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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

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UCLA Extension

Free Panel & Networking

"Nimble and Creative: Space to Make in the Workplace"

UCLA Extension Engineering & Technology is excited to host a panel of Northrop Grumman engineering professionals on "Nimble and Creative: Space to Make in the Workplace."

How to Stay Innovative? What's a FabLab and Why is it so important? Come discuss how Northrop Grumman remains innovative, why this is so important to fostering creativity within the corporate environment, and how they do it.  The panelists are all innovation leaders, bringing FabLabs to their facilities and local communities of employees.


When: Tuesday January 31st, 2016 at 6:30-8:30pm

Where: 1145 Gayley Ave. Room 121| Los Angeles, CA 90024


Event Schedule: 

6:30-7:00pm - Check-in, Network

7:00-8:30pm – Panel, Q&A

8:30-9:00pm – Network


Light refreshments will be provided. 

Free and open to Public, advance RSVP is requested.

Meet the Panelists:

Tony Long:  Tony is an Electrical Engineer and Manager of Innovation Spaces at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Tony has 12 years' experience in the design, test, and manufacture of micro and millimeter-wave electronics. In addition to managing the Redondo Beach FabLab (with more than 2000 members) and expanding its outreach far beyond what he and the other founders imagined, Tony is also mentoring FabLab leaders across the organization. In his spare time, Tony is a professional photographer and is expecting his first child in January.

Cindy Kohlmiller: Cindy is a Systems Engineering Manager at Northrop Grumman with more than 29 years of industry experience. She is a two-time UCLA grad and grew up watching basketball with her father during the Wooden years. In 2013 Cindy founded the NGAS FabLab in Redondo Beach, leading a team of more than 70 employees who created the space for employees. She is also a certified Soul Motion™ conscious movement instructor, embodied leader, and mentor.

Jessie Bacchus:  Jessica grew up in an aerospace community about 1 hour north of Los Angeles. After joining a high school robotics team, she knew engineering was in her blood. She graduated from California State University Northridge in 2014 after earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After school she went to work for Northrop. Jessica has worked as a Structural, Quality and Industrial Engineer.

•  Tabitha Beavers:  Tabitha is an Electrical Engineer. She worked with her classmates at Florida Institute of Technology to found and open Space Coast FabLab, a community nonprofit which still services hundreds of individuals, before joining Northrop Grumman. She worked as an engineer in the Manned Aircraft Design at Northrop Grumman and is now working to open the Melbourne Northrop Grumman FabLab.

•  Lauren Wilhelm: Lauren grew up in North Central Texas, where she taught herself junior high and high school before starting college at the University of Texas in Arlington as a music major. After a year as a music major, Lauren realized she missed math and science too much to pursue music as a career and changed her major to Aerospace Engineering. Now she is engineering happily at Northrop Grumman.

Rachael Kubly: Rachael is a fun-loving, paddle boarding, micro-brew adoring, twenty-year aerospace career professional who is committed to improving her community. She’s a twice engineering-degreed leader with the heart and soul of an artist. She’s currently spearheading the standup of the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems St. Augustine Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence FabLab.

Lindsey Sweeney:  Lindsey is a UCLA graduate, Aerospace Engineer, and FabLab Coordinator in San Diego. She is a professional coffee snob and parallel parking aficionado.

Northrop Grumman opened its Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) on October 14, 2014. More than 300 people attended the ribbon-cutting for this collaborative manufacturing space that was conceived, built and run by employees, for employees. Since then NGAS has expanded the reach of its FabLab with new facilities open or opening in San Diego, Melbourne Florida, Saint Augustine Florida, and Palmdale. With state-of-the-art equipment from electronics to CNC machines to 3D printers, the FabLab is open to all employees who think with their hands and innovate with their fingers.

Parking info: Parking is available on 1036 Broxton Avenue in Westwood for $3 or UCLA Pay by Space in Structure Lot 32 or Lot 36 for $12 all day parking.

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UCLA Extension Gayley Center
1145 Gayley Avenue Room 121
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

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UCLA Extension Engineering & Technology

Welcome to the UCLA Extension Engineering and Technology Department. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive set of professional and continuing education courses in engineering, information systems and technical management to help you stay current with the industry trends and to maintain career growth. We offer a large selection of evening and weekend courses on and near the UCLA campus plus at several locations in Southern California. In addition, we provide a large number of courses and full certificates entirely online. Our instructors are industry experts with extensive technical backgrounds who bring their real-life experiences to the classroom. Furthermore, our courses provide great networking opportunities for you to meet with other professionals like yourself.

We also offer a wide range of engineering and technical leadership 2-5 days short courses on our campus, including our Technical Management Program which has provided leadership and management training to Technical and IT managers since 1955. For customized and convenient training, we can bring most of our programs to your domestic and international worksites.

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