Keys to Success: Advice for Building Strong Scientific Careers
Jill S. Tietjen, P.E.
Electrical Engineer, Author, Motivational Speaker
CEO of Technically Speaking
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014. 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location: JSCBB A115. Coffee and refreshments will be served
Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. (professional engineer) is the President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc. She has worked in the electric utility industry for 35 years, where she currently provides planning consulting services and serves as an expert witness. She graduated from the University of Virginia (Tau Beta Pi, Virginia Alpha) with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (minor in Electrical Engineering) and received her M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Ms. Tietjen is a registered professional engineer in Colorado. Ms. Tietjen is a frequent keynote and motivational speaker. She believes that anyone can achieve personal success through passion, determination, and persistence. Her book Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America (HarperCollins, 2008) is a local bestseller and is featured on C-SPAN2/Book TV. Her previous books include Keys to Engineering Success (Prentice Hall, 2001), three volumes in the Setting the Record Straight series, and she was a contributing author to She Does Math! (Mathematical Association of Ms. Tietjen has received numerous awards and honors including the 2001 Woman in Technology Award from the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Subaru, and News4; Tau Beta Pi’s Distinguished Alumna Award; Distinguished Engineering Alumna (University of Virginia and University of Colorado at Boulder); Distinguished Alumna (University of Virginia) and she was named a Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts – Mile Hi Council. Ms. Tietjen serves on a number of non-profit boards and was the 1991-1992 National President of the Society of Women Engineers. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Transmission Corporation of Tucker, Georgia and serves as an outside director for Merrick & Company of Aurora, Colorado. In 2010, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
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