Aspiring Women Engineers To Hear From Motorola Exec
Dr. Iwona Turlik, a national leader in electrical engineering and one of the few women executives at leading technology corporations in the U.S., will speak at Smith College at noon on Thursday, March 29.
Turlik, a vice president at Motorola, will discuss "Why R&D in Environmental Science is Important for Motorola." Her talk -- which is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible -- will take place in the Engineering Building, Room 201. A buffet lunch will be served.
A 20-year veteran of industry and academia, Turlik received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. in technical science from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, where she started her professional career as a tenured faculty member.
She joined Motorola in 1994 and currently directs the company's technology acquisition office as well as its advanced technology center, which has operations in the U.S., China, Germany and Brazil. Turlik is also responsible for technology-driven cost savings implementation within Motorola's worldwide supply chain.
She has published more than 100 professional papers and presentations, has written several book chapters and holds 13 patents.
Turlik's presentation is part of a year-long colloquium, titled "Executive Access," designed to give Smith students insight into some of the professional challenges of the engineering field.
Established in 1999, Smith's engineering program is the first such program at a women's college and one of only a handful at liberal arts colleges. The first 20 students in the program entered this fall.
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March 20, 2001