Rochester Engineering Society Magazine May 2017

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The Rochester Engineer Published since 1922 by

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Founded March 18, 1897

Volume 95, Number 11, MAY 2017 (E-only) 2,500+ Monthly Circulation (Quarterly Hard Copies, 11 issues electronically) 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. 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:

The web site for the Engineers’ Center is at: 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 Published every month but July. Yearly subscription is $20.00, (4 hard copies, 11 digital). You can sign up on the website for the subscription for digital copies only (free) and receive an email notice when posted. Go to to join the Rochester Engineering Society. Click on the individual membership and you can submit your application on-line. Board of Directors: OFFICERS: President JON KRIEGEL Retired / First Vice President MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Optimation Technology, Inc. / Second Vice President SCOTT GRASMAN, PhD Rochester Institute of Technology / Email: Treasurer FAHRETTIN (FAZ) BAY LaBella Associates DPC / Past President ADAM CUMMINGS, PE Barton & Loguidice, PC / EIGHT DIRECTORS: CORNELIUS (NEAL) ILLENBERG PE Retired / LEE LOOMIS Retired / RICHARD E. RICE, PE MJ Engineering / JOSEPH DOMBROWSKI, PE M/E Engineering / BARRY QUINN Retired NYSDOT / DANIELLE WALTERS Harris Corporation/ DOREEN EDWARDS Rochester Institute of Technology TBD Administrative Director LYNNE M. IRWIN Rochester Engineering Society / e-mail:


contents 4 • Notice to All RES Members - Nominations for 2017-18 5 • RES Annal Meeting - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5 to 7 pm

7 • The RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Wants To Begin Lining Up Tutors For The 2017-18 School Year 8 • How do you arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom!

9 • Thank you to our RES Gala Sponsors! 10 • Get to the Point! - Taking the Dread Out of Networking 11 • Get IT Done - Growing Up is More Than Getting Older-It's Getting Better 12 • Aligning Carbon Fibers in 3D Printed Parts (cover) 14, 18-19, 24 • Professional Firms - Employee News 15-16, 23, 25 • Campus News 17 • Position Openings 18 • News from Professional Firms 20 • Continuing Education Opportunities (PDHs) 21-22 • Engineers’ Calendar 25 • 2017 Engineering Symposium in Rochester 44-46 • Directory of Professional Services 46 • Directory of Business Services 47 • Affiliated Societies and Corporate Members of the RES Membership Application and Advertising Rates are also on the website:

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• ABCD Association for Bridge Construction and Design...............37-39 • AFE Association for Facilities Engineering...........................................27 • APWA American Public Works Association...........................................26 • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers............................................31 • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers....................................................32 • ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers....................................33 • EA Electrical Association.......................................................................36 • GVLSA Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.......................34-35

• IES Illuminating Engineering Society....................................................41 • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.................42-43 • INCOSE International Council of Systems Engineering...........................28 • IS&T Imaging Science and Technology...................................................40 • MPES Monroe Professional Engineers Society......................................29 • NYSATE New York State Association of Transportation Engineers....20 • RES Rochester Engineering Society..................................................1-11 • SWE Society of Women Engineers........................................................30


President’s Message Jon Kriegel, ASME Fellow RES President 2016 - 17 It is nothing less than “Great Fun” to rattle off the reasons why the RES is a significant Rochester anomaly. As one of the speakers at the 2017 RES Gala, I got to brag about Rochester having an umbrella organization (the Rochester Engineering Society), which brings together over 3,000 Engineers, who, in turn, represent more than 20 Affiliated Technical Organizations. Having lived in a myriad of other cities, none of which have an equivalent networking capability, I am proud to have been an RES member for a couple decades, and to have served as the RES President twice. At the Gala I spoke about:

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Our networking and Professional Development offerings for Working Engineers, Higher Education Funding support in the form of Scholarships ($40,000 delivered at the 2017 Gala) Outreach Programs that depend heavily on retirees for volunteer staff STEM Support for Middle School and High School Students and Tutoring that helps Elementary School kids with literacy

It is interesting that these efforts and initiatives repeat indefinitely, and at any given moment, span perhaps 4 generations. The RES also gives monthly visibility to the multitude of technical offerings our various Affiliate Organizations bring to the Rochester Community. So, no matter where you are in your career, there is a way for, and a need for, getting more involved with the RES. My call-to-action is the recognition that to keep the RES strong and relevant, members need to get involved as Committee and Board members; our continued growth depends on you! Increased professional involvement is vital as the lifeblood of the RES! Among other things, that means recruitment of Young Engineers. The Gala was a delightful success. Emcee, Ashley Doerzbacher, from 13WHAM News, was enchanting, and comic Sky Sands dazzled us with his magic! My thanks to all who helped to make this event such a beautiful success.

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Notice to All RES Members NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ROCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY Published pursuant to Article IX, Section 1 of the Constitution Pursuant to Article VII, Section 9 of the Bylaws to the Constitution, the Nominating Committee –, Adam Cummings, chair and Jon Kriegel, co-chair reported a slate of officers for the 2017-2018 RES year. Selected by the Nominating Committee for the designated offices are: PRESIDENT MICHAEL V. TRIASSI, EIT Business Development Manager Optimation Technology, Inc. FIRST VICE PRESIDENT SCOTT GRASMAN, PHD Head, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering KGCOE, RIT SECOND VICE PRESIDENT TBD TREASURER FAHRETTIN (FAZ) BAY Assistant Project Manager LaBella Associates DIRECTOR (Term Ending 5/31/2019) RICHARD E. RICE Director of Project Development MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, PC DIRECTOR (Term Ending 5/31/2019) JOSEPH DOMBROWSKI, PE, LC Senior Engineer M/E Engineering, P.C. DIRECTOR (Term Ending 5/31/2019) NEAL J. ILLENBERG, PE Retired (Consultant), Alstom Signaling, Inc. DIRECTOR (Term Ending 5/31/2019) TBD 4 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

Directors who will continue in office until the expiration of their terms are: DIRECTOR (Term Ending 5/31/18) LEE LOOMIS Retired DIRECTOR (Term Ending 5/31/18) DOREEN EDWARDS Dean, KGCOE Rochester Institute of Technology DIRECTOR (Term Ending 5/31/18) DANIELLE WALTERS Electrical Engineer Harris Corporation DIRECTOR (Term Ending 5/31/18) TBD Past President who will serve as a member of the Board of Directors, pursuant to Article VIII, Section 2 of the Constitution is: PAST PRESIDENT JON KRIEGEL ASME Life Fellow Pursuant to Article IX, Section 2, of the Constitution, additional nominations may be made by a petition signed by at least 10 VOTING members. Such a petition, together with a written acceptance from each nominee, must be filed with the RES Administrative Director no later than 12:00 noon on May 11, 2017. If there are additional nominations, ballots will be mailed to all members in good standing and ELIGIBLE to vote by May 18, 2017. If there are no other nominations received, the election will be by a voice vote at the annual meeting to be held at the Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Respectfully submitted, Lynne Irwin Administrative Director

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Annual Meeting Save the Date!

RES Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Rochester Museum & Science Center In the Bausch Auditorium 657 East Avenue Rochester, NY Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception Learn About Exciting RES Activities Network and Meet Engineers in the Community RES Update Briefing Board and Officer Elections Meet new officers and directors for the the fiscal year 2017-2018 You will hear a few words from outgoing President Jon Kriegel and incoming President Mike Triassi This meeting is free (Cash Bar), but a reservation is required by Friday, May 19th. Go to the RES Website, A link will be on the home page. res news - annual meeting


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” (October 1965)

The RES announced a new Evening Seminar Series, “Sharpen Your Professional Tooling.” Its topics included: Management Practices by Walter Foertsch, Consultant, PERT - Program Evaluation & Review Technique by John Zabkar, General Dynamics, Computer Techniques for Engineers by Dr. Edward Kirkpatrick, RIT, College Mathematics Review (part 1) by Dr. Ralph Raimi, U of R. Members and their spouses were invited to attend, at the same discounted price ($19 per course). RIT announced that the curriculum for freshman students in the mechanical engineering and the electrical engineering programs would now be identical, allowing more time for these students to select a major and to decide if engineering is the right field for them. It further announced that they were offering a non-credit freshman orientation course, to give students first-hand information on engineering, introduce them to professional methods of problem solving and to motivate them toward engineering, at an early age.

“The Rochester Engineer” (November 1965)

“Rochester’s Downtown Transportation Study,” by Eugene L. Simm, Director of the City’s Bureau of Traffic Engineering, was the announced topic for the first RES Luncheon of the 1965-66 season. The second RES Luncheon, this month, was announced as “The Impact of Engineering on the Financial Side of the Business,” by David S. Greenlaw, Asst. Comptroller, Kodak Park Works. This presentation promised to shed light on why engineers sometime have trouble getting management approval for their pet projects. A presentation by Bausch & Lomb’s Asst. VP and Chief Engineer, James A. Clark, entitled, “Engineering Elementary School Microscopes,” this month, would be the first RES Members’ field trip of the year. It would include the story of engineering the new family of microscopes designed for use by children in the early grades of school. 6 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

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

December 8, 1965 (Board of Directors Meeting, U of R Faculty Club) The Board approved applications from three new

regular members and one junior member. The Board considered and approved several amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws wherein the Board shall consist of the five elected Officers of the Society, the two surviving immediate Past Presidents, six Directors, elected by the membership, and one Director from each “Group Member.” The matter of more clearly defining the term “Group Member” (incl. regular members & affiliated societies) was referred to the Committee for a future presentation, in anticipation of a vote by the membership. The Board authorized the establishment of an annuity to provide a partial retirement income for the Executive Secretary (at age 65), wherein the RES would annually contribute $1,000, and the Executive Secretary would contribute $500.

“The Rochester Engineer” (December 1965)

A second set of RES Evening Seminars was announced with topics including: Design of Experiments by Dr. Ernest Brock, General Dynamics Electronics, Practical Communication by David Cook, General Dynamics Electronics, Efficient Reading by Prof. A.B Herr, RIT, College Mathematics Review (part 2) by Dr. Ralph Raimi, U of R. The scheduled RES Luncheons for this month included RG&E’s Nuclear Power Plant by John McConnell, RG&E’s Chief Engineer and State Highway Construction by Bernard F. Perry, NYS DPW District Engineer. Upcoming RES Luncheon programs would include: Selling is Everybody’s Business, The Importance of International Standards, Psychology of the Perception of Noise & Sound, New Concepts in Information Storage & Retrieval, Recent Developments in Rochester Telephone’s Facilities and RIT’s New Campus Plans. This issue also featured a special announcement from the RES health insurance program administrator, Rochester Hospital Service Corporation: “Contact all your members who are now over 65, or who will be over 65, this year or next, and be most emphatic and direct in encouraging them to enroll in Part B (medical) of the Medicare program.” This was the message from Blue Cross – Blue Shield, as they announced that “neither Blue Cross nor Blue Shield, nor anyone else, can possibly compete with the Federal Government Program.” Editor’s note: Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, in July 1965, this would herald the beginning the US Federal Medicare Program for citizens over the age of 65. 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. res news - history

RES News The RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy wants to begin lining up tutors for the 2017-18 School Year

RES Tutor, Lisa Bork, from Bergmann Associates, works on a word problem with a Dr. Walter Cooper Academy student The RES Tutoring Team is well into 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. Three full-time tutors are also continuing their assignments. At the April 8th 2017 RES GALA, you may have met Dr. Cooper and some of our RES Tutors, all honored guests of Bergmann Associates. We want to begin building our Tutoring Team, for the 2017-18 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: or via email:, (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) res news - tutoring


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   585-281-5216 Volunteer Coordinator - Rochester Engineering Society Volunteer STEM Coach or visit: 8 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

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Thank you to our Sponsors 2017 RES Annual Gala PLATINUM SPONSORS




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Get to the Point!

Taking the Dread Out of Networking Engaging in interesting, memorable small talk is a daunting task for most people. How do you know what to share and when to share it? How do you know what topics to avoid? How do you become an engaging conversationalist? We propose a simple three-level framework that you can use to master the art of conversation. Identifying where you are and where you should be is not always easy, but having an objective outline can help you stay out of sticky situations. We will also share some handy networking tips that will help you get conversations started.

Level One: Discussing General Topics

At the most basic level, stick to general topics: the weather, sports, noncontroversial world events, movies, and books. This is typically what people refer to when they say, “small talk.” At this stage, you will focus on facts rather than feelings, ideas, and perspectives. Death, religion, and politics are absolute no-no’s. (The exception is when you know someone has had an illness or death in the family and wish to express condolences. In this situation, keep your condolences sincere, brief, and to the point.) If someone shares a fact that you feel is not true, try to refrain from pointing out the discrepancy. If you are asked about the fact, it’s OK simply to say, “I wasn’t aware of that,” or make some other neutral comment. Right now, you are simply getting to know the other party. Keep an eye out for common ground while you are communicating. Use open-ended questions and listening skills to get as much out of the conversation as possible.

Level Two: Sharing Ideas and Perspectives

If the first level of conversation goes well, the parties should feel comfortable with each other and have identified some common ground. Now it’s time to move a bit beyond general facts and share different ideas and perspectives. It is important to note that not all personal experiences are appropriate to share at this level. For example, it’s fine to share that you like crosscountry skiing and went to Europe, but you may not want to share the fact that you took out a personal loan to do so. Although this level of conversation is the one most often used, and is the most conducive to relationship building and opening communication channels, make sure that you don’t limit yourself to one person in a large social gathering. We’ll offer some ways to mingle successfully in a few moments.

Level Three: Sharing Personal Experiences

This is the most personal level of conversation. This is where everything is on the table and personal details are being shared. This level is typically not appropriate for a social, casual meeting. However, all of the skills that we have learned today are crucial at this stage in particular: when people are talking about matters of the heart, they require our complete attention, excellent listening skills, and skilled probing with appropriate questions. 10 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

Our Top Networking Tips

Understanding how to converse and how to make small talk are great skills, but how do you get to that point? The answer is simple, but far from easy: you walk up, shake their hand, and say hello! If you’re in the middle of a social gathering, try these networking tips to maximize your impact and minimize your nerves. • Before the gathering, imagine the absolute worst that could happen and how likely it is. For example, you may fear that people will laugh at you when you try to join their group or introduce yourself. Is this likely? At most business gatherings, it’s very unlikely! • Remember that everyone is as nervous as you are. Focus on turning that energy into a positive force. • To increase your confidence, prepare a great introduction. The best format is to say your name, your organization and/or position title (if appropriate), and something interesting about yourself, or something positive about the gathering. Example: “I’m Tim from Accounting. I think I recognize some of you from the IT conference last month.” • Act as the host or hostess. By asking others if they need food or drink, you are shifting the attention from you to them. • Start a competition with a friend: see how many people each of you can meet before the gathering is over. Make sure your meetings are worthwhile! • Join a group of odd-numbered people. • Try to mingle as much as possible. When you get comfortable with a group of people, move on to a new group. • When you hear someone’s name, repeat the introduction in your head. Then, when someone new joins the group, introduce them to everyone. Mnemonics are a great way to remember names. Just remember to keep them to yourself! Some examples: o Mr. Singh likes to sing. o Sue sues people for a living. o How funny – Amy Pipes is a plumber! And the best piece of advice: Just do it! The longer you think how hard networking is, the harder it will be. Get out there, introduce yourself, and meet new people.

© 2017, RGI Learning Lisa Moretto is the President of RGI Learning, Inc. For 23 years she has helped engineers improve their oral and written communication skills. Visit or call (866) 744-3032 to learn about RGI’s courses. get to the point


IT done

Growing Up is More Than Getting Older – It’s Getting Better — Andrè Godfrey

Which description best fits your IT department? “We call with a problem. Our IT department responds and solves that problem. Many times it’s the same problem we’ve had before.” “We call with a problem. Our IT department responds and solves that problem. But we seem to have less of the same problems because our IT department has developed solutions to address those issues.” “We call with a problem. Our IT department responds and solves that problem but much of their time is spent improving and addressing our business initiatives and strategies with technology solutions.” “We call with a problem. Our IT department responds and solves that problem and while much of their time is spent improving and addressing our business initiatives and strategies, even more of their effort appears to be in anticipating our industry direction and helping us drive revenue or improving our customer delivery.” In essence, that is what has become known as the IT Maturity Model or IT Maturity Curve and before we become judgmental, let me suggest that there is no wrong level or right level of maturity but rather the level of maturity is very co-dependent on top level leadership, company need, customer culture and internal skillsets and/ or development and appreciation of those skillsets. Still, it’s our job to get better at what we do every single day and wherever you are on the Maturity Curve, you and your company are probably better off and happier if you get to that next level. But let’s not jump ahead. The very first thing to do is assess what level is your current state. As to where the next level of maturity lies, I’m a big believer that you and your business are the best determiners of that goal. For instance, in and of itself, achieving ITIL best practice goals is laudable but unless that translates into additional revenue, greater savings, internal efficiencies or customer satisfaction, why the effort? The best place get IT done

to gain direction for the effort is from the stakeholders themselves. Talk to department heads and understand their goals and obstacles and you’ll come back with a task list that gets you a lot closer to that next level. Not to mention you will have built yourself a reputation for understanding the business and not just the speeds and feeds. That reputation is a requirement if your ultimate strategy is to earn a spot at the strategic business table sometime down the line. There’s an ironic quote (it’s mine btw), ‘my personal hypocrisy has never bothered me; it’s the hypocrisy of others that I find offensive’. The lies we tell ourselves are the worst lies of all and self-assessment is a difficult ‘row to hoe’. It should be noted that the distorted self-portrait goes in both directions. Some people look at their surroundings and see all the flaws and other people rationalize the flaws until they become beauty marks. Within your company it is highly likely that you have people who fall into either category and consequently it becomes difficult to take a snapshot of your organization that is a true picture. Luckily there are other ways to go, most notable either benchmarking against industry standards or by consulting with an outside firm that does assessments of this nature. Or both. Perhaps your biggest challenge is to convince others in management that the effort will reap true and tangible benefits. But perhaps the biggest benefit is demonstrating value and being less vulnerable to the management mantra, ‘cut the IT budget’. Think About IT.

Andrè Godfrey is President, Entrè Computer Services,


Aligning carbon fibers in 3D printed parts - by Chaitanya G. Mahajan, PhD Student, RIT


ecent advances in advanced manufacturing techniques have stimulated tremendous interest in high strength lightweight composite materials. These materials exhibit great potential to improve performance in aircraft structures, sporting goods, and automotive parts. Polymer matrix composite materials are known to have very high strength-to-weight ratios in comparison with metal alloys. The strength and stiffness of these composites is primarily dependent on a fibrous reinforcement phase surrounded by a matrix material. Carbon fiber composites typically contain either continuous or chopped carbon fiber reinforcing phase and either a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer as the matrix. Continuous fibers have long aspect ratios and a preferred orientation, while discontinuous fibers have short aspect ratios and generally have a semi-random orientation. Some of the advantages of carbon fiber composites include weight reduction, high strength and stiffness, corrosion resistance, and chemical resistance.

Carbon fiber compotsite part using 3D printed technique

When carbon fibers are aligned in the optimal direction with respect to part loading in service, the strength and stiffness of the composite are much higher than they would be if the fibers were randomly oriented. Therefore, the strength and stiffness of continuous fiber reinforced composites are much greater than those of randomly oriented choped carbon fiber composites. However, the processes of manufacturing continuously reinforced carbon fiber composites tends to be labor intensive and expensive. The strength of discontinuously reinforced fiber composites can approach those of continuous fiber composites if their aspect ratio is sufficient and the fibers are aligned along the stress axis. Discontinuous carbon fibers are relatively inexpensive and can be used with common fabrication techniques such as injection and compression molding. The fiber orientation in injection molding has been observed under conditions of converging flow. The convergent flow at the die entrance results in high fiber alignment, but doesn’t allow precise control over alignment of fibers within the part. Extrusion based 3D printing techniques can achieve similar convergent flow to produce parts with aligned fibers in the desired direction.

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3D Printing is a manufacturing process that can be used to produce complex geometries with a large variety of materials. It repeatedly prints layers of finite thickness from a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) model to build a part one layer at a time. In addition to printing geometrically complex parts, other advantages of 3D printing include the ability to reduce the weight of a part, reduced material usage, and a wide range of reinforcing and matrix polymers available to serve the specific needs of the application. Until very recently, 3D printed polymer components have been made from unreinforced thermoplastics or ultraviolet (UV) curable photopolymers. While impressive results have been obtained in some cases, the mechanical properties of these polymers have not come cover article

close to those achievable by reinforced polymer matrix composites. A very recent development has been the use of fiber reinforced thermoplastics with 3D printing for increased strength and stiffness. It has been observed that as chopped fibers exit the 3D printer nozzle, they tend to align in the direction of material flow. The important consequence of this is that 3D printed patterns will contain chopped carbon fibers whose orientations align with the path that the print head followed during deposition. It is therefore possible to 3D print carbon fiber structures whose fiber orientations are engineered to withstand anticipated loading conditions of the finished part. In this research, experiments were designed to identify the most significant process parameters that influence fiber alignment. Discontinuous carbon fibers were mixed with epoxy and loaded into a syringe. The composite ink was printed using an nScrypt 3Dn tabletop pneumatic microdispensing system that pushes the composite paste through a nozzle. Using ImageJ software, a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) was used to quantify the degree of fiber alignment in lines of carbon-epoxy paste printed under different process parameters. Multiple layers were printed to create parts of the desired thickness. Convergent flow in the tapered nozzles contributes to the fiber alignment. The percentage of carbon fibers, nozzle translation speed, and nozzle diameter were found to have the most significant effect on the degree of fiber alignment. The interactions of carbon fiber loading fraction with air pressure, and fiber length with air pressure, were also found to be significant. Based on the experimental results, tensile test samples were 3D printed with fibers aligned either parallel or perpendicular to the tensile axis. Extrusion of carbon fiber composite ink As expected, the 3D printed test coupons whose fibers were aligned parallel to the tensile axis had significantly higher tensile strength and stiffness. In this research study, the loading of the carbon fiber was limited to 15% by weight. Higher fiber loadings could be used to increase the tensile strength and stiffness of the part. Different ways to increase fiber loading without affecting fiber alignment should also be investigated. The length of carbon fiber is also an important factor, as it affects fiber alignment as well as mechanical properties. The strength of the composite reaches its maximum above the critical fiber length. Methods to extrude longer fibers without clogging the nozzle require further investigation. The current research focuses on fiber alignment only in the X-Y plane. Different methods to induce preferential fiber orientation in the Z direction are currently being explored. An algorithm which can be used as an add-on to CAD software could be developed to determine the preferred fiber orientations to resist mechanical loading. Similarly, a slicing algorithm that takes the CAD result and generates toolpaths that lay down fibers in the preferred orientation would be very powerful. q Mr. Chaitanya Mahajan is an Engineering PhD Student, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, RIT cover article

Spiral print to demonstrate fiber alignment parallel with the nozzle travel direction MAY 2017 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 13

Professional Firms Employee News Bergmann Associates Rochester Headquarters is Growing

certified with the Council of Landscape Architect Registration Boards.

Tiphaine Ketch and Robert Jones have joined the team at leading local engineering and architecture firm Bergmann Associates. Ketch has joined the infrastructure team as a discipline specialist and Jones will be joining the buildings team as a landscape architect. Tiphaine Ketch

Ketch will work on hydraulic, modeling and floodplain analysis in the Rochester office. She previously worked for Erdman Anthony as a project engineer. Ketch has a bachelors from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in civil engineering. In addition, she has a masters in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Ketch is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

Robert Jones

Jones will work on planning and urban design services. Previously, he worked for HUNT Engineers/ Architects, as a landscape architect taking on project management, job coordination and lead designer duties. Jones has a bachelors in landscape architecture. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and

Mohammed Alobahy

Also joining the building group is Mohammed Alobahy and Kevin Howell. Alobahy, a design engineer, and Howell, a project engineer, will both add their talents to the New York Buildings department within the Rochester office. Alobahy will assist the structural engineering team in analysis and design of different structure types. He will also create model drawings using different type of programs and will reply to RFI’s. Alobahy has a bachelors’ degree in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo.

Howell will work in mechanical engineering for the building engineering systems Kevin Howell team. He previously worked for Erdman Anthony as a project engineer. Howell has a bachelors’ degree from the University at Buffalo in mechanical engineering. q

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RIT’s Nabil Z. Nasr honored for lifetime of engineering distinction and leadership Rochester Engineering Society recognizes associate provost and GIS director at annual gala

Nabil Z. Nasr, associate provost for academic affairs and founding director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has been honored for a lifetime of engineering distinction and leadership by the Rochester Engineering Society (RES). Nasr was named an Engineer of Distinction among leaders recognized for their excellence in the field by RES on April 8 during the society’s 115th annual gala at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. “This award and recognition by RES is a very special one for me since I’m being recognized by my engineering peers and colleagues in my hometown,” Nasr said. “I have been fortunate to work in the emerging field of sustainable manufacturing and to be at RIT, where I was given the opportunity and support.” “I truly feel that my team at RIT is the one deserving recognition for giving me the opportunity to lead and for working to make our dreams reality,” he added. “I am fortunate to work with such a wonderful team and to follow my passion in the work I do.” Nasr has worked in the fields of sustainable production, remanufacturing and sustainable product development for nearly three decades. He recently led the proposal development effort that resulted in the selection of GIS to lead the national consortium for the REMADE Institute, for which he currently serves as CEO. REMADE is short for Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions. Continued on page 16... campus news | advertisements


Campus News, Continued The national coalition of 26 universities, 44 companies, seven national labs, 26 industry associations and foundations and three states will collaborate on new clean energy initiatives, focusing on driving down the cost of technologies essential to reuse, recycle and remanufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste. Nasr also is the founder of RIT’s Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery (C3R), which has become a world-leading source of applied research and solutions in remanufacturing technologies. The GIS director has developed strong ties to industry through efforts to implement and improve sustainable design and remanufacturing processes at hundreds of companies from a wide range of industry sectors. His research interests focus on remanufacturing, the circular economy, lifecycle engineering, cleaner production and sustainable product development—all disciplines for which he is widely recognized as an international leader in research and development efforts. Nasr is a member of the International Resource Panel of the United Nations Environment Programme, or UNEP. He also serves on the advisory board of Resource Conservative Manufacturing (ResCoM) Consortium, which is working to develop an innovative methodology and software platform for the industrial implementation of closed-loop manufacturing systems. The consortium is co-funded by the European Commission Nasr has served as an expert delegate with the U.S. government in several international forums such as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In addition to The National Academies National Research Council and the National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB), Nasr served a three-year term as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Singapore Institute for Manufacturing Technology. He also was chair of the OECD Advisory Expert Group on Sustainable Production and Ecoinnovation from 2008-2011. Nasr earned two advanced degrees in engineering, including a master of manufacturing engineering from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from Rutgers University. RES, founded in 1897, has held a gala every year since 1903 to recognize local engineers for outstanding professional achievements and community service. It also applauds activities that promote engineering excellence and leadership in the Rochester area. q 16 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

Save the Date!

RES Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Rochester Museum & Science Center In the Bausch Auditorium 657 East Avenue Rochester, NY

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception Learn About Exciting RES Activities Network and Meet Engineers in the Community RES Update Briefing Board and Officer Elections Meet new officers and directors for the the fiscal year 2017-2018 You will hear a few words from outgoing President Jon Kriegel and incoming President Mike Triassi This meeting is free (Cash Bar), but a reservation is required by Friday, May 19th. Go to the RES Website, A link will be on the home page. campus news

Position Openings

C&S Engineers, a Top 150 ENR firm, is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions in their Buffalo or Rochester office: • Entry Level Transportation Engineer • Senior Transportation Engineer • Senior Bridge Engineer • Bridge Engineer • Software Engineer Developer • Resident Engineer • Data Collection Technicians In return for your hard work and efforts, C&S provides a unique work environment focused on quality, learning, and professional growth. We provide opportunity for advancement, recognition and rewards programs, and an excellent salary and benefits package for our employees. For more information or to apply for this position, go to C&S Companies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, disability, religious belief, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age or gender, or any other protected category. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Save the Date!

RES Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:00 to 7:00 pm RMSC, Bausch Auditorium

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Professional Firms

Cletus O. Ezenwa Acquires Lu Engineers, PC Lu Engineers, PC, a leading engineering firm in Rochester, NY has been acquired by Cletus O. Ezenwa, PE. Lu Engineers will continue to offer environmental, civil, and transportation engineering solutions, along with construction inspection, and expand by adding bridge condition inspection to their portfolio. The firm will nearly double its workforce to over 40, and includes the addition of seven Professional Engineers. Ezenwa will serve as Chief Executive Officer, and also manage the bridge inspection department. The previous owner/ partners of the firm will remain as members of the board of directors, and continue to practice their respective specialties. The additional employees joining the firm are transitioning from their roles at Prudent Engineering, LLP. Mr. Ezenwa was one of the two founding partners at Prudent Engineering, he

recently sold his shares in that firm to the remaining partner, Philip Thayaparan, PE. In a recent interview, Ezenwa stated he was motivated to make the purchase as Lu is strategically positioned for growth. “They have an exceptionally talented team, and enjoy a solid reputation of working closely with each client, providing them with exactly the right solution. I look forward to continuing that tradition of excellence. I also believe that Rochester is seeing a great resurgence, and I’m pleased to contribute to moving the community forward.” R. Scott Prior, President at Lu Engineers commented, “Merging with Cletus provides the opportunity to increase market share and expand into new locations and sectors. Our clients will benefit from the combined

professional services which include a bridge inspection group that is widely recognized throughout the State. Cletus shares our vision and values and has already proven to be a successful leader in our profession. His legacy will be an important part of our combined company.” For 35+ years, Lu Engineers has provided premier engineering, technical, and operational services to a broad range of clients across the greater Western New York region. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, and known as the ‘go-to’ firm for civil, transportation, environmental engineering, construction administration and beyond, they are expanding their footprint, adding offices in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Syracuse, New York. q

Professional Firms Employee News Clark Patterson Lee Appoints Director of Communications Clark Patterson Lee (CPL), a fullservice design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for over four decades, announced that Vince Press has joined its team as director of communications, a newly created position. Press brings more than 20 successful years of PR/ marketing experience, most recently serving as communications manager for Bergmann Associates. Vince Press

“We are thrilled to welcome Vince to the CPL team,” Clark Patterson Lee Chief Culture Officer Kathy Metcalfe said. “Vince is extremely creative and versatile, and his personable demeanor is a perfect match for the position and the company. I expect his leadership and expertise to bring new ideas to the team and have a meaningful impact on our continued success and growth.”

communications and be responsible for growing CPL’s brand awareness across the company’s footprint. Additionally, he will work to build and maintain relationships with the media, partners and clients. Throughout his career, Press has gained extensive expertise in public relations, media relations, marketing and events, with success spanning several public and private sectors, including aviation, economic development, telecom, media and architecture, engineering and construction. During his time with Bergmann Associates, he oversaw the company’s PR and media relations functions, and built its digital presence from the ground up. Press earned a bachelor of science in business management from Florida Institute of Technology. In his spare time, he writes a monthly food and drink review column for the Democrat and Chronicle called “I’m in the Mood For …” and is involved in youth sports. q

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Professional Firms Employee News Clark Patterson Lee Announces Promotions in Rochester Clark Patterson Lee, announced the promotion of Katherine Metcalfe to chief culture officer and Bill Slowig as marketing director. In her new role, Metcalfe is responsible for cultivating a high-performance culture that engages, builds trust, infuses meaning into people’s work and brings overall joy to the workplace. She will ensure that the firm’s workplace culture is aligned with the organization’s core values of integrity, inspiration, ingenuity, collaboration, family and fun. In addition, as chief culture officer, Metcalfe will serve as human resource director and support the human resources team in all aspects, including recruitment and retention, training and development, compensation and compliance. Katherine Metcalfe

Metcalfe has over 25 year of experience in marketing and communications, most recently serving as director of marketing and communications. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and government from SUNY Oneonta and her master’s degree in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester. As marketing director, Slowig is responsible for leading the marketing team and ensuring all promotional materials and messages are consistently branded and implemented across the company’s offices and regions. He will oversee all things marketing including strategy, business development support, proposals, conferences, databases and the overall marketing team workload.

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Slowig has been with the firm since 2011 and has 30 years in marketing and management with over 20 years in the A/E industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology. q

SWBR Promotes Tim Zigarowicz to Senior Associate SWBR announced the promotion of Tim Zigarowicz, AIA, to senior associate. Since joining the firm in 2004, he has managed several highprofile affordable, supportive, senior and market-rate housing projects, many of which were designed and constructed to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes. Most recently, he served as the architect for the new DePaul Ebenezer Square Apartments in West Seneca, New York, which were awarded LEED for Homes professional firms employee news

Platinum Certification. Zigarowicz serves as a dedicated project manager, committed to meeting his clients’ goals by keeping the project on budget and on track. He received his associate in applied science in architecture from Alfred State College and his bachelor of professional studies in architecture from the University at Buffalo. q Tim Zigarowicz, AIA


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Education Opportunities Wednesday, May 17

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Fire Protection Storage Tanks & Pressure Vessels 1 PDH Approval Pending (call or email for confirmation after May 12) Speaker: Chris Cardona (Highland Tanks) 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, May 15th, 585-341-3168 or

Support Your Society Attend a Meeting The RES website ( 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 To post continuing education opportunities on this page please contact the Rochester Engineering Society, 585-254-2350, or email: 20 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

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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: 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.

Tuesday, May 2

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Wednesday, May 17

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)

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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

Time: Buffet dinner at 6:00 pm, Red Wings game at 7:05 pm Cost: Adults are $10, Children under 12 are $1. Reservations: Limited space available! You MUST make payment by Wednesday, May 3rd. Because of the expected turnout, this is a PREPRAID event only. Payment can be accepted on the website at:

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Wednesday, May 17

Rochester Section Excom Meeting

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Machine Learning for Object Recognition from High Volume Radio Frequency Data Place: RIT Golisano Hall, Room 1435 Speaker: Dr. Uttam Majumder Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Free admission. Pizza and drinks will be served. For more information visit

Fire Protection Storage Tanks & Pressure Vessels

1 PDH Approval Pending (call or email for confirmation after May 12)

Speaker: Chris Cardona (Highland Tanks) 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, May 15th, 585-341-3168 or

Monday, May 8

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, And Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 32 Thursday, May 18 Annual Picnic and Golf Tournament Association for Bridge Place: Ravenwood Golf Course, 929 Lynaugh Rd., Victor, NY Construction and Design (ABCD)

Time: Golf registration 9:30 am to 10:45 am; Shotgun Start at 11:00 am; Picnic 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 to 7:30 pm (Dinner catered by the Dinosaur Bar-B-Q) Reservations: Reservation deadline is April 28th. No tickets will be sold or distributed at the door! Tickets will be mailed or you can pick up at the RF Peck Company. Tickets can be purchased from the website at

Wednesday, May 10

Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

Nonlinear Optics: The Future of Vision Correction

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Speakers: Wayne H. Knox, Professor of Optics, Physics, Materials Science and Vision Science, University of Rochester, The Institute of Optics G507 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. engineers' calendar

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Annual May Dinner – 2017 Bridge Award Presentations and Installation of Officers & Directors

Place: Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, 6492 East Main Street Road (SR 5), Stafford, NY. Tine: Open bar & hors d'oeuvres at 5:30; Dinner at 6;30 pm Cost: Members $35; Non-members $40; Full time Students $20. Reservations: Make reservations by May 12th with dinner choice (10 oz. Prime Rib of Beef, Chicken Parmesan, Baked Salmon, or Vegetarian Lasagna) to Mike Davidson, 716-710-3926 or Additional details on the program are on the website ( and page 37 of this issue).

Thursday, May 18

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA)

Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting Finger Lakes Dinner Program Details will be available at

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Thursday, June 15

Association for Bridge p 28 Construction and Design (ABCD)

Cornell University MBSE Project and Lessons Learned

Speaker: Wes Hewett, Lecturer, Cornell University Place: 6 hosts available. See page 28 for details or go to the website at ChapterSites/finger-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

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19th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Friday, May 19

Place: Terry Hills Country Club, 5122 Clinton Street Rd., Batavia, NY Time: Registration begins at 11:30 am; Lunch beginning at 11:30 am (Halfway House), Shotgun start at 12:45 pm. Dinner at 6:00 pm. Awards following dinner. Cost: $100 per person (includes lunch, golf with cart, Keg beer, and dinner). $35 for dinner only. Reservations: Reservations by Wed. June 9th to Mike Barrett, 716-688-0766, Reservation form is also on page 39 of this issue.

Annual 18-Hole Scholarship Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 21

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Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) IES Rochester Golf Outing

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Place: Webster Golf Course – East Course, 440 Salt Road, Webster, NY Time: Registration, Lunch and Social Hour from 12:00 to 1:15 pm; Shotgun start at 1:30 pm; Dinner will be served following the tournament. Cost: $95/person includes lunch, driving range, 18 holes, cart, and dinner. Reservations: To register or sponsor a hole, contact Josh Rodems, 585-427-8888 or Reservations and payment due by May 5th. A registration form is also available on page 31 of this issue.

Place: Victor Hills Golf Club Time: 10:30 am Cost: Individual Golfer - $95; Foursome - $370 (sponsorship available for $100). Price includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, steak dinner, and drinks). Registration: Reserve and pay for this event before June 14th through the website at on the ‘Events’ page. Direct any tournament questions to John Garbinski at

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Friday, June 16

Networking &Learn About RES Activities

Board of Directors and Sporting Clays

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Place: RMSC, 657 East Avenue, Rochester (Bausch Auditorium) Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm Reservation: This meeting is free (cash bar), but a reservation is required by Friday, May 19th. Go to the RES website at

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Thursday, June 15

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Shaping Systems Engineering and InCOSE for the Future

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Speaker: Garry Roedler, INCOSE President-elect. Place: 6 hosts available. See page 28 for details or go to the website at ChapterSites/finger-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 22 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

Time: 3:00 pm ‘Details will be available at

Monday, July 10

Electrical Association (EA) 37th Annual Invitational Golf Outing

Place: LeRoy Country Club, 7759 East Main Road, LeRoy, NY Registration: Early registration discounts available. More information online at The RES website ( 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 engineers' calendar

Campus News Undergraduate engineering students provide 3D-printed prosthetic arm to teen in Rwanda

Project helps teen with day-to-day tasks and becomes a foundation for business opportunities in region When Eric first saw the prosthetic arm that two RIT engineering students designed, he was nervous about touching it, let alone wearing it. Family and friends from his village in Rwamagana, in eastern Rwanda, gathered to be there as he received the new hand, and they encouraged him to try it himself. Once he did, it seemed to change everything, said Laura Alderfer. She and Ken Postel, both undergraduate students in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, traveled to Rwanda to deliver the arm after spending the fall semester designing, printing and testing it for the 19-year-old boy. The two students had experience with international travel after previous work as part of Engineering World Health. The campus student organization had undertaken several international trips to Haiti, Guatemala and Rwanda to work in hospitals and other community organizations repairing and upgrading medical equipment. Alderfer kept in contact with hospital administrators and the director of the Children Might Foundation when she worked in Rwanda in 2014. Wanting to return to the country, she inquired about projects and learned about children in need of prosthetic devices. Eric was one of the teens at the top of the list. Given just measurements of the teen’s limb and a brief description of what activities he wanted to be able to do, the two students built a device that could work for him. There would be some challenges both at home and abroad—from learning about 3D printing to improvising with tools on site—but the surprises also proved to be inspiring, said Alderfer. “I never 3D printed anything prior to this school year. I have experience in bio-mechanics, but the 3D printing realm, CAD, I’m not an expert. Not even a novice,” she said laughing. The fifth-year biomedical engineering student and member of RIT’s women’s crew team met Postel the year prior as they were preparing to go to Guatemala with Engineering World Health. She asked him to teach her about 3D printing. “Then her quick follow up was, we’re going to deliver it, too,” said Postel, a fifth-year industrial and system engineering student from Cleveland, who intends to go into the 3D-printing field after graduation this May. Throughout the fall semester, the two worked on different designs and came up with a prosthetic sized for a teen. The grasping mechanism would allow him to open a bottle of water, cut food, use a broom, carry firewood—activities often taken for granted. The new hand would not replace fine motor skills but could help completing different rudimentary tasks. The students also had to consider environment, long-term use and access to repair and services. “It’s so important to understand your design context. You have campus news

to understand environments and situations and then design based on that,” said Alderfer, who is from Sellersville, Pa., and who will graduate in May. Having contacts within the country also was a benefit, and the Children Might Foundation was a critical component because they knew Eric’s family. Although a caseworker from the agency came with the students acting as translator and guide, they were able to learn and use different phrases in Kinyarwanda, the regional language. “He translated flawlessly back and forth and he knew the cultural practices, but it went a long way to be able to go into the house and greet the mom and kids in their own language. I can’t have a conversation with them, but a smile and ‘good morning’ goes a long way,” said Alderfer. The good will was necessary as the students expected their visit in late January to be 1 to 2 days; it turned into several. Modifications to their design were necessary and the power tool they brought with them was damaged. They had to improvise with a pocket knife, screwdriver, heat gun and a pair of scissors. “It’s not like we couldn’t get the job done, it just took us a bit longer,” said Postel. And the project became bigger than delivering the hand to Eric, when their design drew the interest of faculty-researchers at the University of Kigali and the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO). Representatives from each organization met with the students. Although skeptical about the socket the students used for the prosthetic, they were interested in the hand section and the costs associated with developing the overall design. The ISPO offered to make Eric a professionallyfit socket. “The university is developing their own center for biomedical excellence, and they want to try to incorporate this into their new center as research and possibly as a funding resource,” said Postel. Both students want to return to Rwanda, either to continue the current work or to help further the product development process because there is a great need for these services. “I want to remain involved,” said Alderfer. “I want to travel back to Rwanda, but in a way that will help serve them and not just my personal interests. I could help train others and they could do so much with 3D-printed prosthetics.” More information about the students’ travel can be found in an online video and through Alderfer’s blog site. q MAY 2017 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 23

Professional Firms Employee News Four SWBR Team Members Promoted to Associates of the Firm SWBR announced the promotion of four employees who have all been elevated to associates of the firm. Its newest associates are: • Leticia Blaya-Fornataro, AIA • Jim Vekasy, AIA, LEED AP • Jamie Bucci, AIA • Jennifer O’Shea, AIA Blaya-Fornataro specializes in senior housing with a particular focus on creating communities Leticia Blaya-Fornataro, AIA

for active and independent residents. Her most recent projects include The Highlands at Pittsford, St. Ann’s Community and St. John’s Home for the Aging. Prior to joining SWBR, Blaya-Fornataro’s design experience included work in Brazil, Utah and Miami. She holds master and bachelor degrees in architecture from The University of Utah and has been with the firm since 2008. Vekasy joined the firm in 2015. His innovation, attention to detail and organizational skills enable him to successfully manage large, complex projects. Although he has worked

Jim Vekasy, AIA

throughout the Northeast for more than 10 years, his most recent work includes projects for Cloverwood Senior Living and Southern Tier Environments for Living. He received his bachelor of architecture from Syracuse University. As an architect and designer, Bucci has managed several large projects for clients in New York state. His design experience includes commercial, industrial and education projects for Victor Central School District, Rochester City School District and McQuaid Jesuit High School. In addition to his design work, Bucci is heavily involved in the community. He is an active

Jamie Bucci, AIA

mentor for the ACE Mentor Program of Rochester, has been a guest critic for senior thesis presentations at Alfred State College and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. A project manager and new associate, O’Shea recently earned her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accreditation and joined the firm in 2016 after working internationally in Russia and Ireland. She specializes in design and construction on pharmaceutical, high-tech and semiconductor facility projects and is working with Eastman Kodak Company, DuPont, Thermo Fisher and others. She received her bachelor of

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Campus News Reusable carbon nanotubes could be the water filter of the future, says RIT study Study published in ‘Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology’ A new class of carbon nanotubes could be the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water, say researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology. Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials—silicon gels and activated carbon—according to a paper published in the March issue of Environmental Science Water: Research and Technology. RIT researchers John-David Rocha and Reginald Rogers, authors of the study, demonstrate the potential of this emerging technology to clean polluted water. Their work applies carbon nanotubes to environmental problems in a specific new way that builds on a nearly two decades of nanomaterial research. Nanotubes are more commonly associated with fuel-cell research. “This aspect is new—taking knowledge of carbon nanotubes and their properties and realizing, with new processing and characterization techniques, the advantages nanotubes can provide for removing contaminants for water,” said Rocha, assistant professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science in RIT’s College of Science. campus news

Rocha and Rogers are advancing nanotube technology for environmental remediation and water filtration for home use.

Rocha said. “These are properties that only come into play because they are at the nanometer scale.”

“We have shown that we can regenerate these materials,” said Rogers, assistant professor of chemical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering. “In the future, when your water filter finally gets saturated, put it in the microwave for about five minutes and the impurities will get evaporated off.” Carbon nanotubes are storage units measuring about 50,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Carbon reduced to the nanoscale defies the rules of physics and operates in a world of quantum mechanics in which small materials become mighty. “We know carbon as graphite for our pencils, as diamonds, as soot,” Rocha said. “We can transform that soot or graphite into a nanometer-type material known as graphene.” A single-walled carbon nanotube is created when a sheet of graphene is rolled up. The physical change alters the material’s chemical structure and determines how it behaves. The result is “one of the most heat conductive and electrically conductive materials in the world,”

The RIT researchers created new techniques for manipulating the tiny materials. Rocha developed a method for isolating high-quality, single-walled carbon nanotubes and for sorting them according to their semiconductive or metallic properties. Rogers redistributed the pure carbon nanotubes into thin papers akin to carbon-copy paper. Once the papers are formed, now we have the adsorbent—what we use to pull the contaminants out of water,” Rogers said. The filtration process works because “carbon nanotubes dislike water,” he added. Only the organic contaminants in the water stick to the nanotube, not the water molecules. “This type of application has not been done before,” Rogers said. “Nanotubes used in this respect is new.” Co-authors on the paper are Ryan Capasse, RIT chemistry alumnus, and Anthony Dichiara, a former RIT post-doctoral researcher in chemical engineering now at the University of Washington. q


4th ANNUAL GENESEE RIVER BASIN SUMMIT River Access and Recreational Opportunities

June 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - RIT Campus Genesee RiverWatch is hosting its 4th Annual Genesee River Basin Summit on June 15, 2017 in the Louise Slaughter Building on the Rochester Institute of Technology Campus. The topic is "River Access and Recreational Opportunities." The Summit is open to the public. Please join us! Purpose: Our region is blessed with an abundance of water assets. But those assets are underutilized especially the Genesee River and its tributaries. The purpose of this year's Summit is to review the current state of river access and recreational use, understand the benefits associated with increasing these opportunities and plan for how we can move forward to benefit our citizens and the local economy. The Summit will be broken down into four sessions. 1. Available River Access - Presentations will review available river and tributary access opportunities and maps. 2. Available Recreational Opportunities - Experts will discuss the boating, fishing, hiking and biking opportunities available. 3. Why is it Important? - This series of presentations will explore various perspectives on why recreation and access is important to regional tourism and the economy. 4. What Can or Should Be Done? - This session will look at what kinds of projects and programs are in the works across the basin and solicit feedback from the attendees on a path forward. A complete agenda will be published soon.

Date: June 15, 2017 Time: 8:00am to 4:30pm Place: Rochester Institute of Technology, Louise Slaughter Hall, Building 78, Rooms 2240-2210 Registration required: Fee: $15 includes breakfast, breaks and lunch. Includes: Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon break. 26 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting Events

• Thursday, May 18, 2017: May Chapter Meeting  Wes Hewett, Lecturer, Cornell University

Cornell University MBSE Project and Lessons Learned

Wes Hewett and his Cornell University students are going to present results and lessons learned from a recent student MBSE project. Wes’ accomplishments include: Lockheed Martin Qualified Systems Engineer, FEAC Certified DoDAF Modeler, M.S. CIS from Bellevue (Neb.) University, M.S. Systems Mgmt from USC, B.S. in Business Administration from Cal State Long Beach, USAF Major (retired), and currently INCOSE Finger Lakes Chapter treasurer, and Broome West Gideons International Camp treasurer and speaker.

• Thursday, June 15, 2017: June Chapter Meeting  Garry Roedler, INCOSE President-elect

Shaping Systems Engineering and InCOSE for the Future

Incoming INCOSE President Garry Roedler of Lockheed Martin has agreed to speak at our June meeting. He will discuss his plans for INCOSE.

• 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 1. Ithaca

Wesley Hewett at, Cornell University, Rhodes Hall

2. Syracuse University

Dr. Young Moon at, 220 Link Hall

3. Rome, NY

Bruce Rubin at

4. North Syracuse, NY

Kevin Devaney at, SRC, 6225 Running Ridge Rd., 13212

5. Lockheed Martin MST Shirley Kupst at, Owego, NY 6. Rochester, NY

Rick Zinni at, Location TBD


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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

MPES Awards Nine Scholarships To Area Students

In order to promote the profession of engineering, MPES manages nine different scholarships available to high school seniors who plan to enroll in ABET accredited engineering programs. Two scholarships are funded directly by MPES, while the others are managed by MPES and funded by area companies and societies. The scholarship winners were formally recognized at the April 8th RES Gala. MPES-SPONSORED PAUL AND CLAIRE RAYNOR SCHOLARSHIP Cecilia Esterman, Allendale Columbia School, Materials Science Engineering VASTOLA SCHOLARSHIP Hanna Schenkel, Webster Thomas High School, Biomedical Engineering MPES-MANAGED DAVID LAZZAR SCHOLARSHIP Christopher Lemley, Notre Dame High School, Civil Engineering BERGMANN ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP Hannah Seppalo, Penfield High School, Mechanical Engineering ERDMAN ANTHONY SCHOLARSHIP Nathan Stack, Irondequoit High School, Mechanical Engineering ALSTOM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Justin Silva, Eastridge High School, Aerospace Engineering OPTIMATION TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP Brian Linton, Geneseo High School, Electrical Engineering AMERCIAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES SCHOLARSHIP Brian Dunn, Penfield High School, Mechanical Engineering EDWARD J. RIES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Kamren Davis, Sodus High School, Computer Engineering Many thanks to the MPES scholarship committee: Victor Genberg, P.E., Greg Hutter, P.E., Dave Petherbridge, P.E. , Joe Dombrowski, PE and Bruce Wallmann, P.E. For more information on MPES scholarships, please visit:

NYSSPE Monitors Updates to Land Surveyor Legislation

A new Land Surveyor Bill is currently in development. NYSSPE is working closely with the Association of Professional Land Surveyors in order help clearly define the boundaries between surveying and professional engineering. The latest update from NYSSPE Executive Director, Anthony Fasano and Legislative Counsel, Mark Kriss can be viewed at: 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 or contact MPES through our website at

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Rochester ASHRAE website:


President's Message

Our final event of the year is our Annual Golf/Picnic scheduled for Monday, May 8th. If you are interested in participating or becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Jim Browe (

On Saturday April 8th, the Rochester ASHRAE Chapter was an Affiliate sponsor at The Rochester Engineering Society’s 115th Annual Gala Event. We were honored to participate in such a worthy event.

Please continue to check out our website at www.rochester. 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.!/ashraerochester.

On April 10th our Chapter toured “Allied Foods” in Brockport. A big thanks to Pete Brennan for hosting, along with Mike Nohle and Sam Scorsone for organizing the event.

The Rochester Engineering Symposium was held on April 18th at the Hyatt Downtown. This year Christina Walter did a terrific job putting together a slate of three HVAC presentations sponsored by ASHRAE. Thank you Chris! 32 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

Jeffrey Close, P.E. 2016-2017 President, Rochester Chapter ashrae news



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

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President's Message Congratulations to the newly elected Chapter Officers for 2017-2019. A special thankyou to Terry Brown who is retiring from the Chapter Board. Terry has been the Chapter Treasurer for the past 4 years and is also a Past-Chapter President. Thank you Terry for your years of involvement and support. I would like to thank the membership for their support to the Chapter during my past 4 years as your Chapter President. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Chapter. I will continue my involvement with the Chapter as I have been elected as Treasurer. The annual Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, June 8th at the Victor Golf Club. We will be playing the South Course and will tee off at 10:00 am. The golf committee is seeking hole sponsors ($100) and prize sponsors ($200) to support the outing. Please make checks payable to ASPE Rochester. Flyers for the outing and sponsorships will be available at the May meetings, and will be sent via e-mails. Forms indicating golfers and sponsors, and payment, are due by May 27th, to Jennifer Wengender at Clark Patterson Lee.

Alan Smith, P.E. Rochester Chapter (soon to be) Past-President

Meeting Notice – Save the Date Topic:

Fire Protection Storage Tanks & Pressure Vessels Speaker: Chris Cardona (Highland Tanks)


Wednesday, May 17, 2017


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


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 May 12) Cost:

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


To Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or by Monday, May 15th. Future meeting - Golf Outing - June 8th (Chapters are not authorized to speak for the Society) MAY 2017 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 33

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association Website:

Year 2017 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

Upcoming Events 2017: May 18, 2017 - Board of Directors and General Membership Finger Lakes Dinner time and location T.B.D. June 16, 2017 - Board of Directors - 3pm and Sporting Clays time and locations T.B.D. July 15, 2017 – Second annual GVLSA Picnic time and location T.B.D. August – NO MEETINGS September 14, 2017 -Board of Directors meeting at 6:00pm, Webinar at 7:00pm at Erdman Anthony October 19, 2017 -General Membership meeting Livingston County Dinner time and location T.B.D. November 16, 2017 - Board of Directors and General Membership meeting at the 40 & 8 933 University Avenue

Board of Directors

May 2017

2015-2017 Jeffrey A. Tiede, LS Scott E. Measday, LS 2016-2018 Justin M. Roloson, LS Douglas W. Magde, LS 2017-2019 David R. Standinger, LS Daniel T. Hickok, LS Jonathan Navagh - Associates Representative

May 18, 2017 Board of Directors and

General Membership Meeting Finger Lakes Dinner Program and location not yet determined.

December 9, 2017 – Annual Dinner Meeting time and location T.B.D.

June 16, 2017 Board of Directors 3:00pm Professional Affiliations •

New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc.

National Society of Professional Surveyors

Rochester Engineering Society


and Sporting Clays time and locations T.B.D.

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Society for Imaging Science and Technology Website: 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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Nonlinear Optics: The Future of Vision Correction by Wayne H. Knox, Professor of Optics, Physics, Materials Science and Vision Sciene University of Rochester, The Institute of Optics G507


Knox is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a Fellow and Life member of the American Physical Society, in 1990 won the National Academy of Sciences W.O. Baker Award for Initiatives in Research. In 1999 he won the Richtmyer Award for Physics teaching from the American Association of Physics Teachers.


Wayne has authored over 150 publications and has 41 or more patents granted or pending, and has chaired many international professional society meetings.

We use nonlinear optics in a strong two photon absorption limit to locally modify the index of refraction of ophthalmic materials such as hydrogels and cornea tissue. We have written high quality vision correctors in hydrogels and cornea. Wayne H. Knox obtained BS (1979) and PhD degrees (1983) at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Knox went to Bell Labs in Holmdel NJ in 1984 and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, was promoted to Member of Technical Staff in 1985 and to Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 1990. In 1997, he was promoted to Director of the Advanced Photonics Research Department where he was responsible for forward-looking research in a number of areas related to advanced technologies in telecommunications in longhaul, access and Metro networks.

In April 2001 he returned to The Institute of Optics as Director (2001-2011) and Professor of Optics where he currently carries out a research program in ultrafast nonlinear optics and applications in vision correction. He is also Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Vision Science, and Chief Science Officer at Clerio Vision, and startup company that he co-founded. At the University of Rochester, he teaches the Optical Engineering Senior Design course and is always looking for new customers for senior design projects.

We are coming up on our election cycle. Members, please be watching your e-mail for a notice. Our March meeting was cancelled due to weather. The speaker has been re-scheduled for October. 40 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

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Rochester, NY Section P.O. Box 23795 Rochester, NY 14692

It’s Time Again For The Annual

IES Rochester Golf Outing

June 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Individual Golfer: $95 Foursome: $370 Sponsorships Available for $100 (Price includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, steak dinner, drinks and prizes)

Please direct any tournament questions to John Garbinski at Please RSVP and pay for this event before 6/14 through our website at on the ‘Events’ page. ies news



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New Membership Application and Advertising Rate Details are at Save the Date!

RES Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:00 to 7:00 pm RMSC, Bausch Auditorium 657 East Avenue, Rochester Free (cash bar) but a reservation is required at by Friday, May 19th 46 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MAY 2017

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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: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Vincenzo G. Marcello, 585-422-0043. American Public Works Association Monroe County/Genesee Valley Branch Past-Chairman, Geoff Benway Email: American Society of Civil Engineers, Rochester Section President, Clement Chung, PE Email: or American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, Christina Walter Email: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Steven Ivancic, University of Rochester Email: American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Rochester New York Chapter President, Alan Smith, IBC Engineering 585-292-1590. Email: Association for Bridge Construction and Design President, Kevin H. Miller, PE 716-852-3211 Email: Association For Facilities Engineering, Rochester Chapter President, Matthews Knights, 585-924-2186 x221 Email:

Electrical Association Executive Director, Karen Lynch Email: President, Joseph Dombrowski, PE, LC, M/E Engineering, PC

New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Section 4 President, Howard R. Ressel, 585-272-3372. Email: New York Water Environment Association Inc., Genesee Valley Chapter ( President, Bill Davis, 585-381-9250 Email:

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association President, John F. Gillen, LS Ex-Officio, Robert Hatch, 585-349-3750. Email: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Inc., Rochester Section President, Dwight Roth, Maynards / VP Supply, 585-500-3188. Email: Imaging Science & Technology, Rochester Chapter President, David Odgers Email: Independent Entrepreneurs Council, Rochester NY Chapter Chairman, Ralph Kraft, 585-621-6946 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Greg T. Gdowski, 585-275-2580 Email: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, John Kaemmerlen, 585-475-2767 Email: International Council on Systems Engineering, Finger Lakes Chapter President, Jack Riley Email:

Professional Services Management Association, Upstate New York Chapter President, Margaret Rathmell, SWBR Email: Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Executive Director, Kirstie Steves 585-313-8972, fax 538-6166, Email: President, Jim Allen, email: Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractor’s National Association-Rochester, Inc. Executive Director, Aaron Hilger 585-586-8030. Email: Societ of Manufacturing Engineers, Chapter 16 Chairman, John F. Schmitt, 585-581-1880 Society of Plastics Engineers, Rochester Section President, Brett Blaisdell, Bausch & Lomb, 1400 North Gooaman Street, Rochester, NY 14609 585-338-5417, Email: Society of Women Engineers President, Marca J. Lam, RIT Email:

Monroe Professional Engineers Society President, David C. Roberts, PE Email:

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)

MRB Group

Erdman Anthony Associates

Optimation Technology, Inc. (Champion)

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (RBA)

Passero Associates

affiliated societies & corporate members of the rochester engineering society

Rochester Institute of Technology, Kate Gleason College of Engineering TY-LIN International (Champion) Visron Design, Inc. V.J. Stanley Inc.

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