Thursday, April 17th - Dinner Event
Pfeiffer University – Charlotte Campus
Cost: Senior Members $20.00 - Guest $20.00
Student Section Member $10.00
Reservations Cut-Off Tuesday April 15th noon
6:30 – 6:45 Sign in and Networking
6:45 – 7:00 – Meal Served
7:00 – Section Business
7:15 Speakers Presentation followed by Q&A
(hold questions until the end)
(Qualifies for PDH’s)
Listen to a description:
Speaker Jim Deupree speaks on:
“How can ethics undermine your professionalism and reputation?”
The book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” talks about how men think they can earn 50 points for flowers and a special dinner, or perhaps a nice weekend away. It also points out that the women’s view is that men can never earn more than 1 or 2 points at a time, but can lose 50 for one incident. You spend a lifetime building a reputation for great work, but you only earn 1 or 2 points each time. Yet your entire reputation, and even career, can be destroyed with a single incident if your ethics and integrity are questioned. And it may not even be your fault. During this session we will dialogue on the difference between ethics, regulations and laws. Then we will explore examples of actions that may be legal, yet are not the right thing to do. To wrap up we will have an interactive conversation about what you can do when you are pressured to do something potentially unethical.
Jim Deupree began his career as mechanical engineering major at Purdue University, and as a co-op with the Ford Motor Company. After graduation he was recruited by IBM, where he held a number of executive positions. One of those was Director of Business Practices — a sizable group charged simply with “is this the right thing to do?”
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Thursday, March 20th, 2014
How Sustainability Drives DuPont…and Vice Versa
Joint Dinner Event with ASME Sr. Section and AIChE was well attended by both Sections. The speaker, Bill Bailey with DuPont presented the topic How Sustainability Drives DuPont…and Vice Versa. The birth of the concept and how Senior Management bought into the concept as well how the implementation and rewards appealed to both sections. Interesting questions from both societies, great accommodations and food made for an excellent Event.
Professional Development and Development of the Profession
The Piedmont-Carolina ASME Senior Section is dedicated to the development of the Engineering profession. To that end, we support The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and their branch of their Youth Engineering Summer Program in Charlotte. We refer to this as “Development of the Profession”. Our ASME Section has donated a fund to be used for enrollment fees for those who may assistance in the enrollment cost. On February 20th at our Dinner Event in celebration of National Engineers Week a check was presented to the Carr Hughes the Engineering Camp Charlotte. Mrs. Hughes stated “As you know, there are thousands of students in Mecklenburg and surrounding areas who do not have the means to attend such a program. You are making it possible. You may change the very course of a child’s life with this donation. This scholarship fund will enable seven students to attend Engineering Camp Charlotte. Your contribution will make a huge difference in a child’s life and for that, we are extremely grateful”.
More information may be found on their web site: www.EngineeringCampCharlotte.com.