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Re-engineering your career!

An engineer should always plan for a destination in their career.   A career is a journey.  Much like your time in school, you should create a plan for your professional career!   Careers take many different paths.  Your journey evolves with time — and as such so should your plan.  Whether you are a seasoned engineer, or a student planning on graduating this year — this seminar will be of interest to you!

In this event, you will learn how others have traversed different unanticipated paths in their career.   Engineers find themselves in many different sectors.  If you are an engineer and you are interested in becoming an entrepreneur, CEO, faculty member, or attorney — you will undoubtedly find this meeting to be of interest!   This seminar focuses on individuals that have paved unique career paths.   Hear first hand how they became who they are today!

This IEEE R1 Event can be attended either virtually or in-person.  It will be held at the Ray and Maria Stata Center, also known as MIT Building 32, located at 32 Vassar Street between Main Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was built in 1998-2004, and was designed by noted architect Frank Gehry. The complex replaced the “temporary” wooden Building 20, home of the famed MIT Radiation Laboratory, which stood from 1943 to 1998.  Wikimedia.


Dr. Francesca Scire-ScappuzzoAn academic, an executive, an inventor and an entrepreneur. Francesca was Chief Scientist and Sr. Director at BAE Systems Inc.; Co-founder, President and CEO of Ondetech LLC, (“Innovation in Electromagnetics”); Vice President of R&D/CTO at Metamagnetics Inc.; Principal Research Scientist at Physical Sciences Inc.; and tenured Assistant Professor of EE at University of Catania, Italy. She is serving as Chair of the IEEE AESS Boston as well as Sr. Advisor for startups, Board Member for nonprofits, consultant for small and large corporations, and Mentor for young professionals.  More information can be found here:




Dr. Devavrat ShahA professor in the Department EECS @ MIT. He is the director of Statistics and Data Science Center at MIT. He received a B.Tech. degree in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of IEEE.   More information can be found here:






Dave MusselmanHe is the Director of the Municipal Energy Unit (MEU) @ Prior to joining the City, Dave had a 30-year career as an attorney and executive in the utility and independent power industry.  Dave earned a B.A. from Albion College, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University, an S.M. in Urban Studies and Planning from M.I.T.  More information can be found here:



Date and Time

  • Date: 15 Sep 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • This event has virtual attendance info. Please visit the event page to attend virtually.
  • 32 Vassar St
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • United States 02139
  • Building: Stata Center
  • Room Number: 32-144
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  • Starts 14 August 2022 12:00 AM
  • Ends 15 September 2022 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge



    • 6:00-6:30pm: Registration and networking (food and beverages will be provided)!
    • 6:30-6:40pm: Introduction and Speaker bios
    • 6:40-7:00pm: Dr. Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo
    • 7:00-7:20pm: Dr. Devavrat Shah
    • 7:30-7:40pm: Dave Musselman
    • 7:40-7:55pm: Panel discussion, Q&A
    • 7:55pm: Closing remarks