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Brett C. Eliasz, PE

2017 Young Engineer of the Year Finalist

Professor Martin E. Gordon, PE, DFE 2017 Engineer of the Year

Lee M. Loomis

2017 Engineer of the Distinction

Stephen G. Mischissin, PE 2017 Engineer of the Distinction

Emily M. Smith, PE 2017 Young Engineer of the Year

Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE 2017 Engineer of the Distinction

Richard E. Rice 2017 Engineer of the Distinction

Nick Vamivakas, PhD

2017 Young Engineer of the Year Finalist

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Save the Date: 2018 Engineering Symposium in Rochester - April 24th | 16 NEW LOCATION - Rochester Riverside Convention Center; Early registration is by April 2nd


Announcing the Award Recipients 2017 EOY & YEOY and

The Rochester Engineer Published since 1922 by

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ROCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY, INC.

Founded March 18, 1897

Volume 96, Number 9, MARCH 2018 (Electronic Version Only Available) 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: admin@roceng.org

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4 • 116th Annual Gala - Sponsorship Opportunities Available

7 • RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy is well into the 2017-18 School Year

8 • How Do You Arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom! 10 • E3 Fair - March 26, 2018 11-15 • Announcing the 2017 Engineer of the Year, 2017 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year, 2 Finalists for Young Engineer of the Year, and 4 Engineers of Distinction (cover) 16 • Announcing the 2018 Engineering Symposium in Rochester 18 • Get to the Point! - Listen So You Can Hear

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.

21-23 • Position Openings

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.

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Go to www.roceng.org to join the Rochester Engineering Society. Click on the individual membership and you can submit your application on-line. Board of Directors: OFFICERS: President MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Optimation Technology, Inc. / mike.triassi@gmail.com First Vice President JOSEPH DOMBROWSKI, PE M/E Engineering / jdombrowski@meengineering.com Second Vice President GREG GDOWSKI, PhD University of Rochsester / Greg_Gdowski@urmc.rochester.edu Treasurer TBD Past President JON KRIEGEL Retired / jkriegel@rochester.rr.com EIGHT DIRECTORS: CORNELIUS (NEAL) ILLENBERG PE Retired / nillenberg@aol.com LEE LOOMIS Retired / leeloomis46@gmail.com RICHARD E. RICE MJ Engineering / rriceaquash@gmail.com ADAM CUMMINGS, PE Town of Ontario / adamcummings22@gmail.com DANIELLE WALTERS Harris Corporation/ dwalters710@gmail.com DOREEN EDWARDS Rochester Institute of Technology /ddeeen@rit.edu MICHELLE SOMMERMAN, PE Bergmann Associates / msommerman@bergmannpc.com BRETT ELIASZ, PE Bergmann Associates / beliasz@bergmannpc.com Administrative Director LYNNE M. IRWIN Rochester Engineering Society / e-mail: admin@roceng.org

22-23, 29-31 • Professional Firms - Employee News 24 • Continuing Education Opportunities (PDHs) 25-27 • Engineers’ Calendar 32 • News from Professional Firms 9, 34 • What's News 51-52 • Directory of Professional Services 52 • Directory of Business Services 53 • 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...............44-45 • AFE Association for Facilities Engineering...........................................49 • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers............................................43 • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers....................................................47 • ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers....................................46 • EA Electrical Association.......................................................................37 • GVLSA Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.............................50 • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.................40-41

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• IES Illuminating Engineering Society....................................................33 • INCOSE International Council on Systems Engineering..........................38 • IS&T Imaging Science and Technology...................................................42 • MPES Monroe Professional Engineers Society......................................39 • NYSATE New York State Association of Transportation Engineers.34-35 • RES Rochester Engineering Society..................................................2-17 • SWE Society of Women Engineers........................................................48 • TERRA Science & Engineering Fairs............................................................36

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President’s Message

Michael Triassi, EIT Javlyn, Inc. RES President 2017 - 18 It is with a sad heart that the Rochester Engineering Society mourns the loss of one of its own. Barry Quinn, a warm individual, past president, and friend of the society passed on February 10th. Barry's spirit for voluntarism included 20+ years of service with NYSATE (including selection as Transportation Engineer of the Year), E3 Fair (an Engineering fair funded by local engineering societies) and a great passion for the RES scholarship program. Based on the recommendation of the family, RES has made a donation in Barry's memory to the CzeutzfeldtJakob Disease Foundation. It is appropriate that we get ready to acknowledge our newest scholarship award recipients. Michelle Sommerman, the current Scholarship chairperson, and the Scholarship committee have made selections on eight new recipients. They will be celebrated at our upcoming GALA on April 14th along with the awards for the 2017 RES Engineer

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of the Year, 2017 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the year, two Finalists for the Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year, and four Engineers of Distinction. A special thank you goes out to the teams that help to interview, review, and select our award recipients. If you have never attended or it has been a while since you have been to the RES GALA, please consider joining us this year. There are great things in store for this year's event. The popular silent auction is back, Ashley Dorzbacher will be the MC again, and we continue to make the event lighter and more lively. Check out the details on the RES website, along with the many great sponsors for the Gala this year! Remember to get your ticket for the RES GALA at the Riverside Convention Center on April 14th. See more information at www.roceng.org/RES-Gala or email res@frontiernet.net Mike Triassi RES President

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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.

May 17, 1967 (Special Meeting of the Executive Committee – Chamber of Commerce) The Executive Committee approved a

motion to borrow an additional $1,000 from Lincoln Rochester Trust Company to meet current operating expenses.

May 23, 1967 (Special Meeting of the Executive Committee – Chamber of Commerce) The Executive Committee approved the

membership applications of seven new members.

“The Rochester Engineer” (May 1967) This issue announced,

“Sights and Sounds of Vietnam,” a presentation by Rochester TimesUnion Reporter, Peter Behr, scheduled for the RES Annual Meeting at the U of R Faculty Club. Sgt. Behr, a 1962 graduate of Colgate University, had recently returned from a six-week assignment in South Vietnam, and provided a recording of an actual fire-fight in which he participated, scenes of the Vietnam War, and provocative thoughts about the conflict. Feedback from a group of RES officers who recently visited the Cleveland Engineering & Scientific Center focused on “thinking bigger” than just creating a place for engineers to meet. Rather, it should provide facilities and support for educational and technical programs of the more than thirty engineering, scientific and technical organizations in the greater Rochester area. RES President Evan Edwards submitted a detailed report stating, “With diligent study, inspired imagination and dedicated effort, the RES should be able to provide the leadership to establish a center and a program appropriate to the needs of the Rochester community.” He further stated, “The Rochester Engineers’ Center should begin to undergo a careful re-appraisal, by men dedicated to bringing it to fruition.” A small article in this issue announced, “Engineers interested in proposal to convert this country to the metric system of weights and measures should be aware that the US House of Representatives is currently considering a bill to fund, at $500k/year, a study on this issue by the US Dept. of Commerce." The U of R’s Institute of Optics announced a “Fundamentals of Optics for Physicists and Engineers” course for college-level instructors of physics and electrical and mechanical engineering level, taught by U of R faculty, under the direction of Prof. W. Lewis Hyde. This months’ “Our Affiliates” article featured the American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers ASTME, Chapter 16. The Society, formed in 1932 to advance scientific knowledge in the field of tool and manufacturing engineering, saw its Rochester Chapter, beginning in 1938, grow to over 500 members. Also featured in this issue was part 2 of the two-part series on “ReverseOsmosis Desalination,” by M. E Rowley and N. G. Baumer, covering

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A Sampling from the Archives of the Rochester Engineering Society...1897 - 1967 by Lee M. Loomis

equipment design.

June 7, 1967 (Annual Meeting – U of R Faculty Club)

Attendance – 39. A financial report showing a $7,823.21 deficit was presented, along with a discussion of the need for an increase in Regular Members, Sustaining Members, Participating Companies and Affiliates. Following the annual election of officers, the group heard a graphic account, with color slides, of the recent experiences of TimesUnion reporter Peter Behr, on the war in Vietnam, followed by many questions.

June 21, 1967 (Board of Directors Meeting – U of R Faculty Club) Four new RES Regular Members were approved. Following a

presentation of an outline for development of a Rochester Engineers’ Center, by Ernest E. Mohr, the Board unanimously adopted this as an official program of the RES. G. Robert Leavitt, Chair of the Luncheon Committee announced that 26 luncheon meeting had been scheduled, with the first meeting being a presentation by Ernest Mohr on the proposed RES Engineers Center. RES Executive Secretary, Norman Howden was excused from the room, while the Board unanimously approved a $1,000 increase in his annual salary.

“The Rochester Engineer” (June 1967) RES Member Ernest Mohr shared the four reasons for his belief that the RES should found an Engineers’ Center: People – In 1957, a group of engineers began shaping the RES into an “umbrella” organization that had come to represent the entire local engineering profession. Money – The 1936 bequest by Kate Gleason to the RES had grown from an initial $25k to over $200k and could serve as “seed” money for an Engineers’ Center. Membership – The RES is unique among professional societies in its demonstrated ability to develop and follow membership practices that allow all professionals, regardless of their education level, to become part of the organization. Education – The RES is uniquely positioned to regularly inform its membership of opportunities for keeping abreast of the many new developments in numerous areas of science and technology. The U of R announced the appointment of Dr. G. Robert Loewy as the new Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, succeeding Dr. John W. Graham who left to become President of Clarkson College of Technology, in the Fall of 1967. An article, “Plasma-Plating, a New Engineering Technique,” by B. R. Catlin, VP of Heany Industries, Scottsville, NY, described a new plating technique, using a hard ceramic coating containing an aluminum oxide base, to extend the useful life of machine parts. The Rochester Section of the ASCE announced that its next meeting would feature a guided tour of the Ontario, NY, site of the new RG&E nuclear power plant, currently under construction. 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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RES News - Tutoring Team The RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy is well into the 2017-18 School Year

One of our veteran RES Tutors, Evan DeCotis, from Bergmann Associates, guides a writing exercise with a group of three of Ms. Schleyer’s Fourth Graders The RES Tutoring Team is continuing its good work in the 2017-18 school year at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy. Twenty RES Tutors have started working with our learners at #10 School. Fifteen 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. Several fulltime (two hours, once a week) tutors have also continued their assignments, and one new tutor who has begun her first assignment. We now have nine equivalent tutors, already working with our Scholars at #10 School, and there are seven more assignments that still need to be filled, including Kindergarten (2) and Fifth Grade (5). Won’t you please consider volunteering, and/or reaching out to a friend to join you? We are continuing to build our Tutoring Team, for the 2017-18 school year. Please consider requesting, completing and returning an RES Tutoring Team Application. Or consider this…We have been giving “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 the next school year, and we 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, or 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) res news - tutoring

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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 RES Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer STEM Coach Please visit: stem-bridges.org 8 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2018

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RES News RES Welcomes Two New Members and One Elected to RES Board as a Director At the recent RES Board of Directors meeting we approved two new members. Brett Eliasz, PE was approved as a Regular Member, and Clayton Robinson, EIT was approved as a Student Member. Brett Eliasz, P.E. LEED AP BD + C has been employed at Bergmann since 2003 where he currently has the title of Discipline Leader. He leads technically as well as oversees the workload of the other staff located throughout NYS. Mr. Eliasz came from a background of electrical installation as well as engineering degrees from Alfred State and Buffalo State. Brett Eliasz was also interested in filling the vacant Director position on the RES Board of Directors. A motion passed at the meeting to have Brett fill the empty Director postion through May 31, 2018. One of his main goals with the RES is to encourage networking through technical events and to generally just give back to the Rochester region. Clayton Robinson, EIT is currently working towards his BS degree in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering at UB State University of New York by May 2019. Brett Eliasz, P.E.

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Teaching Engineering in New York Workshop Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm Calling all regional New York State elementary educators that work with 3rd-5th graders! Join WXXI Education for a free engineering professional development workshop.

for their classroom. Teachers will also attend 90-minute follow-up workshop, TBA, to present their lessons and learn from each other’s experiences. All workshops qualify for CTLE hours.

WHAT: WXXI Education is looking for area elementary educators to participate in a FREE engineering workshop in March. Part of the Teaching Engineering in New York project, teachers in grades 3-5 are invited to register for a free professional development workshop. This workshop and accompanying classroom materials are designed to provide elementary teachers with engineering resources, classroom activities, and learning tools to integrate into their science instruction and address the New York State science learning standards.

WHERE: Location details to be shared after registration.

Teachers will master the engineering design process and understand how it can be applied to their science teaching. Participants will identify engineering concepts that are already part of their lessons and discover opportunities to tie in new engineering concepts into existing and new lessons. Teachers will explore PBS LearningMedia, a free, online service that contains thousands of media-rich STEM resources aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and specifically support the engineering practices emphasized in the standards. Participants will undertake an engineering design challenge, which will inform the planning of an engineering lesson res news  what's news

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: RSVP to Cara Rager via email at crager@ wxxi.org. Please include your name, grade level, subject specialty (if any), and any dietary needs. Teacher requirements for participation: -Must be an active 3rd-5th grade teacher in WXXI's viewing area -Attend initial workshop on 3/14/18 -Integrate both engineering design process and digital tools from PBS into your classroom -Complete a classroom interactive lesson -Participate in a midterm touch base webinar/conference call. -Attend a 90 minute follow-up workshop where you will share your experiences and further explore integrating engineering in your classroom Total NYS CTLE credits available: 12 hours (based on fulfillment of all requirements) MARCH 2018 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 9


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Announcing the Award Recipients Join us Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Come congratulate the 2017 Engineer of the Year

2017 Engineer of the Year Professor Martin E. Gordon, PE, DFE Professor and Program Director for Undergraduate Studies MMET, Rochester Institute of Technology and Founder and President, Gordon Engineering, PC Education:

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Buffalo, 1981 Master of Science, Mechanical/Systems Engineering, University of Buffalo, 1984 Master of Business Administration, University of Buffalo, 1990 Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, expected 2018

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Too many for just 40 words… Since 1995, I have taught engineering technology at RIT positively affecting the lives of thousands of students. In addition, I have advocated on both the local and national level for various engineering causes. I was the first engineer to introduce SAE’s A World of Motion (AWIM) program into regional schools. Through this program, thousands of local elementary and middle school students were exposed to the possibilities of a rewarding engineering career. I am the longtime volunteer Chief Organizer for the Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge – an international Baja SAE engineering design competition that has brought over 500 university teams, 4000 students and a $5 million dollar positive economic impact to Rochester since 2005. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? I’m still working on my greatest engineering achievement! To date … maybe helping to save the life of a wrongly convicted, innocent death row inmate in Florida by using my skills as a Forensic Engineer. Perhaps as being a small part of the highly successful RIT Baja Team for 23 years and counting. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. I remember my grandfather, who was a fine cabinetmaker; pique my engineering curiosity by explaining a water clock to me when I was a child. Later on, my graduate advisor encouraged me to apply for my first job at Moog Inc. as a Systems Application Engineer. My subsequent travel to dozens of manufacturing plants around the North America gave me a crash course in applied engineering. I was also influenced by my mother who graduated from Pharmacy School in 1952 with a class of 200 men and 2 women (including herself ). What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? I would advise them to keep up the good work, be compassionate, never stop learning, never give up and save some time to have fun. Also, please consider some form of public service – we need more engineers as our community leaders. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. Engineering = engineers. Engineers solve problems. I wish that engineers would help Rochester tackle some of its biggest problems. Engineers have special skills that can help everyone. Take a step back and see how you can help. Get involved, set a good example for our youth, think about seeking public office. We need more engineers as our elected local, state and national officials.

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Announcing the Award Recipients Join us Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Come congratulate the 2017 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year, and two Finalists for 2017 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year

2017 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Emily M. Smith, PE Vice President - Director of Transportation at Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C. I am also on the Board of Directors and a shareholder in the firm. Education:

Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, 2003 Masters of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, 2003

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? In transportation, our engineering skills help shape the vision of the communities that we all live in. Our leadership in the development of our infrastructure improves the safety and vitality of the world around us. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? I believe my greatest engineering achievement is the communities that I improve on a daily basis with the work that we do. I chose engineering to have the opportunity to provide a positive impact on the world around me. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. My father was my first exposure to engineering. He taught me, by example, the hard work and dedication that is necessary to have a successful business in this industry. He demonstrated that passion for your work can lead to a rewarding career. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Be passionate about what you do and to find a mentor that will help you define your path. This person may change throughout your career but you always need a mentor and advocate for you. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. My vision for engineering in Rochester would be continued advancement and innovation through all disciplines so that Rochester is viewed as a leader in the field.

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How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I share knowledge with staff during the various technical presentations I offer. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? The most recent achievement was a fairly noticeable public project this year which added specialty exterior lighting to the Building 28 Kodak Theater on Ridge Road. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. All my work ethic and motivations towards the electrical industry have been derived from my family. I’ve certainly gained and learned from their experiences.

Brett C. Eliasz, PE

Discipline Leader - Electrical Bergmann Education:

State University of New York at Alfred – Associates in Electrical Engineering Technology Attended 1998-2000 SUNY, State University of New York, University at Buffalo – Bachelors in Electrical Engineering Technology – Attended 2001-2003

2017 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Dive deep into an educational subject or professional trade of your liking and strive to become an expert in that field. Time is on your side at this point in your lives so use it wisely. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. I envision obtaining further experience and knowledge while learning from others to better myself and the community in this ever changing and evolving electrical field. How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Every summer I run Photon Camp at The Institute of Optics for Rochester area high school students. The goal of this week-long immersive experience in optics is to get the campers excited about careers in engineering and optics. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? Building my research lab at the University of Rochester. Starting from an empty space we now work on problems at the frontier of optical science and engineering. As part of this effort, I have and continue to train aspiring engineers.

Nick Vamivakas, PhD.

Associate Professor, University of Rochester, The Institute of Optics Education:

Boston University, B. S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, May, 2001 Boston University, M. S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, May, 2003 Boston University, Ph. D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, January 2008 cover article

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. Ironically it was a high school history teacher. He taught us the power of critical and creative thinking as well as how to communicate effectively. These skills have and continue to impact my career in science and engineering. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Find something you are passionate about and go for it! If you are excited about what you are doing then it will never feel like work. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. To create a community where members of all ages and interests are excited about STEM and can easily access pathways into a career in engineering. MARCH 2018 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 13


Announcing the Award Recipients Join us Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Come congratulate four Engineers of Distinction 2017 Engineer of Distinction

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? With my engineering skills (defining, organizing & directing) I have been honored to provide guidance and leadership to a number of technical professional (and non-technical) local, regional and international organizations, toward helping them to identify their strengths, to increase their current effectiveness and to plan for extending their value into the future. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? In my 30+ year career as an engineer/project manager, trying to “engineer” answers to sometimes unsolvable problems, I have enjoyed a number of successes in buildings, energy systems and operational improvements. I have found that my greatest engineering achievements always came when I helped the client, customer or associate to reach their own decision, rather than one that I provided for them.”

Lee M. Loomis Retired, RG&E Education:

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Clarkson University (1967)

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. I was raised by a single-parent father, a man with the wisdom, strength and faith to allow me to make my own decisions, to suffer the consequences of an occasional mistake, and to rejoice in the many successes of my efforts. I made it a point to thank him for his guidance, when he was here, and even more often, now that he’s gone. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Apply everything that you’ve learned. Recognize how much you do not yet understand. Try to gain something of value from each experience life brings to you. Regularly thank all of those who have made, and will continue to make, your successes possible. Remember to treasure yourself, as well.

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. Engineering is NOT just a profession; it’s the key to a better way of looking at the World. It is organized, rational, collaborative, and it focuses on improving the way in which we interact with our surroundings. Master of Business Engineers have a responsibility, not just to improve the World, but to teach and inspire others. A vision Administration (MBA) for “Engineering in Rochester” includes not just our “paying back” for the successes we’ve enjoyed, but from Rochester Institute of also our “paying forward”, toward ensuring that all of our children have the chance to develop into Technology (1975). valuable, proud, contributing citizens, in our community.

2017 Engineer of Distinction

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? As an engineering manager I have been able to mentor and support a number of young engineers and provide them with engineering challenges that gave them confidence and successes in their early careers. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? My infrastructure assessment report and master plan report that resulted in over a $100 million commitment at the University of Rochester to upgrade utility systems over 10 years; and seeing it being successfully implemented.

Stephen Gary Mischissin, P.E.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. Taking two semesters of thermodynamics in college and realizing I wanted a career in the power generation and HVAC field. It gave me focus and a goal that has served me well my entire career. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala?

Director of Utilities and Don’t be afraid to ‘raise the bar’ to be ‘world class’ and encourage others you work with to do the same. Energy Management, Approach your work and your professional relationships with a ‘WIN-WIN’ attitude and you will be University of Rochester successful. Education:

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. Rutgers University, Rochester is a hub for engineering education. The Rochester community should continue to support New Brunswick, NJ, 1976-1980, its many excellent colleges and universities to further Rochester’s reputation as a hub for innovation BS Mechanical Engineering and research.

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How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Through my involvement in the New York State Society of Professional Engineers I have learned much about professionalism and my obligations to the public and clients. For the last five years, I have been providing a practical ethics presentation at Continuing Education Symposiums and at Clarkson University where I also encourage senior engineers to become Professional Engineers. Through a sharing of good ethical practices, I learned about Mary Cariola and became a volunteer there. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? Most rewarding was working with a group of experts to design the historic rehabilitation of the Flight of Five locks on the Erie Canal; and watching the transformation of the City of Lockport. Most challenging was the curved girder design for the Can of Worms’ 590 South Exit Ramp bridges.

Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE

Biggest impact was implementing access management for widening Route 332 from two-lanes to four. It is now one of the safest roads in NY.

Principal and Practice Leader - Hydropower Group, Bergmann Associates

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. I will always be grateful to my family, living in an area where the hardware store closed at noon on Saturday, I learned to plan projects and how to resort to Plan B from my father. My Uncle was instrumental in leading me to a career in Civil Engineering and a move to Rochester. Lastly, both parents demonstrated the value of volunteer work; and those that I met along the way have enriched me.

Education:

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Learn how to learn. Do not be afraid to fail – Be Determined. Initiative leads to passion.

BS, Civil Engineering, Clarkson University 1981

2017 Engineer of Distinction

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. The students at U of R and RIT and other colleges that learn to innovate will lead the way. Lean manufacturing will assure their inventions will be profitable. A practical and ethical approach to business will assure success. How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? My engineering skills in facilities are most often needed by organizations, both private and nonprofit. My leading of engineers, or guiding non-technical clients or advising boards, etc., was my sharing of the engineering skills I learned in college and beyond. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? I opened the Rochester office of WKBW Engineers in 1981. In 1982 I garnered the first engineering design contract at Eastman Kodak for a local engineering firm. This opened the door for Rochester engineers to service Kodak.

Richard E. Rice

Director of Project Development, M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, PC Education:

University of Rochester, BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Science, 1965 cover article

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. As a very shy senior at East Rochester High School, I was required to present the "Little Brown Jug" to a full assembly at Fairport High School as penance for losing the ER-Fairport football game. Speaking to that assembly (nothing could be worse) somehow cured my shyness and opened my career. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Use the gift of intelligence to work at your studies, but learn to interact with everyone because sharing expands your horizons and makes you more valuable to yourself and to others. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. Rochester is blessed with engineering schools and their engineering graduates. How graduates have learned to communicate will dictate their success in the business world: Words, not Text. MARCH 2018 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 15


Announcing the

2018 Engineering Symposium in Rochester www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com

Earn up to 7 PDHs Sponsored by Rochester's Technical and Engineering Societies and RIT

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Courses available in: Civil, Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical, HVAC, and Plumbing.

NOTE NEW LOCATION Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY Time: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm $140 Advance Registration $20 Student Registration $170 AFTER April 2, 2018 and at the Door Registration is online at www.roceng.org

The Monroe Chapter of NYSSPE, in accordance with ADA compliance, will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for those requiring additional services to participate in our educational programs. If you should require such services, please contact Lynne Irwin at the Rochester Engineering Society (res@frontiernet.net or 585-254-2350) to request support by April 2, 2018.

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Get to the Point! Listen So You Can Hear

In the past, this article has focused on written communications. This month, however, I address a different, often undervalued factor in effective communication. When you enter into a conversation/dialogue, you should be prepared to spend 90% of the time actively listening and only 10% of the time speaking.

Understanding Active Listening

Ways to Listen Better Today

1. Try to identify where the other person is coming from. This concept is also called the frame of reference.

Hearing is easy! For most of us, our body does the work by interpreting the sounds that we hear into words. Listening, however, is far more difficult. Listening is the process of looking at the words and the other factors around the words (such as our non-verbal communication), and then interpreting the entire message. Here are seven things that you can do to start becoming a better listener. 1. When you’re listening, listen. Don’t talk on the phone, text message, clean off your desk, or do anything else. 2. Avoid interruptions. If you think of something that needs to be done, make a mental or written note of it and forget about it until the conversation is over. 3. When you do talk, make sure it’s related to what the other person is saying. Questions to clarify, expand, and probe for more information will be key tools. 4. Do not offer advice unless the other person asks you for it. If you are not sure what they want, ask! 5. Make sure the physical environment is conducive to listening. Try to reduce noise and distractions. (“Would you mind stepping into my office where I can hear you better?” is a great line to use.) If possible, be seated comfortably. Be close enough to the person so that you can hear them, but not too close to make them uncomfortable. 6. If it is a conversation where you are required to take notes, try not to let the note-taking disturb the flow of the conversation. If you need a moment to catch up, choose an appropriate moment to ask for a break. 18 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2018

Although hearing is a passive activity, one must listen actively to listen effectively, and to actually hear what is being said. There are three basic steps to actively listening.

2. Listen to what is being said closely and attentively. 3. Respond appropriately, either non-verbally (such as a nod to indicate you are listening), with a question (to ask for clarification), or by paraphrasing. Note that paraphrasing does not mean repeating the speaker’s words back to them like a parrot. It does mean repeating what you think the speaker said in your own words. Some examples: “It sounds like that made you angry,” (Using the “It sounds like…” precursor, or something similar, gives the speaker the opportunity to correct you if your interpretation is wrong.)

Asking Good Questions

Good questioning skills are another building block of successful communication. Questions will help us gather information, clarify facts, and communicate with others. There are several questioning techniques that you can use throughout the communication process. Which type of question you use will depend on the situation and the audience.

Open Questions Open questions get their name because the response is open-ended; the answerer has a wide range of options to choose from when answering it. Open questions use one of six words as a root: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? Open questions are great conversation starters, fact finders, and communication enhancers. Use them whenever possible.

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• Where do you work? • Did you work on the WIAA project? • Are you a member of the RES?

Although closed questions tend to shut down communication, they can be useful if you are searching for a particular piece of information, or winding a conversation down. If you use a closed question and it shuts down the conversation, simply use an open-ended question to get things started again.

Probing Questions In addition to the basic open and closed questions, there is also a toolbox of probing questions that we can use. These questions can be open or closed, but each type serves a specific purpose.

Clarification By probing for clarification, you invite the other person to share more information so that you can fully understand their message. Clarification questions often look like this: “Please tell me more about…” “What did you mean by…” “What does … look like?” (Any of the five senses can be used here)

Completeness and Correctness These types of questions can help you ensure you have the full, true story. Having all the facts, in turn, can protect you from assuming and jumping to conclusions – two fatal barriers to communication. Some examples of these questions include: “What else happened after that?” “Did that end the …”

Determining Relevance This category will help you determine how (or if!) a particular get to the point

point is related to the conversation at hand. It can also help you get the speaker back on track from a tangent. Some good ways to frame relevance questions are: “How is that like…” “How does that relate to…”

Drilling Down Use these types of questions to nail down vague statements. Useful helpers include: “Describe…” “What do you mean by…?” “Could you please give an example?”

Summarizing These questions are framed more like a statement. They pull together all the relevant points. They can be used to confirm to the listener that you heard what was said, and to give them an opportunity to correct any misunderstandings. Example: “So you were shortlisted as a vendor, invited to present the proposal, and ended up not getting the contract?” Be careful not to repeat the speaker’s words back to them like a parrot. Remember, paraphrasing means repeating what you think the speaker said in your own words. Communication will improve when we can learn to listen. Better communication will lead to less stress, stronger relationships, and higher productivity. RGI Learning offers workshops in conflict resolution and communication skills. © 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 www.rgilearning.com or call (866) 744-3032 to learn about RGI’s courses. MARCH 2018 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 19


FE Civil Exam Review Course offered by Civil Engineering Technology at RIT Rochester Institute of Technology

Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety Building 82, Room 3107 78 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623-5604; Fax (585) 475-7964

RIT’s Civil Engineering Technology program, within the College of Applied Science and Technology is now offering a Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Civil Exam Review Course for the civil engineering professionals. Passing the FE exam is the first step in the process leading to the Professional Engineers (PE) license. All eighteen (18) different exam topics as shown in the table will be covered.

FE Civil Exam Review Course Offerings for Spring 2017-18

 For 7 weeks of evening class option: o Next review course will start on March 27th with last day of class will be on 11th of May 2018. FE Civil Exam Review Course Structure

 Hands-on Problem solving in every class with some theory but mostly based on FE Reference Handbook from NCEES.  Over 70 hours of intensive in-person teaching and practicing to ensure that the attendees fully grasp all the topics.  A very fast paced course with 7 weeks of evening classes.  This course is designed to supplement at-home studying and there will be no mandatory take-home assignments.  Deep-learning (engaging heart, mind, body and soul) initiative will be taken by a single instructor teaching all the topics by engaging all attendees in active learning and participation to unlock their potential.  Fee for the review is set to be $799. Payments by check – (we cannot process credit card payments at this time).  Group discount: For a group of 5 or more will receive a discount of $99 per person.  Guarantee of passing: Some part of week 6 and most part of week 7 will be devoted for sample tests with problems similar to FE Exam and if you receive 85% or more in all sample tests but doesn’t pass the FE, will be allowed to attend the next course absolutely free.  Class meeting time for 7 weeks of evening class option: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.  Registration deadlines are 5 days before the start of the course.  All classes will be held in RIT campus. Note: Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate the requirement from large group enrollment. Same applies for class meeting time.

For additional information or to register, please contact: Greg Evershed Director of Corporate Engagement RIT College of Applied Science and Technology gmeast@rit.edu

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Position Openings

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Position Openings

Professional Firms Employee News Bergmann Promotes Jim Marschner to Environmental, Health and Safety Manager Jim Marschner has been named environmental, health and safety (EH&S) manager of national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann. In his new company-wide role, Marschner’s responsibilities include developing, implementing and maintaining EH&S management programs, elevating employee awareness of EH&S issues and procedures, providing day-to-day support for Bergmann offices and teams, educating and training staff, and visiting job sites and offices for safety assessments. “In addition to his operational and project responsibilities, Jim has taken the initiative to effectively educate and manage EH&S issues across the firm for many years,” said Jennie M. Muscarella, director of organizational development and general counsel. “Given Bergmann’s commitment to its people, it is a natural progression for Jim to concentrate his efforts in this area and continuously provide better protection for our greatest asset.”

Jim Marschner

Based at headquarters in Rochester, New York, Marschner most recently served as a senior discipline specialist-EH&S. His extensive EH&S experience over the past 30 years includes corporate and site health and safety management, environmental due diligence, operations and systems management, coordination and management of subsurface investigations, indoor air quality assessment and sampling, and hazardous materials and contaminated waste studies. Marschner joined the firm in 2000.

Marschner has completed coursework and training at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) RIT Education Center, is an Authorized OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer and has completed certificates as a Construction Safety & Health Specialist and Safety Professional. He is an Authorized Instructor for Safe Land and Safe Gulf programs with PEC Safety and a Railroad Worker Trainer with RWT. He is licensed by the NYS Department of Labor as an Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Project Designer and Mold Assessor. In addition, he is a licensed Asbestos Inspector in Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri. q 22 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2018

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Position Openings The Town of Irondequoit is currently recruiting for a Junior Engineer to join our team at Town Hall. Candidate will be responsible for performing professional civil engineering work in the design and construction of streets, sidewalks, wastewater, drainage and other public works projects. Position will also work reviewing proposed private development plans within the Town. Competitive salary, state retirement and benefits package. Qualified candidates looking to join a rewarding career in civil service / public works should visit www.irondequoit.org for further details on this position. Please submit a resume and cover letter to

Irondequoit Town Hall- Human Resources, 1280 Titus Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14617 or via email to lmosley@irondequoit.org.

Lawson and Voelker Joins C&S’s Rochester Office Brian Lawson, P.E., and Jake Voelker, joined C&S’s Rochester office. Lawson is a senior project engineer specializing in mechanical and plumbing systems design. His work will focus on education, healthcare, and public facilities throughout Western New York. Brian has more than a decade of experience as an engineer. He Brian Lawson, PE previously worked for McKinstry Company in Seattle, WA, where he was involved in a number of notable projects at significant institutions including Amazon’s corporate headquarters, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington School of Medicine, Intel, and the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He is a graduate of Seattle University and a licensed professional engineer. position openings | professional firms employee news

Voelker is a staff engineer in our transportation group, supporting C&S’s growing work in Western New York. He has a background in construction inspection as well as project management, including serving as the construction inspector for the 2016 Emergency Contract with Region 2 of the NYSDOT. He previously worked as a Jake Voelker transportation construction inspector for NYSDOT and as a project engineer for a local contractor. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University. q

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Go to the RES Web Site for Updated Details On All Meetings - www.roceng.org

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Monday, March 12

Wednesday, March 21

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

American Society of p 47 Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) p 46 Energy and Flow Measurements in Hydronic Systems Differences Between non-Metallic Potable Water 1 PDH Credit Pending Systems Presented by Onicon Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Reservations: Details and reservations on the website at rochester.ashraechapters.org.

1 PDH Credit Pending Speaker: Mark Lemire, Lubrizol Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Gates 14606 Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am) Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at the door. Reservations: Contact Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or email djereckos@ibceng.com by Monday, March 14th.

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Place: Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia Time: Registration check-in at 7:15 am; Program begins at 8:00. Cost: Members before March 2nd - $100 ($125 after March 2nd); Nonmembers before March 2nd - $125 ($150 after March 2nd); Full Time Students before March 2nd - $35 ($60 after March 2nd). Reservations: Advance registration is required, and payment is due at the time of registration. Registration will be through Signup Genius, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044aafaf23a4f94-2018. Questions? Contact Curt Krempa, 716-783-6977, crkrempa@outlook.com or David Jenkinson, 585-364-1634, Djenkinson@popligroup.com. Registration deadline is Friday, March 9th (no refunds after March 9th).

Sponsored by Rochester's Technical and Engineering Societies and RIT

Courses available in: Civil, Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical, HVAC, and Plumbing.

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Speaker: Liesl Folks, PhD., MBA and Dean of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Science Place: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, NY Time: Cash bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm; Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. (Entre choices: Chicken Parmigiana, Penne ala Roma, Poached Salmon, or Prime Rib 10 oz.) Cost: Members - $30; Non-members - $35 Reservations: Contact Diane Dumansky by Tuesday, March 6th, dianedumansky@verizon.net.

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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.

Saturday, March 3

Tuesday, March 13

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ASCE Ski Day

Place: Bristol Mountain, Route 64, Canandaigua (South Bristol) Time: Donuts, Coffee, Tickets at 8:30 am; Ski and/or Board at 9:00 am; Lunch/Social at 11:30 am; Ski and/or Board from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Cost: Lunch Only $10; Lunch and Ticket $60; Students – Lunch Only $5; Students – Lunch and Ticket $20. Reservations: Reservations to Tom Hack – hackt@ cityofrochester.gov; Andrew Walker – adw6802@rit.edu; or email ascerochester@gmail.com. Additional details via email and at www.ascerochester.org.

Tuesday, March 6

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Rochester Section Excom Meeting

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Place: Tandor of India (Across from South Town Plaza), 376 Jefferson Road, Henrietta, NY 14623 Time: 11:45 – 1:00 pm Cost: $5 for members, $3 for students. Details available on the website.

Thursday, March 8

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA)

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NYSAPLS Webinar – Positional Tolerance (1 CEU)

Speaker: Raymond J. Hintz, LS, PhD Hosted by: Erdman Anthony, 145 Culver Road #200, Rochester Time: Dinner at 6:00 pm; Webinar at 7:00 pm Details: www.gvlsa.com

Monday, March 12

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 47 Energy and Flow Measurements in Hydronic Systems 1 PDH Credit Pending Presented by Onicon Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Reservations: Details and reservations on the website at rochester.ashraechapters.org.

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Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

TSC Joint Dinner Meeting – “Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Are We Ready? 1 PDH Credit

Speaker: Liesl Folks, PhD., MBA and Dean of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Science Place: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, NY Time: Cash bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm; Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. (Entre choices: Chicken Parmigiana, Penne ala Roma, Poached Salmon, or Prime Rib 10 oz.) Cost: Members - $30; Non-members - $35 Reservations: Contact Diane Dumansky by Tuesday, March 6th, dianedumansky@verizon.net.

Thursday, March 15

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

2018 IW Highlights, Cornell Student ASEP Certification Project

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Speaker: Wes Hewett, Instructor, Cornell University, and Rich Zinni, Chief Systems Engineer, Harris Corporation Time: 6:00 to approximately 7:30 pm Reservations: There are 7 host sites available. Details are on page 36 of this issue or contact Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com.

Friday, March 16

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

Spring Seminar – Up to 6 PDH Credits

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Scheduled presentations include: Arch Bridge – Alternate Delivery Methods; FHWA Updates; I-390 Design Build Project; Coatings Place: Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia Time: Registration check-in at 7:15 am; Program begins at 8:00 am Cost: Members before March 2nd - $100 ($125 after March 2nd); Non-members before March 2nd - $125 ($150 after March 2nd); Full Time Students before March 2nd - $35 ($60 after March 2nd). Reservations: Advance registration is required, and payment is due at the time of registration. Registration will be through Signup Genius, http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c044aafaf23a4f94-2018, Questions? Contact Curt Krempa, 716-783-6977, crkrempa@outlook.com or David Jenkinson, 585-364-1634, Djenkinson@popligroup.com. Registration deadline is Friday, March 9th (no refunds after March 9th). Engineers' Calendar continued on page 26

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Sunday, March 18 TERRA Science and Education (TERRA)

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First Ever Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science and Engineering Fair Place: St. John Fisher College Time: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm See details on the Fair on page 36. Volunteers needed!

Wednesday, March 21 Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

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Integrated Photonics: Packaging and the Rochester Community

Speaker: Jaime Cardenas, Assistant Professor, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester Place: Room 1275 in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science, RIT Campus. Time: 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Comments: Parking is available in the F lot, just north of the building. No meeting reservations are required.

Friday, March 23

New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSATE)

Rochester Amerks vs. Binghamton Devils – join us for a night of fun on the Amerks Party Deck!

Time: 7:05 pm Comments: As a member of NYSATE you may purchase up to four tickets for only $11 each. This includes access to the party deck featuring a private cash bar, high top tables, plenty of standing room and limited open seating. Traditional stadium seating will also be available for those who wish to sit during the game. Additional tickets and non-member tickets may be purchased at the full price of $21. All tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations: Tickets must be reserved and paid for in full by 3:00 p;m Friday, March 16th. Once you have paid for a ticket it is yours to keep no matter what and cannot be returned for a refund. To reserve tickets contact Courtney Gould at 585-233-9068 or Courtney.Gould@dot.ny.gov or Joel Kleinberg, 585-272-3413 or Joel.Kleinberg@dot.ny.gov.

Wednesday, March 21

Wednesday, March 28

Glimpse Into The Future

14th Annual Bowling Party

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) p 43 Speaker: Chuck Hicks, Edge Global Technology Solutions Place: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Rochester, 155 East Main Street, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Cost: ASCE Members $40, Non-members $50, Students $10 Reservations: www.ascerochester.org.

Wednesday, March 21

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

Differences Between non-Metallic Potable Water Systems 1 PDH Approval Pending

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Speaker: Mark Lemire, Lubrizol Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Gates 14606 Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am) Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at the door. Reservations: Contact Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or email djereckos@ibceng.com by Monday, March 14th.

Wednesday, March 21

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) p 49 Tour: Monroe Community College Downtown Campus

Place: MCC, 321 State Street, Rochester, NY 14608 Time: 5:30 pm Cost: Members $25; Non-members $30. Dinner arrangements pending. Registration: Contact Brian Laurer by Friday, March 13th, 585256-6784 or blauer@gleason.com. Payment can be accepted on our website at http://afe21/tours/next-tour. 26 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2018

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Place: Location of Lanes TBD Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm Cost: Groups of 4 - $30/person, Individuals - $32/person. Price includes shoes, pizza/wings, soda/cash bar and 3 hours of unlimited bowling. Everyone is welcome. Registration: A registration form is on page 37 of this issue or contact the Electrical Association at 585-382-9545, or go to the website at eawny.com.

Wednesday, March 28

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

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2018 IEEE Rochester Section – Joint Chapters Meeting

Keynote: Static Control for the Flexible Packaging Industry Keynote speaker: Kelly Robinson, PE, PhD, Owner, Electrostatic Answers Place: RIT Louise Slaughter (SLA) Building, Rochester Time: Registration and refreshments at 4:00 pm; Presentations from 4:30 to 6:30pm; Networking (cash bar) 6:16 to 7:15 pm; Dinner & Keynote presentation from 7:15 to 9:00 pm. Registration required (note registration fees increase by $20 after March 20th). Registration fees before March 20 are: $25 for IEEE Member or IEEE member significant other; $35 for nonmembers; $10 for IEEE Student Members; $15 Full time student nonmembers; $20 for IEEE Fellow or Senior Member. Register online at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/157596. PayPal payments with credit card accepted. Registration fees increase after Mrch 21st. Dinner is an All American Buffet, with Strip Loin, Roasted Salmon, Vegetarian Penne Arrabiata, and much more. Additional details on the website.

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Wednesday March 28 & Thursday March 29 International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Speaker: Dr. Phillip E. Pace, Associate Chair, Research, Naval Postgraduate School Place: SRC in North Syracuse, 7502 Round Pond Road, N. Syracuse, NY 13212. This is open to US citizens only. Time: 4:00 to 8:00 pm on both nights, with a dinner break in the middle. For more information or to register, please contact Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com.

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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JOINT MEETING WITH IEEE and AOC Developing Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Modes for Airborne Radar

Wednesday, April 11

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Save The Date! Saturday, April 14, 2018

116th RES Annual Gala at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street, Rochester

Up to 7 PDH Credits

Annual Engineering Symposium in Rochester at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street, Rochester Registration is now open: www.roceng.org

Light & Health: From Science to Application – 1 CEU Speaker: Mariana G. Figuerio, PhD, Light & Health Program Director, Lighting Research Center Place: Rick’s Prime Rib, 898 Buffalo Road, Gates Time: Noon Cost: $30 (includes lunch) Registration: Register for this event on the ‘Education’ page at www.iesrochester.org or contact Diane Montrois at 585-254-8010 or diane@illuminFx.com.

Thursday, April 19

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Grey Systems Theory

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Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest, Prof. of Mathematics & Systems Science at Slippery Rock University Time: 6:00 to approximately 7:30 pm Reservations: There are 7 host sites available. Details are on page 36 of this issue or contact Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com.

Thursday, April 19

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA)

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General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting Place: 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Time: 6:00 pm Details: www.gvlsa.com

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The A-Team Takes on AI - or - BA Takes on BI (It’s a Binary Title) by Andrè Godfrey As the fictional ‘Hannibal’ Smith of A-Team fame was known to say, “I love it when a plan comes together”. The plan is the resonance of acronyms that is bringing harmony to my world. IoT (Internet of Things), BI (Business Intelligence) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) all have emerged and converged in this time and place to begin to offer real solution approaches. Pretty exciting. If you know me, you know I’m a big fan of the voodoo of obscure ideas that turn out true when ‘common sense’ would have you believe otherwise. Our world continues to be chockful of ‘the sun revolves around the sun’, ‘the earth is flat’, ‘turtles all the way down’- kind of thinking. I see a great many similarities in this new world that is coming on as fast as Lindsay Vonn on a Pyeongchang ski slope. I was speaking today to Eric Hall, an emigre from the slog of recent Microsoft employment, who has a startup (Transformative Insights) that speaks directly to this phenomena. Eric was visiting so I thought I’d take the liberty of interviewing him for our mutual benefit and apparently, unaware that this might be the undoing of a promising career, agreed to the interview. AG: So Eric, am I right? Is this a point in time where it all happens? Eric: Yes, I think so. What some are labelling the Digital Transformative revolution is happening as we speak. A: Why now? Is there any one thing that you can point to that was THE thing, the catalyst that brought this about? After all, the terminology has existed for a while. Eric: The necessary component was the cloud reaching a critical mass and becoming accepted. The cloud became the connector of the things in the IoT so it was the cloud that produced a way to converge BI, AI and IoT. Let me also suggest that it was ‘the cloud’ that made it economically viable.

analytics aspect. It’s not the data but how the data gets used in BI that I find worthwhile. AG: You know I’m a pragmatist for all my hyperbole. What real world issues are you looking forward to taking on? Eric: I think when faced with that question we need to step back and think in terms of industry silos. Let’s take health care for instance. Quality health care is difficult to place an accurate price tag on so we currently tack on fraud and waste and learn to live with the problem, but suppose you could expose fraud and waste and lower the total cost of health care? With predictive analysis and current AI technology you can identify those areas – not to leapfrog but you know the opioid crisis is ripe for this as well. AG: Ok, but my business issues have little to do with opioids. I hope. Eric: Let’s go to the most mundane bane of everyday business life: Accounts receivable. Would your eyes light up if I could identify problem AR before it was a problem? Better yet, since this conversation is for the engineering community, how about if I could re-arrange your HVAC functions to save you thousands or use IoT and BI to do predictive analysis on gas lines, water leakage or other infrastructure challenges? Would your eyes light up then? AG: Like ‘Hannibal’ Smith’s cigar when the plan comes together. Think About IT

Andrè Godfrey is President, Entrè Computer Services, www.entrecs.com

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Professional Firms Employee News SWBR Announces Leadership Promotions

Two team members promoted to Principal, five become Senior Associates SWBR announces key leadership promotions, effective February 1st. Randal Sickler, AIA and Steven Fernaays, AIA are promoted to Principal at SWBR. Leticia Fornataro, AIA, Dan Glading, AIA, Don Naetzker, RLA, Allison Shannon, AIA and Matthew Weber, PE are promoted to Senior Associates. Principals at SWBR serve as the firm’s key leadership, responsible for client relationships, business objectives, strategic vision and overall growth for the firm. Senior associates support the firm’s principals and serve the firm’s clients on all projects. “Our team has grown tremendously in the last two years,” President Tom Gears, AIA said. “We’ve added over 25 team members in both Rochester and Syracuse. This was possible because of our SWBR team — their experience, unwavering dedication, and constant personal and professional growth. We are proud of our fellow colleagues, including these team members who are new to our leadership team. Gearing up for our 50th year in 2019, we’re ready for another successful year as we continue to, as our mission states, positively impact lives through meaningful design.” NEW PRINCIPALS Randal Sickler, AIA, joined the firm in 1985 and has acted as Municipal Practice Leader within the firm’s workplace studio since 2016, focusing on city and county work across New York, including functional spaces for court, law enforcement, emergency services, and public facilities. He’s held a senior associate position for 19 years and has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Sickler earned a Randal Sickler, AIA bachelor’s degree in architecture from Syracuse University’s School of Architecture.

Steven Fernaays, AIA

Leticia Fornataro, AIA

Steven Fernaays, AIA, LEED Green Associate, has been with SWBR since 2009. He works closely with higher education partners, including Nazareth College, Cornell University, Monroe Community College, and University of Rochester. In his expanded role, he’ll be responsible for relationships among the firm’s key academic clients. Fernaays acquired his LEED Green Associate accreditation in 2013, demonstrating a solid and current foundation in green building principles and practices, and has a broad understanding of sustainability. He earned his bachelor of architecture from Syracuse University. NEW SENIOR ASSOCIATES Leticia Fornataro, AIA LEED, AP BD+C, is a specialist in design for senior housing communities, specifically skilled nursing, independent and assisted living, and has assumed

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the role of senior project manager for key clients. Her ability to be responsive to multiple clients, maintain existing client relationships and generate new opportunities has positioned her as a trusted advisor for key clients including St. John’s Home, St. Ann’s Community, The Highlands of Pittsford and Cloverwood Senior Living. She’s been at the firm for 10 years.

Dan Glading, AIA

Dan Glading, AIA, focuses on the firm’s multi-family, supportive and affordable housing projects managing key projects for clients such as DePaul and Rochester Management, Inc. He’s been with SWBR for over 8 years and will continue managing existing client relationships while generating new business opportunities for the firm. Glading continues to educate himself on sustainable design and advances in digital imaging and measuring. He earned a master of architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, as well as a bachelor’s from the University of Washington.

Don Naetzker, RLA

Don Naetzker, RLA, has 35 years of experience in planning and landscape architecture. Since joining four years ago, he has implemented many of the Board’s strategic initiatives including expanding the firm’s offerings in urban, revitalization and historic preservation projects regionally as landscape architecture department leader He received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Ball State University.

Allison Shannon, AIA

Allison Shannon, AIA, LEED Green Associate, serves as a project manager in the education studio, where she manages several large projects for K-12 districts in New York, including the Rochester City School District. Shannon joined the firm in 2005 and received her bachelor of architecture and building sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Shannon volunteers with the Rochester City School District’s Help Me Read program every week.

Matthew Weber, PE LEED AP BD+C, has 17 years of experience providing structural analysis and innovative and collaborative design solutions for educational, industrial, commercial Matthew Weber, PE and affordable housing projects. He serves on the firm’s finance committee and will continue providing leadership within the structural department. Weber earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University. q MARCH 2018 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 29


Professional Firms Employee News Passero Announces New Employees

Chris Holmes, PE

Daniel Jablansky

Chris Holmes, PE joins as a resident engineer. Chris is a seasoned engineering professional, licensed in the State of Ohio. He recently retired as the chief engineer of the Construction Bureau for the City of Dayton, Department of Water after 31 years of service. Chris will be providing construction management/ inspectional services on various airport projects. His background in water, sanitary and storm piping systems is an asset to our clients. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Ohio State University. Daniel Jablansky joins as airport/ environmental planner. Dan is a recent graduate of Cornell University and holds a bachelor of science degree in environmental and sustainability sciences, with a minor in urban and regional studies. Dan held three internships during his college tenure, including one with the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, where he researched/ analyzed various climate change, public lands, transportation and energy policies and attended Congressional hearings/ press conferences.

Bonnie Majestic-Trobe, RLA joins as a Owner's Construction Representative and landscape architect. Bonnie is a licensed landscape architect with over 30 years of project design and construction experience managing multi-disciplined Bonnie Majesticmunicipal, educational, commercial, Trobe, RLA transportation and recreational developments. Her last position was as project manager for

Graywood Designs. She holds a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University.

Krista Miller

Thomas Shreve

Krista Miller joins as a grants/contracts administrator. Krista brings to her position a broad range of experience in commercial construction management, business operations, accounting/financial analysis and proposal writing. Her prior industry employers include, The Skillman Corporation, Indianapolis, IN and Turner Construction Company, Cincinnati, OH as a project administrator. She studied construction management and civil engineering at Sinclair College. Thomas Shreve joins as a architectural designer. Thomas first joined Passero Associates as a co-op student in May 2017 while completing his masters of architecture degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is scheduled to graduate in May 2018. Thomas holds bachelor of science degrees in urban and regional planning, and in design with an architectural technologies concentration, from East Carolina University.

Winter Interns 2018 We love our interns at Passero! These budding professionals bring energy and enthusiasm to our offices every day, and we are so proud of the work they are doing. Austin Goodwin, from Macedon, NY, has joined the Rochester office as a civil engineering co-op/ intern. Austin is a junior at the Rochester Institute of Technology, completing his bachelor of science in civil engineering technology. James Ritzenthaler, from Spencerport, NY, has joined the Rochester office as a civil engineering co-op/intern. Jim is a junior at the Rochester Institute of Technology, completing his bachelor of science in civil engineering technology. q

Hewitt Joins Beardsley Architects + Engineers Beardsley Architects + Engineers announced that John E. Hewitt, PE, has joined the firm as mechanical engineer.

John E. Hewitt, PE

Mr. Hewitt has 38 years of experience in the design of systems for commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, governmental, and large residential projects. He offers design solutions categorized by innovation, cost efficiency, soundness of design, constructability, and a commitment to thorough design documentation. He demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of construction processes and utilizes a holistic approach in the resolution of complex problems. q

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BME Announces Addition of Two New Shareholders The owners of BME Associates D.P.C. announced the addition of two new shareholders: Kim Boyd and Kyle Mott.

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President Peter Vars states that the addition of both Kim and Kyle to the ownership team will allow them to bring their leadership and experience to the management of the firm. This in turn makes BME a stronger firm and improves our ability to provide quality management to both the company and our clients.

Stantec Adds to the Team Stantec welcomes Alison Bryan as an administrative assistant. Alison will provide executive administrative support for design and business operations at the firm’s 100-person High Falls office. q Alison Bryan

Kim Boyd, CPESC, CPSWQ, CPMSM, has over 12 years of experience in stormwater compliance and has been with the firm since 2015. Kyle Mott has over 7 years of experience in land surveying and is relied on for his technology skills. Kyle joined the firm in 2014. Kyle Mott

Both individuals exemplify the leadership qualities of BME and are a welcome addition to the ownership group. q

Erdman Anthony News

Sean Cooney, EIT

Erdman Anthony announced that Sean Cooney, EIT, has earned his LEED AP® BD+C credential. Cooney is a mechanical engineer in the facilities engineering and design services core business in the Rochester office. He has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, with aerospace option, from Rochester Institute of Technology. The Rochester resident is an engineer-in-training in New York. q

DiMarco Group Welcomes Director of Marketing DiMarco Group announced Paul Schiller has joined its Rochester office as director of marketing. He brings to the position more than 30 years of experience in marketing.

In his new role, Schiller will manage key initiatives to create awareness, customer engagement and thoughtful leadership in new and existing Paul Schiller markets and its vertically aligned operating companies. He will be responsible for campaigns that include traditional and digital marketing, advertising and public relations, trade shows and conferences, social media, web presence and sales tool development. Schiller has extensive experience in marketing, spending his 30-year career in various industries, including software,

manufacturing, medical, creative agencies, commercial print and cloud-based services. Most recently, he spent over three years in various senior product marketing roles including Piksel, a video-delivery solutions company based in New York City. Prior, Schiller spent time with Kodak (’08 – ’14) and DiMarco Group (’03 – ’08). “We’re thrilled to welcome Paul back to the DiMarco Group team,” said Joel DiMarco, Executive Vice President “Paul’s combination of marketing knowledge and background in our industry is exactly what we were looking for to lead our strategic marketing programs. We’re looking forward to seeing how Paul pushes the envelope and continues to drive our company’s growth.” Schiller earned his bachelor’s degree in printing and imaging sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology and attended the executive marketing management program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. q

M/E Engineering Has a New Partner

Robert Stewart joins our Leadership Team M/E Engineering announced Robert K. Stewart, PE as its newest Partner. Rob joined M/E Engineering in 2009 as a design engineer with experience in the consulting engineering industry having worked in Seattle, New York City and Las Vegas. He was named electrical group manager in the Buffalo office in 2010 and became Partner in 2018. q professional firms employee news

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Lu Engineers, PC Selected by Rochester School Modernization Program (RSMP) to Provide Environmental Services

Lu Engineers has been designated by Rochester School Modernization Program (RSMP) to provide environmental project and indoor air quality monitoring and sampling services for three Rochester City schools that are slated for renovation, or reconstruction this spring and summer. Lu Engineers, along with their partners, will determine if hazardous materials are present within the buildings and if so, will design a safe plan to have them removed. Lu will also provide air and water quality sampling services. The schools that Lu will be providing services for are Clara Barton School 2, George Mather-Forbes School 4 and Flower City School 30/54. The renovation work is part of the RSMP’s $435 million initiative to transform the existing City school buildings into high performance facilities that provide an ideal learning environment for Rochester students. Steve Campbell, Lu Engineers’ Environmental Division Director stated, “We are excited to be a part of this project. Providing area students with a modern, innovative learning environment is work we are proud to be a part of. Ensuring a hazardous free environment for students, educators and administrators and those that will complete the building improvements is a responsibility we take very seriously. ” Pre-construction work will begin in the spring of this year, with construction commencing in the summer of 2018. Businesses assisting Lu Engineers on this project include Sienna Environmental Technologies, Paradigm Environmental Services, CanAm Environmental Health and Safety and Lozier Laboratories. q

SWBR Reaches Significant LEED Milestone SWBR announced its certification of 1 million square feet of LEED projects. The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system is the benchmark metric for sustainable design, providing third-party certification for buildings designed to save energy and resources, and to provide improved environments for their residents. “This is a meaningful milestone for our firm,” said Principal and Sustainable Design Director Mark Maddalina, AIA. “The LEED rating system Mark Maddalina, was foundational AIA to SWBR’s sustainable design practice, and our entire portfolio of work is better for embracing LEED criteria. We celebrate these recent certifications because they represent a higher standard in housing design today — reducing energy, water

and resource demands and improving the health and comfort of the indoor environment.” About recent LEED projects at the firm: SWBR’s recently completed projects — Rochester Cornerstone Group’s Frances Apartments, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Village Expansion and the University of Rochester’s Genesee Hall — are all LEED Silver certified projects. Frances Apartments, located in Sweden, New York, provides 56 affordable and supportive housing units, with 14 of those housing families and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Its LEED for Homes certification reflects a socially responsible commitment by Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, Lifetime Assistance and SWBR to provide healthier, more energy-efficient homes to people with moderate to low incomes. The Global Village expansion project is RIT’s technology-forward apartment-

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style housing for 147 graduate students. Set along a main pedestrian circulation path, the design enhances the southern-exposed outdoor gathering space. LEED for Homes certification ensures that this residence hall will provide improved comfort and higher performance, supporting RIT’s commitment to LEED certification and a reduced environmental footprint for its construction projects. University of Rochester’s new Genesee Hall integrates academics, athletics and student life into the residential experience. Overlooking the Prince Athletic Complex, the new 72,000-square-foot facility is constructed on a hillside, with access at multiple levels. The upper four floors provide housing for 151 first-year students and the ground floor provides new men’s and women’s locker rooms with direct connection to the field. The first and second floors provide community space, student life services, offices for health care and advisers, and meeting rooms, and offer spectacular views of the athletic field. q news from professional firms


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What's News Announcing the Blake Family Metric Scholarship Award

Win a $2,500 scholarship to be applied to tuition payments for a four year undergraduate degree Blake/USMA scholarship award for a high school senior Scholarships are available for high school students planning on attending college in the fall of 2018. If you know any high school seniors who might be interested in applying for this scholarship, please pass on the information to them. Application due date is March 15, 2018. Eligibility: All high school seniors are eligible to apply for the Blake Family Scholarship Award How to Apply: Download an application from the USMA website

(www.us-metric.org), fill it out , and send electronically or by USPSmail to USMA headquarters in Colorado. Deadline: All entries are due by March 15, 2018, for scholarships to be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Sponsor information: All judging and final decisions of scholarships are the sole responsibility of the US Metric Association. USMA is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting US metrication. Funding for this award is being provided by the Blake Family, in an effort to help increase metric awareness and usage in the USA. q

HIRE BETTER – Adding KPI to your KSA By Jeff Wach

Have you ever wanted to hire better? Is your hiring process missing something? Do you have a process at all? Let’s learn why adding KPI to your KSA will not only improve your job specs, but will greatly improve your entire hiring process. Why KPI? The Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carrol’s “Alice in Wonderland” tells Alice “If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.” Likewise, if you don’t use KPI to define success at each and every role in your company, then any candidate will do! But first, let’s be sure we understand what we’re talking about. KSA is a common HR term that describes the Knowledge, Skills, and Ability that each role requires. These are the basics of most job specs and resumes. KPI, however, are the Key Performance Indicators that are used to define and measure success. But they need to be brought to beginning of the hiring process. To illustrate why KPI are needed up front, think back to last car you bought. You had a list of your needs and wants. You had performance parameters you were looking for. In other words, you had KPI in mind. And you knew them up front. If you didn’t, how would you know what car to buy? If speed was what you were looking for, a sports car would fit the bill. 0 to 60 MPH in under 2 seconds or a top end of 200+ MPH? Definitely a high-end sports car. But maybe that was beyond your budget. Or maybe you had a long commute and the performance you were looking for was not on the road, but at the gas pump. Then you would be looking for something with good gas mileage. So let’s go with that. Your KPI is now MPG. But that’s not enough. You also need a minimum level of performance. You run your calculations and determine that you need at least 25 MPG. Great. Let’s go shopping! You ask the car salesman for the MPG on a car and he says “I don’t know.” “What?” you ask. “What do you mean you don’t know?” “Well, it should be able to get 25 MPG” he says. “What do you mean ‘Should’?” “Based on the size of the engine and the weight of the car, it should be able to get 25 MPG.” Would you buy that car? Who would spend $20,000 on something that should perform? 34 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2018

Yet that is exactly what we do every time we hire someone using only the KSA and a resume. In fact, we spend much more than $20k! You see, KSA tells us that the person should be able to do the job. It tells us they have the potential to succeed. But how many people have been let go that should have been able to do the job? Let’s go back to the car salesman. What if he could show you that this car has been tested and proven to achieve an average of 27.3 MPG? Now we have something! Now we found the car we need. So while KSA tells us the candidate has the potential to be successful, KPI gives us a precise measurement tool to test and prove they have a history of success! Now we take this to the interviews. We’ll have more than one so let’s first cover the KSA. Remember, we’re not replacing the KSA, just adding to it. In our first interview we confirm that the information on the resume matches up with the KSA we require in the role. Next we move to the KPI. This is where we dig deeper and use performance based questions to test the candidate to see if they have a history of success in the KPI we need. But be careful of percentages! 110% to plan and 150% to goal. Who’s plan? What goal? You want to see actual numbers. You want to weigh them against your standards, not someone else’s. You want an A player from an A team, not an A player from a C team. Last, but certainly not least, we check references. In the interview we tested them for performance, but we need to check references to prove those answers were correct. Remember, our goal is to test and prove they have a history of success in the KPI required for the role. That’s it! So don’t be like Alice. Know what success looks like in each and every role in your company. Use KPI throughout the hiring process to test and prove a history of success. And HIRE BETTER. About the Author Jeff Wach is the President of EGW Associates, Inc. EGW has helped clients recruit and employ quality talent since 1969. Jeff is also a member of RES. q what's news


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• Thursday, March 15th, 2018: March Chapter Meeting

 Wes Hewett, Instructor, Cornell University, Rick Zinni, Chief Systems Engineer, Harris Corp.

2018 IW Highlights, Cornell Student ASEP Certification Project

Finger Lakes Chapter members Wes Hewett and Rick Zinni will present highlights of the recent 2018 INCOSE International Workshop. Also, Wes Hewett and the Cornell students will present their plans for achieving the INCOSE ASEP certification this semester.

• Wednesday, March 28th, and Thursday, March 29th Joint Event with IEEE and AOC  Dr. Phillip E. Pace, Associate Chair, Research, Naval Postgraduate School

Developing Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Modes for Airborne Radar

This event will be held at SRC in North Syracuse (7502 Round Pond Road, N. Syracuse, NY 13212). It is open to US citizens only. Meeting is from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on both nights, with a dinner break in the middle. For more information or to register, please contact Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com.

• Thursday, April 19th, 2018: April Chapter Meeting

 Dr. Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest, Prof. of Mathematics & Systems Science at Slippery Rock University

Grey Systems Theory

Grey systems theory is a new methodology that focuses on the study of problems involving small samples and poor information. It deals with uncertain systems with partially known information through generating, excavating and extracting useful information from what is available.

• 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

Ithaca Syracuse University Xerox Rome, NY North Syracuse, NY Lockheed Martin MST Rochester, NY

Wesley Hewett at wahewett@gmail.com Cornell University, Rhodes Hall Dr. Young Moon at ybmoon@syr.edu, 220 Link Hall harles Rizzolo at charles.rizzolo@xerox.com Bruce Rubin at bruceieeerubin@yahoo.com Kevin Devaney at devaney@srcinc.com SRC, 6225 Running Ridge Road, 13212 Shirley Kupst at shirley.kupst@lmco.com Owego, NY Rick Zinni at rzinni@gmail.com, 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 2017-18 Officers: President David Roberts, PE, President-elect Chris Kambar, PE, Vice-President Arthur Reardon, PE, Secretary Martin Gordon, PE, Treasurer Michael Ritchie, PE, Membership Chair Arthur Reardon, PE Past Presidents: Chris Devries, P.E., Joseph Dombrowski, P.E. Directors: Barry Dumbauld, PE, Robert Winans, PE, Ann Ziki, PE, Jim Drago, PE, Neal Illenberg, PE

SIXTEEN SCHOOLS ATTEND 2018 MATHCOUNTS EVENT A new record was set with 16 middle schools participating in the 2018 Mathcounts event. On February 3, over 100 students as well as teachers, proctors, and parents gathered for the annual competition promoting careers in mathematics and related STEM professions. The event was held in the CIMS building at Rochester Institute of Technology. Mathcounts is chaired by MPES-member Tiphaine A. Ketch, P.E. of Bergmann Associates. Several employees of Bergmann Associates helped with the event, as well as several MPES members. Don Nims, past president of NYSSPE, ran the grading room and Terry Rice was the Master of Ceremonies for the lightning round, a fast-paced event where the top 10 students compete one-on-one to answer math questions. Three school teams and two individual students will advance to the next level of competition. The three schools, in order of placement, are: Calkins Road Middle School, The Harley School, and Bay Trail Middle School. The two students who will advance as individual participants are Ryan Miskey of Barker Road Middle School and Andre Gilbertsen of Calkins Road Middle School. Maxwell Sun of The Harley School was the winner of the lightning round. Maxwell will advance with his school team to the next level of competition.

Top 10 MATHCOUNTS participants compete in Lightnin Round

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2018 ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM

The annual Engineering Symposium in Rochester (ESR) is now open for registration. The event will be held on April 24th at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The event will feature over 40 accredited courses for Professional Engineers, allowing attendees to individually earn up to 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH). Last year's attendance was in the high 400’s and a similar turnout is anticipated this year, so it is best to register early. Registration is available online at http://www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com/. 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

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Rochester Chapter

Society for Imaging Science and Technology Website: http://rochesterengineeringsociety.wildapricot.org/ISandT 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. Meeting Schedule Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - "Integrated Photonics: Packaging and the Rochester Community," by Jaime Gardenas, Institute of

Optics, University of Rochester. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - RIT Students Program Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - "Materials of Construction Test: Insuring the Use of Safe Materials in Photo Books," by Joseph LaBarca, Pixel Preservation International Venue ideas requested – we are soliciting input regarding other possible venues for our meetings.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Integrated Photonics: Packaging and the Rochester Community by Professor Jaime Cardenas, Assistant Professor, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

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Integrated photonics, or optics on a chip, offers solutions to many of the callenges common to traditional optics such as element alignment, stability, and size. On-chip photonic devices are aligned during fabrication and thus can't move during operation. Since the device is so small and the components are microns away from each other, the different components tend to "see" the same environment making the devices very stable. Leveraging the microelectronics industry and its fabrication techniques, integrated photonic structures can be submicron in size and can be densly packed in areas of only a few mm2. In this talk, we will discuss what is integrated photonics and how do you do optics on a chip. We will look at the current challenges and our research towards high volume fiber to chip packaging. Finally, I will give an overview of the newly established institute for photonics and how the Rochester community fits in it.

Prof. Jaime Cardenas is an assistant professor in The Institute of Opcics at the University of Rochester. He earned his PhD from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in optical science and engineering. His research was in single air interface bends and waveguide microcantilevers. After two years as a process engineer, Jaime joined the Cornell Nanophotonics Group as a postdoc and continued there as a research scientist. Prof. Cardenas's recent work is focused on high efficiency optical coupling of an optical fiber to a photonicchip that is low cost and suitable for high volume manufacturing.

Call for Nominations and Committee Assistance The Rochester Chapter Nominating Committee is starting to seek input for candidates to run in our 2018 election. We are also looking for individuals willing to make the short term effort of being on the Committee itself. Nominations will be considered for President, VP Programs, VP Membership, Recording Secretary and Treasurer, all of which are one year terms. Councilors will be considered 42 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2018

for two year terms. Give thought to joining an active, local governing body that has provided dynamic monthly meetings on topics on the frontiers of imaging science for more than fifty years! To discuss officer requirements or to email candidate profiles, please contact us at RochesterIST@gmail.com.

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President: JENNIFER WENGENDER, P.E., CPD Clark Patterson Lee 205 St. Paul Blvd Rochester, NY 14604 585-454-7600 Vice President Technical: DAVE JERECKOS IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Vice President Legislative: DAVID MYERS LaBella Associates, PC 300 State Street, Suite 201 Rochester, NY 14614 585-454-6110 Vice President Membership: DOUG MEIER Twin”D” Associates 1577 Ridge Road West Suite 116B Rochester, NY 14615 585-581-2170 Treasurer: ALAN SMITH, P.E. IBC Engineering, P.C. 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Administrative Secretary: ADAM KRAMER IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Appointed AYP (Young Professionals) Liason: THOMAS GAMER, PE Erdman Anthony 145 Culver Road, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14620 585-427-8888 Affiliate Liaison: TRAVIS JESSICK ALHERM, INC. 255 Humphrey Street Englewood, NJ 08631 551-486-9556 Newsletter Editor: CHRIS WOLAK Victaulic Fairport, NY 14450 484-350-1954

President's Message The 2018 Engineering Symposium in Rochester will be held on April 24 this year at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Registration is now open and information can be found here: http://www.roceng.org/ http://www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com/ Our golf outing is slated for June 14 at 10:00 am at Victor Hills. If you are interested in sponsoring a hole or entering a team, please contact any of the board members. I’d like to welcome two new members to our ASPE Rochester Board. Chris Wolak is now responsible for generating an ASPE Rochester electronic newsletter. Our first installment was issued at the beginning of February. Thank you Chris. Thomas Gamer volunteered to join our board and will represent the Young Professionals in this Industry. Jennifer Wengender, PE, CPD, Rochester Chapter President

Meeting Notice – Save the Date Topic:

Differences Between non-Metallic Potable Water Systems

Date:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time:

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

Place:

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

Speaker: Mark Lemire, Lubrizol

Credits: PDH Approval Pending Cost:

$20 (member or guest), check or cash at door.

Reservations: To Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or djereckos@ibceng.com by Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

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

MARCH NEWSLETTER

President’s Message Our meeting in February was on “Modeling VRF for Loads and Energy on an 8760 Analysis” present by Bob Feduik, Carrier Corp. Thanks to Bob for sharing his knowledge with us and thank you to everyone who attended. On Friday, February 9th, 2018 the Rochester ASHRAE Chapter hosted it’s 61st Annual Valentine Dinner Dance at the Strathallan in Rochester. A special thanks to Jody and Matthew McGarry for putting on another fantastic event. Also, thank you for all those who attended and contributed to the event. During Engineers Week several of our chapter members took time out of their busy schedules to visit local high schools and share engineering knowledge, experience and passion to students. Thank you to Rob Hudson (Student Activities Chair) and others who participated. In March our Chapter meeting will be on “Energy Flow and Measurements in Hydronic Systems” presented by Onicon. 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. Bill Clark, P.E., CEM 2017-2018 President Rochester Chapter

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

Year 2018 Officers President Jared R. Ransom, LS Vice President Justin M. Roloson, LS Secretary Robert J. Avery, LS Treasurer Michael A. Venturo, LS Roy B. Garfinkel, LS, Ex-officio

Upcoming Events 2018: March 8, 2018 6:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting WEBINAR (7:00 PM): "Least Squares and Positional Tolerance" by Raymond J. Hintz, LS, PhD 1.0 CEU Hours Erdman & Anthony 145 Culver Road Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14620 April 19, 2018 6:00 PM Board of Directors/General Membership Meeting 40 & 8 Club 933 University Avenue

March 2018

Board of Directors 2016-2018 Douglas W. Magde, LS Douglas Churchill, LS 2017-2019 David L. Standinger, LS Daniel T. Hickok, LS 2018-2020 Timothy T. Odell, LS Matthew R. Palmer Jonathan Navagh - Associates Representative

March 8, 2018 NYSAPLS Webinar Least Squares and Positional Tolerance (1 CEU) Raymond J. Hintz, LS, PhD Dinner at 6:00 pm Webinar at 7:00 pm Hosted by Erdman Anthony 145 Culver Rd #200 Rochester, NY 14620

Professional Affiliations •

New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc.

National Society of Professional Surveyors

Rochester Engineering Society

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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 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, Christopher Sichak, PE Email: SichakC@erdmananthony.com American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, Bill Clark, PE, CEM Email: ashraerocnews.com American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Steven Ivancic, University of Rochester American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Rochester New York Chapter President, Jennifer Wengender, PE, CPD, Clark Patterson Lee, 205 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14604. 585-454-7600. Email: jwengender@clarkpatterson.com Association for Bridge Construction and Design President, Mark Laistner, Popli Design Group, 585-481-1239 Email: MLaistner@popligroup.com

Advertising Rates Are Available on the RES Website at: www.roceng.org

Association For Facilities Engineering, Rochester Chapter President, Matthews Knights, 585-924-2186 x221 Email: mknights@ultrafab.com Electrical Association Executive Director, Karen Lynch Email: karen@eawny.com President, Russ Corcoran, Landmark Electric, 585-359-0800. Email: russc@landmarkelectric.net. Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association President, Jared R. Ransom, LS 585-737-6881 Email: jaredransomls@gmail.com Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Inc., Rochester Section President, Pete Brinka. Email: pete@qlsny.com

Monroe Professional Engineers Society President, David C. Roberts, PE Email: dcrobertspe@gmail.com New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Section 4 President, Howard R. Ressel, 585-272-3372. Email: Howard.Ressel@dot.ny.gov New York Water Environment Association Inc., Genesee Valley Chapter (www.gvcnywea.org) President, Bill Davis, 585-381-9250 Email: william.davis@mrbgroup.com Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractor’s National Association-Rochester, Inc. Executive Director, Aaron Hilger 585-586-8030. Email: mzin@smacnaroc.org

Imaging Science & Technology, Rochester Chapter President, David Odgers Email: odgers@frontiernet.net

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

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

Society of Women Engineers President, Marca J. Lam, RIT Email: mjleme@rit.edu

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, John Kaemmerlen, 585-475-2767 Email: jxkpdm@rit.edu International Council on Systems Engineering, Finger Lakes Chapter President, Jack Riley Email: jackri2139@hotmail.com

Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science & Engineering Fair Director, Mary Eileen Wood, 315-468-1025 Email: trsef@verizon.net

Corporate Members of the Rochester Engineering Society BME Associates CHA Consulting (Champion)

IBC Engineering, PC (Champion)

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

Erdman Anthony Associates

MRB Group

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (RBA)

Optimation Technology, Inc. (Champion)

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Passero Associates

affiliated societies & corporate members of the rochester engineering society

Rochester Institute of Technology, Kate Gleason College of Engineering TY-LIN International (Champion) VJ Stanley

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