Student Experiences at Eaton Corporation

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Figure 1. Students participating in hands-on activity at the Eaton Experience Center in Houston, Texas, Nov 8, 2019.

About the events

LSMRCE is pleased to partner with Eaton Corporation, a leader in power management technologies, to host several career development events for undergraduate and graduate STEM students across the country.

Each event will be unique and feature the different Eaton facilities, such as R&D laboratories and innovation centers. The event agendas have been developed in collaboration with the local LSAMP alliance to meet the professionalization needs of their scholars. This event is organized and hosted by the Eaton iConnect employee group.

In February 2020, the National Science Foundation awarded the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) a $235 thousand supplemental grant to support the non-academic professionalization of under-represented minority students majoring in STEM. In partnership with Eaton Corporation and the iCONNECT Eaton affinity groups, LSMRCE will use the supplemental grant to organize six Eaton Experience events at Eaton Innovation Centers across the country for the students from the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and LSMRCE Partner Schools.

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Figure 2. Students participating in a speed mentoring session with Eaton employees on Feb 21, 2020, at Eaton North American Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

EATON Experience Week Nov 15-19, 2021

This is a FREE event that will be delivered virtually from 4 different Eaton Experience Centers. The week provides opportunity for students to present posters to industry representatives and learn of career and internship opportunities at Eaton, see tours of the facilities, and participate in mentoring session with Eaton employees.

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Virtual Agenda

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Figure 3. Students presenting their research to Eaton R&D scientists and employees at the first Eaton event in Southfield, Michigan, on Nov 2, 2018.
What's an Intelligent Power Management Company?
Monday, November 15, 12p - 1:00p ET | Connect to the Virtual Session

This session will provide an overview what Eaton Corporation is, what it does, the values and ethics behind their work, and opportunities for STEM students, recent grads, and the LSAMP community.

12:00p ET Welcome, Karmell Thomas, PMP, MSEM Sr Manager, Supplier Diversity, Corporate
12:10p ET Learn about Eaton inside and outside the walls of Eaton and participate in a 10m Q&A. Taras "Terry" G. Szmagala Jr., Senior Vice President, Public and Community Affairs and Corporate Communications
Tech Poster Session Awards Ceremony
Friday, November 19, 3p – 3:30p ET | Connect to the Virtual Session

Eaton invited select posters from the LSMRCE Annual Conference Poster Competition to participate in the virtual Eaton Tech Poster Session.

Eaton Tech Poster Competition, 2018
Eaton Tech Poster Competition, 2018

In-Person Agendas

Three Eaton facilities will open their doors to the LSAMP community. Due to the pandemic and Eaton policy, these events were limited to a small group from the local LSAMP alliances.

Tuesday, November 16, Eaton Experience Center Houston
  • 10:00a Welcome and orientation
    • All Day Resume Review with sign-up (10:30a - 2p)
  • 10:15a Start rotation of sessions (20-30 min each)
    • Session 1: Hazardous hands-on demo
    • Session 2: Switchgear demonstrations
    • Session 3: PQ Lab/pump jack with HRG and surge demonstration
    • Session 4: Data Center
  • 12:30p Networking lunch
  • 1:45p Wrap-up
Eaton Experience Center Houston
Eaton Experience Center Houston
Thursday, November 18, Eaton Golf Pride, Pinehurst NC
  • 12:00p Welcome and lunch
  • 12:45p Facility tour (retail store, lab, shop floor, putting course)
  • 1:45p Resume reviews / Networking Q&A
  • 2:45p Golf simulator competition / STEM careers at Golf Pride Eaton
  • 3:45p Wrap-up
Eaton Golf Pride, Pinehurst NC
Eaton Golf Pride, Pinehurst NC
Thursday, November 18, Eaton Experience Center Pittsburgh
  • 12:30p Welcome and lunch
  • 1:30p Start rotation of sessions (20-30 min each)
    • Session 1: RESI Room Wiring
    • Session 2: Microgrid
    • Session 3: Water pump and storage
    • Session 4: Data Center
  • 1:30p Resume review with sign-up
  • 3:45p Wrap-up
Eaton Experience Center Pittsburgh
Eaton Experience Center Pittsburgh

The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence is funded by the National Science Foundation award numbers HRD-1826626 (IUPUI) and HRD-1826719 (CSU)(2018-2023).

Who should attend?

This event is for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in STEM who are interested in learning about career pathways in the power management industry in corporate America. This event is open to scholars of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) programs, including partners of the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE). In addition, we encourage higher education institutions local to the Eaton facility to inquire on space availability.

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At Eaton, we make what matters work—creating exciting new power management technologies that keep the world moving every day. Our customers come from some of the most mission-critical industries on the planet. And they look to Eaton to design novel solutions that make their products and services more efficient, reliable, sustainable and safe.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We have approximately 100,000 employees and sell products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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Contact Deb Cole, LSMRCE Project Manager or call 1-317-278-4753.