E-Week speaker CJ Warner, BE’80, to share tips for success

Cynthia “CJ” Warner, president and CEO of Renewable Energy Group Inc., will talk about her professional journey and share thoughts about excelling in business on Thursday, Feb. 24, as part of E-Week.

Warner, BE’80, is a member of the School of Engineering Board of Visitors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology.

CJ Warner

Her talk is at 6 p.m. and will be streamed in 134 Featheringill Hall. Registration is required.

The event comes amid the annual week-long recognition of engineers and engineering organized by the Engineering Council. Events sponsored by a dozen engineering student organizations will combine skills challenges, networking, relaxation, and, of course, food.

All events are in FGH 134 unless otherwise noted. The schedule:

Monday, February 21
12:30-1:30 pm: Immersive VR experience, sponsored by Women in Computing and EMERGE
5:00-6:00 pm: De-stress dinner with Theta Tau

Tuesday, February 22
1:00-2:00 pm: Olympic viewing sponsored by Vanderbilt IEEE
2:30-3:30 pm: Rock wall and spaghetti tower building with Vanderbilt’s American Society of Civil Engineers
4:30-5:30 pm: Popsicle stick bridge building sponsored by Engineers without Borders

Wednesday, February 23
10:00-11:00 am: Crafting “space junk food” and “star globes” with VU Satellite,
2:00-3:00 pm: Rubber duck decorating with Vandy Hacks
4:30-5:30 pm: Type race competition, sponsored by Vanderbilt FOSS, in FGH 132

Thursday, February 24
12:30-1:30 pm: Snack break with the Vanderbilt’s Society of Women Engineers
6:00-7:00 pm: “Setting yourself up for success” with speaker CJ Warner

Friday, February 25
1:00-2:00 pm: Liquid nitrogen ice cream prepared by Vanderbilt’s American Society of Chemical Engineers

The week wraps up at 4 pm Friday with induction of eligible seniors into the Order of the Engineer.

Throughout the week, engineering students also will virtually “take over” Metro Nashville Public School classrooms to introduce young learners in grades 3 through 6 to the field.