Traveling Tech Talks

We are excited to announce a new regional Michigan Tech alumni event: Traveling Tech Talks. This new series will be hosted multiple times a year, in different areas, showcasing the personal and professional journeys of alumni thought leaders in a variety of fields. 

We recognize our community is spread all over the world, and we not only want to highlight some of our amazing alumni — those in the heart of their careers, subject matter experts, visionaries, problem solvers — we also aim to offer Michigan Tech alumni and friends the chance to network and socialize with each other in a new way. We are excited to stand up this new tradition and provide a professional networking service to our community, in addition to our other regional programming.

Traveling Tech Talks events will open with a dedicated time for networking, followed by a program with a moderator and subject matter expert speaker(s), and more networking after the program concludes until the event closes. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served, in addition to a cash bar. Smart casual attire is encouraged. Registration in advance will be requested for each event, for a nominal fee.

The next Traveling Tech Talks event date and location to be announced soon!

Past Events

Traveling Tech Talks: A Conversation on Human Factors Engineering and User Experience | November 3, 2022, at The Museum of Flight in Seattle

Watch the full panel discussion below. 

Meet the Panelists

Leanne Jensen

Leanne (Kozicki) Jensen '01
Associate Technical Fellow-Human Performance Engineering, The Boeing Company

Kristy Sharkey

Kristy (LaRock) Sharkey '98
Independent User Experience Research and Design Strategy Consultant

Margo Woller-Carter

Margo Woller-Carter '04 '06 '15
Senior Manager of Human Factors Engineering & Technical Documentation, Siements Healthineers

Kelly Steelman

Kelly S. Steelman
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Michigan Tech