2008 Events

Technicial Presentation/Annual General Meeting

Added: Dec 1, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 7:00pm

S.J. Carew Bldg, MUN, Room EN 4002 (Engineering Boardroom, 4th Floor)

Parking in Lot 16

Presentation: "New Developments in High-Frequency Radar"

Presenter: Barry Dawe (Northern Radar)

Following the presentation the Section's Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers will be held. Light refreshments will be served in the Faculty Dining Room afterwards.

Please contact Eric Gill, ewgill@mun.ca for further information.

IEEE Technical Tour: NRC Institute for Ocean Technology

Added: Sept 25, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 pm

NRC-IOT is located on Arctic Avenue immediately west of the Engineering Building at Memorial. The main entrance is opposite the Student Centre. There is limited parking in the IOT Visitor's Lot in front of the building. Other parking is available in Memorial Lot #16.

The tour will include three major facilities used to test models of ships and offshore structures. The Ice Tank, at 90 m, is the longest such facility in the world. When freezing, the temperature can be negative 30 degrees. The Ocean Engineering Basin is used to test ships and moored or sea bottom mounted structures. A model of the Hibernia platform was tested in the OEB. The Tow Tank is the biggest tank, 200 m long and 12 m wide. It is used to determine resistance to motion, propulsion requirements and sea-keeping properties.

Refreshments will be served following the tour.

Please contact Paul Thorburn, j.thorburn@ieee.org, or Brian Kidney, bkidney@ieee.org, for further information.

NECEC 2008 Call for Papers

Added: August 17, 2008

NECEC 2008 is fast approaching. The call for papers is out (PDF available here) and abstracts are due by September 5th.

For more information, please visit http://necec.engr.mun.ca.

IEEE NL Section Annual Lobster Boil

Added: May 14, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 6:30 for 7:00 pm

The Fluvarium

Tickets only $20 each for IEEE members and one guest; non-members $30 each. Please specify lobster, vegetarian or steak at time of ticket purchase. Salads, rolls, dessert, tea, coffee and drink tickets included!

Deadline for tickets: noon, Monday, June 9

For tickets, contact any member of the IEEE Newfoundland & Labrador Section Executive.

IEEE Technical Tour: Marine Institute Motion on the Bridge and ROV Simulation Tour

Added: May 22, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 7:30 pm

Meet in the Marine Institute Main Lobby

Parking in Area M1

The Centre for Marine Simulation is an operational unit of the School of Maritime Studies at the Marine Institute. It comprises a suite of environments simulating various aspects of marine operations that are used for education, training, applied research and development. These simulations include:

  • Full Mission Ship Bridge Simulator
  • Ballast Control and Cargo Operations Simulator (MODU and Tanker operations)
  • Dynamic Positioning Simulator
  • Navigation and Blind Pilotage Simulator
  • Propulsion Plant Simulator
  • GMDSS Simulator
  • ROV Simulator

The tour will highlight the Full Mission Bridge Simulator that enables bridge crews to be trained in a realistic environment incorporating 360 degrees of visuals and sound with six degrees of motion and control of weather and ocean parameters. A wide selection of ports, waterways and vessel types are available for training purposes and the Centre also develops its own ship and waterway models for simulation.

In addition, tour participants will have an opportunity to try their hand at flying a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) on a simulator designed and manufactured by GRI Simulations of Mt. Pearl. This simulator is considered to be among the best in the world with a variety of ROV classes and operating scenarios available. The School of Ocean Technology has incorporated two ROV simulators within its ROV Operator training program.

For further information, please contact Brian Kidney, bkidney@ieee.org.

IEEE Student Night

Added: Mar 22, 2008

On Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30, the Faculty of Engineering at Memorial is holding its annual "IEEE Student Night". This event is an opportunity for graduating engineering students to present and demonstrate their senior design projects. The evening will begin at 7:30 sharp in the Engineering Boardroom (room EN4002) in the Engineering Building at Memorial and will begin with the presentation of the following three projects:

"The Unshredinator: An Industrial Machine Vision Approach to Document Reconstruction" by Simon Silk

"Real Time Simulation of Rigid Body Mechanics" by Alex Brown

"SEGWii" by Jeremiah McCarthy

Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity to see demonstrations of all projects. Finally, the evening will conclude with the presentation of awards and consuming of pizza and drinks.

Any interested parties are encouraged to attend the evening. Students certainly will appreciate an opportunity to show to their future colleagues, the accomplishments of their final year projects.

Parking is available in Lot 16 for free.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Howard Heys at howard@engr.mun.ca.

Financial Planning presentation

Added: Mar 17, 2008

Tuesday, March 25th, 7-8:30pm

EN-4032A (Ocean Engineering Boardroom), S.J. Carew Building, Memorial University

The IEEE Newfoundland-Labrador Section GOLD Affinity Group invites you to attend "Financial Planning", a presentation by Andrew Dixon. Andrew works with Freedom 55 Financial as a Financial Security and Investment Representative. He has been working with personal finances for 8 years, and served 12 years in the Canadian Forces as an Armoured Officer.

The presentation will be followed by light refreshments.

For more information, please contact Lori Hogan (lori.hogan@ieee.org, 737-8063).

Tour of Landmark Graphics Visualization Lab

Added: Feb 17, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 7:00pm

Earth-Sciences Building, ER4031, Memorial University; Refreshments to follow in the Faculty Lounge ER4065.

Parking in Lot 16

Humans use vision to acquire over 90 per cent of all their environmental information. As such, an effective visualization system is essential for success in research and development. This is why Memorial University created the Computing, Simulation and Landmark Visualization Facility, a research centre that brings together high performance computing and immersive, 3-D visualization. The facility opened in 2005 as the only one in Atlantic Canada and it is among very few such facilities worldwide.

The Landmark Graphics Visualization Laboratory is a 3-D facility, consisting of a 7 x 2 metre curved Panoram Technologies screen with three rear-mounted projectors and high-end video processing equipment. Active full-colour stereo is achieved through the use of CrystalEyes liquid crystal shutter glasses, resulting in an incredibly realistic visualization environment. The system uses top-of-the-line hardware to generate high-quality 3-D OpenGL graphics, processed on a dedicated Linux-based IBM cluster.

As the maximum group size is 20 for this tour, please contact Paul Thorburn at 772-4755, paul.thorburn@nrc.ca by 1200 on Wednesday, Feb. 27 if you plan to attend. Please include return contact info in case the tour is full.

IEEE Ottawa WARM 2008

Added: Feb 11, 2008

Workshop on Adverse Response Monitoring

"Patient Safety: Adverse Response to Medication"

Thursday, February 21-22, 2008

The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, Ottawa, Canada

To find ways to unify efforts aimed at meeting the demand for medication safety systems that detect and report adverse events objectively, promptly, and relevantly - case by case, regardless of location.

This workshop is set to address the foremost challenge of Patient Safety by focusing on the "hard problem" of quantifying the response to treatment, in view of the recent advances in measurement, computation, and communication at the interface between life, health, and medical sciences. This will be a cross-disciplinary, open forum that allows participants with various backgrounds to explore the issues from different perspectives. A telematic health information system that leverages measurement, networking, and communication technologies to assess and adjust patient's response to treatment will be demonstrated.

Who's attending?

Worldwide audience from the fields of engineering, informatics, medicine, and pharmacology: researchers and developers, scientists and educators, regulators and promoters interested in medication safety, executives and managers, students and practitioners.

Register now - Limited Seating http://ottawa.ieee.ca/ims/warm2008/