a future NJTM.
Stevens students/faculty free: RSVP here

Speaker: Robert Levitan, cofounder iVillage, Flooz, Live  

Robert Levitan is an entrepreneur who has spent his entire career building businesses based upon new applications of technology.  Levitan has launched five companies, has had four successful exits and has raised more than $150 million in venture capital.

 

 

 

2.13.2015

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Resume Marathon

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development is hosting Resume Marathon from 2-4 pm. You will meet with a career advisor for an individualized resume review. Please remember to bring a printed copy of your resume and student ID.

Pre-registration is required for this event. 

  1. Registration will open on the Monday prior to Resume Marathon through a link provided on our site.
    • In order to register, please log-in through your mySTEVENS account and use the Google application. 
  2. You will receive confirmation e-mail of your attendance by Thursday.

This event is open to Stevens graduate students only.

2.17.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Communicate the Right Message to Employers

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

How you communicate is as important as the content of the message you are trying to get across. Learn essential skills for effective e-mails, cover letters, online job applications, voice messages, phone conversations and face-to-face meetings.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

2.18.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! Resume Reviews

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Meet with a career advisor who will provide a thorough one-on-one resume review customized to your career interests. Bring your laptop or a printed resume to the session.

 

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Humanities Forum: William Rouse, “How Greater New York City Transformed America”

Morton 324

Humanities Forum: William Rouse
“How Greater New York City Transformed America”

ABSTRACT
Silicon Valley in California and Route 128 in Massachusetts are often noted as two of the most important innovation ecosystems in the U.S. Silicon Valley emerged in the late 1930s under the tutelage of Frederick Terman, Dean of Engineering at Stanford University. Route 128 emerged as the Massachusetts Miracle in the early 1950s following World War II, with MIT playing a key role. In contrast, the innovation ecosystem of greater New York City began around 1800 and continues today. This presentation highlights 36 innovators in ships and railroads; clothes and personal care; pharmaceuticals; buildings and builders; oil and refining; electricity, computers and communications; finance and banking; academics and activists, and aviation. These people and the enterprises with which they were associated fostered the innovations that spawned the aerospace, computer, electronics, and energy industries that enabled Silicon Valley and Route 128. Along the way, greater New York City morphed repeatedly. This story of repeated transformation is outlined in parallel with highlighting some rather amazing people.

BIOGRAPHY
Bill Rouse is the Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair within the School of Systems & Enterprises at Stevens and Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises. He is also Professor Emeritus, and former Chair, of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on understanding and managing complex public-private systems such as healthcare delivery, urban systems and national security, with emphasis on mathematical and computational modeling of these systems for the purpose of policy design and analysis. Rouse has written hundreds of articles and book chapters, and has authored many books, including most recently Understanding and Managing the Complexty of Healthcare (MIT Press, 2014), Economic Systems Analysis and Assessment (Wiley, 2011), People and Organizations: Explorations of Human-Centered Design (Wiley, 2007), Essential Challenges of Strategic Management (Wiley, 2001) and the award-winning Don’t Jump to Solutions (Jossey-Bass, 1998). Rouse received his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, and his S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Career Development Orientation for Undergraduate Students

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for undergraduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Grad Student Thesis/Dissertation Workshop

Library 204

For all students working on a thesis or dissertation, this workshop will provide details about formatting & submission requirements. Location: Library Training Room 204.

2.19.2015

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Graduate Student Career Development Orientation

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop, formally known as a Career Prep Workshop, is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, our online job board.

Students will receive an overview of our services, CPC and interviewing preparation.

This workshop is for Graduate Students only. Please remember to bring your student ID.

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

iCIMS onsite Career Fair

iCIMS - Matawan, NJ

iCIMS is holding an onsite Career Fair on February 19th at our Headquarters in Matawan, NJ. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about open positions while speaking directly with hiring managers.  Pleases share the event details and registration link with your students.  Thank you in advance!

Event Registration

Event Details:
iCIMS On-Site Career Fair
Date: February 19th, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Attire: Business Casual
Location: iCIMS HQ – 5th Floor Café

Event Agenda:
6:15 – 6:30 p.m. – Welcome & Registration
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Networking – Cocktails & Light Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15 p.m. – Tour of iCIMS Headquarters
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. – Networking
*During this time, attendees will be encouraged to visit different tables – each table will be department-specific and categorized by color. Attendees will be encouraged to visit the tables, meet with department managers and iCIMS staff, and network with other professionals.
 

2.20.2015

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Resume Marathon

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development is hosting Resume Marathon from 2-4 pm. You will meet with a career advisor for an individualized resume review. Please remember to bring a printed copy of your resume and student ID.

Pre-registration is required for this event. 

  1. Registration will open on the Monday prior to Resume Marathon through a link provided on our site.
  • In order to register, please log-in through your mySTEVENS account and use the Google application.

2.   You will receive confirmation e-mail of your attendance by Thursday.

This event is open to Stevens graduate students only.

2.24.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Work Authorization for International Students

DeBaun Auditorium

International students who want an internship for Summer 2015 are strongly encouraged to attend! A representative from the International Student & Scholar Services office will be discussing information about CPT and OPT.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

2.25.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Humanities Forum: Greg Salmieri (Boston University), “Aristotelian Ethics without Exploitation”

Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Humanities Forum: Greg Salmieri (Boston University), “Aristotelian Ethics without Exploitation”

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! Stand out from the Crowd: The Strategic Internship Search

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

How do I make my application stand out? Learn job search strategies such as networking and how to best use keywords in order to access the job you want. Bring your laptop so that you can participate in live job searches!

 

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Resume Marathon

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development is hosting Resume Marathon from 2-4 pm. You will meet with a career advisor for an individualized resume review. Please remember to bring a printed copy of your resume and student ID.


Pre-registration is required for this event.
1. Registration will open on the Monday prior to Resume Marathon through a link provided on our site.
• In order to register, please log-in through your mySTEVENS account and use the Google application.
2. You will receive confirmation e-mail of your attendance by Thursday.

This event is open to Stevens graduate students only.

2.26.2015

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

V-Day

DeBaun Auditorium

V-DAY
Thursday, February 26, 9pm in DeBaun Auditorium.

Members of the literature area are, for the 15th year, organizing a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.

2.27.2015

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Navigating a Career Fair

Bissinger, 4th Fl. Howe

Learn how to effectively navigate a career fair.  We will discuss the steps to take before, during and after the career fair to make it a successful event in your career search. 

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Navigating a Career Fair

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Learn how to effectively navigate a career fair.  We will discuss the steps to take before, during and after the career fair to make it a successful event in your career search. 

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Navigating a Career Fair

Bissinger, 4th Fl. Howe

Learn how to effectively navigate a career fair.  We will discuss the steps to take before, during and after the career fair to make it a successful event in your career search. 

2.28.2015

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Student Business Expo & Reception

Babbio Atrium

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Location:
Babbio Atrium
Babbio Center, Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ 07030 (map

Fill up the form to register

Download Event flyer

 

 

 

3.3.2015

All Day

Women's History Month featuring Jennifer Siebel Newsom

DeBaun Auditorium

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, advocate, and President and CEO of the non-profit organization The Representation Project, a call-to-action campaign and media organization established to shift people's consciousness, inspire individual and community action, and ultimately, transform culture.  She wrote, directed, and produced the award winning documentary film Miss Representation, which exposes the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America and challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women.  Her second film, The Mask You Live In, will be screened on March 11th at Stevens, and explores the way our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large.

Join us for a powerful and engaging discussion on gender in media and in society.

Sponsored by Women’s Programs

Email wprograms@stevens.edu for more information

Open to the Stevens Community

3.4.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Humanities Forum: Alex Wellerstein, “Atomic Misconception: How the Debate over Kyoto Affected Truman’s Understanding of Hiroshima”

Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Humanities Forum: Alex Wellerstein, “Atomic Misconception: How the Debate over Kyoto Affected Truman’s Understanding of Hiroshima”

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

2015 Spring Career Fair

Schaefer Center, Stevens Campus

The Spring Career Fair is open to the entire Stevens community and employment-seeking alumni. Opportunities for both full-time and internships are offered. 

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

MIT Lincoln Labs Information Session

Skyline, 4th Fl. Howe

As a Department of Defense Research and Development Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory conducts research and development aimed at solutions to problems critical to national security. In 2011, the Laboratory celebrated its 60th anniversary of service to the nation.

The areas that constitute the core of the work performed at Lincoln Laboratory are sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), communications, and integrated sensing and decision support, all supported by a broad research base in advanced electronics.

Research at the Laboratory includes projects in air and missile defense, space surveillance technology, tactical systems, biological and chemical defense, homeland protection, communications, cyber security, and information sciences. The Laboratory takes projects from the initial concept stage, through simulatiCome meet with MIT Lincoln Laboratory to learn about open opportunities!

Business Casual Dress is Required. US Citizens only.

Open to Stevens students only. Please remember to bring your Stevens ID. 

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

BD Information Session

Bissinger, 4th Fl. Howe

BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science, researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products.Come meet with BD to learn about open opportunities!

BD is recruiting for their Manufacturing Development Program.

Business Casual Dress is Required. Open to Stevens students only. Please remember to bring your Stevens ID.

3.9.2015

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Blackstone Information Session

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

At Blackstone, we apply our strengths as a leading global investment and advisory firm to deliver solutions, unlock value and propel growth. Our capital fuels the development of businesses and communities. We manage pension assets to ensure a secure retirement for millions of workers. Our strategic advice helps companies and governments stabilize, grow and thrive during these challenging times. We invest in emerging markets and entrepreneurs that will be the wellsprings of future opportunity.

Come meet with Blackstone to learn about open opportunities!

Business Casual Dress is Required.

Open to Stevens students only. Please remember to bring your Stevens ID.

3.10.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Marketing Yourself for Employment

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Learn the importance of proper dress code as it relates to interviewing and business situations. Information is shared about the difference between business attire and business casual. Understand the importance of networking for professional career pursuits. Determine who is in your network and identify appropriate questions to ask.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

3.11.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Humanities Forum: M. G. Prasad, “Why Noise Matters”

Morton 324

Humanities Forum: M. G. Prasad, “Why Noise Matters”

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! You Landed the Interview! Now What?

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

What will employers ask? Why do employers ask the questions that they do? Learn how to prepare for the most common types of interview questions. There will be a special focus on the STAR Method of behavioral interviewing with examples provided.

 

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Open Access and Scholarly Communication

Library 204

Part of the Scholarly Communication Series

Scholarly communication refers to the many ways scholars communicate with each other, which include articles, conferences, blogs, Twitter, and much more. We'll discuss the latest news in scholarly publishing, open access, and other current events in the area of scholarly communication.

3.13.2015

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Resume Marathon

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development is hosting Resume Marathon from 2-4 pm. You will meet with a career advisor for an individualized resume review. Please remember to bring a printed copy of your resume and student ID.

Pre-registration is required for this event.
1. Registration will open on the Monday prior to Resume Marathon through a link provided on our site.
• In order to register, please log-in through your mySTEVENS account and use the Google application.
2. You will receive confirmation e-mail of your attendance by Thursday.

This event is open to Stevens graduate students only.

3.17.2015

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2015)

Stevens Institute of Technology

March 17-19, 2015
Hoboken, NJ, United States

Tuesday, March 17: SEANET Workshop (Systems Engineering & Architecting Doctoral Network for Research)
This workshop is designed for current or soon-to-be doctoral students, and consists of speakers and breakout sessions focused on performing doctoral research.

Wednesday, March 18 - Thursday, March 19: CSER Conference     

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVE

The 13th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) invites authors to submit papers that push the boundaries of systems engineering research and respond to new challenges for systems architecting and engineering. Since its inception, CSER has become the primary conference for disseminating systems engineering research and germinating new research ideas.

Current and prospective doctoral students are also invited to attend the Systems Engineering & Architecting Network for Research (SEANET) workshop on March 17, 2015. Research challenges and strategies for success in graduate research will be discussed.

3.20.2015

All Day

TechLaunch 4 Accepting Applications

http://techlaunch.com/apply/

Application Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015

Schedule: 

Applications open: January 5, 2015
Application Deadline: March 20, 2015
TechLaunch 4: May 26 - September 1, 2015
Demo Day: September 17, 2015

Register here

TechLaunch4 is an outside event for Stevens.

TechLaunch Announces Open Applications:

Applications are open for tech entrepreneurs interested in joining TechLaunch, NJ’s investor led technology accelerator, housed off-campus at Montclair State University. This will be TechLaunch’s 4th program, beginning its 16-week program in May and ending with Demo Day on September 17, 2015.
The selection process will narrow the entrants down to 6-8 teams who will be invited to participate in the 2015 Technology and Business Bootcamp program.

About TechLaunch:

TechLaunch, formed in collaboration with the NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA), Jumpstart NJ Angel Network, and Casabona Ventures, is an investor led Technology Accelerator created in 2012 to drive the commercialization of emerging technology. Since then it has launched 26 technology focused companies. TechLaunch provides a select group of technology ventures with business training, access to over 130 business and tech mentors, co-working space, key business services, exposure to qualified investors and access to funding, through a proven 16-week business Bootcamp program. The program culminates in Demo Day with Investor pitches and demonstrations of the developed products.

3.21.2015

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Stevens Graduate Open House

Babbio Center

If you are interested in pursuing your graduate studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, we invite you to join our faculty and leadership at our Hoboken Campus, only a 10-minute ferry or commuter train ride from Midtown Manhattan.  Tour the University’s tranquil campus which overlooks the Hudson River with breathtaking views of one of the most influential cities in the world.  Attend a Graduate Open House to learn how a high-impact, applied graduate degree from Stevens will give you a competitive advantage.

To join this event, please RSVP here

If you have any additional questions, please email the Office of Graduate Admissions.

3.24.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Job and Internship Search Strategies

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

It takes time and effort to find a job, so it is essential to strategize and learn about available resources. Learn how to search for jobs, and internship opportunities and resources to utilize during the search.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Pepsi Information Session

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $66 billion in net revenue in 2013 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands.

PepsiCo's products are sold in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Meet the global business units that make it all possible.

We are over 250,000 game changers, mountain movers and history makers, scattered around the world, and united by a shared set of values and goals. Explore and learn more about the possibilities at PepsiCo.

Come meet with Pepsi to learn about open opportunities!

Business Casual Dress is Required.

Open to Stevens students only. Please remember to bring your Stevens ID.

3.25.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! ACE Your Interviews: Advanced Interviewing

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Learn interview tips from successful seniors as they share their experiences. See how interviews are scored and what you need to do to achieve a high score!

 

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Image Searching and Citation

Library 204

A research paper, presentation or poster looks extra special with nice graphics and photos. Luckily, the Internet has a plethora of images to save and use. But beware, visual media like words, carry copyright protections, sometimes specific instructions on use, and need to be cited. This workshop will introduce you to tools to find images on the Internet that are safe to use and how to cite them in your research.

If you would like more info about this session, email Rommel Espinel, Web Services Librarian respinel<at>stevens.edu

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

CSW Event: Steve Fuller (Social Epistemology, University of Warwick)

Babbio 122, Stevens Institute of Technology

CSW Event: Steve Fuller (Social Epistemology, University of Warwick), "Embracing Transhumanism"

Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick in England, discusses his controversial book "Humanity 2.0," which explores the profound ways in which artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and nanotechnology are altering humanity. 

3.26.2015

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Getting into Graduate School Workshop

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Thinking about attending Graduate School? Come learn about the process, timeline and steps you would need to follow for a successful outcome!

3.27.2015

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Resume Marathon

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development is hosting Resume Marathon from 2-4 pm. You will meet with a career advisor for an individualized resume review. Please remember to bring a printed copy of your resume and student ID.

Pre-registration is required for this event.
1. Registration will open on the Monday prior to Resume Marathon through a link provided on our site.
• In order to register, please log-in through your mySTEVENS account and use the Google application.
2. You will receive confirmation e-mail of your attendance by Thursday.

This event is open to Stevens graduate students only.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Resume Marathon

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Career Development is hosting Resume Marathon from 2-4 pm. You will meet with a career advisor for an individualized resume review. Please remember to bring a printed copy of your resume and student ID.

Pre-registration is required for this event.
1. Registration will open on the Monday prior to Resume Marathon through a link provided on our site.
• In order to register, please log-in through your mySTEVENS account and use the Google application.
2. You will receive confirmation e-mail of your attendance by Thursday.

This event is open to Stevens graduate students only.

3.31.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Calling All Candidates: Introduction to Phone & On-Site Interviews

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

The purpose of this workshop is to help students communicate their skills and interests to potential employers. Different types of interviews and how to answer popular interview questions will be presented. Learn what to bring and what prospective employers are looking for during an interview. 

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

4.1.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Humanities Forum: Lisa Dolling, “You Just Don’t Understand: A Brief History of Philosophical Hermeneutics”

Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Humanities Forum: Lisa Dolling (Dean, College of Arts & Letters), "You Just Don't Understand: A Brief History of Philosophical Hermeneutics"

4.7.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Advanced Interviewing

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Practice how to answer behavioral-based interviewing questions that focuses on job-related experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

4.8.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Joint Humanities Forum / Onassis Foundation Event: Golfo Maggini, "Heideggerian Insights Into Contemporary Technoscience: The Presence of Aristotelian Technē"

Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Heideggerian Insights Into Contemporary Technoscience: The Presence of Aristotelian Technē
By Golfo Maggini (Associate Professor, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, University of Ioannina)

ABSTRACT
Phenomenology has often been presented as a philosophy of praxis, which can trigger a questioning on today’s complex technological reality. In this lecture, Golfo Maggini will try to raise the question of technoscience within Heidegger’s phenomenology of technics in the light of recent theories of technoscience. To this aim she will elaborate on the interpretive approaches of Don Ihde, Gilbert Hottois, Dominique Janicaud, Albert Borgmann, Andrew Feenberg, and Iain Thompson. The focus of her investigation will be Heidegger’s recently published lecture courses such as Contributions to Philosophy: Of the Event [GA 65], Mindfulness [GA 66], The Event [GA 71], and Bremen and Freiburg Lectures [GA 79], where Aristotle’s productionist metaphysics plays a key role.

BIOGRAPHY
Golfo Maggini is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Ioannina, Greece. She graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Psychology, and Pedagogy of the University of Athens in 1991. She pursued her postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral studies at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, University of Paris XII-Val de Marne and the State University of New York at Stony Brook respectively. She is the author of two books on contemporary philosophy: Habermas and the Neoaristotelians: Ethics of Discourse in Jürgen Habermas and the Challenge of Neoaristotelianism (Athens, 2006) and Towards a Hermeneutics of the Technological World: From Heidegger to Contemporary Technoscience (Athens, 2010). She has also published various papers in international philosophical journals such as Nietzsche Studien, Revue Philosophique de Louvain, Philosophiques, Dialogue, Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, and Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology. Her main research interest is in phenomenology, hermeneutics, theory of modernity, and in the phenomenology reception of Greek philosophy.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! Position Yourself for Future Success

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Learn how to obtain an internship and make the most of your experience from successful seniors who have exceled in their professional internships. Come prepared to ask questions!

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Literature Reviews and Annotated Bibliographies

Library 204

Part of the Scholarly Communication Series:

This session will discuss how to assemble a comprehensive collection of pertinent references and how to turn those references into a clear narrative showing why your work is unique and important. Location: Library Training Room 204. For more info about this session, contact Vicky Ludas Orlofsky.

 

Above picture has been borrowed and modified (grey scaled) from Flickr author Erunion, here

4.11.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

OWN IT! Presenting the Best of You

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Develop and effectively market your brand to employers. Participate in an interactive presentation on creating your own website, portfolio and optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Learn about the impact of your online presence has on your job search.

 

This workshop series is open to undergraduate students.

4.14.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: You got the job!...Now What?

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

Your on-the-job actions are critical for success, and a key indicator of your promotion potential.  Graduate students who had summer internships will teach you what to expect – and what is expected of you – as a new hire and how to be a standout performer in the workplace.

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

4.15.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Humanities Forum: Deborah Sinnreich-Levi, “Translation Cruces in Miroir de mariage”

Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Humanities Forum: Deborah Sinnreich-Levi, “Translation Cruces in Miroir de mariage

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What's Your Impact: Citation Tracking

Library 204

Part of the Scholarly Communication Series:

Your impact as a scholar is partly reflected in the effect your work has on others, as observed through citations. This session will discuss the traditional methods to track how others are citing you through databases as well as "altmetrics," which measure impact in social media. Location: Library Training Room 204.

4.21.2015

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Career Masters: Graduate Career Development Orientation

Fielding, 3rd Floor Howe Center

This workshop is mandatory to gain access to CastlePointCareers, Career Development's online job listing and campus recruiting system. Your step-by-step guide to conducting a successful job/internship search through the Office of Career Development. 

Open to Stevens Graduate Students only.

4.22.2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Humanities Forum: Ed Foster, “When Everything Changed: William Morris, Arts and Crafts, and Why America Isn’t what it Used to be”

Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

Humanities Forum: Ed Foster, “When Everything Changed: William Morris, Arts and Crafts, and Why America Isn’t what it Used to be”

Biography
Ed Foster is the founding editor of Talisman House, Publishers, LLC. The author or editor of nearly forty books, including ten volumes of his poetry, he has seen his work translated into Chinese, Russian, Turkish, and various other languages. The former director of what was then known as the Division of Humanities and Social Science, the predecessor to CAL, he is a professor of American Studies and teaches courses in film, American religion, and Modernism in the arts. 

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Heath Lecture Series with Dr. Paul Bracken, Professor Yale University

Babbio 122

Spring 2015 Event

Dr. Bracken leads Business War Games for companies facing complex new problems. He has led games on the future of European asset management, U.S. financial services re-regulation, and strategies of technological competition with China. 

Visit Heath Lecture Series site for more information

4.30.2015

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Deans' Seminar Series: Dr. Naomi Oreskes, "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming"

Babbio 122, Stevens Institute of Technology

ABSTRACT: Naomi Oreskes will discuss her blockbuster book Merchants of Doubt, which documents how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, has misled the public on the dangers of tobacco, acid rain, the ozone hole, DDT and global warming. The book, co-authored with Erik Conway, has inspired a major documentary from Sony Pictures. Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore said that "anyone concerned about the state of democracy in America should read this book.”

BIOGRAPHY: Naomi Oreskes is a professor of the History of Science and an affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. She received her PhD at Stanford in 1990 in the Graduate Special Program in Geological Research and History of Science. In her 2004 paper published in Science, "Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change,” Oreskes analyzed nearly 1,000 scientific journals to directly assess the magnitude of scientific consensus around anthropogenic climate change. The paper was famously cited by Al Gore in his film An Inconvenient Truth and led Oreskes to testify in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Oreskes is the co-author of the 2014 book The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, which looks back at the present from the year 2093.

---

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Science Writings and the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology.

6.17.2015

8:15 am to 4:00 pm

The 3rd Conference on Bacteria-Material Interactions

Stevens Institute of Technology

June 17-18, 2015

Join us at the Stevens Institute of Technology campus from June 17-18, 2015 for the 3rd Stevens Conference on Bacteria-Material Interactions. The topic of bacteria-material interactions, and its sister field of infection-resisting biomaterials, continues to grow in terms of its clinical importance, the richness of the scientific problems it presents, and the extent to which people are studying it throughout the world.  This conference gathers a highly interdisciplinary group of scientists, engineers, and clinicians for a focused two-day event.

12.5.2015

All Day

Ninth Annual High School Ethics Bowl

Stevens Institute of Technology

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ETHICS BOWL ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015.

This half-day event introduces participants to careful thinking about ethical issues posed by our modern society. Teams of high school students compete as they answer questions about ethical issues raised by contemporary science and technology. Schools from all over New Jersey and New York regularly join us for this event. 
 

12.12.2015

All Day

Undergraduate Reading Day

Undergraduate Reading Day