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Schedule: Day 1 — Wednesday, August 15

Notice: The event list is subject to change. Please check your schedule event 30 minutes prior to start of the program for accurate scheduling information.

  • Day 1
    • 8:30 – 9 am

      Check-in and Breakfast

      Presenter: Laser Week Team

      Location: Live Oak Terraces

      9 -10 am

      Welcome and Growth Mindset Presentation

      Presenter: Dr. Linda Fontanilla and Dr. Roopa Mathur

      Location: Live Oak Terraces

      10 - 11 am and 11am - Noon

      Academic School Orientations

      Presenter: Laser Week Team

      Location: To be assigned

      Noon – 1:00 pm

      Lunch with Faculty

      Presenter: None

      Location: Live Oak Terraces

      10 - 11 am and 11am - Noon

      Why Humanities?

      Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and Dr. Henry Carnie

      Location: To be assigned

      The "Why Humanities?" panel will explore the various courses, clubs, and career opportunities available to students interested in history, literature, philosophy, film, and the arts.

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Life Science/Biology

      Presenter: Pierre Nguyen and Justin Wright

      Location: To be assigned

      Discover how the School of Life Sciences and Technologies can assist with your intended career path. Not sure of your career options? Come explore our various courses, clubs, and career opportunities available to students with an interest in biology and/or the health sciences.

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Social Sciences/Sociology

      Presenter: Dr. Liz Burkhalter

      Location: To be assigned

      Sociology is the systematic study of people in society. Sociologists study the intersection of various characteristic, including social class, race, gender, and sexuality, on social patterns such as socialization and culture, children and families, health and well-being, and crime and deviance. The diverse range of topics within the field of sociology leads to a wide range of employment options such as law, health, crime, aging, social services, nonprofit work, grant writing, activism, and for-profit community engagement. The sociology department at IVC offers an array of courses and opportunities for students to build skills that will transfer to the University and real world.

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Laser Technology

      Presenter: Dr. Brian Monacelli

      Location: To be assigned

      Photonics involves cutting-edge applications of lasers, cameras, lenses, mirrors, sensors, displays, fiber optics and other technical devices that interact with light. Photonics enables a variety of fields such as medicine, defense, aerospace, telecommunications, entertainment and more. The Laser Technology instructor is leading hands-on, laboratory-driven classes utilizing state-of-the-art industrial equipment. Learn how this program works with the local business and education community to provide on-site demonstrations to increase awareness of the diverse opportunities in the field of photonics.

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Geography/SBS

      Presenter: Jodi Titus and Jon Rossiter

      Location: To be assigned

      Do you enjoy learning about and understanding the world and all that's in it? Do you like maps? Do you like being outside and learning in the field? Consider Geography at IVC! Learn more about our course offerings in geography and about careers you can pursue with a degree in geography.

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Psychology/Social & Behavioral Sciences

      Presenter: Michael Cassens

      Location: To be assigned

      Campus-Wide Frankenstein! Learn about the campus-wide research theme for the school year (Frankenstein) and how you can get involved in conducting undergraduate research!

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Engineering

      Presenter: Dr. Zahra Noroozi

      Location: To be assigned

      Learn about the engineering program at IVC, including the courses, the clubs, and the new school of IDEA with state of the art equipment that is available to all engineering students.

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Business Sciences

      Presenter: John Russo

      Location: To be assigned

      Where will you be four years from now? What job(s) will you be seeking? Your time at IVC and your transfer school will go by quickly. Are employers coming to the school that you will be transferring to hire for your major? Let IVC’s Department of Business Sciences assist you in preparing yourself for these opportunities. We have clubs, courses and programs that are designed to help you in learning about various fields including, accounting, business management, computer information management, entrepreneurship, paralegal and real estate.

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Pre-Law, Paralegal, Compliance and Communications

      Presenter: June McLaughlin, JD and Dr. Gary Rybold

      Location: To be assigned

      This session will introduce students to all areas of law & compliance. Certificates, Programs and degrees that might lead to a legal career are covered. Presenters include faculty, lawyers and law school representatives.

      1 -1:30 pm, 1:30 - 2 pm, 2 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 3 pm

      Don't Freak Out, Speak Out: Tips for Empowered Impromptu Speaking

      Presenter: Edwin Tiongson

      Location: To be assigned

      Ever get called out to say something in class or have to give a talk on the spot? Such scenarios are too common. With limited time to prepare, you need to focus and use strategies to ensure you give a clear message. This session aims to provide you with such tools.

      3 – 3:30 pm

      Closing Session, Ice Cream Social, and Opportunity Drawing

      Presenter: Laser Week Team

      Location: Live Oak Terraces