MEDC To Talk Financing, Talent In Ann Arbor Breakfast: Please join the Michigan Venture Capital Association for breakfast to learn more about the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s entrepreneurial, early stage financing, and talent programs. The event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Campus Inn, 615 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor. Scheduled speakers include Amy Cell, senior vice president for talent enhancement at the MEDC, Mike Flanagan, director of capital markets for the MEDC, and Paula Sorrell, senior vice president for entrepreneurship, innovation and venture capital at the MEDC. RSVP at this link by Monday, Nov. 25.

Black Engineers Society To Meet At Wayne State: Nearly 700 members of the National Society of Black Engineers will gather in Detroit Nov. 22-24 for the NSBE 2013 Region IV Fall Regional Conference, hosted and planned by the Wayne State University College of Engineering’s NSBE chapter. Held at the Detroit Marriott, the conference will provide workshops, competitions and networking events for pre-collegiate, collegiate and graduate students and professionals. The conference will not only serve as an opportunity to show off engineering talent in Detroit, but will also showcase the Wayne State College of Engineering. Pre-collegiate conference attendees will have a chance to learn more about the five pillars of a Wayne State engineering education while taking a tour of the college on Friday, Nov. 22. Keith Wadley, academic advisor, will also be available to discuss the college’s emphasis on experiential learning, hands-on experience, global perspective, scholarships and undergraduate research. Additionally, Carmen Gamlin, career services consultant, will host a workshop on post-undergraduate opportunities for engineers, and Gail Evans, academic advisor, will host a workshop on study skills and balancing responsibilities.
The conference will also demonstrate the leadership and initiative of Wayne State’s engineering students, as the conference’s planning committee is comprised entirely of members of Wayne State’s NSBE chapter. Tremble says they have planned a conference that is unique in that it offers components for participants of all ages. A Pre-Collegiate Mini Conference will expose K-12 students to engineering concepts and critical thinking. College students will compete in a Battle of the Engineers and Technical Research Exhibition. Graduate students and professionals will find workshops on personal branding, corporate awareness and self-motivation to be of use. Lastly, the conference will offer a Career and College Expo, with more than 20 companies and five colleges registered to attend and recruit. More information on the conference can be found at