The podcasts currently available are listed below. They represent both guest speakers at Penn State Great Valley and the contributions of our faculty members. Please xyzclick on the area below that is of interest to you to read more about the podcasts in that category.
Secrets of Success
- Secrets of Success I
"Secrets of Success" examines the methods used by respected leaders of industry to make a difference in their workplace. The first installment features Paul Graziani, president, CEO and co-founder of Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI), a leading producer of analysis software for land, sea, air, and space. Over the years AGI has earned local, state, and national recognition for its innovative work environment, including the Great Place to Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. Former Penn State Great Valley Chancellor Diane Disney serves as moderator for "Secrets of Success." The event was sponsored jointly by Penn State Great Valley and the Eastern Technology Council.
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- In the second part of the series "Secrets for Success," co-sponsored by Penn State Great Valley and the Eastern Technology Council, Matthew Emmens, CEO of Shire Pharmaceuticals, based in Wayne, PA, argues that his secrets for success – hard work, hiring competent people, willingness to take risk, and the ability to let go of unsuccessful projects – really aren't secrets at all, but rather key ingredients to building up and maintaining a successful organization. Former Penn State Great Valley Chancellor Diane Disney is moderator for the discussion.
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- In the third part of the series "Secrets for Success," co-sponsored by Penn State Great Valley and the Eastern Technology Council, Matt Gillin, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Ecount, and winner of the 2006 Enterprise Awards Technology CEO of the Year Award, joins former Penn State Great Valley Chancellor Dr. Diane Disney, to share Ecount's "secrets" of success.
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- Patrick Berdoz, President of Precimed, talks with Dr. Diane Disney, Chancellor of Penn State Great Valley, about the tenacity and vision it takes to be successful, as well as the importance of the management team of a company sharing and investing in the vision since one person can never do it alone.
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- Jo Webber, vice-chairman and CEO of EnergySolutions joins Diane Disney, former Chancellor of Penn State Great Valley, to share her secrets of success. Webber is an experienced software executive who has spent her career providing enterprise software solutions to many of the world’s leading corporations. Houston-based Energy Solutions International is a leading global supplier of oil and gas pipeline management software. Webber is a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry . She earned a Doctorate in Quantum Physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Nottingham Trent in the United Kingdom.
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is the CEO and a Founding Partner of LiquidHub, a systems integrator and technology consultancy, where he manages Consulting Operations, Finance, and Personnel Development. In addition, he acts as strategic consultant in engagements with LiquidHub clients. Dr. Robert Kelley
is the Chief Operating Officer and a Founding Partner of LiquidHub, a systems integrator and technology consultancy, where he leads solution development, marketing, and strategic sales. In addition, he serves as an executive consultant to clients, advising them on emerging technologies and the integration of technology with business strategy.Download Secrets of Success Part VI
(MP3) Video of Part VI
- Preparing Students for State Standardized Tests with Robert Culp
This workshop for educators, led by Robert Culp, program director of math/science/assessment for West Chester Area School District, explored various educational statistical tools and analyses used by educational leaders to support student achievement on state standardized assessments, particularly the Pennsylvania State System of Assessment (PSSA). Other benchmarking assessment systems were also discussed.
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Engineering and Information Science
- Some Ideas on the Future in Industrial and Systems Engineering with Dr. Richard A. Wysk
The past 40 years have seen the arrival and widespread use of computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), numerical controlled machines, robots, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnologies. Today, we manufacture devices smaller than viruses and bacteria, and we have the ability to see individual atoms. As technology continues to change, the role and requirements of engineers are also changing. Dr. Wysk provides a perspective on the rate of change for technology and engineering, while examining the role of engineers in the development of new products.
Dr. Wysk's research and teaching interests include computer integrated manufacturing, particularly computer-aided engineering, planning for manufacturing, and flexible manufacturing systems planning, design, and control. He has coauthored six books and has published more than 200 technical papers. Dr. Wysk has held engineering positions with General Electric and Caterpillar Tractor Company, and in addition to Penn State, has served on the faculties of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Texas A&M University where he held the Royce Wisenbaker Chair in Innovation.
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- Upgrading Humans: Technical Realities and New Morals with Dr. Kevin Warwick
Dr. Kevin Warwick, from the Department of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, UK looks at how the use of implant technology is rapidly diminishing the effects of certain neural illnesses and distinctly increasing the range of abilities of those affected.
Kevin Warwick is Professor of Cybernetics and carries out research in artificial intelligence, control, robotics, and biomedical engineering. His presentation was part of National Engineers Week at Penn State Great Valley. He is introduced by Dr. David Russell.
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- How Theory and Practice Come Together with Dr. Phil Laplante, Professor of Software Engineering
Phil Laplante describes the broad range of software engineering and other IT related topics.
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Introduction to Data Mining with Dr. John McCool, Professor of Systems Engineering
John McCool describes Data Mining and the value it has for today’s companies.Download Introduction to Data Mining
- Design of Experiments with Dr. John McCool, Professor of Systems Engineering
John McCool describes Design of Experiments and the value it has for today’s companies.
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Engineering Analysis I with Dr. Michael J. Piovoso, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Michael J. Piovoso describes the first course at the Navy Yard.Download Engineering Analysis I
Management and MBA
Leadership Across the Lifespan with Dr. John Sosik, Professor of Management and Organization
John Sosik discusses the strengths and characteristics leaders develop to create and sustain the highest levels of performance.Download Leadership Across the Lifespan
Continuing Professional Education Podcasts