October 2018 Section Meeting: Quality Aspects as Artificial Intelligence Progresses

Beginning with a thought exercise on robots, we will consider aspects of intelligence we have come to expect from automation. Given two clear technology trajectories and certain potential technical disruptors, we’ll consider the time-distance to a horizon beyond which we cannot see clearly. Next is the hard part: what defines the intelligence quality? Assuming artificial intelligence (AI) is a bundled set of responses to stimuli and query, a personality will emerge. What kinds of personalities are we going to specify in upcoming technology? Who will corporations entrust to set the tolerances for mission assurance parameters and establish risk registers? This talk will make the case that because of AI’s shortening of the time-horizon in technology, leadership positions will transition from engineers to liberal arts majors.

Presented By: Dr. Beth Kujan, PMP, LEED AP BD+C

Beth Kujan – Dr. Kujan is a classically trained materials scientist and an engineering project manager. She currently works at NJIT on a grant to support talent networks in Life Sciences, Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction and Utilities by providing specialized data analysis and information on technology trends. Prior to NJIT, she served as VP Market development for ARL Designs LLC, an advanced materials startup company. Dr. Kujan secured $1M+ in grants and paid evaluations from potential customers. Like many engineers in NJ, Dr. Kujan is an alumna of Bell Labs Murray Hill. She was a founding board member of Green Vision, Inc. a 501c3 hiring an autistic workforce.

Dr. Kujan earned her PhD in Materials Science from Cornell University and her BS from MIT. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. Dr. Kujan currently freelances as a project manager and/or subject matter expert.

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July ASQ Member Gift Bundle

Process Mapping and Improvement!

A picture of a process is truly worth a thousand words. Whether you’re implementing ISO 9001, Lean Six Sigma, Baldrige, or Business Process Management, process mapping and flowcharts play a critical role in understanding the current state of a process and its potential improvement.

In this gift we’re giving you lots of resources to help you realize these benefits, we’ve gathered the following resources:

• Best Selling eBooks on Process Mapping and Process Improvement!
• Webcasts and videos of experts and practitioners on process mapping and improvement topics.
• ASQTV, video introductions to process mapping topics, along with tips and best practices from industry leaders.
• Downloadable process templates, including Internal Audit Process Model, Calibration Process model, and many more!Access Your Member Gift

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through July 31, 2018.

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By maintaining an active membership with ASQ, you are able to receive 0.5 RUs per 12 months of membership.

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September 2018 Section Meeting: Branding For Landing

Are you over thinking how to get that job?

Did you know there are essentially two steps to getting a job?

What does it take to stand out in the world of work?

Everyone has a personal brand. The question is, does your brand accurately represent who you are? It serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to a weak one. In this session, Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, shares how to create a strong, compelling brand that will have companies wanting you for the position.

Companies spend millions every year building their brands. They are carefully crafted and vigorously defended. You need to put the same effort into your brand.

Looking at the job search process, hiring managers and human resource officials determine evaluate you quickly and based on few inputs. The good news is you have the opportunity to stand out.

Delivering your brand clearly and consistently is just as important, but first you need to understand what a brand is and isn’t. Alex explores “branding” and the art of creating a distinct brand for yourself. He will share which variables are most often used by Human Resources determining whether to call you in for an interview or not.

So whether you want to learn how create your own brand, become known in a new career field, or attract interviews, it may boil down to the quality of your brand.

During this event, you will:

  • Look at the concept of brand is (and isn’t)
  • Explore what it takes to build your awesome brand
  • Learn what it takes to be the candidate
  • Be taught how to position yourself to hear “Yes. It’s you we want.”
  • Examine determinants of your brand
  • Gain valuable insights to landing a job and doing the “happy dance”

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Quality Manager – NYC

EnTech Engineering, P.C. (EnTech) is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with extensive experience in construction management and inspection, environmental consulting, civil design, site safety services, and BIM consulting services. EnTech provides these services for government agencies and private clients on a variety projects related to building renovation and reconstruction, highway, road and street construction, bridge rehabilitation and replacement, and infrastructure and community improvement projects.

EnTech is seeking a Quality Manager for a several project opportunities in New York City. The Quality Manager will be responsible for managing all quality-related matters for the project and be able to act accordingly in response to issues that arise.
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June Member Gift: Happy 50th Anniversary to ASQ’s Certifications!

Happy 50th Anniversary to ASQ’s Certifications!

ASQ’s first certification exam was held in 1968. Now, 50 years later, ASQ has granted nearly 500,000 certifications around the world and across industries.

In this gift ASQ is celebrating this incredible milestone with lots of resources for you, whether you’re considering a certification, preparing for an exam, or already certified and maintaining your professional requirements.

We hope you enjoy this very special gift, and thanks again for being a champion of quality!

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By maintaining an active membership with ASQ, you are able to receive 0.5 RUs per 12 months of membership.

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May Member Gift Bundle

DID YOU KNOW that you have access to nearly 40,000 ASQ quality resources including articles, case studies, industry reports, tools and templates, topic introductions, free e-books, webcasts and videos, sample chapters, newsletters, and expert blogs?

With so many resources available to ASQ members, we thought it would be helpful to remind you of all the ideas, applications, and solutions you can access when you need them and where to find them. Plus, we’ve included lots of free bonuses with this gift, too!

  • New Member Benefit for Full Members! 25 years of the Quality Management Journal and nearly 50 years of the Journal of Quality Technology
  • Five of our most popular webcast series, including a seven-part series on Basic Quality Tools
  • ASQTV video introductions to quality topics, along with tips and best practices from industry leaders
  • Career resources, including expert articles, career coach videos, an annual salary report, a free newsletter, and a full Career Center with updated nationwide job postings


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Section Meeting: Workforce Issues for NJ Manufacturers – The Need for Skilled Workers

Join us for the June 2018 section meeting where Ray Vaccari will share with us the state of NJ’s manufacturing industry, focusing on its workforce issues. NJ has 11,000 manufacturing companies, 90% of which have 50 or less employees. Most of these companies do not have HR departments to help find and develop the skilled workers they need to continue operations and grow in the future. This talk will focus on the issues manufacturers have due to the shortage of skilled workers. Ray will discuss programs the NJ Dept. of Labor has implemented to help train incumbent and new workers. He will also present what educators are doing, particularly in the Career Technical Education (CTE) schools (aka votechs), private schools, community colleges and four year universities. One solution that NJIT has developed is the MechaFORCE Registered Internship Manufacturing Program, M-RIM, in which NJIT acts as a sponsor for apprenticeships, or registered internships, for NJ manufacturers.

DATE, TIME & PLACE: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Spanish Tavern, 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105 (MapIt)
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