OIEX Annual Lecture

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The OIEX lecture series is joining with the Faith, Diversity, and Science Lecture series, which has been sponsored by a grant from the Supporting Structures: Innovative Partnerships to Enhance Bench Science at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities member institutions. The grant is supported by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, the UK subsidiary of the CCCU, with funding by the John Templeton Foundation and the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust.

Jovonia Taylor-Thibert “How a Human Engineer Creates”
Speaker: Jovonia Taylor-Thibert, MBA

Monday, May 9, 2022, 4–5 p.m.
Otto Miller Hall 109
For this quarter’s lecture in the series, Jovonia Taylor-Thibert will examine the question, “How Humans Create.”

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About the speaker: Jovonia Taylor-Thibert, MBA, is the director in the Amazon Robotics Team, focused ergonomics innovations and designs into the company’s technology. Prior to this, she was the 767 Chief Program Engineer for The Boeing Company in Commercial Airplane (BCA) division, and during more than 15 years at Boeing, she was in several different engineering areas. Taylor-Thibert is very involved in her community. She tutors at local public schools; leads worship and singing at her church, Brookview Community Church. She was Boeing’s focal for the Women in Aerospace (WIA) organization for three years. In 2013, she was a recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Modern Technology Leader; in 2014, she received the Women of Color in Technology (WOCT) Award Recipient in Community Service. In 2018, she received the 2019 Science Spectrum Trailblazer award at BEYA. She graduated from the University of Tulsa, completing a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BA in Music and a MS in Electrical Engineering, and she earned an MBA in Management from Seattle Pacific University.


The Faith, Diversity, and Science lecture series will focus on the theme “What is Creation?” throughout the 2021–22 academic year.