EUROTECH Anniversary Celebration

EUROTECH 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, April 11th, 2018

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Cocktail Hour – Alumni Center Sports Museum

7:00 pm WELCOME

DR. FRIEDEMANN WEIDAUER

Eurotech Program Co-Director, Faculty Director- Eurotech Learning Community

Professor of German

OPENING REMARKS

ELIZABETH VON WAGNER

Officer for Cultural and Press Affairs, German Consulate General – Boston

DR. HANS-GEORG WOLF

Head of Unit for General Questions of University Development, Internationalization, Higher Education Statistics, Capacity Planning – Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

Baden-Württemberg

EUROTECH – 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

DR. FRIEDEMANN WEIDAUER

VIDEOEUROTECH: OUR STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE

INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DR. FRIEDEMANN WEIDAUER

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

DR. CHRISTINE BENZ

Training & Development Manager – TRUMPF

INTRODUCTION OF ALUMNI SPEAKER & STUDENT SPEAKER

BRIAN SCHWARZ

Eurotech Program Co-Director

Director of International Engineering Program

ALUMNI REMARKS

JESSICA REHAAG

Chemical Engineering / German ‘16 – Magna Cum Laude

STUDENT REMARKS

SYDNEY SMITH-ROMANSKI

Biomedical Engineering / German ‘18

RECOGNITION OF OUR GERMAN PARTNERS

DR. DANIEL WEINER

Vice President for Global Affairs, Professor of Geography

CLOSING REMARKS

BRIAN SCHWARZ

 

Keynote Speaker

DR. CHRISTINE BENZ

Christine Benz joined TRUMPF Inc. in May 2003, and initially worked as an engineer in the Laser Development Department, where she developed new laser designs. Dr. Benz has been promoted to the manager of project engineering position in the Customer Service group, where she managed large-scale automation projects, before she was promoted to Training & Development Manager. In this role, she is responsible for providing TRUMPF customers in NAFTA with the knowledge they need to operate high-technology equipment successfully. She is also responsible for the continuous training and development of TRUMPF Inc. employees and the technical training of TRUMPF service technicians worldwide. Dr. Benz initiated and oversees TRUMPF Inc.’s successful registered apprenticeship program, and promotes dual education among businesses, educators, and legislators. Christine Benz also serves as a member of Central Connecticut State University’s Industrial Advisory Board.

Dr. Benz earned a B.S. in Micro and Precision engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany, a M.S. in technology management at Central Connecticut State University, and a D.B.A. in Organizational Leadership at North Central University.

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