Virginia Tech Veteran's Workshop

Virginia Tech Veteran's Workshop - September 15, 2017

About Virginia Tech Veteran’s Workshop:

The Virginia Tech Veteran’s Workshop is a consortium of academia, industry, and government agencies working together to benefit unemployed veterans. The group’s goal is to develop a curriculum for veterans that will train them for in-demand jobs in growing fields; taking advantage of their experience, training, and leadership to help propel veterans into post-military careers.

The workshop will be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center-Arlington
Executive Briefing Center (2nd floor)
900 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203

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  • Agenda


    • 0800-0830 – Registration/Breakfast
      0830-0845 – Shashank Priya, Workshop Overview Mission/Vision
      0845-1000 – Government agency presentations (15 minutes) Session Chair: Jon Greene
      – Rosye Cloud, US Department of Veterans Affairs
      – Jon Selby, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth
      – Paul E. Lucas, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
      – Dale W. Sisson, NSWCDD
      – Kevin Rivers, NASA
      1000-1015 – Break
      1015-1130 – Industry Presentations (15 minutes) Session Chairs: Jeff Fortin and Tim Howland
      – Charles Tulaney, Lockheed Martin
      – Martin J. Laird, IBM
      – Chris Wheat, JP Morgan Chase
      – Jenell Webb, HII-Newport News Shipbuilding
      – Mitsu Murayama, JEOL
      1130-1200 – Veteran Related Organizations (15 minutes) Session Chair: Shashank Priya
      – Daniel F. Perkins, Clearinghouse
      – Ned Freeze, Orion Talent
      – Joe Witte, Bunker Labs
      1215-1245 – Lunch
      1245-1430 – Training Opportunities (15 minutes) Session Chair: Vinod Lohani
      – Jon Greene, Overview of training opportunities
      – Charles Clancy, Cybersecurity
      – Daniel Stilwell, Unmanned Systems
      – Saifur Rahman, Building Efficiency
      – Muhammad Hajj, Energy Harvesting
      – Phillip Westmoreland, Smart Manufacturing
      – Naren Ramakrishnan, Data Analytics
      1430-1445 – Break
      1445-1545 – Panel Discussion. Moderated by Clive Randall,
      Penn State. Led by industry to discuss the type of training curriculum that can be developed for high school
      graduates to advance their careers (two tracks – one pursuing higher education and the other seeking employment)
      and associate/bachelor degree holders (two tracks – one pursuing higher education and the other
      seeking employment)
      – Alison Gotkin, UTRC
      – John Layman, P&G
      – Jon Tobias, ITA International
      – Gary Patton, CACI International Inc.
      – David Robison, JP Morgan Chase
      – Warren Pfister, Lockheed Martin
      – Ed Healy, NASA
      – Andrew Szmerekovsky, AFOSR
      1545-1630 – Summary (Collective Report Writing)

  • Directions/Lodging

    • Directions
      The Research Center is about a five-minute walk from the Ballston-MU Metro Station on the Orange and Silver Lines. Exit the station and turn west on Fairfax Drive. Cross N. Glebe Road, and make an immediate left. The building is mid-block.
    • Lodging Nearby
      Hotels nearby include:
      Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Drive
      Holiday Inn, Ballston, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive
      Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Road

    Westin Tyson’s Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.


  • Contact

      For more information on the Workshop, registration, lodging or other information, please contact Lauren Mills at 540-231-8355. Or email: millsls@vt.edu

  • Workshops

Virginia Tech Research Center Arlington:

900 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203

Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061