How to be a Successful Engineer - Featuring Dr. Robert Colwell

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 2:00 a.m. to Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 2:55 a.m.
Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series

For a copy of the "How to be a Successful Engineer" presentation, please click here.

Featuring Robert P. Colwell, Ph.D.
Engineer and Author

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology Auditorium (Calit2)
UC Irvine Campus
Reception to follow

Complimentary parking located in the engineering parking structure at the intersection of East Peltason and

Anteater Drive.

This event is free to the public, however an RSVP is required.  Please email or call (949) 824-3923.

You went into engineering because it looked interesting, challenging, productive, and lucrative. You can probably make a living just applying your native aptitude for science and math, along with your hard-earned education, to whatever tasks your company requires. But who wants to just get by?  You want to succeed at this game, and success takes more than just technology savvy.  Understanding the dynamics of human organizations, corporate cultures, career aspirations, and the foibles of interpersonal communication, against a background of global competition and global challenges, is crucial to success.  Join Dr. Robert Colwell as he draws heavily from his three decades of design and management experience, with real examples of things he got right as well as others that he did not. This world depends on successful engineering; Dr. Colwell will talk about what that is, and how you can get there.

About the Speaker
Robert Colwell, Ph.D., was Intel's chief IA32 microprocessor architect from 1992-2000, and managed the IA32 Architecture group at Intel's Hillsboro, Ore. facility through the P6 and Pentium 4 projects.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and was named an Intel Fellow in 1996 and an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Fellow in 2006.  He has published many technical papers and journal articles, is inventor or co-inventor on 40 patents, and is the Perspectives editor for IEEE Computer Magazine.  Dr. Colwell is currently an independent consultant.  He is also the author of the best-selling book, Pentium Chronicles:  The People, Passion and Politics Behind Intel's Landmark Chips.