Mark will discuss how to be an effective mentor and inspire people for outstanding results. Also presenting will be a FIRST Robotics team from Crescent Valley High School, showing off project management skills to successfully develop and compete with their own robot.
The mission of FIRST [For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology] is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovator, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. (FIRSTinspires.org)
About the Presenter
Mark Giordono joined FIRST in 2013 as the Vice President of Development. Drawn to working at FIRST because of his passion for the mission, Giordono leads national strategy and implementation for sponsor stewardship, new sponsor development, grant writing, annual funds and fundraising.
Prior to joining FIRST, Giordono worked for technology startups in Vermont and New Jersey, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, and did economic development via technology commercialization at MIT. Most recently at Hewlett-Packard, he started partner-driven new businesses for the company’s printer division. He also coaches youth soccer and hopes via FIRST to have a positive impact on his own and all children’s futures.
Giordono attended Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude in 1994 with degrees in Geography and History. In 2002, he received his master’s degree in Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management where he was a Siebel Scholar.
Date and Time:
Friday, December 15, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 1:30 pm
Corvallis Depot, 700 Washington Ave, Corvallis, OR.
Professional Development Units:
Presentation - 1 Strategic PDU.
Pizza (including vegetarian); salad and snacks buffet style
No Meal Discount
Corvallis Branch PMI lunch program meetings are held on the third Friday of the month (September through May).