UTEP Alumnus to Speak at Engineering Lecture Series
January 15, 2012 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
Jerry Porras, Ph.D., Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change Emeritus at Stanford University and co-author of the international bestseller Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, will be this month's speaker at The University of Texas at El Paso's Engineering Lecture Series. The 1960 electrical engineering graduate from Texas Western College (now UTEP) will present "Engineering and Leadership: A 21st Century View."
The lecture will begin at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center. Lunch will be served at the free event.
The Engineering Lecture Series brings speakers to campus to address topics at the intersection of society and technology.
"The lectures in this series are intended to provoke our thinking and stimulate discussions about creating a sustainable future and the socio-technical leadership required to achieve sustainability," said Richard T. Schoephoerster, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering.
Future lecture series speakers include Hector Ruiz, chairman and CEO of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions Inc., and Caroline Baillie, chair of engineering education at the University of Western Australia and host of Building the Impossible, a four-part documentary commissioned by the BBC.
The Engineering Lecture Series is made possible by contributions from Bob and Diane Malone and the Halliburton Foundation.
Information: Ingrid Wright, 915-747-5971, or engineeringlectures.utep.edu