ASME Upcoming Interviewing Workshop February 29th from 6PM-7PM EST and Friday, March 1st from 12PM-1PM EST.

Please see the ASME interview workshop info.

Dr. Nakamura

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From ASME

This is a friendly reminder of our Interviewing Workshop happening tomorrow, February 29th from 6PM-7PM EST and Friday, March 1st from 12PM-1PM EST.

Students are encouraged to join us to hear from industry professionals on the best interviewing tips and tricks. See the attached flyer for more information.

Students can register for our workshop here: https://forms.office.com/r/stZnCaLLve

*Please note you must complete registration via the Zoom links in this form to receive your respective Zoom link

Please share this workshop with your respective students, colleagues and community. It is open to all students and faculty.

From THRIVE Cohort-Wide Learning Circle Meeting 2/22/2024

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The guidelines below are intended primarily for oral philosophical discussion in formal settings: colloquia, conferences, seminars, classes, and so on. Many of them have some application to informal philosophical discussion and to nonphilosophical discussion as well.

The specific norms are intended as means of facilitating more general norms of being respectful, constructive, and inclusive. These probably aren’t exceptionless categorical norms (there are situations in which it is appropriate to be disrespectful, destructive, and exclusive). But in many philosophical contexts, they are useful norms to have in place. Groups are encouraged to adapt and modify these guidelines for their purposes as they see fit.

All this is a highly tentative work in progress. Suggestions for addition, subtraction, and change are more than welcome. Thanks to many philosophers for their suggestions so far.

See the NYU guidelines for respectful discussion for a simplified and adapted version of this list.

I. Norms of respect

1. Be nice

2. Don’t interrupt.

3. Don’t present objections as flat dismissals (leave open the possibility that there’s a response).

4. Don’t be incredulous.

5. Don’t roll your eyes, make faces, laugh at a participant, etc, especially to others on the side. (Partial exception for signalling norm violations to the chair.)

6. Don’t start side conversations parallel to the main discussion.

7. Acknowledge your interlocutor’s insights.

8. Object to theses, don’t object to people.

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Nudging Toward Diversity: Applying Behavioral Design to Faculty Hiring

KerryAnn O’MearaDawn Culpepper https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3547-4615, and Lindsey L. Templeton

Abstract

This narrative and integrative literature review synthesizes the literature on when, where, and how the faculty hiring process used in most American higher education settings operates with implicit and cognitive bias. The literature review analyzes the “four phases” of the faculty hiring process, drawing on theories from behavioral economics and social psychology. The results show that although much research establishes the presence of bias in hiring, relatively few studies examine interventions or “nudges” that might be used to mitigate bias and encourage the recruitment and hiring of faculty identified as women and/or faculty identified as being from an underrepresented minority group. This article subsequently makes recommendations for historical, quasi-experimental, and randomized studies to test hiring interventions with larger databases and more controlled conditions than have previously been used, with the goal of establishing evidence-based practices that contribute to a more inclusive hiring process and a more diverse faculty.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/0034654320914742?casa_token=JiHJaOsDKgQAAAAA%3A7BKNFfI0ebIKMkHK-aCfkOpiV9f47f14gmx7FkAv8uQPHxbRqiCww0Bh2FSoWL7cNciUjnH399wF6g&journalCode=rera

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Launch Committee

https://advance.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Launchee-Handout.pdf

ASME Elevator Pitch & Networking Workshop 11/30 and New Internship App Deadline 12/1

​​​​Dear students,

Please see the following info on the ASME Elevator Pitch & Networking Workshop (11/30) and the New Internship Application (Deadline 12/1), that will be beneficial for you.

Thank you,
Dr. Zhang and Dr. Nakamura

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Elevator Pitch and Networking Workshop, presented by Northrop Grumman, this Thursday, Nov. 30th at 5:30pm ET 

Registration Link – https://asme.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f6LoTIWnTl2swBGTui4XVQ

New Internship Application deadline this Friday, December 1st.  

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Professor Dominic Martinez is on the Open House video : City Tech Open House – Sun Nov 19, 2023-regisgter now!

Professor Dominic Martinez is demonstrating a robot arm on the Open House video!

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/new-york-city-college-of-technology-cuny_this-sunday-register-today-httpslnkdin-activity-7131350464415035392-U2-S?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

Registration: https://lnkd.in/dvXKWBGC

Full-time postions: Mechanical Inspector (Growth Opportunity!) and Component Engineer

Dear MECH/IND students,

Please find these engineering positions at KEPCO, Inc. The company hires many City Tech alumni in the past.

Dr. Nakamura

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The Company:  Our mission is simple: Meet our customer’s needs with high quality and reliable power supplies while meeting our employees’ needs with challenging, exciting and fun work! We have been offering the world power products and system solutions for over 70 years! We are located in New York City, adjacent to the US Open and Flushing Meadow Park (home of the 1964 World’s Fair), Queens Museum, Queens Theatre and the New York Hall of Science, as well as the best restaurants in NYC!  Visit us at www.kepcopower.com, to learn about our extensive product line and take our virtual factory tour!

The Product: Our designs have pioneered the development of the modern power supply, with such firsts as the first programmable power supply, the first bipolar (4-quadrant) power supply, and the concept of the wide-band operational power supply. All products manufactured by Kepco are backed by a tradition of service that helps customers achieve reliable solutions to their power supply needs.

The Position:  Mechanical Inspector (Growth Opportunity!)

NOTE: This is a full-time position but will consider part-time (25 hours and up) for individual currently completing degree requirements.

The Description: Inspection of incoming material relating to mechanical parts such as screw, nuts, lugs, front panels, chassis, fan assemblies, etc…  You will also work with the Sheet Metal Department by inspecting the plating and/or paint finishes of the power supply enclosures manufactured by the department.  You will also perform in-process inspection and/or first article inspection of mechanical parts manufactured within KEPCO such as chassis, front panel, bracket, cover, etc…  This position also requires you to properly document and process the acceptance of incoming material and the rejection of non-conforming material, as well as maintaining the non-conforming material holding area.  You will understand basic AutoCad and Inventor for purpose of programming the Punch Press.  Excellent communication skills will be required so that you may communicate defects to the Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Engineering and Purchasing Departments.  As a member of the Quality Assurance Department, you will also be involved in ISO 9001 initiatives such as documentation of procedures and work instructions.  Mechanical Engineering Technology is required.  You should also be proficient in using and reading a caliper, understanding of metal specifications, blueprint reading and have basic computer literacy (Word, spreadsheets, email).  May also assist in Sheet Metal Shop in machine operations and CNC programming.  Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technologies & Technicians

Rate: $20 per hour

Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the New York Salary Transparency Law. It is estimated based on what a successful New York applicant might be paid. Kepco takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the NY Law, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.  Kepco, Inc. is a participant in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with an employee’s Form I-9 information to confirm that the individual is authorized to work in the U.S.

Send Resume to hrdept@kepcopower.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

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About Kepco, Inc.

Providing power system solutions to the world for over 75 years!

Our mission is simple: Meet our customer’s needs with high quality and reliable power supplies while meeting our employees’ needs with challenging, exciting and fun work! We have been offering the world power products and system solutions for over 70 years! We are located in New York City, adjacent to the US Open and Flushing Meadow Park (home of the 1964 World’s Fair), Queens Museum, Queens Theatre and the New York Hall of Science, as well as the best restaurants in NYC!

Visit us at www.kepcopower.com, to learn about our extensive product line and career opportunities.

About the Position – Component Engineer

This position involves the maintenance of Kepco’s internal component specification system as well as testing/evaluating electronic components.  You will be responsible for the maintenance and improvement of electronic drawing files and parts retrieval system (component library) for components, and database entry, as well as the evaluation of new components and associated vendors.  You will be an integral team member in working on obsolete parts and replacements, and research of components needed for the design and manufacture of the product.  You will communicate with all internal departments and with outside part sources.

Skill Set

You may have a solid foundation in electronics with extensive knowledge of both electrical and mechanical components related to electronic products. Experience with use of oscilloscopes and multimeters a plus.  AutoCad experience. Prior experience with part database creation and/or maintenance is desirable and a BS/BT in Electronics/Mechatronics/Mechanical (with course work in electronics) Engineering/Technology . To be successful in this position, strong organizational and communication skills are required and you must have a demonstrated record in a willingness to work with a team and learn from others. Of course, computer literacy in spreadsheets, database understanding  related software. 

Rate: $60k per year

Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the New York Salary Transparency Law. It is estimated based on what a successful New York applicant might be paid. Kepco takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the NY Law, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Kepco, Inc. is a participant in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with an employee’s Form I-9 information to confirm that the individual is authorized to work in the U.S.

4th annual NYC Solar & Storage Summit taking place on Tues June 20th at John Jay College. 

Dear MECH/IND students,

Please see the following invitation about the 4th annual NYC Solar & Storage Summit taking place on Tues June 20th at John Jay College. 

If you are interested in Energy/Solar industry, please join this event.

Dr. Nakamura

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Sustainable CUNY and the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) are hosting the NYC Solar & Storage Summit on June 20th at John Jay College. Join hundreds of clean energy professionals from the public and private sectors for a full day conference and trade show highlighting the challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends for how New York City will drive our clean energy transition. Registration and Agenda


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