Classes without Quizzes

Northwestern Polytechnic University Classes without quizzes Sept 28, 2019 9:30am-1:00pm

Classes without Quizzes & Campus Visit

Grab a free seat with your friends, family, NPU Alumni and members of the community and enjoy fun-filled info sessions.

 

Satisfy your curiosity and thirst for knowledge as our faculty (and Silicon Valley industry experts) share about:

  • Silicon Valley's hot new technologies for 2020 and beyond
  • Googles deep learning in tensor flow
  • Emotional intelligence (one of the 9 intelligences)
  • Nurturing your startup ideas and next step to success
  • Overcoming fear of public speaking
  • and much more!

 

Mingle with professors, staff and our university community over complimentary snacks and refreshments.

Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont, CA

Cost: FREE

 

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:30am to 1:00pm PDT

 

Where: Northwestern Polytechnic University
East Building (parking is next to the East/West Buildings)
105 Fourier Ave, Fremont, CA 94539

Registration: Register (Walk-ins are always welcome)

9:30 am | Check-in & Registration

9:50 am | Welcome & Introduction

10:00 am | Session 1

11:00 am | Session 2

12:00 pm | Refreshments & Conversation & Campus Tour


 

With 2 sessions - Session 1: 10-10:45 am & Session 2: 11-11:45am - pick two topics when you register online. We'll send you a confirmation email with the classes you've chosen, a parking pass and directions to campus.  Oh yeah, it's 100% okay if you change your mind, just let us know when you check-in on the day of the event.

 

We want you to get the most out of your visit to NPU. We have a great program lined up and amazing classes for you to sample too!  You won't want to miss a single minute.

 

Download the .pdf Classes Without Quizzes Flyer Saturday Sept 28 2019.pdf

 

Featured Classes

 

Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont, CA Classes without Quizzes

Monica Sinha

Director of Admissions

 

Admissions & Financial Aid

Course Description

Admissions & Financial Aid information sessions in order to help you learn more about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, admissions requirements, options for financial aid and future careers in your chosen field. Come and learn from our University Staff and Faculty about what NPU can do for you!

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Monica Sinha has been the Director of Admissions at NPU for over 10 years. Her wealth of knowledge, love for the students and families, is second to none. She has extensive experience in assisting domestic and international students navigate the admissions, financial aid, scholarships and international immigration requirements. Come and hear Monica share what is needed for admission to NPU!

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Jim Connors

Dean,
School of Business

 

Business as Usual - School of Business BS & MS Programs

Course Description

Our Dean of Business will share about NPU's bachelor's and master's programs, faculty expertise, industry connections, the best way to prepare for the business degree programs and the University's commitment to the success of our students and alumni. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from the Dean!

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Because of his love for training, Jim decided to try teaching, and became an instructor at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley Extension programs. He then became the UC Berkeley Extension Director for the Business, Technology, and Engineering portfolio, because he wanted to help students gain practical experience and real-world skills. As the Director, he explored opportunities to collaborate with NPU. Knowing that NPU's values closely aligned with his, Jim started teaching at NPU in 2013. His corporate and teaching experience, along with his undergraduate and graduate education, make him an outstanding leader and academic Dean of the School of Business and Co-Chair of NPU's General Studies.

Alex Yang

Alex Yang

NPU Faculty

Deep Learning in TensorFlow

Course Description

Deep learning networks are developed from shallow neural nets with more hidden layers, so called more depth. These kinds of nets are capable of image insight/analysis, audio AI, and sequence-to-sequence models of text, which constitute the vast majority of data in the world. Deep learning algorithms are very closely associated with industrial IoT, autonomous cars, and AI robots. TensorFlow is an end-to-end open source library to implement deep learning, which is already provided in Google colab TPU as a free cloud service. In this course, you will be able to learn fundamentals and contemporary usage of the Tensorflow library for deep learning. And the different types of deep architectures, such as Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Autoencoders and Unsupervised Learning are explored by applying Tensorflow functions to tune the weights and biases through forward propagation and backpropagation. Finally, you will build and structure different complexity networks best suited for the capstone projects.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

 

 

Mariam Ghazvini

Dr. Mariam Ghazvini

NPU Faculty

Effective Emotional Intelligence at Work and in School

Course Description

Emotions are a vital factor in individual and team success, both at work and in school. In this workshop, we will illustrate how a popular Emotional Intelligence framework can be applied to help you detect interpersonal misunderstandings as well as improve professional behavior, team efficiency, and understanding during job interviews. Time will be reserved at the end for the audience to discuss real situations that they have experienced.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Speaker

Dr. Mariam Ghazvini holds an Ed.D degree from USC, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Santa Clara University, and a Master’s degree in Education from San Jose State University. She is a Professional Mentor, Coach, and Distinguished Toastmaster. Her favorite areas of research and teaching include Successful Approaches to Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Management Tactics, and Human Resources Management.

NPU Faculty

Dr. Swapna Sinha

NPU Faculty

Fixing Agile in the Corridors of Corporate America

Course Description

Does your team or organization have projects that are over budget or past the deadline? Agile management strategies and techniques are field-proven to work successfully on both large and small projects. In this talk and follow-up question & answer session, you will be introduced to common causes of project failure and ways to prevent it, as well as ways to effectively work with teams, middle management, and senior leadership. We will also introduce the basic principles and core values of Agile's approach to creating successful change and reliably delivering results faster and on budget.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Dr. Sam is an Agile Coach, CEO of strategisminc.com, Professor, writer, investor, coach mentor, and guide to several C level professionals in the Silicon Valley. He Does a Radio Show every Thursday on AM 1170 from 3-330 PM - "Tech Chai with Dr. Sam". He has written several books, articles, blogs, and is on the Board of several Bay Area companies. He can be contacted at sam@strategisminc.com. Doctor in Business, MBA, MS, B.Sc, CSM, CSPO, ACP, CSP, SAFe-SPC4.0, TBR, Innovation Games Certified, IC-Agile, PMP.

Ahmed Banafa

Ahmed Banafa

NPU Faculty

Hot Technologies in 2020 and Beyond

Course Description

Prof. Banafa will discuss each technology its applications and challenges with real life cases. The interaction among all the four technology will be explored with focus on future trends in each of technology. As all technologies can be summarized in one word IBAC (IoT, Blockchain, AI, Cybersecurity) they can be explained with the following words: IoT: senses, Blockchain: remembers, AI: thinks, and Cybersecurity: protects.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Prof. Ahmed Banafa, No. 1 Voice to Follow in Tech & influencer on LinkedIn Expert: IoT-Blockchain-AI | Author | Keynote Speaker (37K+ followers). Professor Banafa is a professor at San Jose State University in the College of Engineering.

Vidhyacharan Bhaskar

Dr. Vidhyacharan
Bhaskar

NPU Faculty

Intro to Data Science

Course Description

Data science is the hottest field of the century. In this introductory lecture, we will learn about basic concepts in data science, such as data collection, data cleaning, data preparation, data analysis, and basic machine learning models. Some examples will also be discussed.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Speaker

Dr. Bhaskar’s broad research and teaching interests include Wireless Communications & Networks, Signal processing, Error control coding, and Queuing theory. Dr. Bhaskar has won several National awards for outstanding academic and research contributions in coding theory applications for contemporary 4G wireless systems. Dr. Bhaskar is a Senior Member of the IEEE (SM-IEEE) since March 2013 and is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (F-IETE), and Life Fellow of Institute of Engineers (F-IE) in India. Dr. Bhaskar is also a professor at San Francisco State University in the College of Engineering.

Nels Vander Zanden

Dr. Nels Vander Zanden

NPU Faculty

Java Database Connectivity

Course Description

The discussion will be on how to use Java to perform database operations, such as that needed in web applications. Classes needed to connect to a database, execute SQL statements, and process results will be discussed.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Nels Vander Zanden holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has worked for a number of companies in the Silicon Valley Area, including Compass Design Automation, Cadence, and Synopsys. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Vander Zanden has developed software for hardware synthesis (Electronic Design Automation), Java based internet programming, and designed data structures and algorithms for various applications in complex software projects. Dr. Vander Zanden is not only a Professor in the School of Engineering at NPU he is a Staff Engineer at Synopsys, Inc. Siynopsys, Inc. is a Computer Software company based in Mountain View, CA. "Synopsys is at the forefront of Smart, Secure Everything with the world's most advanced tools for silicon chip design, verification, IP integration, and application security testing. Their technology helps customers innovate from silicon to software, so customers can deliver Smart, Secure, Everything." www.synopsys.com

Nels Vander Zanden

Dr. Nels Vander Zanden

NPU Faculty

Java Networking

Course Description

The discussion will be on important Java classes for communication across multiple devices. This will include classes for representing an IP address, performing TCP/IP Socket programming, handling exceptions that occur, and creating a simple client program and server program.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Speaker

Nels Vander Zanden holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has worked for a number of companies in the Silicon Valley Area, including Compass Design Automation, Cadence, and Synopsys. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Vander Zanden has developed software for hardware synthesis (Electronic Design Automation), Java based internet programming, and designed data structures and algorithms for various applications in complex software projects. Dr. Vander Zanden is not only a Professor in the School of Engineering at NPU he is a Staff Engineer at Synopsys, Inc. Siynopsys, Inc. is a Computer Software company based in Mountain View, CA. "Synopsys is at the forefront of Smart, Secure Everything with the world's most advanced tools for silicon chip design, verification, IP integration, and application security testing. Their technology helps customers innovate from silicon to software, so customers can deliver Smart, Secure, Everything." www.synopsys.com

Dr. James Nysather

NPU Faculty

Moving Startup Ideas from Your Head to the Hands of VCs

Course Description

Do you have an idea for a startup company or product, but have trouble putting pen to paper? This short course will introduce you to the Business Model Canvas as a way to better understand your business model and get started on your plan and pitch deck. Resources for entrepreneurs will be made available.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Dr. James Nysather has 30 years of experience in business, startups, and academics, with a special interest in marketing and entrepreneurship. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Northwestern Polytechnic University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Courses he likes to teach include business analytics, management, and organizational behavior.

Michael Leinhos

Michael Leinhos

NPU Faculty

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

Course Description

Does the thought of public speaking sometimes frighten you? If so, this talk is for you. In 50 minutes, I will cover my favorite 5 essential ways to reduce the fear and help you master the skill of public speaking to improve your life and career. You will get tips on communicating with small and large groups, verbal and non-verbal body language, how to read the audience, ... Stop by and I will show you how it is done.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Michael Leinhos, Michael has been an educator since 1992, teaching at the College, High School and Middle School levels. Michael holds a Master of Arts in Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his favorite subjects to teach include; Public Speaking, Writing, Critical Thinking, Business Communications, Sociology and American History.

Vidhyacharan Bhaskar

Dr. Vidhyacharan
Bhaskar

NPU Faculty

Python Programming

Course Description

Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C++ or Java.

This lecture will cover an overview of Python programming, discussing about:

  • data types
  • input/output statements
  • arithmetic expression evaluation
  • selection statements
  • iteration statements
  • object oriented programming
  • writing and accessing modules in Python

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Dr. Bhaskar’s broad research and teaching interests include Wireless Communications & Networks, Signal processing, Error control coding, and Queuing theory. Dr. Bhaskar has won several National awards for outstanding academic and research contributions in coding theory applications for contemporary 4G wireless systems. Dr. Bhaskar is a Senior Member of the IEEE (SM-IEEE) since March 2013 and is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (F-IETE), and Life Fellow of Institute of Engineers (F-IE) in India. Dr. Bhaskar is also a professor at San Francisco State University in the College of Engineering.

Mariam Ghazvini

Dr. Mariam Ghazvini

NPU Faculty

Resumes that Start Your Dream Adventure

Course Description

Please bring a smile and a soft copy of your resume (without your contact information) for group review and feedback from Dr. Mariam. You will gain immediate insight into the first impression your resume delivers to others. Then, you will tell us the ideal message you hope to deliver. From there, we will work together to give you recommendations for your resume so it can help you move towards your goal.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Dr. Mariam Ghazvini holds an Ed.D degree from USC, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Santa Clara University, and a Master’s degree in Education from San Jose State University. She is a Professional Mentor, Coach, and Distinguished Toastmaster. Her favorite areas of research and teaching include Successful Approaches to Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Management Tactics, and Human Resources Management.

Jennie O'Connor

Jennie O'Connor

NPU Faculty

Through, Though, Tough: Why is English Spelling So Illogical?

Course Description

English spelling is notoriously inconsistent in that certain written letters and letter combinations can represent a variety of sounds. In turn, the same sound can be represented by different letter combinations. Why is that? History gives us the answer.

For some languages, spelling has been standardized to match pronunciation after the language changed over time. Why hasn’t English done that? Is there any hope for standardization in the future? This presentation will answer these burning questions.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Jennie O'Connor, MA English, MEd TESOL, is NPU's ESL Administrator.

Jennie, who leads Northwestern Polytechnic University Intensive English Program, is a supportive, expert English as a Second Language teacher with over 14 years of experience. She helps her students feel comfortable and succeed in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking in English. She specializes in English for Academic Purposes as well as TOEFL and Cambridge exam preparation, and she develops the courses for our outstanding Intensive English Program. Jennie directed the English Department at ISL Sprachschule in Germany, where she taught Business English; she taught high school English as a Second Language and English at Andrews Osborne Academy in Ohio; and she was an English as a Second Language and English instructor at Cuyahoga Community College and Lakeland Community College in Ohio.

 

Cost: 

FREE

When: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 1:00pm PDT
Where: 

East Building
105 Fourier Ave, Fremont, CA 94539