Northeast Regional Conference 2019

University of Maryland SASE Chapter

February 9, 2019

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Major: Biochemistry
Year: 2019
"I re-founded SASE UMD in 2015 during my 2nd semester of freshman year. Ever since, I've been part of the SASE family and growing as a leader. I like to sing and dance in my free time and watch MCU movies. I'm so excited for my chapter to host the NERC conference!"

Sunny Jung


Major: Public Health Science
Year: 2019
“I’m a Public Health Science major at University of Maryland, College Park on a Pre-PA health track. I’m excited to be the Co-Chair with Sunny to make this conference a great experience for everyone!”

Yuna Oh


Major: Aerospace Engineering
Year: 2020
"I've been involved with SASE for over 2 years, and have gained invaluable experience through the amazing people and opportunities. I'm excited to provide a wonderful experience to everyone attending our Regional Conference!"

Parth Patel


Major: Math/Computer Science
Year: 2019
"To give back to the SASE community, I decided to help out with Regionals 2019 planning by creating this website. For more info about me, the site, and how it was created, visit the About This Site page."

Edgar Zhu


Major: Physiology & Neurobiology, Food Science
Year: 2019
"I joined SASE through hearing about it from Sunny, and joined NERC because I wanted SASE UMD to have a broader impact on the Northeast region! "

Gloria Kim

Programming Director

Major: Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Year: 2019
"I’ve been involved with SASE since spring 2018. After attending last year’s NERC at Stevens Institute, I wanted to be involved with NERC. I will be graduating in the spring and want to pursue a career involving medicine and pursue a graduate degree."

Boxi Chen

Finance Chair

Major: Information Science
Year: 2020
"I am the graphic design chair for both my chapter of SASE at the University of Maryland, and also for the Regional Planning team. If you need help for Photoshop, hit me up!"

Elli Ugot

Graphic Designer

Major: Computer Science & Math
Year: 2019
"I am a Computer science and Math Major going into my senior year. I am incharge of volunteers on the day of the conference."

Suteerth Vishnu

Volunteering Chair

Major: Information Science
Year: 2019
"I was friends with the presidents and I am also and Asian American in the STEM field. Because of those I wanted to participate and help with SASE and NERC."

Kirena Manivannan

Logistics Chair

Major: Microbiology
Year: 2020
"As a member of the graphic designer team, we work closely with other regional committees to provide graphics and other resources for various purposes to host the NERC Conference. I'm more excited than ever to get this event going! Go SASE!"

Nhi Luu

Graphic Designer

Major: Computer Engineering
Year: 2020
"As apart of the planning committee for the upcoming conference I mostly manage outreach to potential sponsors and take record of our progress. There are a many parts that have to be in place for NERC to run smoothly and I help with organizing, documentation and inbox management."

Divya Rawal

Communications Chair

Major: Computer Science
Year: 2021
"Hi, I'm a freshman computer science major and the marketing chair for this year's conference. I enjoy combining the technical aspects of CS with the creative arts, and am excited to be a part of the SASE family. You can also visit my website."

Al Yin

Marketing Chair

Major: Bioengineering
Year: 2022
"Salutations! I'm Brian and I'm a freshman bioengineer. As a new member of SASE, I am excited to help organize the keynotes and cultural performances for this year's conference."

Brian Huang

Programming Chair

Major: Computer Science
Minor: Technology Entrepreneurship
Year: 2019
"I have attended 3 National and 2 regional conferences, and all have been instrumental in helping me develop professionally and meet a crazy number of awesome people!"

Michael Liu

Associate Volunteer Assistant

Conference Itinerary


Breakfast & Check-ins Begin

Breakfast ends at 9:00AM. Registration ends at 12:00PM.


Opening Ceremony

Ends at 10:00AM.

Join us as we introduce our Regionals Committee, and stick around for our keynote speakers.

Company Mixer & Fundraising Booths Open

Ends 5:00PM.

Includes recruiters and representatives from our sponsors as well as a resume workshop.

Breakout Session I

Ends at 11:30AM.
  1.     1. Manage Your Money! Developing Your Financial Responsibility - Marguerita Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ocean Global Wealth
  2.     2. Success and Failure: The Importance of Perseverance and Grit - Panel
  3.     3. How to: Make Your Own Personal Website - Harry Li, Assistant Staff MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  4.     4. Community Involvement as a STEM Professional: Examples from Engineers without Borders - Aileen Craig and William Wiemers, D.C. Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders
  5.     5. Choose Your Path: An Introduction to Management Consulting - John Mason, Corporate Strategy and Development Manager at Microsoft

Lunch and Cultural Performance

Ends at 1:00PM.

Featuring Derek Ting, the Tianyi Dance Team, and the Anokha a cappella group.

Breakout Session II

Ends at 2:30PM.

  1.     1. Commitment to STEM, Leadership and the Road Ahead - Madhavan Komanduri, Program Manager & Technical Fellow at Northrop Grumman Technology Services
  2.     2. Quickly Learning and Adapting to a New Work Environment - Roger Lam, Software Engineer at Nava
  3.     3. Online Presence in a Digital Age: How to Market the Best Version of Yourself - Alissa Arford, Director of Content and Digital Marketing at Accounting Seed
  4.     4. 7 things I wish I knew before I started my first "REAL" Job - Junie Huang, Material Process Delivery Scientist at Procter and Gamble
  5.     5. NASA: Finding Your Personal Brand and Building an Outstanding Resume - Janet E. Sellars, Director of Diversity and Data Analytics at NASA

Breakout Session III

Ends at 3:30PM.

  1.     1. Mastering the Art of Interviewing : Examples from the CIA - CIA
  2.     2. How Hyperloop is Envisioning a Better Future in Transportation - Sashank Sadula and Ben Williams, Team Captains of University of Maryland Hyperloop
  3.     3. Envisioning a Future in Science: The Pathway to Success in Research - Christine Lam, PhD Student at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program
  4.     4. My Story of SASE Leadership Transferring to Work as an Engineer - Kristi Horita, Program Integrator at Boeing and Board Membership Representative with SASE

Closing Ceremony

Ends at 5:00PM.

Keynote speaker.

The Venue

This year's conference will be located in The Hotel. Built in late 2017, The Hotel sits straight across the street from the main entrance to the University of Maryland. It is also 1 mile from the nearest metro station, and 12 miles from the National Mall.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the bright rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms include access to an executive lounge with perks such as breakfast and hors d'oeuvres, while studio and 1-bedroom suites add kitchenettes.

There's a casual restaurant, a Greek-inspired eatery, and a low-key lobby bar, as well as a pizzeria and an all-day bagel shop. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym, an indoor pool & a luxe spa.

7777 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

(301) 825-5020


Early Bird Registration

Collegiate - $45

Professional - $55

High School - $15

  • Early bird registration ends December 25, 2018

Regular Registration

Collegiate - $55

Professional - $65

High School - $20

  • Early bird registration ends December 25, 2018

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