Curie Lecture – Navigating Your Career during Times of Uncertainty and Change


12:45 pm-1:45 pm
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Navigating Your Career during Times of Uncertainty and Change

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 12:50 pm
Location: MAE-A, Room 303

Diane Chong Ph.D., NAE, FSME, FASM
Former Vice President, Boeing Engineering, Operations, & Technology

Career development for women has always been a challenge for a variety of reasons. The last two years have increased the uncertainty for all who are trying to develop their careers. As business models and priorities change, what do employees need to do to grow their careers?

Dianne Chong, Ph.D., NAE, FSME, FASM, was vice president of Boeing Company’s Engineering, Operations & Technology organization, where she managed materials and manufacturing processes and program integration. Chong was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and Washington State Academy of Science in 2017. She has served and continues to serve on multiple committees for the National Academy of Engineering and is co-chair of Engineer Girls. Chong is the immediate past president of ABET and serves on their Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Council. Chong is a member of TMS, AIAA, ASM International, SWE, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Tau Beta Pi. She has served on the ASM board, is a fellow of ASM, and in 2007-08, was elected its first female president. Chong is president of SME, a Fellow of SME and on SME’s AeroDef executive committee. She received an award for alumna achievement from the University of Illinois in 2019 and numerous technical and diversity awards. Chong received bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Illinois. She also earned master’s degrees in physiology and metallurgical engineering. In 1986, Chong received her doctorate in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois. She has an Executive Master of Manufacturing Management degree from Washington University.

MAE Faculty Host: Hitomi Greenslet


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UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering