CEE Alumni Event Speaker - Dr. J. Michael McQuade





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Published on Jul 7, 2017

As a member of CEE's Board Of Trustees, Dr. J. Michael McQuade speaks to CEE alumni about his company, United Technologies Corporation, and their mission to improve the world we live in through science.

Who is Dr. J. Michael McQuade?
Dr. J. Michael McQuade is Senior Vice President for Science and Technology at United Technologies Corp. His responsibilities include providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities throughout the company's business units and at the United Technologies Research Center, focused on a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.

Dr. McQuade held senior positions with technology development and business oversight at 3M, Imation and Eastman Kodak. Prior to joining UTC in 2006, he served as Vice President of 3M’s Medical Division. Previously he was President of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging Business. His early career at 3M was focused on research and development of high-end acquisition, processing and display systems for health care, industrial imaging and remote sensing. He has broad experience managing basic technology development and the conversion of early stage research into business growth.

Dr. McQuade holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics for research on charm quark production performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Dr. McQuade currently serves as a member of the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, and previously served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University and for Miss Porter’s School.

What is CEE?
The Center for Excellence in Education nurtures careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for academically talented high school and college students. CEE encourages collaboration between and among leaders of the world.

CEE’s programs challenge students and assist them on a long-term basis to become creators, inventors, scientists and leaders of the 21st century.

The Center sponsors three programs: the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). RSI alumni represent six continents, and CEE program alumni travel as guests of foreign nations and educational organizations to promote mutual understanding in the global world.

CEE’s programs are made possible by individuals, foundations, corporations, governmental agencies, and by scholars who contribute their time and experience to CEE. Please use this site to find out more about CEE’s programs and how you can help, or contact the Center.


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