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April 1, 2008

WOW! That’s Engineering – High School Girls-only Event

by @ 4:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY April 26
Society of Women Engineers
Time: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: free
Place: National Hispanic University, 14271 Story Road, San Jose
RSVP: required; online at wowthatsengineering.eventbrite.com
Web: swe-goldenwest.org/scvs//pdf/SWE_WOW.pdf

Hear first-hand about the fascinating things smart women like you are doing as engineers; exciting and challenging hands-on activities; plus “parent track”

Mtg: Safety Bonding in Low-Voltage Power Systems Using High-Voltage Techniques

by @ 3:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY April 17
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Charles Cunha, Regional Power Systems Engineer, Square D / Schneider Electric
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd in Concord (near the Concord Hilton Hotel)
RSVP: by April 16, by email to Gregg Boltz at gboltz@brwncald.com (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0804-oab-ias.pdf

Safety bonding is a necessity in all power systems.? This presentation will cover the following topics: (more…)

Mtg: Electrical Motor Connections; Koffler Manufacturing Presentation and Tour

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 3
OEB Power Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Charles Koffler, President, Koffler Electrical
Time: 6:00 PM dinner, 6:30 PM presentation, 7 PM tour
Cost: $10 for members of IEEE and/or AFE; $15 for guests
Place: Koffler Manufacturing, 527 Whitney Street, San Leandro
RSVP: by email to Carole Pharr, carole.pharr@salasobrien.com, 408-282-1500 x213
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0803-oeb-pes.pdf

Come join members of the IEEE-Power Engineering Society and the Association for Facilities Engineers for a tour and presentation at Koffler Electrical and Mechanical Repair.? The tour will include a demonstration of a new Motor Test Panel that goes from 0-13,200 volts.? Charles Koffler, President of Koffler Electrical, will give a 30-minute presentation on Electrical Motor Connections after dinner is served.

Koffler Electrical is the largest electrical mechanical apparatus repair facility on the West Coast.? Koffler Electrical whose unique combination of experience, expertise and wide-ranging technical resources (more…)

Mtg: A Hackerâ??s Dissection of the Pleo Robot

by @ 3:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 2
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Kyle Wiens, Founder of iFixit
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West campus, Building 23, Moffet Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

Pleo is Ugobeâ??s robotic dinosaur designed to emulate the appearance and behavior of a week-old baby dinosaur. This talk will present a hackerâ??s view into Pleoâ??s innovative and intricate guts.

Kyle Wiens founded iFixit, a do-it-yourself Mac and iPod repair company. ? iFixit is dedicated to helping people everywhere keep their Macs, iPods, and iPhones running longer. ? He co-authored the Fixit Guide series of step-by-step repair manuals for Apple hardware. ? Kyle ? has a degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly and tinkers with robots in his spare time.

 

Mtg: The CPUC Renewable Portfolio Standard

by @ 3:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY April 2
SF Power Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Sara Kamins, Energy Division policy analyst, California Public Utilities Commission
Time: Lunch and Presentation at Noon
Cost: none for members, $5 for non-members (to cover food)
Place: Public Utilities Commission, Courtyard Room, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
RSVP: by email by March 31st to Julian Ajello, j.ajello@ieee.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0804-sf-pes.pdf

 

The California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program was established by Senate Bill (SB) 1078 (2002) and amended by SB 107 (2006). ? The law requires that each retail seller of electricity increase its procurement of eligible renewable energy (more…)

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