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October 29, 2007

Mtg: Technologies and Applications of Simulation in Healthcare & Tour of Simulation Center at Stanford

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 21
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: David M. Gaba, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
Time: Presentation at 7:30 PM; come early for optional dinner at Stanford Hospital cafeteria
Cost: none (parking free after 4 PM)
Place: Clark Center Auditorium at Stanford University
RSVP: not required

This talk will provide an overview of the modalities and applications of simulation. There will be a brief review of some of the history, especially that of my own laboratory’s pioneering developments dating back to 1986. Organizational aspects of the diffusion of these technologies and applications will be discussed, (more…)

Mtg: Solar Energy Technologies: Emphasis on Concentrating Photovoltaic Technologies

by @ 4:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY November 27
SF Power Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Kevin Fine, Director of Product Development, GreenVolts
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Cost: $5 for non-members, free for IEEE members
Place: California PUC Building, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
RSVP: required for lunch count, to Ben Williams, , 415-973-9473


Itâ??s an exciting time for solar energy.? A confluence of events â?? technological developments, financing opportunities, political and consumer openness, climate concerns, and the rise in price of other fuel sources â?? makes solar energy particularly attractive at this time. (more…)

Mtg: Consulting in the Solar Power Age

by @ 3:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 13
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Miguel Gomez, ActSolar
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Miguel Gomez will review the different segments of the solar power industry, and will then outline the technology challenges that enhance or limit the market growth of each segment. As cost, efficiency and reliability are the most important considerations for creating a successful product, (more…)

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