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Third Entrepreneurship Seminar

Guest: Mr. Jud Gostin, Founder of Sensis Corporation


Thursday, May 2nd from 3 - 4:30 PM in 140 Baker Laboratory.

Time will be available for questions and discussion with Mr. Gostin. Light refreshments will be available.

Please encourage your faculty and staff colleagues - and your undergraduate and graduate students to participate. You may contact Chuck Spuches with questions about the seminar series.

Jud Gostin
BA, Dartmouth College
MSEE, Dartmouth College

Since mid-1985, when he founded the Sensis Corporation, Mr. Gostin has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Sensis manufactures radar and data communication electronics for the civil aviation and defense markets, both nationally and overseas. Driven primarily by its outstanding engineering work force, the company has been growing at an annual rate of about 25%, and it expects this growth to continue through the foreseeable future.

Before founding Sensis, Mr. Gostin was a Program General Manager within General Electric's Radar Systems Department, responsible for a major segment of that department's business. Through much of his GE career, he led the development of advanced air defense systems. He was the system architect of the US Marine Corps' primary long-range air surveillance radar, the AN/TPS-59. Mr. Gostin has received two patent awards and, in 1978, was selected from a population of about 5000 engineers to receive the GE Centennial Award as the Electronic System Division's outstanding contributor.

Mr. Gostin is active in civic affairs. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Development Association, Elmcrest Children's Center and Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), and of the Board of Advisors of KeyBank and the Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Mr. Gostin is married, has three children and three grandchildren. His outside-of-work interests include reading, classical music, skiing and jogging.

The entrepreneurship seminar series is part of a larger campus initiative that also entails the Entrepreneurship Opportunity Contest. This contest includes cash prizes to help novel ideas evolve into new ventures. We will offer up to three, $5000 prizes for proposals detailing new business ventures based on ESF core competencies in science, engineering, design, etc. The EOC will be open to individual students (undergraduate and graduate), student teams and student / faculty teams. For information and with questions about the contest, please contact Dr. Art Stipanovic at astipano@esf.edu or 470-6860