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Dr. Willie May, NIST Undersecretary: "My Incredible Journey: From the Projects in Birmingham to Leading the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology"

Created by Avrom Litin on Mar 1, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Cafe La Cave

Starts at 5:30 PM · Ends on Mar 17, 2016 at 9:30 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • Avrom Litin

Dr. Willie May, NIST Undersecretary:

"My Incredible Journey: From the Projects in Birmingham to Leading the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology"

March 17, 2016
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60017
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My Incredible Journey: From the Projects in Birmingham, Alabama, to Leading the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

Dr. Willie E. May

Under Secretary for Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

ABSTRACT

Sometimes even the most difficult circumstances lay the foundation for very positive outcomes.   Willie May grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It never occurred to him growing up that he would become a scientist, then a senior research and development leader, and then Director of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, a world-renowned scientific agency with a $1.1 billion budget and research leading to five Nobel Prizes. In this talk, Dr. May will talk about the advantages hidden among the more visible obstacles to success. His talk will cover his primary, secondary, and academic training; his professional history, beginning as a bench chemist at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant, to his current responsibilities as Department of Commerce Under Secretary for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Vice President of the International Committee on Weights and Measures (CIPM); and President of  the CIPM’s Consultative Committee on Metrology in Chemistry and Biology; NIST research and its impact on innovation, industry, economic security and quality of life; and a general discussion of the need for additional emphasis and training in STEM and why it’s important from both a national perspective and within the African American Community.

 

PROGRAM

  • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration & Social Hour with cash bar
  • 5:30 - 6:30  JOB CLUB with Tony Toussaint
  • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner
  • 7:30 - 7:45  Mary Jo Boldingh, Chicago Section Chair: Presentation of the Public  Affairs Award to Dr. Willie May
  • 7:45 - 8:30  Lecture by Dr. May
  • 8:30 - 9:30  Networking

 

MENU:

    • Soup of the day
    • Squillo Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries
    • Entrée choice of either a
      • Breast of Chicken Combination (Sautéed Breast of Chicken with fresh mushrooms & shallots with a Sherry Cream Sauce and Sautéed Breast of Chicken with Shiitake mushrooms with a Marsala Wine Sauce),
      • Seared Salmon with a Ginger Sauce, or
      • Fresh Vegetables with Pasta;
    • Anna Potatoes; medley of fresh vegetables
    • Chef selection dessert; a variety of breads; beverage.

  

RESERVATIONS:

Dinner reservations are required and should be received by

Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, March 15

Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Rd Des Plaines, IL 60017 United States

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