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P&G’s Tom Lange to kick off Career Pathways Lecture Series

Illinois undergraduate and graduate students considering careers in computational science and engineering can learn more about opportunities with companies like Procter & Gamble, Alcatel, and ADM when top executives visit campus for a series of lectures this fall.

The Computational Science and Engineering Career Pathways Lecture Series will kick off in the auditorium of the NCSA Building (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana) at 4 pm Oct. 7 with Thomas J. Lange, Procter & Gamble director of Modeling & Simulation. Lange will discuss both his own career path and the skills and attitudes that P&G looks for when hiring. Both undergraduate and graduate students in diverse disciplines will find his perspective valuable as they consider their own career paths.

Lange (BSChE, University of Missouri-Columbia 1978) joined Procter & Gamble in May 1978 as a product technical engineer. He has spent his 36-year career modeling and simulating formulations, products and production systems, from how hot air roasts peanuts and coffee, to how baby sizes affect urine leaks in a diaper. He currently leads P&G’s modeling & simulation efforts, spanning the scales from atoms to the store shelf. This includes the disciplines of consumer modeling, computational chemistry and biology, computer-aided engineering (structures, fluids, controls, chemical engineering, empirical), and production system throughput and reliability.

Other speakers scheduled for Fall 2014 include:

  • Paul Baniewicz, vice president with Alcatel Lucent: 4 pm Oct 28, NCSA Building
  • Bryan Hibbs, director, Business Transformation – Commercial at Archer Daniels Midland: 4 pm Nov. 18, NCSA Building

All members of the campus community are invited to these free lectures.

The Career Pathways lecture series is sponsored by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Computational Science and Engineering program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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