This edition of the STEMcast: Career Insights video series features Dr. Valerie Sessions, affiliate professor of computer science at Charleston Southern University and computer scientist at the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC), Atlantic!
Dr. Sessions received her Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of South Carolina.
Her research interests vary widely and include data quality, development of exoskeleton standards, video management systems, and video analytics.
Her career achievements have resulted in many awards including:
In her spare time, she serves on several advisory committees including the Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG) of the U.S. Department of Justice, Charleston Women in Tech, Palmetto Roost, and the Program Committee for the International Conference on Information Quality.
It was a pleasure to chat with Dr. Sessions, and we at the CEJC are incredibly grateful for her involvement in the CEJC and her many contributions to the Lowcountry STEM and professional organization communities.
Here are some links discussed in the video:
Check out our conversation with Dr. Sebastian van Delden, Dean of the School of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering at the College of Charleston!
It was a pleasure to chat with Dr. van Delden, and we at the CEJC are incredibly grateful for his involvement and his many contributions to the Lowcountry STEM and professional organization communities.
We are thrilled to support the Charleston County Liberty Hill STEM Day with a CEJC sponsorship!
Ron Neil presented representatives from the Charleston County School District with the sponsorship check in person a few weeks ago.
This sponsorship is for the annual STEM Community Day that the CCDS holds in the Spring. It includes hands-on STEM activities, robotics-scholar exhibits, industry partners STEM stations, along with food vendors and prizes!
The CCDS is also working on an underwater robotics competition that is coming up in March. More information to come once provided.
Pictured from left to right:
Deitra Clegg, Ron Neil, Antoinette Green, and Cheryl Walden.
Shawn Gordon, CEJC Endowment Chair sits down to talk about his career and insights.
It was a pleasure to chat with Shawn, and we at the CEJC are incredibly grateful for his involvement and his many contributions to the Lowcountry STEM and professional organization communities.
Links discussed in the interview:
We recently had the pleasure of awarding the Orange Grove Robotics team with a sponsorship to continue their robotics education and competition activities!
This is another example of commitment to our mission to inspire Lowcountry Youth, serve as an advocate of Lowcountry STEM programs, and be the catalyst that creates synergies between our professional member societies, local industry, and educational institutions.
This team is doing incredible work in robotics education for high school students.
And, it is our pleasure to help continue doing this work.
See below for the accomplishments that the team recently achieved.
Good afternoon Charleston Engineers Joint Council!
As seminal marketer Seth Godin says, people like us do things like this.
We recently awarded 7 graduating high school seniors with scholarships as they start their higher education journey in STEM programs!
Each awardee and their families were presented with the awards by CEJC leadership at the ECPI campus in North Charleston.
This group of young people is simply outstanding. It is truly incredible to see the achievements that each awardee has already accomplished.
It certainly is enough to feel optimistic about the future of STEM!
Special thanks to Ron Neil for the use of ECPI University's facilities, Jen Meador for delivering the address to the students, and the representatives from the CEJC's member orgs for coming out!
Enjoy the slideshow below.
Ron Neil, CEJC Education Activities Chair and ECPI University Director of Education sits down to talk about his career and insights.
It's always a pleasure to chat with Ron, and we at the CEJC are incredibly grateful for his involvement and his many contributions to the Lowcountry STEM and higher education communities.
Links discussed in the interview:
Check out our conversation with the CEJC 2023 Engineer of the Year, Melvin Williams, F.SAME, FACEC!
Melvin is truly a worthy recipient of this award. His resume and accomplishments are very impressive.
Melvin is a Vice President of Business Development at Terracon and represents our member orgs National Society of Black Engineers | NSBE Professionals, Society of American Military Engineers, and American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina.
We sat down with Jen Meador, chair of the CEJC, recently to talk about her background and interests.
Jen works at Ingevity as a Research Engineer and she is the Treasurer for the Society of Women Engineers, Lowcountry chapter.
See Jen's LinkedIn page here.
Our 2023 CEJC Engineers Banquet previously held on February 21st was a huge success! We could not have accomplished so much without your support and attendance! Every year, we look forward to networking, raising money for sponsorships and scholarships, and celebrating our Engineering of the Year!
On behalf of the entire CEJC leadership team, we would like to say thank you to everyone who attended, donated and participated in the silent auction.
We raised over $7800!!! This money will benefit so many stem organizations for our youth in the Lowcountry and to provide scholarships to several students in the tri-county area.
Congratulations again to Melvin Williams, F.SAME, FACEC on his Engineer of the Year award and to Amrita Tiwari, who was awarded the PMI scholarship.
We also appreciate our keynote speaker, Kevin Graham, for sharing some exciting news from Volvo. Great job, Kevin!
We would also like to share our extreme gratitude to our sponsors. To each of you, thank YOU! Your continued support made this event successful.
The event would not have been possible without the amazing host sponsor, The Citadel, Faculty and Cadets! Especially John (PEEPS) Peeples and Arissa McNeal! Y'all are awesome.
Special thanks go to the Ashley Ridge High School Junior ROTC for presenting the colors during the banquet. Job well done!
And last but not least, thank you to our MC, Karl Krull!
Hope to see y'all next year!