Fall Networking with Amgen

Join the NSBE Boston Professionals and our partner Amgen for our Fall Networking Event! Open to all STEM college students and profressionals

Join the National Society of Black Engineers Boston Professionals and our partner Amgen for a Fall Networking event.

The event will kick off at 4pm with a tour of Amgen located at 360 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02141. Then, we will walk over and continue with a networking reception at Cambridge Brewing Company from 5-7pm at 1 Kendall Square Bldg 100 Cambridge, MA 02139.

College Students and STEM Professionals welcome to apply.


AMGEN INC. is an American multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. One of the world's largest independent biotechnology companies, Amgen was established in Thousand Oaks, California, in 1980. is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Amgen is a values- based company, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses. Focused on molecular biology and biochemistry, its goal is to provide a

healthcare business based on recombinant DNA technology.In 2018, the company's largest selling product lines were Neulasta, an immunostimulator used to prevent

infections in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy and Enbrel, a tumor necrosis factor blocker used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Other products include Epogen, Aranesp, Sensipar/Mimpara, Nplate, Vectibix, Prolia and XGEVA. For more information on AMGEN, please visit amgen.com

About NSBE Boston Professionals

NSBE Boston opens channels of opportunity for the academic and career development of Black students and professionals who positively impact their communities. NSBE Boston is non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1988 and has a membership of Black professionals spanning the New England area. For more information, please visit www.nsbeboston.org

Exploration, Innovation and Product Development for Mechanical Engineers

Discover how two mechanical engineers have navigated their careers and contributed to team projects, moderated by NSBE Boston's Ladi O!

Ever wondered how some popular products came to be? Join us as we dive into the various ways problem solving and innovation was used to create products that we might use every day as well as some products that we may not know of. Explore the journey of two mechanical engineers as they share how they have navigated their careers and contributed to team projects.

Learn more about our panelists

Dwayne E Hickman Jr (DEHj)

Mechanical Engineer, Cooper Perkins (part of PA Consulting)

DEHj is driven by a general love for technology and a passion to understand the world around him. He enjoys burrowing to the root of issues, then building a solution by leveraging the known and sprinkling in a bit of magic/innovation. When not solving engineering problems, you might find him tinkering on cars or motorcycles, doing laps at a racetrack, or just meandering through nature.

DEHj earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and MS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University. Prior to joining Cooper Perkins DEHj developed solutions for an array of aeronautical and aerospace programs at Lockheed Martin.

Lisa Somogyi

Director of Business Development, Cooper Perkins (part of PA Consulting)

BA mechanical engineer by trade, Lisa is now in a business development role at Cooper Perkins where she can combine her passion for engineering with her natural tendency to meet new people. Lisa loves the process involved in identifying and matching the needs of potential clients with the skills of our engineers while keeping a pulse on which industries are moving forward with interesting new technologies. She gets excited to learn about the tools that are available to aid our engineers in bringing client ideas to realization. Lisa keeps her mind fresh by following her two dogs along the river or the ski trail.

Lisa earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has worked in many facets of mechanical engineering, most recently as a product design leader at Suterra, driving design to improve customer experience. Lisa brings her enthusiasm of exploring the west coast design space to enhance a local presence of Cooper Perkins in the San Francisco Bay Area.

NSBE Boston and Liberty Mutual presents: Power of Women in Leadership

Rising SiSTARs Sharing Perspectives during a Journey Towards Engineering

Come learn about the experience and motivations of women in their junior or senior year of high school who intend to study Engineering

A panel in recognition of Women’s History month. The goal of this panel is to learn about the experiences of women who are in their junior or senior years of high school who plan to study Engineering and a few college students who are currently studying Engineering. Questions about why they decided to study Engineering, how are they balancing school plus other obligations, how they are funding their education, how professional Engineering societies can help them during their journey, and more will be explored.


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