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October 25, 2007

One-day Seminar: New Frontiers in Computing Technology

by @ 4:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

SATURDAY November 3
SCV Computer Chapter
Speakers: Eight academic and industry talks
Cost: $50 for IEEE members, $55 non-members (through Oct. 29) — includes lunch, breaks
Place: The Fremont Marriott, 46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont
RSVP: register from the website

Top speakers and experts from both Industry and the Research field: (more…)

Mtg: Selection and Applications of Power Factor Correction Equipment for Industrial and Large Commercial Facilities

by @ 3:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 29
OEB Power Engineering? Chapter
Speaker: B. Ben Banerjee, Power Quality Product & Application Engineer, Square D Company
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM, with snacks and refreshments
Cost: none
Place: Square D Company 6160 Stoneridge Mall Road #200, Pleasanton
RSVP: with Diep Nguyen,, 510-267-0441

The vast majority of the total load connected to todayĆ¢??s industrial and commercial distribution systems is inductive in nature and generally has a poor operating power factor. ? If properly selected and installed, Power Factor Correction Equipment including Capacitors (PFCCs) provides an economical and practical means for improving the system power factor. (more…)

Mtg: Industrial Plant Adaptive Load Shedding: Beyond PLC Control

by @ 3:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 15
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Greg Rauch, Field Sales Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: dinner is $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by November 14 to Gregg Boltz, or telephone (925) 210-2571

Industrial plants with an electric utility interconnection and on-site generation resources include a wide variety of electric loads, ranging from less critical lighting and HVAC, to most critical processes and process controls.? When the utility interconnection is compromised, on-site generation is expected to maintain critical loads (more…)

Mtg: First Steps Towards Community Robotics

by @ 1:44 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

MONDAY November 19
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Illah R. Nourbakhsh, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University West Coast, Moffet Field, Mountain View
RSVP: not required

The CREATE lab and the Global Connection Project have embarked on a series of public projects to try to understand how significant scaling may be feasible using robotics for technology empowerment and community-building. ? Our work is now hybridizing the Global Connection efforts (more…)

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