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The Rochester Engineer Published since 1922 by

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Founded March 18, 1897

Volume 95, Number 7, JANUARY 2017 2,500 Monthly Circulation ISSN 0035-7405

RES Mission Statement: The RES will become the lead organization for improving the image and influence of the engineering community in the greater Rochester area by: Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the region’s engineering and technical capabilities; Providing the best clerical support and public relations assistance to our affiliates; Continually communicating the engineering and technical accomplishments to both the engineering and technical community and the public; Providing regular forums and networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas and discussion of issues; and, Providing programs that identify career opportunities to the region’s youth and develop the skills of the practicing engineer.

4 • RES Scholarship Application (for IEEE Students) 6 • The Rochester Engineer Publication Has Gone Electronic (cover)

8 • The RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Still Needs More Tutors For The 2016-17 School Year 9 • How do you arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom!

10 • The Limited Monopoly - Over There - DIY Due Diligence on Foreign

Patents and Pending Applications

News items and articles are invited. Materials should be submitted to the administrative director at the society’s office, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607; Phone number (585) 254-2350, e-mail: admin@roceng.org

12-13 • Save the Date - April 8, 2017 RES Gala and Sponsorship Opportunities

The web site for the Engineers’ Center is at: www.roceng.org. The deadline is the 10th day of the month prior to the issue. Unless otherwise stated, opinions expressed in this publication are those of contributors, not of the Rochester Engineering Society, Inc. Advertising information may be obtained by contacting the office of the Rochester Engineering Society or going to the website at www.roceng.org.

15-18 • Position Openings

Published every month but July. Yearly subscription is $20.00, (4 hard copies, 11 digital).

14 • Get to the Point! - Keeping Track of Your Performance 15, 18-19 • Professional Firms - Employee News 20 • Continuing Education Opportunities (PDHs) 21-22 • Engineers’ Calendar 22-23 • Campus News 24-26, 46 • News from Professional Firms

Go to www.roceng.org to join the Rochester Engineering Society. Click on the individual membership and you can submit your application on-line.

41 • RES Advertising Rates

Board of Directors:

44-46 • Directory of Professional Services

OFFICERS: President JON KRIEGEL Retired / jkriegel@rochester.rr.com First Vice President MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Optimation Technology, Inc. / mike.triassi@gmail.com Second Vice President SCOTT GRASMAN, PhD Rochester Institute of Technology / Email: scott.grasman@rit.edu Acting Treasurer MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Optimation Technology, Inc. / mike.triassi@gmail.com Past President ADAM CUMMINGS, PE Barton & Loguidice, PC / ACummings@bartonandloguidice.com DIRECTORS: CORNELIUS (NEAL) ILLENBERG PE Retired / nillenberg@aol.com LEE LOOMIS Retired / leeloomis46@gmail.com RICHARD E. RICE, PE MJ Engineering / rriceaquash@gmail.com JOSEPH DOMBROWSKI, PE M/E Engineering / jdombrowski@meengineering.com BARRY QUINN Retired NYSDOT / BarryQuinn@aol.com FAHRETTIN (FAZ) BAY LaBella Associates DPC / Fahrettinbay@gmail.com DANIELLE WALTERS Harris Corporation/ dwalters710@gmail.com TBA Rochester Institute of Technology Administrative Director LYNNE M. IRWIN Rochester Engineering Society / e-mail: admin@roceng.org

42 • Explorer Post #801 - Career Options in Engineering 2017 46 • Directory of Business Services 47 • Affiliated Societies and Corporate Members of the RES Membership Application and Advertising Rates are also on the website: www.roceng.org.

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• ABCD Association for Bridge Construction and Design...............36-37 • AFE Association for Facilities Engineering...........................................35 • APWA American Public Works Association...........................................40 • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers............................................43 • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers....................................................32 • ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers....................................38 • EA Electrical Association.......................................................................31 • GVLSA Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.............................34

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• IES Illuminating Engineering Society....................................................39 • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.................28-29 • INCOSE International Council of Systems Engineering...........................27 • IS&T Imaging Science and Technology...................................................26 • MPES Monroe Professional Engineers Society......................................33 • RES Rochester Engineering Society....................................... 3-9, 12-13 • SWE Society of Women Engineers........................................................30

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President’s Message Jon Kriegel, ASME Fellow RES President 2016 - 17 One of the World-Class social and technical advantages of living in Rochester NY is the Rochester Engineering Society. Where else does the Technical community come together under one roof? (Actually I did some digging in the late 1990’s, and found only seven other US cities with a similar umbrella organization.) Just what is the value added by having such an organization? Let me focus on Outreach for just one example. For years now, two-time Past President Lee Loomis has been placing almost two dozen Literacy Tutors in a Rochester City School. They work on the reading skills of 3rd Graders, which is the academic point where your future as a reader, and therefore as a successful student, is basically decided. The RES is also pursuing STEM support across thirteen Rochester School Districts, by placing technical people (not just Engineers), in Upstate classrooms as Volunteer STEM Coaches. The Federal government has made STEM delivery a major Education Objective. Does such legislation instantly make every teacher a STEM Guru? Even the best teacher is not likely to have innumerable application examples for the topic being taught; unless he or she worked in a STEM related field for 20 years before becoming a teacher. The RES STEM Initiative places one or two Engineers, Machinists, Entrepreneurs, Doctors etc., in classrooms, as a significant technical resource and the source of real-world application examples for the topics the teacher is trying to deliver. The resulting incentive to, and likelihood of, students remembering the technical topic, is greatly increased. These stem volunteers are also surprisingly helpful at bringing or res news - president’s message

building support hardware to make so many of these technical topics “Hands-On.” The RES also affects technical life on a bigger scale. Let’s suppose that you are a member of a technical organization, and you are scheduling a meeting where you hope for seventy-five attendees, to hear a talk about Rochester’s role in the making of NASA’s Chandra Space Telescope. Such a presentation might be of interest to Optical Engineers, Imaging Science Gurus, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers... In Rochester, you have access to a web-based calendar, helping you avoid picking a night in conflict with some other technical event; and you use the Rochester Engineer magazine to invite 3,400 engineers. In most other cities, your announcement bulletin would reach only the members of your particular engineering organization. Let’s step back even farther and look at the Rochester community as a whole. I have a neighbor who is temporarily relegated to a wheel chair. Knowing that I was a member of the RES, she asked if I could recommend someone who might cobble-up an equally temporary ramp for her front steps. We live in a world where networking is key to success. I do not know of a better placed network-hub for people of a technical bend, than the RES.

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Scholarship Application Information - IEEE Students

Announcement for IEEE Scholarships and Application Instructions for 2017 RES Scholarship Application Information The Rochester Engineering Society (RES) is an umbrella organization for engineering societies in the Rochester area. The goals of the society are: to advance the art and science of engineering for the general public welfare in Monroe County and the adjoining counties; to foster in practicing and prospective engineers excellence as professionals, as citizens, and as individuals; and, to promote communication and cooperation among all branches of engineering. At the request of the Rochester Chapter, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the application period has been reopened for electrical engineering student members of IEEE. Two IEEE scholarships of $1,500 each are expected to be made available this year. In addition to IEEE membership, students must meet the following requirements: 1. Be an undergraduate student in good standing who has completed two years/or achieved third-year standing in an ABET-accredited engineering, engineering technology, science or technology program. 2. Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent). 3. Plan to continue engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET accredited program in September, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be individually notified by February 1, 2017 and announced at the RES Gala on April 8, 2017. Funds will be forwarded to recipients via the USPS during August, 2017. 4. Be a resident of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, or Wyoming Counties of New York or be an applicant from Rochester IEEE’s Corning or Alfred sub-chapters. 5. Not be a previous recipient of this scholarship.

Required Data and Instructions 1. Certificate of Interview from a member of the Scholarship Committee - Request an appointment for interview by sending an email to the RES Scholarship Chairperson, Barry Quinn, at barryquinn@aol.com. In your email, include your full name, phone number, and the day(s) and time(s) you are available for an interview. Attach your resume to the email. Contact Barry Quinn at 585-737-1117 if you have not received a reply within three days. The interviewer will provide a certificate that the interview was conducted before January 17, 2017 (the interview deadline). 2. Transcript - Official copy of applicant’s current transcript showing grades for the entire enrollment in current school through the fall semester of 2016 and if a transfer student, courses taken and accepted from his/her prior college or university. 3. Resume - The same resume the applicant would use if applicant were applying for employment. Be sure to include the following information: name, permanent address, school address, college, degree and program, anticipated date of graduation, and any professional society memberships and leadership positions therein. 4. Applicant’s Letter - A letter written by the applicant addressed to the Chairman of the Scholarship Award Committee of the Rochester Engineering Society. This letter shall not be more than one typewritten page in length and should discuss the applicant’s position with respect to the following: a. Why the applicant is studying engineering and chose his/her particular field. 4 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER JANUARY 2017

b. Why the applicant is applying for the scholarship. c. The applicant’s involvement in professional society activities, the leadership positions held and describe active involvement in other extra-curricular activities. d. Statement that the scholarship will be used in engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET-accredited program in September, 2016 should an award be presented. 5. Reference Letter #1 - Letter from the applicant’s faculty advisor in his/her current school. This letter should indicate the applicant’s standing in the class relative to other students, his/her course load and involvement. 6. Reference Letter #2 - Letter from a current or former employer who is not a relative, OR, a professor of engineering, science or technology in whose class the applicant has been or is presently enrolled. Applicants must submit the six application required items listed above in one package or envelope, postmarked no later than January 20, 2017. The applicant should notify those persons supplying reference letters that timely response is critical. The reference letters must be submitted in individually sealed envelopes within the application package. Deliver or mail all items by January 20, 2017 to Rochester Engineering Society, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607. Note: All items must be submitted in that one package or envelope or they will be immediately disqualified from consideration. res news - scholarship application for ieee students


Rochester History Continuing with the historical sampling of the earlier writings on behalf of the Rochester Engineering Society, the years following "The Great War," into and through the “Great Depression,” continued to be a time of reaching out for the maturing Society, both locally and nationally. The meeting minutes describe a series of technical discussions and presentations intended to broaden the technical horizons of the membership (especially the CE's, ME's and EE's). The RES affiliated itself with a number of National technical societies, adopted local Affiliated Societies, frequently held joint meetings with them and continued taking action on a growing list of public matters. Certain issues of standardization, some crucial to public safety, became the responsibility of the RES and its affiliates. In the pervasive economic downturn of the “Great Depression,” the magazine offered classified advertising for unemployed engineers, technicians and draftsmen and took other steps to try to deal with the crisis. Still, it continued its effort to shape the function, purpose and infrastructure of the City of Rochester, and beyond. Soon, war would again affect the Society, taking away many of its leaders while providing opportunities for others to step forward to fill these vacancies. In an effort to provide even greater perspective on the happenings and concerns of the day, a synopsis, featuring selected items from "The Rochester Engineer" has become an integral part of this series. The Second World War and the Korean Conflict are now history. These experiences have changed the face and, no doubt, the future of the community. The Rochester municipal leadership and the industrial community have become immersed in the cold-war, growth economy.

“The Rochester Engineer” (January 1965)

This issue announced the selection of Dr. Joseph V. Charyk, former Under Secretary of the US Air Force, and now President of Communications Satellite Corporation (ComSat), as the keynote speaker at the 1965 Engineers’ Joint Dinner. The RES luncheon programs for January were announced: “The Design of a Mural” by John C. Menihan (designer of the new Security Trust Company’s block-long lobby mural, on East Avenue, near Mid-Town Plaza), “U of R Engineering Research” by Dr. Daniel Healy, Chair of the U of R’s Electrical Engineering Department, “Relating Engineering to Planning” by Ann B. Taylor, City of Rochester’s Director of Planning and “Plans for the Rochester Museum” (a review of plans for a new planetarium) by W. Stephen Thomas, Director. The RES kicked off its “Series of Seminars to Combat Professional Obsolescence” with eight evening courses: Uses of Computers, Creative Thinking, Efficient Reading, College Mathematics Review (part 1), Introduction of Computer Techniques, Management in Action, Memory Training and College Mathematics Review (part 2). RES members and their spouses were encouraged to enroll. Rochester Telephone informed the RES that, with the abolition of the former “Named Phone Exchanges,” its phone number would be changing from HAmilton 6-8911 to 325-5847.

February 17, 1965 (Executive Committee Meeting, Chamber of Commerce) The RES Executive Committee met to consider and approve four membership applications; two for Regular Membership, two for Junior Membership.

“The Rochester Engineer” (February 1965)

“The Rochester Community will have the importance of engineering brought to its attention in many ways, during Engineers’ Week, February 22-27, 1965.” This was the announcement made by the RES, in an effort to attract members and the general public to the annual “Engineers’ Joint Dinner” at which the RES would present the “1964 Rochester Engineer of the Year” award. Tickets for the dinner were priced at $5.50. The scheduling of National Engineers’ Week coincided with observance of President George Washington’s birthday, in honor res news - history

A Sampling from the Archives of the Rochester Engineering Society...1897 - 1965 by Lee M. Loomis

and observance of his chosen profession, land surveyor/civil engineer. Exhibits emphasizing various aspects of engineering were prominently displayed at Midtown Plaza, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, bank lobbies and downtown store windows. It was announced that, because of the many other activities and functions now being sponsored by the RES, the luncheon program was being reduced from weekly to the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. The February luncheon programs were announced as “Forecast for Growth” by DeWitt Pike, vice president at RG&E and “The Irondequoit Bay Bridge” (carrying Route 104 across the Bay) by Bernard F. Perry, District Engineer, NYS Department of Public Works. Because the RES evening seminar series had become over-subscribed, plans were initiated to repeat the series in the Spring of this year. George S. Beinetti, president, Rochester Telephone Corporation, was named “Man of the Year” by the Italian World War Veterans Association, an award given annually to a man of Italian heritage who has distinguished himself in business or professional life. March 3, 1965 (Executive Committee Meeting, Chamber of Commerce) The Executive Committee heard a report on the overwhelming success of the 1965 Engineers’ Joint Dinner, with the caveat that it resulted in a substantial monetary short-fall to the Society. Dr. Graham moved, and the Executive Committee approved, a plan to raise the ticket price so that the event would be self-supporting in future years. The RES Exececutive Committee also approved a resolution to establish the RES Executive Secretary as principal trustee and empower him to enter into the necessary agreements to establish an Insurance Program for its Members.

“The Rochester Engineer” (March 1965)

Eastman Kodak announced it was hosting a dinner presentation at its Corporate offices, “The Kodak Instamatic Camera – Solving Its Unique Design Problems,” exclusively for RES Members and their spouses. This issue featured a recap of the 1965 Engineers’ Joint Dinner, including the presentation of the 1964 Engineer of the Year award to Alexander M. Beebee, CEO at RG&E, the presentation of a 50 year ASME Membership pin to Howard Harding of RG&E and a merchandise certificate to Harvey Carapella for his winning design of a new logo for the RES. The March 1965 RES luncheon presentation topics were announced: “Water Pollution Problems in Monroe County” by Wayne M. Harris and “New Developments in the Dental Equipment Field” by Charles E. Vaughn, Director of Engineering, The Ritter Company. The RES announced passage of a resolution pledging its “full support” to the Water Resources Council of Monroe County as it proceeds “to restore, maintain, preserve and protect” the County’s water resources. RES also announced the addition of Xerox Corporation, U of R College of Engineering & Applied Science, Mixing Equipment Corporation, Rochester Products Division of General Motors, Eastman Kodak Company and Consolidated Vacuum Corporation to its list of Sustaining Members. Subsequent articles in this series will describe the RES' continuing outreach to other technical societies as it considered its role in this and the larger community, along with more of the activities of the RES as it moved to be of greater service to its membership, especially those suffering from current economic crises, and adopted a greater role in shaping the future of the City and its environs. Noted also, will be the contributions made by RES members in the struggle to meet the challenges coming out of World War II, as well as a hoped-for period of post-war growth and prosperity. These articles will also feature an impressive array of RES activities in support of post-war re-emergence of Rochester area industry. We welcome your questions and comments on this series.

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Dear Members and Subscribers to The Rochester Engineer Publication It is clear that online communication is here and RES has taken steps in recent years to help its membership stay connected with RES online. Our website was modified in 2012 to offer an integrated content manager, calendar, and registration system. Since 2014 the Rochester Engineer magazine has been available on the RES home page. There are further discussions underway toward adding social media in the future. Now we are changing our print production strategy, in line with a more connected membership. Earlier this year the RES committed to resolve the negative cash-flow associated with printing and mailing the hard-copy of The Rochester Engineer magazine. (We have been losing money for several years, as printing costs and postage kept rising.) I am happy to report that the Board of Directors has defined a path to resolve this problem. The Rochester Engineer has been available on-line for more than two years. Given the increasing availability of the digital version, we have agreed to make that Web page available to everyone, at no charge to our subscribers. It can be viewed on your computer, tablet or cell phone! We also believe that there is still value in printing enough hard copies to allow our Individual Members, Affiliate Members, Corporate Members, and supporters, to have a copy of the Rochester Engineer “on the table in their lobby.” It is also likely that some members will still want to continue receiving a hard-copy, because there is something “tangible” about holding a magazine, they don’t like reading a computer screen, or some other personal reason. So, we intend to continue printing a smaller quantity of hard-copies, with the expectation that this quantity will eventually decrease, given the way the web has already begun to change our reading habits. For the RES, the real financial benefit lies in reducing the number of printed issues each year. Our magazine will continue to be created monthly for 11 months of the year, but we will print only four (quarterly) issues 6 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER JANUARY 2017

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(tentatively January, April, August, and November). To help support this solvency plan, we want our Affiliates to pay $2.50 per copy for the four printed versions, (totaling $10 per year), for each of their members requesting a hard-copy (please compare this cost with that of any other magazine delivered to your home). Affiliates may want to pass this printed-copy charge on to their members who request a hard-copy. We believe that $10/year is quite reasonable. This January 2017 issue is the last “consecutively printed monthly issue.” April 2017 will be the next printed offering; but please remember that the digital-version will continue to be presented each month on the website, and will be available to everyone, at no charge. We plan to collect, from each RES Affiliate, the names and mailing addresses of those Affiliate members wanting to continue receiving the four hard-copies, by March 1, 2017, in preparation for mailing the next printed issue scheduled for April. Although we reached this solution before year’s end, it will take time to publicize this change and collect the required mailing addresses. Expecting that RES Affiliate budgets may already be in place, we are proposing to charge only $1.50 for each for the first two quarterly editions (April & August), and then begin the $2.50 charge with the November issue. Starting in 2018 it will be $10 for the four printed copies. We know we will run into questions as we proceed forward on this great endeavor and will answer them as quickly as possible. Please be patient as we tackle them going forward.

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To Review: Four Copies will be printed in 2017. Tentatively January, April, August & November RES Individual Members will continue to receive as part of their membership RES Corporate Members will receive the number of issues corresponding to their level of membership. Eleven Issues are available on the website for everyone (no sign in necessary to view)

√ All Four Hard Copies will be $10 per person for Affiliated Society Members a Year ($2.50 a copy starting in November; $1.50 for April and August because of previous budgets already planned for first half of 2017) √ Subscription for 4 hard copies (which includes 11 electronic issues) is $20 for non-members. cover article

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RES News The RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy still needs more tutors for the 2016-17 School Year

One of the new Bergmann Tutors, Lisa Bork, works on a “Synonym Exercise” with a group of Mrs. Tran’s 6th Graders The RES Tutoring Team has begun its school year 2016-17 at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy. Twentyone RES Tutors have begun working with our learners at #10 School. Eighteen of these tutors are from Bergmann Associates. Assembled into three teams (X, Y & Z), each of these tutors volunteers once a month for a two-hour assignment. The result is an equivalent three regular tutors, working every week with our students. At an orientation meeting on October 12th, some of them met with the school leaders, to learn about plans for the Expeditionary Learning Program for our Scholars, this coming year, and discuss their preferences for “tutoring assignments” for the 2016-17 school year. We are continuing to build our Tutoring Team, for the 2016-17 school year. Please consider requesting an RES Tutoring Team Application, now or…We are currently scheduling “Lunch & Learn” presentations in several Rochester area firms and professional groups, to inform and inspire prospective new tutors. We have “hit the ground, running”, for this school year, but we still need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, work group, church or family? Whether or not you think you have the time to commit to it, right now, please contact us, learn about this successful program and the opportunity it offers us to “make a difference” in Rochester’s City Schools. Let us come and meet with you, your business associates, family members, friends, neighbors. Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a student. Hear about the training each tutor will receive. Please contact the RES office, and let us know you’re interested in tutoring at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy - School #10, 353 Congress Avenue (in the 19th Ward, one block North of Genesee Park Blvd., between Post Avenue and Virginia Avenue). Questions??? Reach out to RES Past President Lee Loomis and the RES Tutoring Team at… Rochester Engineering Society, (585) 254-2350 via website: www.roceng.org or via email: leeloomis46@gmail.com (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) 8 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER JANUARY 2017

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RES News How do you arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom!

In the 1990’s, Eastman Kodak Company jumped the gun, starting a family of STEM initiatives, years before the Government coined the STEM acronym. The name of these programs was the 21st Century Learning Challenge (TCLC), and at our peek, we were 1500 engineers and technicians, visiting Rochester City School Classrooms, twice a week for two-hour visits, during the entire School Year. This effort continued for nearly ten years, and not only pre-dates our recent STEM excitement level, but delivered support on a scale we have yet to match. Many of the volunteers in these programs were, and still are, members of the Rochester Engineering Society (RES). In the intervening twenty-five years, many have retired, or are about to retire. That makes them even more available as STEM Coaches, than they were as Kodak employees. The RES is working to put technical people in K-12 Classrooms, throughout the Greater Rochester area, as STEM Coaches. Their presence will: • • •

Help the Teacher stay current with our ever-changing technology. Provide real-World Application Examples, making whatever is being taught, real enough to be worth remembering. Support the teachers with not only the delivery of STEM concepts, but perhaps more importantly, the design and delivery of STEM related hardware.

Last year we had six STEM Coach, doing Classroom Visitation at School #3. That was so successful that RCSD is interested in expanding this program to involve nine STEM Coaches this year.

The RES is specifically seeking Retired, Technical people, (Engineers, Technicians, Machinists, Entrepreneurs or anyone whose work would allow them to visit during School hours), as STEM Coaches. We currently have more than 30 Coaches, and are connecting them with 13 Rochester-area Schools. “This is a life-changing experience!” For more information contact: Jon Kriegel  jkriegel@rochester.rr.com  585-281-5216 Volunteer Coordinator - Rochester Engineering Society Volunteer STEM Coach or visit: www.roceng.org/volunteer res news - STEM volunteering

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The Limited Monopoly® Over There - DIY Due Diligence on Foreign Patents and Pending Applications by John Hammond, PE and Robert Gunderman, PE A Continuation-In-Part

In a recent issue of our column1, we gave a lesson on performing “doit-yourself due diligence” on a pending U.S. patent application. This month, we present a “Continuation-In-Part” of sorts: how to perform basic DIYDD on pending international and foreign applications and issued patents. Although in most instances, the basic information to be sought is the same (confirming existence of a patent or an application, prosecution status, and/ or ownership), the exact steps vary from U.S. due diligence, mostly due to the structures of the websites and underlying databases available to search.

Our Sources

Depending on the definition of “country,” there are about 195 countries in the world. Of those countries, as of December 2016, 176 are members2 of The Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property, and 151 are members3 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty4. “Paris” and “The PCT” are the two major treaties by which countries throughout the world cooperate to protect intellectual property, including patents. Based on the membership of these treaties, there are probably about 180 Patent Offices worldwide that receive and process patent applications. Most of these are “national” Patent Offices, i.e. Offices of individual countries, but additionally, there are several “regional” Patent Offices, such as the European Patent Office (EPO), and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Of course, there is also the World Intellectual Property Organization, which administers the PCT, and also receives PCT applications via its International Bureau. In our summary here, we will limit the tools we use to the Patentscope search site of WIPO, and the Espacenet search site of the EPO. This is partly due to our lack of fluency in more than 100 foreign languages, but more importantly, because the Patentscope and Espacenet search sites contain a considerable amount of information on patent application filings worldwide. If you are fluent in one or more Asian languages, and are particularly interested in patents and pending applications in China, Japan, or South Korea, you may have good results searching directly on the websites5,6,7 of those foreign patent offices. If you are interested in any other specific country, you may be able to access its Patent Office via the “Directory of Intellectual Property Offices” website8 of WIPO, which has links to the Intellectual Property and/or the Patent Offices of numerous foreign countries. We also note that there are private sector commercial search sites available online, which presumably are “tapped in” to the databases of the USPTO, WIPO, EPO, JPO, KIPO, SIPO, and possibly other countries/ regions. Good results may often be obtained from those search sites, once their particular “user interfaces” are understood. Nonetheless, we will limit our summary to the use of the WIPO and EPO sites, and avoid endorsing any particular commercial site.

Your Situation

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“WIPO’s Patentscope and EPO’S Espacenet search sites contain a considerable amount of information on patent application filings and issued patents worldwide.” include the pursuit of patents in foreign countries. You will likely be provided with some information on the company’s “patent portfolio,” which may vary from highly specific to highly vague. At the specific end, you may be given the numbers of issued patents or published applications. In the middle, you might have a list of countries where patents have been issued or patent applications filed. At the extreme vague end, you may simply be told something like: “We have patents [or we are patent pending] worldwide.” The first step in performing due diligence is to take inventory of what you know. In particular, make a list of “what, who, when, and where.” The items on your list will serve as specific search criteria when you access the search sites. Here are some key facts that you will want to list, if possible:

• What: - Any numbers that you have been provided. The numbers could be patent numbers, published application numbers, or patent application numbers of the particular Patent Office of their origin. For any given number, it is important that you know which one of the three numbers it is, because you may need to use it in a search field, and you must enter it in the proper field to obtain correct results. - List a small number of keywords or phrases that are descriptive of the invention or technology that is (allegedly) patented or patent pending. These may come in handy in a keyword search, alone or in combination with other criteria. • Who: - Identify the name of the company that would likely be listed as an Applicant on any issued patents or pending applications. Consider some possible variants of the name. Consider possible subsidiary names, LLC names, etc. Do a “corporation” search on the database in the state of incorporation of the company to find a possible exact name that might be used in naming an Applicant in a patent or application. - If the company has any sort of research and development relationship with a university, be sure to include it in your Applicant names to be searched. Do a quick online or patent search to try to identify how the university is named as an Applicant or Assignee on any patents. (For example, you might find something unexpected, such as instead of “University of Nunda,” an Assignee is listed as “The Nunda University Research Foundation.”) - Consider who might be named as inventors in a patent or application. For small tech startup companies, they could be one or more of the founders of the company. Where there is a relationship with a university, they could be the professors and/or graduate students performing the research (and doing the inventing). The Limited Monopoly


• When: - If possible, identify time limits for when the patent(s) or pending application(s) were issued, published, and/or filed. These limits may be useful for filtering results to narrow a search. • Where: - List the countries where the company’s technology is (allegedly) patented or patent pending. Look up the two-letter county codes for each country on the USPTO site9 (or on WIPO or Espacenet). They may be needed in a search field. - If the information from the company includes something to the effect of “patent pending internationally,” that suggests a PCT application. Plan to search the WIPO Patentscope site.

One Caveat

We note that with regard to due diligence on a particular patent application, as in our previous column, all of the suggestions here are contingent on the application being published so that information on the application is in fact accessible to the public. If the application was filed less than 18 months ago, or claims priority to an application filed less than 18 months ago, then even if you have an application number to search, it will not have been published and will be unavailable for access to the public.

First Stop: WIPO

Suppose you know that the company has a PCT application pending, or that you simply want to check that possibility. You should access the WIPO Patentscope search site, either the “Simple” site10, or the “Advanced” site11. Although the Advanced site allows searching of combinations of multiple fields and complex Boolean strings, we prefer the Simple site, and typically obtain useful results quickly. On the Simple site, before you search, click the Options tab, and in particular, be sure that your desired language is chosen, and that you also choose the “Office” to be searched. (In Patentscope, WIPO’s search site, you can search for only PCT applications, or over a broader range of patent offices.) Let’s assume that you only want to search PCT applications here, and that you will do a full “country” search on Espacenet, the European Patent Office’s search site, later, so only the “PCT” box is checked. Back at the Simple search page, choose a search option from the drop down menu. “Front page” is usually a good choice, because that choice is for a search of the bibliographic information on the front page of a PCT application. So whatever criteria that you want to choose from your inventory list, there is a good chance that it will produce hits on your search. When you execute your search, if only a single PCT application is found, it will open the Bibliographic Data page for that PCT application. If there are multiple hits, it will produce a list of the PCT application titles, hyperlinked to their respective bibliographic pages. From that point, you can review the list, and go to the biblio pages of those of interest. Once you are at any given biblio page of an application of interest, study it carefully to be sure that the data there is consistent with what you would expect. On the biblio page, there are multiple additional tabs that will let you access the as-filed specification, drawings, and claims of the application. Be sure to check the Documents page, which lists documents resulting from the filing and prosecution of the application, all available for downloading as pdfs. Also check the National Phase page, which lists the countries in which national phase applications have been filed, which is where actual foreign patent protection is being sought.

Next Stop: Espacenet

For searching in the EPO search site, Espacenet, there are also the choice of simple (“Smart search”11) and Advanced search12. In Espacenet, we prefer the Advanced search option because of the user friendly interface. All of the useful search fields are listed with respective formatting examples and help (i) boxes immediately above them. It typically only The Limited Monopoly

takes a couple of tries to “get the hang of ” Espacenet and achieve useful results. To perform a search on the Advanced page, enter one or more criteria from your inventory list in the appropriate fields. Keep in mind that if you are searching on keywords in the “Title or abstract” field, or on a corporate name in the Applicant field, you may find the use of Boolean strings, quotation marks, and/or wildcards to be effective in producing results. The “Quick help” links on the left side of the web page will quickly get you up to speed on those. If your search result is a single hit, or a list of hits, in either case, the application title(s) will be presented, hyperlinked to respective bibliographic pages. The bibliographic information presented in Espacenet, as well as the access to the specification, drawings, and claims of an application or patent is similar to that provided in WIPO’s Patentscope site, although it is in a different arrangement. In the biblio list, the links provided at the “Also published as” line are particularly useful: those links go to any other foreign patent applications or issued patents that are within this “family” of applications, i.e., those that share the same priority application. Another useful feature in Espacenet is its machine translation capability. For the Abstract, Description, and Claims of the application, you can obtain a machine translation from the language of that application into the language that you want.

Reaching conclusions

This column has focused more on how to track down information on issued foreign patents and pending international and foreign applications, and less on what to do with the information, once you have it on hand. We note that much of the information that we presented in our previous column1 on the analysis of U.S patent applications is also applicable to PCT and foreign applications and issued patents. Thus a brief review of that column would likely be helpful in analyzing the results of your foreign due diligence searching. 1. See The Limited Monopoly®, November 2016. 2. www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ShowResults.jsp?lang=en&treaty_id=2. 3. www.wipo.int/pct/en/pct_contracting_states.html. 4. See The Limited Monopoly®, November 2007. 5. www.sipo.gov.cn/. 6. www.jpo.go.jp/. 7. www.kipo.go.kr/kpo/eng/. 8. www.wipo.int/directory/en/urls.jsp. 9. http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/help/helpctry.htm. 10. https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/search.jsf. 11. https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/advancedSearch.jsf. 12. https://worldwide.espacenet.com/. 13. https://worldwide.espacenet.com/advancedSearch?locale=en_EP. PHOTO CREDIT: “Tower Bridge, London, UK” by R.D. Gunderman. To browse the entire searchable library of prior issues of The Limited Monopoly® from 2005 to present, visit www.thelimitedmonopoly.com. Authors John M. Hammond P.E. (Patent Innovations, LLC www.patent-innovations.com) and Robert D. Gunderman P.E. (Patent Technologies, LLC www. patentechnologies.com) are both registered patent agents and licensed professional engineers. Copyright 2017 John Hammond and Robert Gunderman, Jr. Note: This short article is intended only to provide cursory background information, and is not intended to be legal advice. No client relationship with the authors is in any way established by this article.

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Get to the Point!

Keeping Track of Your Performance It’s that time of the year again. Once a year I offer this article as an encouragement to document what you do. We all are evaluated on our performance and often our pay and promotions are linked to our accomplishments. Every year—or half-year for some people—managers and supervisors write performance appraisals to describe the strengths and weaknesses of the staff who work for them. (Performance appraisals are written about them, too, by someone further up in the organization.) This article describes a simple personal evaluation technique that can become a catalyst at performance review time.

Your goal should be to record details about the key events that transpired during the month. Rather than describe what was expected of you, identify what you accomplished.

Write a Progress Report

2. Problems that arose and how you coped with them. Divide this information into three subcompartments:  What impact the problem had on your work.  What steps you took to overcome or avert the problem.  What effect these steps had.

Many of us, as part of our work, have to write regular progress or status reports describing how a project or task is progressing. We suggest using this progress report technique to describe what you, personally, have accomplished during a specific period. This is an excellent time management tool too, because it helps you understand what you are spending your time on and what may be slipping off the agenda.

Set Aside 30 Minutes

On the last working day of every month, open up a new file and list particular accomplishments you had during the month, plus other factors that either enhanced or constrained your work. Include projects you worked on, courses you attended, committees you are involved in and any issues you helped resolve. Also include ideas you have about future projects and training or conferences that will improve your performance or help you become a more effective staff member. The plan is to capture this information while it’s fresh in your mind.

Create a Template

The ideal way to do this is to create a format for entering information each month. The template should have brief headings followed by a space for entering information. We suggest headings like these: Personal Progress Report Month:______________ 1. Accomplishments: Planned Unplanned 2. Problems/Difficulties: Impact Steps Taken Effect Achieved 3. Objectives: Next month Balance of year 14 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER JANUARY 2017

As the template shows, divide your information into three compartments: 1. What you accomplished, separating your information into the work you planned to do and work that was unexpected.

3. What you plan to achieve during the next month and, if practicable, the balance of the year.

Summarize the Key Points

When performance evaluation time approaches, read through your 12 personal reports for the past year to help remind you of your activities. This is so much more effective than trying to remember it all, and you’ll be amazed at how much you accomplished. Extract key factors to show your manager or supervisor during the performance review meeting. Write them as a summary report, using the same topic headings you used for the monthly reports. You will be surprised at the positive impact this has, when your manager sees that you have prepared for the interview and have been doing some self-evaluation. As the year winds to an end why not start fresh by writing monthly personal progress reports. Work on finding 30 minutes on the last Friday of every month and plan to write a personal progress report. If you include this in your monthly routine, you’ll find that if all is running smoothly, you will only need to focus on your Objectives. If it isn’t working this way, you have valuable scheduling and time management information to discuss with your manager. RGI Learning offers workshops in conflict resolution and communications skills.

© 2016, RGI Learning Lisa Moretto is the President of RGI Learning, Inc. For 22 years she has helped engineers improve their oral and written communication skills. Visit www.rgilearning.com or call (866) 744-3032 to learn about RGI’s courses.

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Professional Firms Employee News

Position Openings

LaBella Associates News

LaBella Associates announced the hiring of the following employees in the Buildings Engineering Division.: Jesse Jarrett has joined the firm as a junior mechanical engineer and will be working out of the Buffalo office. He has over two years of experience in locomotive design, engine part manuals and routine maintenance manuals. He will focus on developing concepts and designs for facility projects as well as assisting energy clients on audits and studies to implement cost saving measures. Jesse Jarrett

Jesse Gotham, PE

Eric LePore, PE

Patricia Barney

Jesse Gotham, PE, LEED AP has joined as a senior structural engineer. He has over nine years of experience in structural engineering design, evaluating existing structure for new additions and maintenance scheduling for existing structures. He has specialized skills in finite element analysis of structures and Building Information Modeling using Revit. Eric LePore, PE, LEED AP has joined as a senior mechanical engineer and will be working out of Ithaca office. He has over 12 years of experience in HVAC and plumbing system design for commercial institutional, residential, healthcare and higher education facilities. Eric has specialized skills in energy modeling and analysis, geothermal, greenhouses, and green building design. Patricia Barney has joined as an administrative assistan. In this role, she will provide administrative, operational and project related assistance. She will liaise with staff members and assist with project administration including: correspondence, schedules, meeting minutes, spreadsheets, letters, reports, presentations, database lists, specifications, contracts, etc. She will also work with project managers and contractors on contract progress payments and change orders. Patricia will manage Outlook Calendars, set appointments, schedule meetings, identify potential scheduling conflicts and work collaboratively with others to resolve them. q

Erdman Anthony News

Brianne Gertin

Erdman Anthony has hired Brianne Gertin as a marketing coordinator in the Rochester office. Brianne holds a bachelor of arts degree in environmental design from the University at Buffalo. Gertin has several years of experience in marketing and a proven commitment to community-service programs. q

position openings | professional firms employee news

Assistant Manager of Street Design City of Rochester, New York The City of Rochester is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Licensed Civil Engineer for the position of Assistant Manager of Street Design. The Assistant Manager of Street Design is responsible for the management of in-house and consultant led street design projects and specifications and the evaluation of contractor and consultant designs and proposals. The incumbent in this title schedules and coordinates the work performed by City engineering staff, consultants and governmental agencies, in order to assure the timely delivery of a $25 to $30 million annual program. In addition, the Assistant Manager of Street Design is responsible for assisting the Manager of Street Design with technical leadership and supervision as it relates to the implementation of those Capital Improvement Program areas related to planning and design of the street system, The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and will be a N.Y.S. Licensed Civil Engineer AND have at least Five (5) years of professional civil engineering experience. The City of Rochester Offers: √ Excellent Benefits Package √ NYS Retirement System √ Liberal Holidays and Vacation All applications MUST be submitted on the City of Rochester's website (www.cityofrochester.gov) no later than January 31, 2017. If you wish to submit a resume to accompany your application, please e-mail it to millert@cityofrochester.gov. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to establish and maintain City residency within one (1) year of their hire date. JANUARY 2017 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 15


Position Openings

Engineer II / Construction City of Rochester, New York

Engineer II / Street Design City of Rochester, New York

The City of Rochester is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Civil Engineer for the position of Engineer II / Construction. An Engineer II / Construction is responsible for coordinating activities and supervising staff associated with the completion of construction engineering projects for the City of Rochester, either in the design or construction phase. The incumbent in this title schedules and coordinates the work performed by contractors, sub-contractors, utilities, other governmental agencies, and other City divisions in order to assure construction projects progress in a timely and cost-efficient manner. In addition, the Engineer II / Construction is responsible for the supervision and conducting of physical inspections and tests of construction and materials, noting deficiencies, and taking corrective actions when necessary.

The City of Rochester is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Civil Engineer for the position of Engineer II / Street Design. An Engineer II / Street Design is responsible for the preparation of street project designs, proposals, and specifications and the evaluation of contractors and consultants designs and proposals. The incumbent in this title schedules and coordinates the work performed by contractors, sub-contractors, utilities, other governmental agencies, and other City divisions in order to assure work progresses in a timely and cost-efficient manner. In addition, the Engineer II / Street Design is responsible for the supervision and conducting of physical inspections and tests of construction and materials, noting deficiencies, and taking corrective actions when necessary.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or possession of N.Y.S. certification for Engineer-In-Training AND two (2) years of professional civil engineering experience. The City of Rochester Offers: √ Excellent Benefits Package √ NYS Retirement System √ Liberal Holidays and Vacation All applications MUST be submitted on the City of Rochester's website (www.cityofrochester.gov) no later than January 31, 2017. If you wish to submit a resume to accompany your application, please e-mail it to millert@cityofrochester.gov. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to establish and maintain City residency within one (1) year of their hire date. 16 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER JANUARY 2017

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or possession of N.Y.S. certification for Engineer-In-Training AND two (2) years of professional civil engineering experience. The City of Rochester Offers: √ Excellent Benefits Package √ NYS Retirement System √ Liberal Holidays and Vacation All applications MUST be submitted on the City of Rochester's website (www.cityofrochester.gov) no later than January 31, 2017. If you wish to submit a resume to accompany your application, please e-mail it to millert@cityofrochester.gov. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to establish and maintain City residency within one (1) year of their hire date.

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Position Openings

Project Engineer Job Opening We are currently seeking an innovative Project Engineer with strong structural and civil/site experience to design, develop, and manage a huge range of projects from concept through construction. Meagher Engineering is well-known for its diversely talented professional and technical staff. It is our mission to go above and beyond for our clients with a keen attention to detail and personal approach to every job. We offer competitive salaries and benefits to engineers who match our high performance standards and commitment to excellence. Responsibilities • Manage, design, develop, create and maintain small-scale through large-scale Commercial construction projects • Conduct on site investigations, analyze data (maps, reports, tests, drawings and other), and provide Special Inspections during construction • Carry out technical and feasibility studies and draw up plans that satisfy technical specifications • Provide creative solutions to any emerging problems/deficiencies • Monitor progress and compile reports on project status Requirements • Proven work experience in structural and civil engineering • Attention to detail and AutoCAD knowledge a must • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • BS in Civil Engineering Preferred Qualifications • Project management and supervision skills • E.I.T. Certification

SAVE THE DATE

Engineering Symposium in Rochester April 18, 2017 Hyatt Regency, Rochester, NY Up to 7 PDHs

This event has seen continual growth in our area, with last year’s event having more than 450 in attendance. For more information, please visit the event website: http://www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com/

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Position Openings

Professional Firms Employee News GPI Announced New Hire Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., a leading professional engineering and construction services firm, announced the hiring of John W. Hotto, L.L.A. to its Western New York operations. A graduate of SUNY College of environmental science and forestry, he has been a Licensed Landscape Architect in New York State since 1990. John brings to the firm over 30 years of experience in site planning, engineering and landscape architecture. His expertise is in the design of public parks, streetscapes, trail systems athletic fields and associated landscape related systems such as parking areas, paving, pavilions, pergolas, retaining walls, lighting and drainage networks; as well as preparing master plans for villages and adult senior living communities. He also has extensive experience in designing and constructing green stormwater management systems including bio-retention and infiltration basins. John W. Hotto, L.L.A.

John will serve as designer and project manager for commercial retail sites, industrial facility site planning, residential communities and college campuses. He will be based out of the Rochester office. q

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Jason B. Coe, R.A.

Mr. Coe has over 17 years of experience in architectural design for projects ranging from educational institutions, administrative office buildings, medical offices, and private residences.

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Pathfinder Announces Promotion and New Hires Aaron McDonald has been promoted to mechanical engineer. Aaron has been with the firm for three years and has nearly 15 years of experience in various applications of HVAC systems, plumbing and fire protection. Recent projects include dormitory and academic building renovations at SUNY campuses in Potsdam, Plattsburgh, Alfred and Brockport, Aaron McDonald renovations at St. Ann’s Community, and new building design for the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator in Binghamton. He is a graduate of the SUNY Alfred State College with a degree in architectural engineering technology. Mr. McDonald is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Also announced is Nicholas Pegoli and Brian Smith have joined the firm as mechanical engineers. Pegoli is a 2016 graduate of the University of Rochester, with a bachelor of science in mechanical Nicholas Pegoli Brian Smith engineering. He was recipient of the University’s Helmut Waymann Prize Smith, a 2016 graduate of Virginia Tech, has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He is Lean Manufacturing Green Belt Certified. q

SWBR Architects Announces Two New Hires SWBR Architects welcomes two new team members to the firm: Candace Gonnella as interior designer and Kim Jamison as administrative assistant.

Candace Connella

As interior designer, Gonnella is responsible for design concepts, presentation boards, monitoring current sustainable products and trends, and space planning for the firm’s key clients. She received her bachelor of science in interior architecture and design from Mercyhurst University.

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Kim Jamison

With over 20 years of experience, new administrative assistant Jamison will support the firm’s professional services teams, and will be responsible for assisting in preparation of business agreements and contract documents, certificates of insurance and helping manage workload for multiple projects through all phases. She earned her associate degree from the University of Maryland. q

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Continuing Monday, January 9

Education Opportunities

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, And Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 32 1 PDH Credit Pending

Cleanroom Design Considerations from a Certifiers Perspective

Thursday, January 26

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) 1 PDH Credit Pending

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Cable Stayed Main Span Construction for New York Metropolitan Region’s Newest Major Bridges

Speaker: Ralph Kraft, R. Kraft, Inc. Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Cost: $25 per person Reservations: Contact Tim Duprey by noon, Thursday, Jan. 5 to tim.duprey@pres-services.com. Website: www.rochester.ashraechapters.org.

Speakers: Chris Ligozio, PE, SE and Oleg Tkachenko, PE of KPFF Consulting Engineers Place: Lodge on the Green, 2888 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon Cost: $20 for Members, $25 for Non-members, $15 for students. Reservations: Contact David Jenkinson, PE by Thursday, January 19th at 585-364-1634 or djenkinson@popligroup.com.

Wednesday, January 18

Monday, February 13

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

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1 PDH Credit Pending (call or email for confirmation after Jan. 13)

Overview of Laboratory Gas Delivery Principles

Speaker: Keith Hamilton (Concoa Precision Gas Conrols) Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Gates Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Cost: $20 per person, check or cash at the door. Make checks payable to Rochester Chapter ASPE. Reservations: Contact Dave Jereckos by Monday, Jan. 16th, 585-341-3168 or djereckos@ibceng.com.

SAVE THE DATE Engineering Symposium in Rochester April 18, 2017 Hyatt Regency, Rochester, NY Up to 7 PDHs The symposium will feature 37 accredited courses for Professional Engineers. This event has seen continual growth in our area, with last year’s event having more than 450 in attendance. For more information, please visit the event website: http://www. engineeringsymposiumrochester.com/

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, And Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 1 PDH Credit Pending

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Data Center and Critical Space Cooling Technology Advancements

Speaker: Mike DeGaetano, RL Kistler, Inc. Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Cost: $25 per person Reservations: Contact Tim Duprey by noon, Thursday, Feb. 9th to tim.duprey@pres-services.com. Website: www.rochester.ashraechapters.org.

Support Your Society Attend a Meeting The RES website (www.roceng.org) has a calendar of events for this month's meetings and meetings that are received or updated after print deadline. Please refer to the website for updated information. If you wish to be listed in the calendar please send details to admin@roceng.org.

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Engineers’ Calendar The engineering societies are encouraged to submit their meeting notices for publication in this section. The deadline for submitting copy is the 10th of the month prior to the month of publication. Please email to: admin@roceng.org. The meetings offering PDHs are highlighted in blue. Details about the meeting and affiliate (if in this issue) are on the corresponding page listed next to the affiliate name.

Monday, January 9

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, And Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 32 1 PDH Credit Pending

Cleanroom Design Considerations from a Certifiers Perspective Speaker: Ralph Kraft, R. Kraft, Inc. Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Cost: $25 per person Reservations: Contact Tim Duprey by noon, Thursday, Jan. 5 to tim.duprey@pres-services.com. Website: www.rochester.ashraechapters.org.

Rochester Section Excom Meeting

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1 PDH Credit Pending (call or email for confirmation after Jan. 13)

Overview of Laboratory Gas Delivery Principles

Speaker: Keith Hamilton (Concoa Precision Gas Conrols) Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Gates Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Cost: $20 per person, check or cash at the door. Make checks payable to Rochester Chapter ASPE. Reservations: Contact Dave Jereckos by Monday, Jan. 16th, 585-341-3168 or djereckos@ibceng.com.

Wednesday, January 18 TBA

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Place: Room 1275 of the Carlson Center for Imaging Science, RIT Campus. Everyone is welcome to attend. Parking is available in the F lot, just north of the building. No meeting reservations are required. Time: 6:00 pm.

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Place: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 5:30 pm Cost: $25 for members; $30 for non-members (catered buffet dinner). Reservations: Contact Tom Acquilano by Friday, Jan. 6th at Trane Supply, 585-256-1028 or Tom.Acquilano@trane.com. Payment can be accepted on our website at http://afe21.org/tours/next-tour.

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2017 NYSAPLS 58th Annual Surveyors Conference & Exhibition - “Traversing Through Challenging Waters”

Wednesday, January 18

Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

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Scholarship Night

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA)

Place: Jade Garden Buffet, South Town Plaza, 3333 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Cost: $5 for members, $3 for students. Details at https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42251.

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)

Wed. January 18 – Fri. January 20

Tuesday, January 10

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Wednesday, January 18

Place: Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, NY Registration is now open. Visit www.nysapls.org and sign up today. GVLSA website is www.gvlsa.com.

Thursday, January 19

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

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Speaker: Dr. Joseph Kasser, Professor, National University of Singapore Place: 7 hosts available. See page 28 for details or go to the website at http://www.incose.org/ChaptersGroups/Chapters/ChapterSites/fingerlakes/chapter-home. Time: Meetings begins at 6:00 pm and ends approximately 7:30 pm. If you need details or have any concerns contacting a host email Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com.

Monday, January 23

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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47th Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet – James R. McIntosh, PE

Place: Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Rochester Time: Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at 6:00; Dinner at 7:00; Award Ceremony at 8:00 pm Cost: $50 for members, $60 for non-members; $20 for Students (ASCE Life Members – complimentary). Reservations: Registration link will be emailed to the membership. Otherwise please email ascerochester@gmail.com by Friday, January 13th.

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Engineers’ Calendar, Thursday, January 26

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) 1 PDH Credit Pending

continued

Tuesday, February 14

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

p 36 2016 Annual Lighting Awards

Cable Stayed Main Span Construction for New York Metropolitan Region’s Newest Major Bridges Speakers: Chris Ligozio, PE, SE and Oleg Tkachenko, PE of KPFF Consulting Engineers Place: Lodge on the Green, 2888 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon Cost: $20 for Members, $25 for Non-members, $15 for students. Reservations: Contact David Jenkinson, PE by Thursday, January 19th at 585-364-1634 or djenkinson@popligroup.com.

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Place: Rick’s Prime Rib, 898 Buffalo Road, Gates, NY Cost: $30 (includes lunch). Payment by credit/debit card in advance through the 'Education' page of our website at www.iesrochester.org. Cash/check payment at the door. Reservations: Conation Diane Montrois by February 9th at 585-254-8010.

Thursday, February 16

Thursday, January 26

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

2017 Genesee Valley Branch Annual Awards Banquet

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p 27 American Public Works Association (APWA) p 40 Practice Lessons Learned from the Application of MBSE Place: RIT Inn and Conference Center, Henrietta, NY Details at NewYork.APWA.net.

Monday, February 13

Speaker: Dr. Clifford Whitcomb, Professor, Naval Postgraduate School Place: 7 hosts available. See page 28 for details or go to the website at http://www.incose.org/ChaptersGroups/Chapters/ChapterSites/finger-

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, And Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 32 1 PDH Credit Pending

Data Center and Critical Space Cooling Technology Advancements Speaker: Mike DeGaetano, RL Kistler, Inc. Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Cost: $25 per person Reservations: Contact Tim Duprey by noon, Thursday, Feb. 9th to tim.duprey@pres-services.com. Website: www.rochester.ashraechapters.org.

lakes/chapter-home. Time: Meetings begins at 6:00 pm and ends approximately 7:30 pm. If you need details or have any concerns contacting a host email Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com..

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Campus News

The eye has it: Vitreous gel could hold clues to visual impairment RIT professor wins NSF grant to study structure and mechanics of vitreous humor

Research is underway at Rochester Institute of Technology that will give scientists a better understanding of the vitreous humor, or gel, that fills the eye and could lead to advances in the treatment of vision disorders, drug delivery and eye surgery. RIT biophysicist Moumita Das is leading a National Science Foundation-funded study to explore properties critical to the function of the vitreous and the eye. Her team is investigating changes in the vitreous gel on

structural and mechanical levels that result in vision impairment. “We want to connect changes in the structure in the vitreous to changes in mechanical and thermodynamic properties to changes in function,” said Das, an assistant professor in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy. Vitreous gel consists mostly of stiff collagen fibers, soft polysaccharide chains and a watery solution. The effects of disease and aging cause the gel to become progressively more fluid

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like and detach from the retina. Tiny vitreous shadows or “floaters” can lead to more severe macular holes and retinal detachments. Das’ team will use experimental and theoretical methods to investigate the biophysical origin of vitreous-related pathologies. The RIT team includes Scott Franklin and George Thurston, professors in the School of Physics and Astronomy, and David Ross, professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences. q engineers' calendar | campus news


Campus News RIT researchers fix Landsat 8 imagery, measurements with ‘innovative’ algorithm Aaron Gerace and Matt Montanaro identified problem, developed correction

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have solved a problem nagging NASA’s Landsat 8 Earth-sensing satellite. Stray light in the thermal infrared sensor, or TIRS, reduces accurate temperature measurements of the Earth’s surface. Software developed by Aaron Gerace and Matt Montanaro, senior scientists at RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, improves the accuracy of the Landsat 8 data. NASA funded their research with an $86,000 grant. NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have approved the algorithm that will automatically process and correct Landsat 8 images and refine reprocessed data. NASA’s Landsat program of Earthorbiting satellites has monitored global changes to the landscape since 1972. Landsat satellites orbit the Earth’s poles and pass over the same spot every 16 days to study how the Earth changes over time. “Matt and Aaron were the developers, tuners and testers of the algorithm and its parameters,” said Brian Markham, Landsat Calibration Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. “The algorithm provides clear improvement in the image quality of the TIRS data and the ability to get accurate temperature measurements of Earth targets, such as lakes, particularly those surrounded by areas of different temperatures. This is important when you are trying to determine if targets are warming or cooling over time.” The effects of stray light on Landsat 8’s thermal band measurements were detected shortly after the mission campus news

launched in February 2013. Defective optics in the thermal infrared sensor allow unwanted light to enter the optical system and disrupt accurate measurements. According to Gerace and Montanaro, errors have reached as high as 10 degrees Celsius in areas with extreme temperatures like Antarctic or desert regions. Mid-range surface temperatures more typical of the United States are less affected by these wide margins of error, they said. “Everything you look at with Landsat 8 in the thermal infrared bands appears warmer than it should,” Gerace said. “By implementing this fix, people can do accurate science because the temperatures coming from whatever they’re looking at is correct now.” A new method to remove the effects of the stray light in the data became a high priority when standard calibration techniques failed to accurately adjust the imagery. Montanaro had worked for NASA Goddard on the Landsat 8 calibration and TIRS instrument teams. The malfunction was traced to a hardware defect in the telescope, he said. “You would have to replace the telescope to fix this problem.” Gerace and Montanaro went beyond the quick fix of subtracting out the average error from the Landsat 8 imagery and developed a data processing algorithm to estimate the precise amount of extra light in each scene. “The idea was that if you could determine from where the stray light is coming from and how much we’re seeing, then you can use that information as a satellite flies over the scene to determine the stray

light,” Gerace said. “Our algorithm— adaptively per scene—figures out how much it should subtract to make the temperature accurate,” Gerace said. Jim Irons, deputy director of the Earth Sciences Division and Landsat 8 project scientist at NASA Goddard, called Gerace and Montanaro’s solution “innovative.” “They performed a great deal of data analysis to convince the Landsat Science Team, a tough crowd, that their algorithm significantly and consistently improved the accuracy of TIRS data products,” Irons said. The U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., will begin using the software correction in its operational processing of Landsat 8 data in late 2016, Irons said. The software correction anticipates a concern surrounding the future Landsat 9, slated to launch in 2020. Montanaro will support the Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 for Landsat 9. “From headquarters to technical people, the No. 1 thing is, how do we prevent stray light from Landsat 9?” NASA is implementing a hardware fix to the telescope for TIRS-2 before the launch, he noted. A scientific paper validating Gerace and Montanaro’s stray light correction for the Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor is currently under review. q

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Green Lakes State Park Golf Clubhouse Receives APWA 2016 Design Award Beardsley Architects + Engineers announced that that the Green Lakes State Park Golf Clubhouse Rehabilitation has been selected by the Central New York Branch of the American Public Works Association to receive the 2016 Historical Restoration/ Preservation Project of the Year Award. The award recognizes public works projects that exhibit exemplary partnerships between the owner, architects and engineers, and the contractor. The project was completed in close collaboration with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation; Beardsley Architects + Engineers; S.J. Thomas Company, Inc.; Emerald Electric Contractors, Inc.; O’Connell Electric Company, Inc.; TAG Mechanical Systems, Inc.; and Bellucci Enterprises, Inc.

The existing Golf Clubhouse, while strategically located, had a number of functional issues that inhibited its effective full potential use as a clubhouse and event space. The project included upgrades to an existing terrace to level the floor, realign doors, improve stairway access, and add a large timber-frame porch to provide shade and shelter for patrons. The project also included restoration of the building’s interior, and replacement of windows and doors with period-appropriate styling. A previously concealed fireplace was re-exposed and new interior stone arches were constructed to better define the space and pay tribute to the existing details of the structure.

Fort Drum Infrastructure Upgrades Project Receives APWA 2016 Design Award Beardsley also announced that that the Fort Drum Infrastructure Upgrades project has been selected by the Central New York Branch of the American Public Works Association to receive the 2016 Environmental Project of the Year Award. The award recognizes public works projects that exhibit exemplary partnerships between the owner, architects and engineers, and the contractor. The project was completed in close collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Beardsley Architects + Engineers, and VETCO Contracting Services, LLC.

Population increase and continued development across Fort Drum resulted in the need for ongoing infrastructure improvements. This project included upgrades to 78,300 linear feet of four primary elements of the Fort Drum infrastructure network: Communications, Natural Gas Distribution, Sanitary Sewer, and Water Distribution. In addition to upgrades to these utilities, two new sewage pump stations were installed, replacing existing facilities that had reached the end of their useful life.

Wellesley Island State Park Concession Building Receives APWA 2016 Design Award Beardsley also announced that that the Wellesley Island State Park Concession Building has been selected by the Central New York Branch of the American Public Works Association to receive the 2016 Structures/Facilities Project of the Year Award. The award recognizes public works projects that exhibit exemplary partnerships between the owner, architects and engineers, and the contractor. Awards for all three projects were presented at a ceremony held on November 17, 2016. This project was completed in close collaboration with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation; Beardsley Architects + Engineers; Eagle Associates of Cazenovia, LLC; Jordstat Construction, Inc.; and Hoover Heating and 24 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER JANUARY 2017

Cooling, LLC. The new Concession Building replaces an existing building that had reached the end of its useful life and had fallen into disrepair. The new building includes a camp store, laundry and lifeguard facilities, bathrooms, utility spaces, and game arcade. Covered porches and a large exterior pavilion with a fireplace allow patrons to enjoy the surrounding scenery and take shelter from the weather if needed. Because of the Park’s inherent connection with nature, sustainability and energy efficiency were also taken into account during the design process. q news from professional firms

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ACEC New York Recognizes Erdman Anthony with Engineering Excellence Award The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York has announced that Erdman Anthony will receive a Silver Award at the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. The firm will be recognized in the category of water resources for its work on a large water transmission main and valve rehabilitation project in Buffalo. The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented to projects that encompass both the public- and private-sectors in the following categories: studies, research, and consulting services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; energy; industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities; and special projects. All winners will be honored at the 50th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on April 1, 2017. This event is cosponsored by the ACEC New York Scholarship Fund, and, in conjunction with the gala, ACEC’s scholarship program will award more than $50,000 to New York state engineering students. For its award-winning project, Erdman Anthony was retained by the City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets’ Division of Water and the Buffalo Water Board. The firm completed the preliminary investigations, design, construction administration, and construction inspection for the Elmwood Avenue Transmission Main/Large Valves II project. This ongoing program of replacing key components of the water system helps Buffalo maintain its system and historic architectural treasures. This ambitious project called for the replacement of a key component of the city’s transmission system as well as replacements/rehabilitations of strategic large pipe appurtenances across the city, in a variety of locations. Many of these locations were adjacent to landmark structures critical to Buffalo’s historical record. Each year, over 60 member firms submit projects to ACEC New York that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria that includes complexity, innovation, and value to society. These projects are judged by a panel of industry experts that includes military and government officials, ACEC national and international leadership, educators from colleges’ and universities’ engineering departments, and leadership from other organizations dedicated to the built environment. Awards are distributed based on the average scores received by these judges and are assigned one of four levels (in ascending order): Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. The top-rated Diamond Award project that is designed and built entirely within New York state will earn the Empire Award, which will be announced during the gala. In addition to celebrating among peers, the Engineering Excellence Awards help to publicize the many significant contributions consulting engineers make to the built environment throughout the world. A full list of winning projects will be available on the ACEC New York website in early 2017. Tickets and sponsorships for the April 1 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala are now available; visit www.acecny.org to download the sponsorship guide or contact (518) 452-8611 for more information. q

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Society for Imaging Science and Technology Website: http://rochesterengineeringsociety.wildapricot.org/ISandT Save these Tentative Dates (Venue & Topics/Speakers TBA): Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Replaying a talk from last spring's Archive Conference, by Roger Easton Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Program from Carestream Health Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - RIT Student Presentations Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Our meetings are held at 6:00pm in Room 1275 of the Carlson Center for Imaging Science on the RIT campus. Everyone is welcome to attend. Parking is available in the F lot, just north of the building. No meeting reservations are required. Venue ideas requested – we are soliciting input regarding other possible venues for our meetings.

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CHA Consulting, Inc. Awarded 2016 Structures Project of the Year by American Public Works Association in Central New York CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) announced that the Otisco Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project has been selected by the Central New York Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) to receive the 2016 Structures Project of the Year Award. The annual APWA Project of the Year Award recognizes excellence in management and administration to successfully complete public works projects.

the effective reinforcement of the dam. The project involved the installation and load testing of post-tensioned anchors through the concrete gravity sections of dam, resealing flood spillway overlay panel joints, and performing various concrete and mortar repairs. This design has improved the structural stability and will safeguard the dam against extreme flood events for years to come.

Built in 1909, the Otisco Lake Dam is part of the Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) system, which provides drinkable water to hundreds of thousands of residents throughout Central New York. Although stable and in good condition, the dam’s old age raised concerns about its strength and ability to perform, especially in catastrophic weather. Given the age and importance of the structure, OCWA, with CHA’s recommendation, decided to strengthen the dam understanding that the design life of many of the original stabilization components had been exceeded.

“It was a pleasure to work with the OCWA team,” said Frank Mento, CHA’s Tri-State Regional Client Development Leader, “The Project of the Year award is testament to the successful partnership between CHA and OCWA’s on-site operations personnel led by Mark Murphy, engineering administrative team led by Andrew Weiss, P.E., and construction contractor M. Hubbard Construction, Inc.”

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Andrew Weiss from OCWA received the award at the APWA Central New York Branch Annual Banquet on November 17th, 2016, at the Rusty Rail in Canastota, New York. q

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting Events • Thursday, January 19, 2016 January Chapter Meeting  Dr. Joseph Kasser, Professor, National University of Singapore

The Systems Engineer as an Entrepreneur

Dr. Joseph Kasser has been a practicing systems engineer and manager for more than 40 years and an academic for about 18 years. He is an INCOSE Fellow and holds a Doctor of Science in Engineering Management from The George Washington University. He is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Kasser’s talk will include topics such as how to select problems for solving, how to select the solution concept, how to introduce creativity into the design process, systems thinking for entrepreneurship, and the role of systems engineers as entrepreneurs.

• Thursday, February 16, 2017 February Chapter Meeting  Dr. Jerry Sellers, Partner, Teaching Science and Technology

Practice Lessons Learned from the Application of MBSE to Space Project Design Reviews

Dr. Sellers is a senior space engineer with extensive experience in satellite design, integration, testing and operations. He is skilled in managing large space system research programs. He has extensive experience in working with the European and former Soviet Union industries and government agencies involved in space research. He is a renowned educator in the field of astronautics, the author of the book Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics, and the editor of Applied Space Systems Engineering. He has served as the director of the Space Systems Research Center at the US Air Force Academy, and the Chief of Astronautics at the USAF European Office of Aerospace Research and Development.

• Meetings begin at 6:00 pm and run to approximately 7:30 pm

 Please RSVP with your local host – a list of local hosts and their contact information is below; if there are any issues contacting one of them, or there are any other questions or concerns, please contact Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com.

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January Newsletter, 2017 Executive Committee Chair: Greg Gdowski greg.gdowski@gmail.com

Section Announcements Congratulations to the new Fellows in the Rochester Section!

Vice Chair: Dave Krispinsky dgkite@rit.edu

Sandhya Dwarkadas, PhD Professor of Computer Science Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U of R Robert Boyd, PhD Professor of Optics Professor of Physics School of Engineering & Applied Sciences – U of R

Treasurer: Bill Fowlkes william.fowlkes@kodak.com Secretary: Ray Ptucha rwpeec@rit.edu Awards: Jean Kendrick jkendrick388@frontiernet.net Communications: Greg Gdowski greg.gdowski@gmail.com Newsletter: Anh Karam anh.karam@rit.edu PACE: Alex Loui a.loui@ieee.org Univ. of Rochester Chapter: Tom Howard thoward@ece.rochester.edu RIT Chapter: Gill Tsouri grteee@rit.edu Chapters,Council,&Groups COMMSOC/AES: Nirmala Shenoy nxsvks@rit.edu CS, CIS: Bo Yuan Bo.yuan@rit.edu EDS, CSS: Sean Rommel slremc@rit.edu EMBS: Cristian Linte christian.linte@ieee.org GRSS: Emmett Ientilucci emmett@cis.rit.edu LIFE: Mark Shrader m.schrader@ieee.org APS, MTTS: Gregory Pettis gpettis@harris.com Photonics: Bruce Smith bwsemc@rit.edu PES, IAS: Jean Kendrick jkendrick388@frontiernet.net SPS: Nathan Cahill ndcsma@rit.edu TEMS: Paul Lee ppklee@ieee.org

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Rochester Recipients of Region 1 Awards:

Alexander C. Loui (IEEE Fellow) – Received Technical Innovation Award for Significant contributions and technical leadership in multimedia and computer vision algorithms research and development. Wendi B. Heinzelman (IEEE Fellow) – Received Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding support and leadership of the University of Rochester IEEE Student Branch.

IEEE College Scholarship – DEADLINE EXTENDED Until January 20, 2017!!

The Rochester IEEE Section offers two $1,500 annual scholarships to undergraduate IEEE members, or children of a member in Rochester, who is in an ABET-accredited engineering school. Or, to any student from an ABET-accredited engineering school within the Rochester Section. For details information, visit: http://www.roceng.org/page-1702084 - Or go to http://sites.ieee.org/rochester/files/2016/12/EIII-Scholarship-Application-2017.pdf The application process is very simple – apply today!

The Rochester Section is seeking officer candidates for 2017 Elections!

The Rochester Section is currently seeking candidates for all roles including: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary for the 2017 Elections (term to begin in 2018). Please consider contributing your talent to the Rochester Section by serving on the executive committee. Interested candidates can contact either Ray Ptucha (rwpeec@rit.edu) or Cristian Linte (calbme@rit.edu).

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Rochester Section – WNYISPW 2016

The 19th Annual IEEE Western NY Image and Signal Processing Workshop was held on Friday, November 18th at RIT. 120 folks from academia and industry gathered to share their technical knowledge. Two keynotes: Jason Yosinski (Cornell grad/ Startup Entrepreneur) and Jiebo Luo (UofR professor/inventor). Two industry tutorials on deep learning by NVIDIA and Mathworks. Six invited speakers: Dr. Zhiyao Duan, University of Rochester; Dr. Nathan Cahill, Rochester Institute of Technology; Barton Fiske, NVIDIA; Dr. Christopher Kanan, Rochester Institute of Technology; Neeti Narayan, SUNY Buffalo; and Shagan Sah, Rochester Institute of Technology. The conference had 31 submitted papers, 19 posters with 7/12 papers being accepted for publication to IEEE Xplore. Best paper: “A Local Linear Fitting Based Matting Approach for Accurate Depth Upsampling” Yanfu Zhang, Li Ding, and Gaurav Sharma, U of R Best poster: “FPGA-based Convolution Neural Network Acceleration” Felipe Petroski Such, Luke Boudreau, RIT

L1-norm Principal-Component Analysis: New Options for Outlierresistant Signal Processing and Learning – Dr. Panos P. Markopoulos

In August 2013 Dr. Markopoulos received the Best Paper Award of the 10th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication System for the paper “Some option for L1-subspace signal processing.” This event was held at the U of R on November 30, 2016, and had 30 people attend.

40th IEEE EDS Activities in Western New York Conference on November 4 at RIT

The focus of this conference is to bring engineers and researchers together to share information on a wide variety of topics related to microelectronic devices and systems. The conference was a joint event technically cosponsored by the Electron Devices Society and the Photonics Society of the IEEE Rochester Chapter. Programs were presented by Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – “Physics and limiting mechanism of ultrafast response of field effect transistors”; Yiquan Wu, Alfred University – “Optical and photonic transparent ceramic materials”; and, Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik, SUNY Polytechnic Institute; Siddharth Rajan, Ohio State University. It was a successful conference with 30 IEEE members in the total of 45 people attended.

Rochester Section EXCOM meeting January 10, 2017 @ 12:00 - 13:00

If you are looking for a cheap lunch ($5 for members and $3 for students), join us for the next monthly Rochester Section IEEE Executive Committee meeting. All current and prospective IEEE members may attend! Please join us to learn more about the Society and how you may contribute. We are always looking for new members and volunteers. Location: Jade Garden Buffet in South Town Plaza, 3333 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, New York. Please visit our website to see more upcoming events! https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42251

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Rochester ASHRAE website: www.rochester.ashraechapters.org

President's Message

Our meeting in December was on “Impact of new EPA and DOE Regulations on Refrigeration and Cooling” presented by Mike Nohle. Prior to the Chapter meeting the Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA) hosted a technical session on “Fundamentals of Refrigeration” presented by Sam Scorsone, PE. That you to everyone that attended. The ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo is quickly approaching on January 30th through February 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada. This show is expected to be the largest ASHRAE show in history. The ASHRAE Learning Institute is offering many courses during the conference. If you would like to attend the conference or any of the courses, more information can be found at http://ahrexpo.com.

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January ASHRAE Meeting (PDH approved) Monday, January 9, 2017 Location: City Grill 384 East Ave., Rochester Time: 12 PM with Buffet Lunch served Cost:

$25.00

Topic: Cleanroom Design Considerations for a

Certifiers Perspective Presented by: Ralph R. Kraft, Inc.

On Friday, February 10 , 2017 the Rochester ASHRAE Chapter will be hosting is 60th Annual Valentine Dinner Dance. Jody and Matthew McGarry put on a fantastic event. Please consider contributing to this event and joining us. It is a terrific time with fantastic food, music and fun. th

Please RSVP by noon Thursday, January 5th to Tim Duprey, tim.duprey@pres-services.com

Please continue to check out our website at www.rochester.ashraechapters.org for information on upcoming chapter meetings, current officer list and contact information, chapter newsletters, and more! Also take a minute and like us on Facebook at www. facebook.com/#!/ ashraerochester. Jeffrey Close, P.E. 2016-2017 President, Rochester Chapter 32 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER JANUARY 2017

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Monroe Professional Engineers Society A Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers 657 East Avenue, Rochestter, New York 14607 Dedicated to Professionalism in Engineering in the Interest of Public Safety and Welfare 2016-17 Officers: President David Roberts, PE, President-elect Chris Kambar, PE, Vice President Arthur Reardon, PE, Secretary Martin Gordon, PE, Treasurer Neal Illenberg, PE, Membership Chair Arthur Reardon, PE

Practicing Engineering in Another Country Recently, my company embarked on a project with the City of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and we discovered a need for two of our PE’s to seek licensure in the Province of Ontario. This was an interesting experience that led me to consider how much more connected we are globally and how the engineering license can transcend the traditional boundaries that once seemed so fixed. In researching the topic of practicing engineering internationally, I was surprised to learn that NCEES offers International Registration for Professional Engineers.1 They make reference to both the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). The IEA website notes that there are “seven international agreements governing mutual recognition of engineering qualifications and professional competence.” In general these agreements state that “a person recognized in one country as reaching the agreed international standard of competence should only be minimally assessed (primarily for local knowledge) prior to obtaining registration in another country that is party to the agreement.”2 This reflects the typical situation we find even when obtaining licensure from state-to-state within the US. In my experience applying for licensure in Ontario, Canada, I found this be the general case as well. However, it is of interest that you cannot typically obtain full licensure (with regular renewal periods) in Ontario, but rather will only be granted a temporary license to work on a specific project. It was reported to me by fellow NSPE members that some NY State PE’s had been granted full licensure, but this was not reflected in my research with the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Another interesting fact is that in Ontario, licensure is governed by the Engineering Society itself (PEO), rather than direct control by a governmental institution. This would be analogous to the engineering license in NY State being controlled by NYSSPE, rather than the State Board of Education. However, there is a close relationship between the government and the PEO, since the PEO is governed by a council of 29, where 17 are elected by the engineering licensees and 12 are appointed by the provincial government.3 To obtain temporary licensure in the Province of Ontario, several steps need to occur. First, your company must apply for a Certificate of Authorization (C of A) to be able to perform engineering services in Ontario. Then each engineer who intends to practice must submit a request for temporary licensure. Each engineer applying for licensure must complete the application and provide full details on their background, transcripts, and current license information. You must also identify an Ontariolicensed engineer to act as a collaborator on your project to ensure compliance with Canadian and Ontario codes. The current cost of the C of A is about $750 CDN and is renewable on an annual basis for about $375 CDN. The temporary license is only valid for a specific duration and project, with a cost of approximately $750 CDN per applicant.

As always, we encourage active membership in the Monroe Professional Engineers Society. We are constantly striving to improve your membership but we always need more help. If you are interested in becoming an active member or have any questions, please email me at dcrobertspe@gmail.com or contact MPES through our website at www.monroepes.org/contactus/. David C. Roberts, P.E., President, MPES 1 2 3

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Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association Website: www.gvlsa.com

Year 2016 Officers President Roy B. Garfinkel, LS Vice President Jared R. Ransom, LS Secretary Robert J. Avery, LS Treasurer Michael A. Venturo, LS John F. Gillen, LS, ex officio

Tentative 2017 Meeting Dates Thursday, February 16 Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, March 9 Board of Directors Meeting & General Membership Meeting with webinar or presentation

Thursday, April 20 Board of Directors Meeting Possible Presentation Program

January 2017

Board of Directors 2014-2016 Clifford J. Rigerman, LS Joseph J. Hefner, LS 2015-2017 Jeffrey A. Tiede, LS Scott E. Measday, LS 2016-2018 Justin M. Roloson, LS Douglas W. Magde, LS

2017 NYSAPLS 58th Annual Surveyors Conference & Exhibition “Traversing Through Challenging Waters” at Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, NY

Wednesday, January 18th through Friday January 20th.

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Registration is now open: visit www.nysapls.org and sign up today.

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ROCHESTER CHAPTER NO. 21

January 2017 Meeting Notice

2016/17 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Frank St. George J.T. Mauro Co. (585) 210-4465 fstgeorge@jtmauro.com VICE PRESIDENT Craig Avalone CHA Consulting, Inc. (585) 232-5610 ext. 287 CAvalone@chacompanies.com SECRETARY Dennis Roote CDE Engineering & Environment, PLLC (585) 330-6986 dennis.roote@cde-pllc.com TREASURER Tom Acquilano Trane Supply (585) 256-1028 Tom.Acquilano@trane.com ASSISTANT TREASURER Brian Laurer The Gleason Works (585) 256-6784 blaurer@gleason.com IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Matthew Knights – Ultrafab Inc. (585) 924-2186 ext. 221 mknights@ultrafab.com DELEGATE DIRECTORS Jeff Bidell – Erdman Anthony Dan Friday – YMCA Tom Ward - YMCA Mark Ramsdell – Haley & Aldrich CHAPTER HISTORIAN Joe Dioguardi – MicroMod CHAIRMAN, EDUCATION COMMITTEE Matthew Knights – Ultrafab Inc. (585) 924-2186 ext. 221 mknights@ultrafab.com CHAIRMAN, COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE Thomas Coburn -The Gleason Works (585) 461-8073 tcoburn@gleason.com CHAIRMAN, MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Joseph R. Graves – RMSC (585) 697-1900 Joe_graves@rmsc.org

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Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. Scholarship Night: Rochester Museum & Science Center Please join us for our annual scholarship night where we will be awarding three $1,500 scholarships to highly deserving students pursuing degrees in facilities and engineering fields. The scholarship candidates are from FLCC, MCC and RIT (3rd and 4th Year). Presentations will be given by a Keynote speaker and Members of the Chapter 21 Board of Directors. There will also be private access to Museum & Science Center Exhibits!

Directions: 657 East Ave, Rochester NY 14607

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From Rochester, take I-490 to Goodman Street Exit (17) Turn left onto Goodman (coming from the west) or right (from the East) Follow Goodman to East Avenue, Turn Right onto East Avenue 657 East Ave is on the right

Dinner: Catered Buffet Dinner

• Appetizers • Mixed Greens and Vegetables • Salad with Assorted Dressings • Fresh Baked Rolls, with butter • Several Entrée Options • Cash Bar

Cost: Members - $25

Non Member - $30

Payment can be accepted on our website: http://afe21.org/tours/next-tour Please RSVP by Friday, January 6th, 2017 to: Tom Acquilano Trane Supply (585) 256-1028 Tom.Acquilano@trane.com

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President: ALAN SMITH, P.E. IBC Engineering, P.C. 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Vice President Technical: DAVE JERECKOS IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Vice President Legislative: JENNIFER WENGENDER, P.E., CPD Clark Patterson Lee 205 St. Paul Blvd. Rochester, NY 14604 585-454-7600 Vice President Membership: DOUG MEIER Twin”D” Associates 1577 Ridge Road West Suite 116B Rochester, NY 14615 585-581-2170 Treasurer: TERRY BROWN, CPD M/E Engineering, PC 150 North Chestnut Street Rochester, NY 14604 585-288-5590 Administrative Secretary: ADAM KRAMER IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Education Chairman: JENNIFER WENGENDER, P.E., CPD Clark Patterson Lee 205 St. Paul Blvd Rochester, NY 14604 585-454-7600 Newsletter Editor: DAVID MYERS LaBella Associates, PC 300 State Street, Suite 201 Rochester, NY 14614 585-454-6110 Affiliate Liaison: ADAM FRENZEL Empire State Associates. 181 Bay Village Drive Rochester, NY 14609 585-602-0271

President's Message Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! The Alfred Steele Scholarship application deadline is January 31st. The scholarship is limited to ASPE members and their immediate family (i.e. – spouses and children) who are planning a career in engineering. Additional information is available at the ASPE website. Registration for the 2017 CPD Exam is now open. Exam dates are April 6th & 7th. To learn more about the CPD and eligibility, go to www.aspe.org/CPD. Chapter officer elections will be held in April. Nominations for 2017-2019 officers can be sent to Al Smith, Jennifer Wengender, or Dave Jereckos. Any member in good standing is eligible to hold a Chapter officer position. Responsibilities for a position can be obtained by contacting me via e-mail (asmith@ibceng.com). Alan Smith, P.E. Rochester Chapter President

Meeting Notice – Save the Date Topic:

Overview of Laboratory Gas Delivery Principles Speaker: Keith Hamilton (Concoa Precision Gas Controls)

Date:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time:

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50am)

Place:

Valicia's Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates

Credits: PDH Approval Pending (call or email for confirmation after Jan. 13) Cost:

$20.00 (member or guest), check or cash at the door.

RSVP:

To Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or djereckos@ibceng.com by Monday, January 16th.

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Rochester, NY Section P.O. Box 23795 Rochester, NY 14692 www.iesrochester.org

IES Rochester Lighting Awards The 2016 submissions for our annual lighting awards will be presented and a winner announced in each of the categories below on Tuesday, February 14th Rick’s Prime Rib - 898 Buffalo Road - $30 (includes lunch) Payment by credit/debit card in advance through the ‘Education’ page of our website at www.iesrochester.org - cash/check payment at the door Please RSVP no later than February 9th to Diane Montrois at 585.254.8010

Award Information Each year, the IES - Rochester Section recognizes excellence in design for local lighting projects. We invite Rochester area Engineers, Architects, Designers, Contractors, Lighting Reps and anyone else to submit your best projects. We want to see your best work so show us your lighting projects in three different categories: The Harley Hill Excellence in Lighting Award
 Harley Hill was well know member of the Rochester area professional lighting community and was very active in the local IES. These awards have been named in tribute to him and signify the best lighting projects as submitted by local firms and as judged by members of the local lighting community. There are two Harley Hill Awards - one for interior lighting projects and one for exterior lighting projects. These awards place particular emphasis on design. The Unitrac Energy Excellence in Green Lighting Award The Unitrac Energy award was created to recognize submissions where emphasis is placed on efficiencies towards a better environment [Interior or Exterior].

COMING SPRING 2017 IES - FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHTING COURSE A MULTI-NIGHT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY - QUALIFIES FOR CEU CREDITS DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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Genesee Valley Branch

America Public Works Association Website: NewYork.APWA.net

Geoffrey Benway, PE, Genesee Valley Branch President Serving Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne County "It is not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work -- work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it. This Administration's objective will be a healthy, vigorous, growing economy. " Ronald Reagan - 1981

Presidential Elections Are over!

Well, I certainly didn’t see that coming! In a shocking upset that continues to cause angst among many Americans, Donald Trump is our next President. While we all hope for his success in dealing with so many financial, regulatory, and social issues, I remain hopefully optimistic that Mr. Trump’s “business” approach to governing will reap benefits for public works. The first 100 days of the Trump presidency will reveal much about his agenda as the House, Congress, and President address many issues that have stymied economic growth and addressed major public works needs.

APWA National

Have you checked out the APWA website lately? There is a wealth of information on the AWPA website (www.APWA.net). The APWA Washington report is available on line. APWA staff have been involved in meetings regarding Homeland Security, the Emergency Services Sector, and Transportation Incident Management. I would also suggest that you check out the issues and positions on the APWA website.

2016 Awards Banquet

The 2017 Genesee Valley Branch Annual Awards banquet is scheduled for January 26th at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. This is our premier event of the year to recognize outstanding achievements in public works. I hope you will join me and over 300 fellow public works professionals as we support the many individuals and projects that demonstrate the significance, complexities, and team work that goes into all of our many public works projects. Please make your reservations soon as this event has sold out in the past. The Genesee Valley Branch is also looking for sponsors to the Awards ceremony. Any vendor, contractor, supplier, consultant, or friend of public works is welcome to participate. Our diversity is what makes our organization strong for over 75 years. The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 29,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and has an office in Washington, D.C. with 63 chapters throughout North America. 40 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER JANUARY 2017

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Electrical & Mechanical Engineering & Design

Industrial Water Treatment Compliance Plans, Permits, and Reports Stormwater Design Management Compliance Auditing Civil/Site Design NPDES/Air/Solid Waste Engineering Environmental Design and Engineering Evaluation

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Directory of Business Services Philip J. Welch

First Vice President - Investments

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Member FINRA/SIPC

200 Meridian Centre Suite 260 Rochester, NY 14618 Direct: 585-241-7546 Fax: 585-241-3986 Toll Free: 877-237-6201 philip.welch@wellsfargoadvisors.com

News from Professional

Firms

Town of Farmington Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe and fellow Town Board Members break ground for renovation to the Town Hall Facility on County Road 8. The project was designed and will be managed by MRB Group Engineering, Architecture & Surveying, D.P.C. Pictured (L to R) Scott Bova, MRB Group; Geoff Astles, former Town Board member; Ted Fafinski, Former Town Supervisor; Michael Casale, Town Board Member; Peter Ingalsbe; Steven Holtz, Deputy Supervisor; Ron Herendeen, Town Board Member; Nathan Bowerman, Town Board Member.

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Affiliated Societies of the Rochester Engineering Society American Consulting Engineering Companies of New York President, David J. Meyer, 585-218-0730 Email: dmeyer@pathfinderengineers.com American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Vincenzo G. Marcello, 585-422-0043. Email:Vincenzo.Marcello@SDMS.usa.xerox.com American Public Works Association Monroe County/Genesee Valley Branch Past-Chairman, Geoff Benway Email: gbenway@ci.webster.ny.us American Society of Civil Engineers, Rochester Section President, Sam Anthony, PE Email: AnthonyES@erdmananthony.com

Electrical Association Executive Director, Karen Lynch Email: karen@eawny.com President, Joseph Dombrowski, PE, LC, M/E Engineering, PC

New York Water Environment Association Inc., Genesee Valley Chapter (www.gvcnywea.org) President, Bill Davis, 585-381-9250 Email: william.davis@mrbgroup.com

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association President, John F. Gillen, LS Ex-Officio, Robert Hatch, 585-349-3750. Email: bhatch@schultzpc.com Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Inc., Rochester Section President, Dwight Roth, Zeller Automation Email: droth@zellercorp.com Imaging Science & Technology, Rochester Chapter President, David Odgers Email: odgers@frontiernet.net

Professional Services Management Association, Upstate New York Chapter President, Margaret Rathmell, SWBR Email: mrathmell@swbr.com Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Executive Director, Kirstie Steves 585-313-8972, fax 538-6166, Email: kirstie@rses-rochester.org President, Jim Allen, email: jta141@yahoo.com Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractor’s National Association-Rochester, Inc. Executive Director, Aaron Hilger 585-586-8030. Email: mzin@smacnaroc.org

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, Christina Walter Email: cmwalter@trane.com

Independent Entrepreneurs Council, Rochester NY Chapter Chairman, Ralph Kraft, 585-621-6946

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Steven Ivancic, University of Rochester Email:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Greg T. Gdowski, 585-275-2580 Email: Greg_Gdowski@urmc.rochester.edu

Society of Plastics Engineers, Rochester Section President, Brett Blaisdell, Bausch & Lomb, 1400 North Gooaman Street, Rochester, NY 14609 585-338-5417, Email: brett.blaisdell@bausch.com

American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Rochester New York Chapter President, Alan Smith, IBC Engineering 585-292-1590. Email: asmith@ibceng.com

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, John Kaemmerlen, 585-475-2767 Email: jxkpdm@rit.edu

Society of Women Engineers President, Jodi Carville, RIT, 585-475-7028 Email: jody.carville@rit.edu

Association for Bridge Construction and Design President, Kevin H. Miller, PE 716-852-3211 Email: kmiller@bergmannpc.com

International Council on Systems Engineering, Finger Lakes Chapter President, Jack Riley Email: jackri2139@hotmail.com

Association For Facilities Engineering, Rochester Chapter President, Matthews Knights, 585-924-2186 x221 Email: mknights@ultrafab.com

Monroe Professional Engineers Society President, Christopher Devries, PE Email: CDevries@calvauto.com New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Section 4 President, Howard R. Ressel, 585-272-3372. Email: Howard.Ressel@dot.ny.gov

Societ of Manufacturing Engineers, Chapter 16 Chairman, John F. Schmitt, 585-581-1880

Corporate Members of the Rochester Engineering Society Bergmann Associates P.C. (Enterprise)

BME Associates

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. IBC Engineering, PC (Champion)

LaBella Associates (Enterprise) M/E Engineering, P.C.

CHA Consulting (Champion)

TY-LIN International (Champion) Visron Design, Inc. V.J. Stanley Inc.

MRB Group

Erdman Anthony Associates

Optimation Technology, Inc. (Champion)

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (RBA)

Passero Associates

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Rochester Institute of Technology, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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