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  • Join your friends and grow your network at the Complete Engineer Conference
    Join your friends and grow your network at the Complete Engineer Conference
  • Jason Rea was our opening keynote in 2018, joining us from Union Pacific where he is the Assistant Vice President Engineering Construction
    Jason Rea was our opening keynote in 2018, joining us from Union Pacific where he is the Assistant Vice President Engineering Construction
  • The mixer is a great way to make new connections and learn about internship or job opportunities with industry partners
    The mixer is a great way to make new connections and learn about internship or job opportunities with industry partners
  • We took our Complete Engineer skills on the road to serve our community in 2018
    We took our Complete Engineer skills on the road to serve our community in 2018
  • The conference involves industry partners you get to meet at the mixer, like JEO Group featured here
    The conference involves industry partners you get to meet at the mixer, like JEO Group featured here
  • Gain hands-on experience with all the Complete Engineer competencies with your friends
    Gain hands-on experience with all the Complete Engineer competencies with your friends
  • The mixer is a great way to make new connections and learn about internship or job opportunities with industry sponsors
    The mixer is a great way to make new connections and learn about internship or job opportunities with industry sponsors
  • We took our Complete Engineer skills on the road to serve our community in 2018
    We took our Complete Engineer skills on the road to serve our community in 2018
  • Dan Rubin, Senior Director Systems Engineering - Communications at Union Pacific was a featured speaker in 2018
    Dan Rubin, Senior Director Systems Engineering - Communications at Union Pacific was a featured speaker in 2018
  • Conference participants participate in one of the many hands-on group activities, led by Spreetail's Chad Kilpatrick
    Conference participants participate in one of the many hands-on group activities, led by Spreetail's Chad Kilpatrick

5th Annual Complete Engineer® Conference 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, Lincoln, NE
Student transportation provided from Omaha

Since 2015, The Complete Engineer® Conference has been the premier leadership development conference for collegiate engineering students in Nebraska. Conference attendees are provided hands-on opportunities to develop The Complete Engineer® competencies needed for success as an engineer in the 21st century. 

Announcing the 2020 Keynote:

Meryl Mallery, VP Engineering at Ensign-Bickford

Meryl Mallery
Vice President of Engineering at Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company

Meryl Mallery has been the Vice President of Engineering at Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company since 2015.  Mrs. Mallery has over 25 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.

She began her career in 1987 working at the Kaiser Marquardt Corporation in Van Nuys, CA.  For the next three years she worked on the analysis and design of liquid and gas rocket propulsion systems for tactical and missile defense.  She spent the next several years working at Sverdrup Technology in Huntsville, Alabama supporting the Space Shuttle main engine program at Marshall Space Flight Center. In September of 1997, she began her career at the Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense Company (EBAD) starting as a Research and Development Engineer working on commercial mining and blasting IR&D projects.  She moved to the Aerospace group in 1999 and worked as both an Aerospace Project Engineer and Analytical Engineer before being promoted to Manager of Aerospace Project Engineering in 2008, Director of Project Engineering in 2011 and then becoming the Vice President of Engineering in 2015. Meryl has published several papers in the aerospace field and was a finalist for the Petit Foundation “Women in Science Leadership Award” in 2014. In 2019, she was honored by the Connecticut Girl Scouts at their “Women Who Soar” event. She is passionate about supporting STEM education and is an active member of the Connecticut Science Center Board of Trustees as well as the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) Board of Trustees.

Meryl holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from U.C. Davis and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State.

Here's what past conference attendees said:

98% believe they are a more Complete Engineer® as a result of attending

96% feel more confident in their non-technical abilities

"I have a better understanding of the engineering industry as a whole and am more excited to explore all the possibilities it affords."

"I participated in discussions that not only enlightened me, but made me feel more self-confident in my abilities"

"I believe the presentations challenged me to think about aspects of engineering and social responsibility that I had not previously considered."

Scheduled for March 7, 2020, the conference will provide participants with the opportunity to identify and develop their non-technical skills. Participants will experience:

  • Professional and personal development workshops delivered by industry professionals focused on each of the Complete Engineer® competencies
  • Hands-on activities with each of the competencies through engaging sessions
  • Networking with industry from across engineering disciplines
  • And the opportunity to develop your resume with meaningful experiences from the conference

This conference will help you build a strong foundation of the non-technical skills sought by engineering employers and expected of all engineers, regardless of discipline. 

Details

Date: March 7, 2020
Location:
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
2021 Innovation Drive, Lincoln NE 68508
Parking:
Available in the visitor lot on Innovation Campus.


Questions & Contact Information

Emili Jones
Student Programs Specialist
ejones6@unl.edu