Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Shadowing Opportunties in Engineering, Applied Sciences and Physical Sciences



Job shadowing offers an opportunity to spend time with a professional in a person's career field of interest. Gaining exposure through job shadowing can assist with your career planning process by assessing what a typical day is like in a particular career.

UR students are invited to apply to shadowing opportunities below by sending a networking note and resume to the email listed. We continually add to this list, so subscribe or remember to check back. Thank you to our alum and UR Parents for hosting these valuable opportunities.

If you need assistance in preparing for the job shadow contact Michelle Marks-Hook, Assistant Director of Student-Alumni/Parent Engagement Programs.

CHRISTOPHER ANDREWS ‘93, Senior Product Manager, Life Sciences
Autodesk, Novato, CA
Christopher Andrews has a 15 year career in information technology, the first 15 years focusing on the geospatial domain and recently switching back into the life sciences domain as the Senior Product Manager on a new initiative at Autodesk.  His current position as a product manager involves defining the requirements, strategy, customer contacts, and business models for software products that will be manufactured by Autodesk. Autodesk is the world leader in 3D design software with over 12 million customers in the architecture, infrastructure, manufacturing, and media and entertainment domains.
Special Note: Autodesk is  just getting a brand new life sciences initiative off the ground.  Given Rochester's great concentration in the domain, Andrew will be exploring longer term internship opportunities for students in the future.
URL: www.autodesk.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: chris.andrews@autodesk.com

ERIN BANK '03, Research Development Specialist
UCSF, San Francisco, CA
URL: http://osr.ucsf.edu/content/research-development-office
Email Networking Note & Resume to: meb2012@gmail.com

DAVID BARAN ‘97, Product Engineering Manager
ATK Aerospace Systems, Beltsville, MD
David Baran has spent the past 12 years at ATK Aerospace Systems where he has supported small payload integration for the Space Shuttle program, satellite design, build, test and pre-launch preparations for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He is currently an engineering manager supporting spacecraft thermal control product lines where  ATK designs, builds and tests heat pipes, loop heat pipes and lightweight aluminum honeycomb spacecraft panels.  Previously, David worked approximately three years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory supporting an airborne test bed aircraft as well as development and field trials of a biological agent detection system.
Overview of Current Employer: ATK is an aerospace and defense company with locations in multiple states across the US. ATK's products include solid rocket motors, spacecraft structures, solar arrays and therma control systems, small complete spacecraft as well as ammunition for commercial and government customers.
URL: www.atk.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: david.baran@atk.com

ANNE BASTONI ‘06, Environmental Planner
VHB, Watertown, MA
I work as an Environmental Planner specializing in stormwater management planning, permitting, funding, and outreach. I have additional experience working with state and federal clients in developing and organizing large and small environmental permitting documents.
Overview of Current Employer: VHB is a civil engineering firm providing planning, design, engineering, and consulting for some of the nation's most complex infrastructure and development initiatives.
URL: www.vhb.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: abastoni@vhb.com

LYDIA BEALL ‘02, Design Challenges Program Manager
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
I received my BS in Chemical Engineering from U of R and worked for several summers as an intern at Corning Incorporated in extrusion engineering for high temperature ceramics. After volunteering at both the Rochester Museum and Science Center and the Corning Museum of Glass, I attended Tufts University earning my MA in Museum Education. I now work at the Museum of Science, Boston combining my experience in engineering and education to develop programs and exhibits on technology and engineering.
One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most highly attended cultural institution, the Museum of Science is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort to promote engineering education awareness, bringing science, technology, and mathematics alive through its exhibits, programs, and more.
URL: www.mos.org
Email Networking Note & Resume to: lbeall@mos.org

BOEGART BIBBY ‘97, Technology Consultant
DPE Systems, Inc, Seattle, WA
URL: dpesystems.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: boegart@gmail.com

Rich Carney ’04, Process Engineer
Temptime Corporation, Morris Plains, NJ
Process Engineer with nine years experience in coatings, textiles, packaging and printing.
TempTime provides vaccine and pharmaceutical or medical device viability solutions with time and temperature sensitive indicators, customizable to support a range of applications.  Specialty in providing WHO specified vaccine viability monitors.
URL: http://www.temptimecorp.com/PublicPages/Home.aspx
Email Networking Note & Resume to: richc@temptimecorp.com

JOHN CHAMBERS
NASA, Greenbelt, MD
URL: www.nasa.gov/goddard/
Email Networking Note & Resume to: john.chambers@nasa.gov

SHAWN DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN ‘01, Research Scientist in the Planetary Atmospheres Lab
Goddard Space Flight Center, Washington, DC
Shawn Domagal-Goldman is currently a postdoc at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. For 3-4 days a week he works in the astrobiology program office, organizing conferences and workshops. The other 1-2 days are dedicated to research focused on exoplanet characterization lessons from the “pale orange dot” that was the Archean Earth. You can also find him blogging about baseball stats and the woe of being a Cubs fan at Bleed Cubbie Blue.
URL:  www.astro.washington.edu/users/sgoldman/
Email Networking Note & Resume to: shawn.goldman@gmail.com

Michael Errigo ’99, Fishery Biologist
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Summerville, SC
I am a Fishery Biologist, tasked with data analyses and preparation of information relating to the goals of the SAFMC.  I work with fishery data (mostly landings) and prepare analyses and graphics in support of amendments to the Council's fishery management plans, as well as in support of all meetings pertaining to the management of fisheries in the South Atlantic.
Overview of Current Employer: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, headquartered in Charleston, S.C. is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West.
Special Notes: We are often at meetings throughout the year, but I am still willing to host a student.  Attending a Council meeting is actually a great way of learning about what I do.
URL: www.safmc.net
Email Networking Note & Resume to: michael.errigo@gmail.com

FRANK GILSON ‘89, Director of Live Game Operations
FireForge, Inc., Irvine, CA
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2863609&trk=tab_pro
FIreForge, Inc. is a startup in the online free to play game market. We also extend and maintain platform technology to partners.
URL: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fireforge?trk=hb_tab_compy_id_2506005
Email Networking Note & Resume to: fgilson@fireforgegames.com

ANTHONY GRAHAM ‘81, Managing Director
Pamet Software, Hudson, MA
16 Years on Wall Street with Smith Barney, Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup as Investment Banker; 9 Years in Current Position as Entrepreneur running a software company providing software for public safety agencies. Anthony Graham purchased his current employer in December 2008.  This organization operates with 7 staff from two offices and develops and sells public safety software.
URL: www.pametsoftware.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: agraham@pametsoftware.com

LAURA HALES,'89, Founder, CBO
Extended Biosciences Inc., Cambridge, MA
I am a scientist turned entrepreneur. I am a founder of a biotech company and a scientific communications company.
I would be happy to host or let shadow student that is interests in starting their own biotech company or learning more about biotech. I am open to any kind of project: marketing, lab work, informational etc. I also own a scientific communications company and could host /shadow a student who is interested in using social media to promote a business, scientific editing or writing, or grant writing.
Email Networking Note & Resume to: - lhales@extendbio.com

MARGARET HAZZARD ORMANOSKI ‘99, Associate Professor Imaging Sciences
URMC, Rochester, NY
Email Networking Note & Resume to: margaret_ormanoski@urmc.rochester.edu

Patrick Hughes ’08, Policy Director
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Arlington, VA
Patrick is the Policy Director for High Performance Buildings and Industrial Energy Efficiency at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).  He manages NEMA's work on energy efficiency, sustainability, resilience, and safety in commercial, public, and industrial buildings.  Before joining NEMA, Patrick was a Senior Associate for the Energy Future Coalition (EFC), and initiative of the United Nations Foundation. Patrick focused his work on developing new methods to increase the energy efficiency commercial building stock, as well as advocating for policies that encourage the build-out of the electric grid to interconnect remote renewable energy resources.  He managed EFC's Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and Rebuilding America coalitions.  Prior to joining the EFC, Patrick worked in the office of Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (as part of the University of Rochester's Washington Semester program) and at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  Patrick also worked as the Communications Manager for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the founders of Black History Month.  Patrick graduated from the University of Rochester in 2008 with degrees in political science and Spanish, as well as a concentration in logic.  He is currently studying climate science and energy policy at Johns Hopkins University.
Overview of Current Employer: NEMA is the association of electrical equipment manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.
URL: www.nema.org
Email Networking Note & Resume to: patrick.hughes@nema.org

Joseph Karam ’94, Senior Manager, Collaboration Services
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
I am the Senior Manager of the Collaboration Services Group (CSG) in Enterprise Infrastructure Service at Princeton University. The Collaboration Services Group (CSG) provides secure, reliable, and efficient enterprise applications to the University community to support collaboration and the exchange of information. These applications include electronic mail, web content management, unified communications, audio and video streaming, mobile device services, and other collaborative systems.  Previously, I worked at Hamilton College in the role of Director for Networking and Telecommunications for over eight years and at the University of Rochester as a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator for over four years.    Specialties: UNIX Systems Administration (Sun, RedHat), Cisco Network Administration, Windows Administration, IT security, management, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft SharePoint.
Princeton University OIT provides IT services to the entire University community.
URL: http://www.princeton.edu/oit
Email Networking Note & Resume to: jkaram@princeton.edu

DEREK KOZIKOWSKI'84, Senior SQA Engineer
Bit9, Waltham, MA
After graduating from the Uof R with a BS in Physics and Astronomy I received I received a MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago. I worked in a corporate library at DEC for a few years before starting my current career in Software Quality Engineering. I've tested a variety of products (security, photography, business process) across multiple platforms and industries, doing both manual and automated testing at a highly technical level. In my current role with Bit9 I am responsible for coordinating and implementing the functional test automation framework and tests for the Bit9 Security Platform.
Overview of current employer: Bit9 is the leader in a new generation of endpoint security and server security based on real -time visibility and protection. Bit9 is the only solution that continuously monitors and records all activity on endpoints and servers and stops cyber threats that evade traditional defenesBit9's real-time visibility and protection. Bit9 is the only solution that continuously monitors and records all activity on endpoints and servers and stops cyber threats traditional defenses. Bit9's real-time sensor and recorder and cloud-based services provide actionable intelligence within days of implementation, and Bit9's real-time enforcement engine delivers the most reliable form of endpoint and servers, real-time signature-less detection of and protection against advanced threats, and a recorded history of all endpoint and server activity to rapidly respond to alerts and incidents.
URL: bit9.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: dkozikowski@bit9.com

MARK KRETSCHMANN ‘05, Lead Engineer
Brand Networks, Inc., Rochester, NY
URL: www.brandnetworksinc.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: mkretschmann@brandnetworksinc.com

KRISTEN LESKOW ‘06, Formulation Development Scientist
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
I graduated from UR with a BS (2006) and MS (2007) in Chemical Engineering.  I was part of the 3/2 program.  After Rochester I moved to Philadelphia and worked as an analytical chemist for a contract manufacturing organization in the Pharmaceutical Industry.  In 2011, I moved to Cambridge and began working as a Formulation Development Scientist.  That means I spend my day in a research lab trying to figure out all the "inactive ingredients" you see on drug labels.  It is very hands on and I love it.
Overview of Current Employer: Ironwood is an entrepreneurial pharmaceutical company with a passion for discovering, developing, and delivering human medicines.    We just received approval on our first drug in 2011.  (https://www.linzess.com/).
Special Notes: I have run this by HR here and have their blessing.  When it is closer to the time or there is a student who is actually interested, I will need to clear it with a larger group so please provide enough notice.
URL: http://www.ironwoodpharma.com/
Email Networking Note & Resume to: kleskow@gmail.com

RICHARD METZ ‘03, Manufacturing Technology Engineer
Dupont, Buffalo, NY
URL: dupont.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: richard.j.metz@dupont.com

Guy Mongelli ’10, ’12, Doctoral Student
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
URL: http://engineering.case.edu/profiles/djl15
Email Networking Note & Resume to: guyfmongelli@gmail.com

DOUG MORHAC ‘08, Regional Director
Noramtec Consultants, Rochester, NY
URL: www.noramtec.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: dmorhac@gmail.com
RICHARD QUINBY ‘90, Assoc. Director - Global Project Engineering
Biogen Idec, Cambridge, MA
I have a BS in Chemical Engineering from the UofR and I have over twenty years of experience in the Life Sciences industry. In my current role, I am responsible for overseeing the capital project execution at the Cambridge Campus. Projects include renovations to our Biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility, facility infrastructure, lab and office space.
Overview of Current Employer: BIOGEN IDEC Inc. (“BIOGEN IDEC”) creates new standards of care in neurology and immunology. As a global leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of novel therapies, BIOGEN IDEC transforms scientific discoveries into advances in human healthcare. For product labeling, press releases, and additional information about the company, please visit http://www.biogenidec.com.
URL: biogenidec.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to rich.quinby@gmail.com

RUSS ROGERS ‘85, Engineer
Humedica, Boston, MA
Russ Rogers possesses over 28 years in software development including founding / co-founding 3 startups. Currently, he is the technical lead / systems architect for a small healthcare data analytics company. Due to privacy aspects of data, Russ would not be able to do "shadowing" but would be happy to discuss his career path, type of work, etc. Humedica is a small, venture funded company providing data analytics to hospitals, physician groups, and 3rd parties.
URL: www.humedica.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: mkretschmann@brandnetworksinc.com

Emily Rosenfeld ’09, Clinical Research Assistant
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
I manage multiple pharmaceutical and cooperative group-funded clinical trials testing novel agents and new therapy combinations in various gynecologic oncology. As a Clinical Research Coordinator, I spend a lot of my time with the patients and am a vital member of each patients' treatment team. I have worked various research related roles at UCSF previous to this experience.
Overview of Current Employer: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the ten-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
URL: http://www.ucsf.edu/
Email Networking Note & Resume to: emilybrosenfeld@gmail.com

SARAH ROSENSTEIN BS'09, MS'10, Digital Electronics Design Engineer
Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
After completing two summer internships at the lab, I started full-time in September in 2010 as a Digital Electronics Design Engineer in the Embedded Systems group at Draper, designing small low-powered electronics. Daily tasks include circuit design schematic and some layout), integration and test design and execution, programming microcontrollers, FPGAs for scripts for PCs, etc. 
Overview of Current Employer: Draper is a not for profit research and development; lab focused on the design, development of advanced technological solutions for our nation's most challenging and important problems in security, space exploration, healthcare and energy. Our expertise includes the areas of guidance, navigation and control systems, fault-tolerant computing; advanced and software solutions, modeling and simulation. And MEMS and multicap module technology.
Email Networking Note & Resume to: srosenstein@draper.com

KATHERINE SHARP ‘07, Graduate Student
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
I am a Ph.D. student in the Stanford University of Medicine Department of Genetics. I use fruit flies to study epithelial development. I would be happy to talk to any current students interested in a PhD in the biological sciences generally or at Stanford in particular.
Email Networking Note & Resume to: katherine.a.sharp@gmail.com

CANDY SHAUGHNESSY ‘78, VP
IBM, Somers, NY
URL: ibm.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: cbshaugh@us.ibm.com

William Shedd ’73, Senior Geophysicist
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New Orleans, LA
B.A.geology, 1973, Univerisity of Rochester, Spent Fall of 1972 at West Indies Lab, St Croix, USVI, in tropical marine geology program M.S graduate program, incomplete, LSU (left in 1977 to work in oil industry 1977-1997, Shell Oil Co., Koch Exploration, Dorchester Exploration, Ensource, Inc., co-founded Independent Energy Corp, consultant for several small and medium sized oil companies.  1997-present, MMS/BOEMRE/BOEM, evaluated bids on offshore blocks after lease sales; mapping seafloor amplitude on 3-seismic data to locate deepwater hydrocarbon seeps and the carbonate rocks that form at the sites that provide substrates and food for chemosynthetic communities and corals (identified over 27,000 to date); go out on 1-2 cruises annually to investigate, video, and physically sample the sites in manned submersibles and robots; played a large role in post-Macondo spill environmental evaluation of the deepwater oil plume that emanated from the spill.
Overview of Current Employer: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, US Dept of Interior, manages offshore oil and gas, and alternative energy (from wind, currents, waves, and tides), from pre-drill/pre-installation of wells and facilities; evaluates and monitors environmental, archeological, and cultural effects of industry activities.
URL: www://boem.gov
Email Networking Note & Resume to: william.shedd@boem.gov

JASON SHERRON ‘97, Principal Service Engineer
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
15+ years in online services, running one of the world's largest email services
Email Networking Note & Resume to: jason.sherron@gmail.com

BARRY SILVERSTEIN ‘84, Senior Director, Technology
IMAX Corporation, Rochester, NY
Senior Technical Director of IMAX corporation.  Specialize in Optical System design and development. 28 Years of experience in design at Kodak relating to Optics, Optical Storage, Projection Optics, Opto-mechanical packaging, product development and engineering management.
IMAX is the world leader in Large Screen Entertainment.  Movies...need I say more?
URL: www.imax.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: bsilverstein@imax.com

BOB VIEIRA ‘81, Software Engineer
LGS Innovations, LLC, Westminster, CO
Started at StorageTek, where Bob Vieira was a senior development engineer.  Proceeded to Compaq, where he was a systems engineer.  Presently a software engineer (titles are not important at present job). LGS Innovations is a telecommunications company providing one-of-a-kind solutions for the government and private sectors.
Special Note: Although candidate will not be able to follow Bob specifically, due to the sensitive nature of my project, he will be willing to forward their resume to all of his management contacts, which are always looking for exceptional intern candidates.  In this case, the term could last all summer.
URL: www.lgsinnovations.com
Email Networking Note & Resume to: rovieira@lgsinnovations.com

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