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IGED is back again in February 2024! This event will be a fun day of learning all about engineering! Some highlights for the day include hands-on engineering activities, discussing careers with women engineers, and an engaging keynote speaker!
Register today to learn all about engineering careers and get access to great STEM resources!
High School Students, Educators, & Engineering Professional Mentors
February 23, 2024
Bartle Hall @ Kansas City Convention Center
We are looking for STEM professionals to mentor students throughout the day and help out with activities! Mentors will be matched with 2-3 students to explore the day’s engineering activities, answer questions about what it is like to be an engineer, and inspire the students to learn more about STEM! We thank you in advance for your efforts in inspiring the next generation of engineers!
Our Keynote speaker is…
Laura Hartwig, PE, PMP
Engineering Fellow, Chief Engineer Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
Laura Hartwig is Chief Engineer at the Kansas City National Security Campus, managed by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T). With more than 6,550 employees in Kansas City and Albuquerque, the KCNSC provides national security through their diverse engineering, manufacturing and secure supply chain management activities.
As Chief Engineer, Hartwig is responsible for leading a group of technical experts across a variety of advanced technologies, including product, manufacturing, quality, and systems engineering expertise for mechanical and electrical products, materials, telemetry and test equipment.
Since joining KCNSC in 2001, Hartwig has held multiple technical leadership and management positions in Engineering, Program Management, Quality and Systems Engineering. Most recently, Hartwig led the effort to develop production-readiness processes to improve technical methods for achieving rate production. Previously, Hartwig served as Senior Technical Manager in Systems Engineering, where she was responsible for leading the organization to develop and deploy a systems engineering vision and strategic plan and address multiple systemic technical topics on recent programs. Before joining KCNSC, Hartwig worked for General Motors Corporation and served in design and manufacturing roles, as well as selection as a GM Fellow for graduate study.
Hartwig was awarded the Jack A. Knuth Award for Continuous Improvement in 2015, a singular award given to one employee each year at KCNSC. She was also awarded a Defense Program Award of Excellence in 2006 and a Honeywell Aerospace Award for IPG Achievements in 2008. Hartwig was inducted into the Missouri University of Science & Technology’s Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers in 2022.
In addition to professional responsibilities, Hartwig spends time with her husband and three daughters traveling, enjoying performing arts and volunteering. She is active in organizations targeted at care of orphans, and she holds a leadership role in her church.
Hartwig’s academic degrees include a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Hartwig is Six Sigma Black Belt certified, a licensed Professional Engineer and a Project Management Professional.
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