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March 26, 2014

Tour of Richmond Field Station UC Berkeley/Toyota Hydrogen Fueling Facility

by @ 7:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY May 21, 2014
OEB Life Members Chapter
– delivery, pre-cooling, storage, dispensing, safety …
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Lipman, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, UC-Berkeley
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: UC Berkeley, Richmond Field Station, Richmond
RSVP: from website

This tour will feature a 700-bar hydrogen fueling facility that supports hydrogen fuel cell vehicle research at UC Berkeley.  The station was constructed in late 2010 through early 2011 and became operational in May 2011 as the first 700-bar hydrogen (more…)


Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering

WEDNESDAY May 21, 2014
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
– 1-day, markets, incentives, on-site, technology …
Speakers: JB Straubel, CTO, Tesla Motors; Craig Horne, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, EnerVault Corp; Janice Lin, Managing Partner, StrateGen Consulting LLC and Director, California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA); and more
Time: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM (includes lunch)
Cost: $50 for IEEE members (use code energy_partner), $90 for non-members; $20 for students
Place: Microsoft Auditorium, 1065 La Avenida St., Mountain View
RSVP: from website

The symposium engages key stakeholders in the energy storage marketplace around the latest developments, challenges and opportunities for customer-side storage, and how Silicon Valley is advancing innovation and uptake in this critical emerging market.  Held annually since 2010, the symposium features presentations from national and state-level experts, high-profile solution providers, on-site energy storage customers and utility interests.
In particular, we examine local projects, initiatives, and offerings that are taking the energy storage industry forward.  This yearâ??s symposium is presented in association with Joint Ventureâ??s Smart Energy Enterprise Development Zone (SEEDZ) initiative, a public/private collaboration focused on building the â??smart energyâ?? network of the future in Silicon Valley.  (more, on website)


Mtg: Point of Care CD4 Testing and the BD FACSPresto

by @ 3:50 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY April 16, 2014
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
– cell counts, single drop, HIV testing …
Speaker: Dr. Scott Bornheimer, BD Biosciences
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none for talk
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

The BD FACSPrestoâ?¢ Near-Patient CD4 Counter* measures absolute CD4+ cell counts, %CD4, and total hemoglobin (Hb) from a single drop of fingerstick or venipuncture blood for staging and monitoring HIV patients.  This system requires minimal training to (more…)


Mtg: The Cloud Meets Bluetooth Smart

by @ 10:29 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

TUESDAY April 22, 2014
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
– Low Energy, RESTful APIs, sensors, effectors …
Speaker: Joe Decuir, chairman of the Bluetooth Internet Working Group; Distinguished Lecturer for Consumer Electronics Society
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Bluetooth Low Energy, aka Bluetooth Smart, can wirelessly connect sensors that run on coin cells or scavenged power for years.  That makes Bluetooth Smart attractive for implementing the “Internet of Things”.  The (more…)


Mtg: Reflecting on the Kepler Mission and TESS, NASA’s Next Exoplanet Mission to Find Earth’s Closest Cousins

by @ 10:01 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY April 23, 2014
OEB Signal Processing
– survey, science results, habitable …
Speaker: Dr. Jon Jenkins, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: none; snacks/drinks served
Place: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Valley Open Campus (off Greenville Road), Livermore
RSVP: from website; Walk-ins also welcome

Kepler vaulted into the heavens on March 7, 2009, initiating NASAâ??s search for Earth-size planets orbiting Sun-like stars in the habitable zone, where liquid water could exist on a rocky planetary surface. In the 4 years since Kepler began science (more…)


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