​​​​​​​ASU Hosts Engineering Development Conference, Sponsored by Honda

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Biomedical engineering students work in a lab at Alabama State University. 

By Hazel Scott/ASU

Alabama State University engineering students explored exciting developments in their field and discussed the hottest topics with their colleagues during the University’s one-day Engineering Development Workshop on Thursday, November 3, at the John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom.  

The purpose of the conference was to expose engineering students at ASU to the potential career opportunities in engineering and provide a medium for industry professionals to provide their insight on the keys to a successful career.

“This is an ASU workshop designed to provide career development for the engineering and STEM students at ASU, and it was sponsored by Honda,” said Dr. Derrick Dean, professor and coordinator of Biomedical Engineering. 

This information-packed conference included activities such as an Elevator Speech Competition, a panel discussion, networking sessions, a presentation on negotiating skills, and Industry Talks featuring a robotic surgeon and scientist from USDA Forest Products lab.

Experts across the engineering industry participated, including Honda, Johnson and Johnson, Procter and Gamble, the Army Corps of Engineers, the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Evonik, the Alabama Rehabilitation Engineering Services and Nalco Chemical. 

Dean hopes this conference will become an annual event. 

“This is the first of what we hope will be many years of this workshop,” Dean said.