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Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Blacksburg.


Tour of the Lumenhaus – VT Solar House

Dr. Robert Schubert
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Abstract: LUMENHAUS is the third solar house designed and built at Virginia Tech as part of a research program begun in 2002. An innovative design integrating architecture and technology, the project won the international Solar Decathlon Competition in Madrid, Spain in June of 2010.

In January, 2012, it was announced that the LUMENHAUS has won a 2012 AIA Honor Award for Architecture. This is the first time this award has been given to a university team. (information courtesy of

More information about Lumenhaus is available at

Meeting Details:
Thursday May 16, 2013
Social and Macados sandwich dinner: 6:30 PM
Tour of the Lumenhaus: 7:00-8:00 PM

Members & Guests $10.00, Students $5.00

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions
(vegetarian, dairy or gluten allergy, etc)

Lumenhaus, just behind Cowgill Hall at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Directions to Lumenhaus – Blacksburg:

From I-81, take exit 118 onto US-460 West

Continue on US-460 West, passing the main campus entrance (Southgate Drive), then take the next exit: Downtown exit (first Price’s Fork Rd. exit).

Go past the Holiday Inn (our normal meeting place), and turn right onto West Campus Drive at the traffic light. Follow to the bottom of the hill, and turn left onto Perry Street.

Parking is available in either the Derring Hall lot or the commuter lot after 5 pm (parking requires a permit before 5 pm, parking available after 5 pm only unless using metered spaces).

Cowgill Hall is beyond Whittemore Hall (electrical engineering building closest to Perry Street) towards the backside of Burruss Hall, and between Hancock Hall and Derring Hall. We will have dinner on the deck of the Lumenhaus unless weather changes our plans…keep checking the VMS IEEE website for updates.

RSVP by noon, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Please specify the number of attendees and any dietary needs or restrictions.

Joe Hartwell,

George Williams,

Invitation to Judge the Virginia Junior Academy of Science
The Virginia Junior Academy of Science will hold its 2013 Research Symposium at Virginia Tech, Wednesday, May 22. Students in grades 7 thru 12 will report on original research they have conducted. Judges are needed in all fields. Follow the link above for details.

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