Free ticketed event
This is a closed session (by invitation only) for deans and associate deans to learn about the I-Corps-L pilot program. While this session is exclusive for the audience listed above, conference attendees are encouraged to join the afternoon workshop (U406B I-Corps-L Afternoon Workshop) to learn more about the I-Corps-L pilot program.
I-Corps for Learning is a pilot initiative of the National Science Foundation and ASEE that seeks to foster an entrepreneurial mind-set among educators, enabling them to promote and gain broad acceptance of their innovative products and approaches.
Pia Wilson-Body is director, external relations, for Intel Corporation. In this role, she oversees Intel's strategic approach to the development of college relations and the global branding and marketing of Intel’s image as workplace of choice. A nine-year Intel veteran, Wilson-Body has held various leadership positions in human resources, workforce development, corporate affairs, education and diversity and inclusion. She has over 15 years of experience in similar positions in the automotive industry, where she held management positions in International Human Resources, workforce management, talent development and corporate training, financial operations, and sales. Wilson-Body holds a bachelor’s in economics from Spelman College. She has served on numerous non-profit boards including: PAASA (president), Jesuit High School, Oregon Black Historical Museum, Tigard Youth USATF board, Naperville School Diversity Advisory Board, United Negro College Fund Leadership Advisory Board (Cleveland, Ohio), and CSU Youth Mentorship Advisors.
Rhonda Peters is program and operations manager of external relations for Intel Corporation. In this role, she manages the overall strategic direction and tactical execution of the STAY WITH IT™ initiative. STAY WITH IT is an online community that delivers engaging content about engineering in the workplace, academic resources, internship information, and encouragement to engineering students so that they will stay enrolled in their engineering majors and graduate. In addition, Peters collaborates with internal stakeholders, external industry experts, and academic leaders on efforts to increase the number of engineering graduates in the United States. A 13-year Intel veteran, Peters has held various positions in engineering, marketing research and competitive intelligence, community management, and product marketing. Elsewhere in the semiconductor industry, she held team lead positions in process engineering and program management. Peters received a bachelor’s in physics from Dillard University, a master’s in electrical engineering (semiconductor devices) from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a master’s in business administration from Arizona State University. She serves as a mentor to several high school girls and women in engineering both at Intel and other companies, and is an active volunteer in several local organizations.