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Drs. Cristina Canavesi (Co-Founder and President), and Andrea Cogliati (Software and Systems Engineer) of LighTopTech demonstrating their latest product, GDOCM 4Dâ&#x201E;˘. The technology uses Gabor Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy (GDOCM) to help visualize tissues or materials at a millimeter below the surface. Please visit their website for more information: http://lightoptech.com
Also in this issue: Save the Date - Friday, October 26th
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The Rochester Engineer Published since 1922 by
Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences (cover) Pages 12-13
ROCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY, INC.
Founded March 18, 1897
Volume 97, Number 4, OCTOBER 2018 (Electronic Only) 2,500+ Monthly Circulation (Quarterly Hard Copies, 11 issues electronically) ISSN 0035-7405
RES Mission Statement: The RES will become the lead organization for improving the image and influence of the engineering community in the greater Rochester area by: Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the region’s engineering and technical capabilities; Providing the best clerical support and public relations assistance to our affiliates; Continually communicating the engineering and technical accomplishments to both the engineering and technical community and the public; Providing regular forums and networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas and discussion of issues; and, Providing programs that identify career opportunities to the region’s youth and develop the skills of the practicing engineer. News items and articles are invited. Materials should be submitted to the administrative director at the society’s office, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607; Phone number (585) 254-2350, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Published every month but July. Yearly subscription is $20.00, (4 hard copies, 11 digital). You can sign up on the website for the subscription for digital copies only (free) and receive an email notice when posted. Go to 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 JOSEPH DOMBROWSKI, PE M/E Engineering / email@example.com First Vice President GREG GDOWSKI, PhD University of Rochsester / Greg_Gdowski@urmc.rochester.edu Treasurer ANDREW C. HIRSCH Retired / firstname.lastname@example.org Second Vice President MICHELLE SOMMERMAN, PE Bergmann Associates / email@example.com Past President MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Javlyn, Inc. / firstname.lastname@example.org EIGHT DIRECTORS: CORNELIUS (NEAL) ILLENBERG PE Retired / email@example.com LEE LOOMIS Retired / firstname.lastname@example.org RICHARD E. RICE MJ Engineering / email@example.com ADAM CUMMINGS, PE Town of Ontario / firstname.lastname@example.org DANIELLE WALTERS MKS Instruments / email@example.com DOREEN EDWARDS Rochester Institute of Technology /firstname.lastname@example.org BRETT ELIASZ, PE Bergmann Associates / email@example.com DENNIS ROOTE, PE CDE Engineering & Environment, PLLC / firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Director LYNNE M. IRWIN Rochester Engineering Society / e-mail: email@example.com
contents 4 • Save the Date: Friday, October 26th. Tour the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester 5 • RES Call for Nominations for EOY, YEOY & EODs 6 • RES Scholarship Application Information 8 • Dr. Walter Cooper Academy...(2018-2020) 9 • How Do You Arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom! 10 • Get to the Point! - Presentation Phobia (2): From Power Point Poison to Standing Ovation
11 • Get IT Done - A Nation of Joiners 12-13 • Helping grow the local economy by fostering collaboration between academics and NY-based companies (CEIS) (cover) 14-15, 20-23 • Professional Firms - Employee News 14 • News from Professional Firms 15, 44 • Position Openings 16 • Continuing Education Opportunities (PDHs) 17-19 • Engineers’ Calendar 41-42 • Directory of Professional Services 42 • Directory of Business Services 43 • Affiliated Societies and Corporate Members of the RES Membership Application and Advertising Rates are also on the website: www.roceng.org.
news of the... • ABCD Association for Bridge Construction and Design...............26-27 • AFE Association for Facilities Engineering...........................................30 • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers............................................31 • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers....................................................37 • ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers....................................25 • EA Electrical Association.......................................................................29 • GVLSA Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.............................39 • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.................34-35
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• INCOSE International Council on Systems Engineering..........................33 • IES Illuminating Engineering Society....................................................24 • IS&T Imaging Science and Technology...................................................38 • MPES Monroe Professional Engineers Society......................................32 • NYSATE New York State Association of Transportation Engineers....28 • RES Rochester Engineering Society.................................................... 2-9 • SWE Society of Women Engineers........................................................40 • TERRA TERRA Science & Engineering Fair...............................................36
Joseph Dombrowski, PE M/E Engineering RES President 2018 - 2019 Hot enough for ya? It was when I wrote this at the beginning of September. For your information, Dennis Roote has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors of RES! He is a welcome addition, please join me in congratulating him to our August group. I am certain he will add his inestimable wisdom to the Board. We have a tour of the U of R's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) set up for 4:30 pm on October 26th (many thanks go to Greg Gdowski for setting it up!). Please see the RES website (www.roceng.org) for further details and to register. The tour promises to be fascinating as well as providing an opportunity for camaraderie with your fellow engineers! Terra Fair is looking for volunteers to assist with a "science and engineering fair" in Rochester scheduled for The Rochester Museum and Science Center in March of 2019. See their website https://terrafairs.org for further details. That's all for now. Hopefully when you read this, snow will still be a long way off, at least around here. Joe Dombrowski RES President
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RES News The Rochester Engineering Society is hosting a
Tour of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester on Friday, October 26, 2018
Limit: 50 People
Cost: $10 for RES & IEEE Individual Members;
$25 for Non-members
Reservations: ADVANCE PAID RESERVATION REQUIRED!
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Light snacks will be provided!
A reservation form is on the RES Calendar
Location: University of Rochester, 250 East River Road,
Rochester, Bldg. Laborator for Laser Energetics,
Room Number: Lobby
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds LLE as part of its Stockpile Stewardship Program. The OMEGA Laser Facility stands 10 meters tall and is approximately 100 meters in length. This system delivers pulses of laser energy to targets in order to measure the resulting nuclear and fluid dynamic events. OMEGA's 60 laser beams focus up to 40,000 joules of energy onto a target that measures less than 1 millimeter in diameter in approximately one billionth of a second. At LLE scientists continue to research what will one day become a vast source of power using the ocean's ample storehouse of potential energy.
The tour of the LLE is a RES event you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss! Please save the date (October 26th) on your calendar today! A map and additional details is on the website calendar. 4 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER OCTOBER 2018
RES CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Call for Nominations Martin E. Gordon, PE 2017 EOY
Past Engineers of the Year 10 years...(first awarded 1963)
Martin E. Gordon, PE Diane M. Trentini Robert L. Clark, Jr., PhD Lalit Mestha, PhD Maureen S. Valentine, PE Sergio Esteban, PE Brian J. Thompson, PhD Gary W. Passero, PE Kevin J. Parker, PhD Satish G. Kandlikar, PhD
2018 Engineer of the Year 2018 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year and
2018 Engineers of Distinction
Emily M. Smith 2017 YEOY
Past Young Engineers of the Year -10 years... (first awarded 2007)
Emily M. Smith, PE Matthew T. Sidley Danielle Benoit, PhD John Papponetti, PE Courtney E. Reich, PE Clement Chung, PE Sherwin Damdar Michael J. Walker, EIT Nathan Gnanasambandam, PhD Venkatesh G. Rao, PhD
A few of years ago the RES Board of Directors introduced a streamlined nomination form. A simple initial form allows an individual or organization to nominate a candidate. The RES committee will then contact the nominator if the candidate progresses to the next phase. At that point, a final form will be used to gather essential details from the nominator and candidate which will be used to determine our award recipients. The RES will select and recognize the 2018 Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, and Engineers of Distinction Awards in a variety of public venues and media during the weeks before the Gala. The Award recipients will be introduced on Saturday, April 13, 2019 during the Gala at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Visit our website at www.roceng.org and click on Call For Nominations, or call 585-254-2350 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a nomination form.
The following information is described:
Eligibility for Nomination Awards Criteria
Deadline for Preliminary Nominations - Monday, December 10, 2018 Deadline for Final Nominations - Monday, January 7, 2019 res news - call for nominations
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RES Scholarship Application Information The Rochester Engineering Society (RES) is an umbrella organization for engineering societies in the Rochester area. The goals of the society are: to advance the art and science of engineering for the general public welfare in Monroe County and the adjoining counties; to foster in practicing and prospective engineers excellence as professionals, as citizens, and as individuals; and, to promote communication and cooperation among all branches of engineering. Multiple scholarships, sponsored by a variety of organizations and administered through the RES, are awarded annually from $1,000 to $1,500 each to recognize outstanding engineering, engineering technology, science or technology students. These are merit-based scholarships. Scholarships from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) require applicants be student members of their respective organization. Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following qualifications: 1. Be an undergraduate student in good standing who has completed two years/or achieved Junior standing in an ABET-accredited engineering, engineering technology, science or technology program. 2. Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) or better. 3. Plan to continue engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET accredited program in September 2019. Scholarship recipients will be individually notified by February 1, 2019, announced at the RES Gala on April 13, 2019 and funds will be mailed ~August 1, 2019. 4. Be a resident of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, or Wyoming Counties of New York or enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering, engineering technology, science or technology curriculum in a college in those counties. The Rochester Chapter of IEEE allows applicants from Corning and Alfred sub-chapters. 5. Not be a previous recipient of this scholarship. Application: Applicants must submit the six required items listed below. All items must be submitted together. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all the necessary data are submitted by the deadline in one package and will be immediately disqualified from judging, with no further follow-up, if these instructions are not followed. The applicant should notify those persons supplying reference letters that timely response is critical. Reference letters may be submitted in individually sealed envelopes within the application package. Deliver, mail or email to email@example.com all items by December 1, 2018 to: The Rochester Engineering Society, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607.
Required Data and Instructions 1. Certificate of Interview from a member of the Scholarship Committee - Request an appointment for interview by sending an email to the Scholarship Chairperson, Michelle Sommerman, PE, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, include your full name, phone number, and the day(s) and time(s) you are available for an interview. Attach your resume to the email. Contact Michelle Sommerman at 585-498-7896 if you have not received a reply within three days. The interviewer will provide a certificate that the interview was conducted after September 1, 2018 and before Novemberber 30, 2018 (the interview deadline). 2. Transcript - Official copy of applicant’s current transcript showing grades for the entire enrollment in current school and if a transfer student, courses taken and accepted from his/her prior college or university. 3. Resume - The same resume the applicant would use if applicant were applying for employment. Be sure to include the following information: name, permanent address, school address, college, degree and program, anticipated date of graduation, and any professional society memberships. 4. Applicant’s Letter - A letter written by the applicant addressed to the Chairman of the Scholarship Award Committee of the 6 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER OCTOBER 2018
Rochester Engineering Society. This letter shall not be more than one typewritten page in length and should discuss the applicant’s position with respect to the following: a. Why the applicant is studying engineering and chose his/her particular field. b. Why the applicant is applying for the scholarship. c. The applicant’s involvement in professional society activities, the leadership positions held and describe active involvement in other extra-curricular activities. d. Statement that the scholarship will be used in engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET-accredited program in September 2019 should an award be presented. 5. Reference Letter #1 - Letter from the applicant’s faculty advisor in his/her current school. This letter should indicate the applicant’s standing in the class relative to other students, his/her course load and involvement. 6. Reference Letter #2 - Letter from a current or former employer who is not a relative, OR, a professor of engineering, science or technology in whose class the applicant has been or is presently enrolled res scholarship application
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, and Rochester is beginning to feel the effects of the Vietnam War. These experiences have changed the face and, no doubt, the future of the community. The Rochester municipal leadership and the industrial community have become immersed in the cold-war, growth economy.
“The Rochester Engineer” (September 1968) (continued)
The U of R announced that distinguished optical scientist, Dr. Brian Thompson has been appointed Director of the University’s Institute of Optics. Dr. Thompson, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Physical Society of Great Britain, received his baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the University of Manchester, England. Editor’s note: Brian would become the 88th President of the RES in 1983, and he would be named Engineer of the Year for 2011. This issue provided a detailed listing of continuing education programs for engineers offered by the U of R, RIT, MCC, SUNY and a host of technical societies, many of them RES Affiliates. The RES Luncheon Program was announced, including: “The RES Goals for 1968-69” by Dr. E.T. Kirkpatrick, President, “What Industry Looks for in Recruiting Engineers” by Edwin A. Butenhof, Eastman Kodak Company, “Modern Trends in Engineering Education” by Dr. Robert G. Loewy, Engineering Dean, U of R, “Recruitment of Engineers from the College Placement Director’s Standpoint” by Irving Van Slyke, RIT, “The Engineer in Politics” by Peter Barry, former Rochester Mayor, “NY State Construction and Plans in the Rochester District” by Bernard F. Perry NY State District Engineer, “Rochester – 2000 A.D.” by Worth D. Holder, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and “Latest Developments in Studies of Effects of Pesticides on Bird Life” by Dr. George Berg, U of R.
October 2, 1968 (Board of Directors Meeting, RIT Engineering Building)
The Board approved seven new applications for Regular Membership. The Public Relations Committee reported that it had provided several public service announcements to Xerox Corporation for broadcast on their FM station. The Education Committee reported that it had begun meeting with U of R, RIT and Cornell officials toward developing 3 – 4 relevant educational programs for presentation in the Spring of 1969. The Luncheon res news - history
A Sampling from the Archives of the Rochester Engineering Society...1897 - 1968 by Lee M. Loomis
Committee reported that, while the year’s schedule for programs was nearly complete, attendance so far had been disappointing. John Schickler of the Publications Committee reported that he had begun soliciting the Affiliate Societies, encouraging them to consider using the monthly issues of The Rochester Engineer as a vehicle for communicating their societies’ news to their membership. The Meetings Committee reported that plans for evening tours and presentations on “What Engineers Should Know About Our City” by City Manager Seymour Scher and “What’s New in Electrical Engineering” at RIT were complete. It was reported that the IBM Serviceman who attend to the RES office electric typewriter advised that the machine was so worn that it could not be kept in service much longer…it’s more than 13 years old. In response, the Board agreed to a plan to find another used machine to replace it. Editors’ note: I agree; the typewritten RES BoD meeting minutes are, at this date (1968), becoming very hard to read. The RES acquired its first typewriter in 1906. For the previous nine years, the BoD meeting minutes had been hand-written, into a journal.
“The Rochester Engineer” (October 1968)
This issue featured an article, “Unity for the Engineering Profession” by Dr. Edward T. Kirkpatrick in which he stated, “Unity begins with your decision, as an engineer, to support an existing organization well-suited to perform the unity function… the Rochester Engineering Society”. A Sunday afternoon “hard hat” tour of the new RG&E Robert E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, on November 3rd, was announced, to be attended by members of over 18 local technical groups. Since the plant’s reactor would receive its first load of fissionable material later that month, shortly after the tour, this would be a one-of-a-kind public tour that could never be repeated.
November 6, 1968 (Board of Directors Meeting, RIT Engineering Building)
The Board approved four new applications for Regular Membership, five new Associate Members and two Junior Members. The application of the MIT Club of Rochester to become an Affiliate of the RES was approved. The Evening Programs Committee reported that the recent tour of RG&E’s R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant was attended by over 600 engineers and their families. The Board approved a request from the American Chemical Society for RES support for an upcoming presentation at Nazareth College, “Science and the Survival of the City” by Dr. Barry Commoner. 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 Dr. Walter Cooper Academy… (2018-2020)
We’ve arrived!…Dr. Walter Cooper Academy’s temporary home, 180 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY The Rochester Schools Modernization Program (the “RSMP”) was created by New York State Legislation in 2007 to help bring Rochester’s learning environment into the 21st century and provide students with facilities that are comparable to neighboring suburban districts. The school on Congress Avenue will undergo a two-year renovation, receiving a new classroom wing, gym and fully reconstructed classroom facilities, including mechanical/electrical/ plumbing. Students at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy (RCSD School #10) have been temporarily relocated to the Campus of the former John Marshall High School, at 180 Ridgeway Avenue (just off Lake Avenue), for the 2018-19 & 2019-20 school years. They will be returning to their newly renovated facility, 353 Congress Ave., in September of 2020. The RES Tutoring Team plans to continue its valuable support for our Scholars, as they move through this transition. We will still have a number of Scholars who will need some of that “extra” support with their reading, spelling, math, science and social studies, the kind of help that only comes with the regular, personal attention they receive from our tutors. We have scheduled a “Tutor Information Meeting” for Thursday, September 27th, 6:00PM – 7:00PM, at the John Marshall Campus, 180 Ridgeway Avenue. This will be for “veteran” tutors, and anyone interested in joining the RES Tutoring Team. Come and hear about our plans for helping our Cooper Scholars in the 2018-19 school year. We are building our Tutoring Team, for the 2018-19 school year… We have been giving “Lunch & Learn” presentations in several Rochester area firms and professional groups, to inform and inspire prospective new tutors. We plan to “hit the ground, running”, this Fall, and we need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, work group, church or family, sometime this Summer? Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Scholar… 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: email@example.com, (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) 8 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER OCTOBER 2018
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 585-281-5216 RES Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer STEM Coach Please visit: stem-bridges.org res news - stem bridges
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Get to the Point!
Presentation Phobia (2): From Power Point Poison to Standing Ovation In a previous article I presented the concept of the Three Ps of Presentations: Plan, Prepare, and Practice. In the planning stage, you must establish the circumstances around your presentation, determine your audience’s needs and interest, and organize your information. In this article, I’ll discuss how to prepare your content. Peter and Cheryl Reimold, in their book The Short Road to Great Presentations, (IEEE Press and Wiley-Interscience, 2003), introduce a formula for structuring a presentation. They call it the Universal Presentation Structure which is especially helpful for technical professionals who relate well to formulas.
1 to 2 minutes
3 to 5 key points
This is often called the TELL-TELL-TELL method.
Capture Audience Attention
In your first TELL, the Introduction, you must accomplish four goals:
1. Establish Rapport with your audience 2. Grab the audience’s Attention 3. State your Main message 4. Outline your Plan
The Reimolds define this as your RAMP and allow you only 1 to 2 minutes. This is when you have your audience’s full attention. Don’t waste the opportunity by reciting dull information such as your name, the title of your presentation, or your purpose. You can let an opening slide provide that information. Building Rapport is as easy as smiling, connecting with your audience by telling them you are excited to be with them, or greeting them at the door when they come in. This warms them up to you and encourages them to listen to you. Use an Attention Getter that relates to your main message. A joke, an apology, or a thank-you is dull and you risk offending someone. Instead, try a statistic, a photo, or a word of caution. You need to find something that relates to your main message and grabs the audience’s attention. Make sure your Main Message is direct. This isn’t a time to be wishy-washy. If you have a plan that can reduce costs by 40%, then say that. If your proposal shows you can alleviate the stormwater issues in a new commercial area, then state that right up front. Your audience will appreciate this and pay more attention to your presentation now that they know what your purpose is and what the topic has to do with them. End your Introduction with a Plan. This is your road map for your presentation. It shows your audience that you are organized and 10 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER OCTOBER 2018
what they can expect next. It also reminds you of your own structure and helps you stay on track. We encourage you to add a slide into your presentation showing your plan (or write it on a chart or board) and also to speak it. Using the RAMP in the Introduction is the best way to establish yourself as a confident, interesting speaker.
Select Key Points
In your second TELL, the Body, you identify three to five key points to address. These evolve from the list of questions your audience may have. Although you may have identified 15-20 questions, you’ll see a pattern form and be able to group several questions under one key point. For example, How much will this cost?, Is this expensive?, and What is our budget for the project? all can be addressed under the key point Cost Factors. Use the Pyramid Method to structure each key point. State your key point and follow it with supporting information. Remember that to be convincing you need to provide facts and evidence. You vary the number of key points you present based on the amount of time you have to speak. If it is just a short 10 minute presentation, stick to only three points. If you have more time you stretch it to five points. Don’t be tempted to add more than five points if you are given a longer amount of time. Rather than overloading your listeners with too many points, you can go into greater detail and depth for the five selected points.
Wrap it up With a Conclusion
The third TELL is your Conclusion. This is your chance to summarize what you just told your audience. In The Short Road to Great Presentations the Reimolds suggest you say the words “To summarize” or “In conclusion” to peak audience attention. Your listeners may have dozed off in the middle of your presentation and this is your clue that you are almost finished. In just one minute, you briefly restate your main message and key points. Don’t add in any more details and never go over the minute.
© 2018, RGI Learning Lisa Moretto is the President of RGI Learning, Inc. For 24 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. get to the point
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get IT done A Nation of Joiners - André Godfrey
“In America I encountered all sorts of associations of which, I confess, I had no idea, and I often admired the infinite art with which the inhabitants of the United States managed to fix a common goal to the efforts of many men and to get them to advance to it freely,” - Alexis de Tocqueville 1845.
the storm area “to assist partners with boots on the ground.” The team travelled to North Carolina to set up a command center close to the storm path. Datto, anticipating a need, invented this team last year to assist customers’ supporting recovery efforts after major disasters, such as this hurricane. Yay Datto!
Americans are a nation of joiners and the tech community is not immune to this predisposition. It is likely that you a member of the Rochester Engineering Society or you would not being reading this. If you’re not part of this 120 year old organization please consider joining. www.roceng.org/JoinUs will get you where you want to be.
Speaking of storm clouds…not surprisingly, a question we often hear asked is whether it is less expensive or more expensive to ‘go to the cloud’? I suggested years ago that it was going to be analogous to your cable service and that it would depend on competition. I noticed that a very large provider of technology cloud services and products are raising their prices across the board. Ok, it’s Microsoft. Under full disclosure, our company has been a Microsoft partner for many, many years and we encourage both cloud and on premise use of Microsoft, the adopted strategy depending on many factors. What took me aback were the quotes from industry pundits. One suggesting that this price hike will encourage cloud usage because cloud-reticent customers will realize they better hop on the cloud before there are more price hikes (yes, I’m puzzled too). Another suggesting Microsoft cloud customers have no recourse once they’ve committed and will just have to live with whatever rate hikes come along (that doesn’t sound good).
There are also a number of associations locally linked to technology but none that stands out to the degree of Digital Rochester. Digital Rochester is a nonprofit association dedicated to driving both personal growth and business growth in both established and emerging technologies. It advocates for women in tech (Technology Woman of the Year award), networking events (meet the CIO) and promotes education. Plus it throws the best party ever, Festivus! Want to join a tech savvy group that shares your interests and provides paths for self-improvement? digitalrochester.com/join/#join is your kind of place. This forum is a poor one to convey technology news. It just isn’t timely enough to write a column once a month and purport it to contain the latest in industry changes. But I am nothing if not a risk taker and I thought I’d throw out some thoughts that I hope hold up before the October publishing date. For instance I’d like to say a few words about Hurricane Florence. I was gratified to see how many companies including tech companies offered genuine and somewhat altruistic help during this crisis. I have a small place that was in the path of the monster storm and have clients in North Carolina as well so I followed the news with interest.
The case for a hybrid solution remains a strong consideration for those who understand the value of ‘the cloud’ but want the flexibility and option of keeping an on premise presence. Think about IT.
Andrè Godfrey is President, Entrè Computer Services, www.entrecs.com
Local backup manufacturer with a national presence, Datto, launched their Disaster Recovery Team to get IT done
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Helping grow the local economy by fostering collaboration between academics and NY-based companies. Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences While at the University of Rochester working on her doctorate in Optics, Cristina Canavesi and her advisor/mentor Jannick Rolland developed new technology that would later become Explorer4D™, the first product of their women-owned startup company LightopTech. Moving biotechnology from the academic environment into a startup company is a remarkable endeavor that cannot be accomplished without support. The Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences (CEIS) was there to support them right from the beginning, when they were conducting research on noninvasive imaging for industrial and medical applications. As a result, LighTopTech was awarded SBIR Phase I and Phase II grants in excess of $1M from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. It also helped them to become one of the finalists in the first Rochester-based Luminate Accelerator competition.
past five years, CEIS has helped generate over $300 million in local economic development as documented by the companies it works with. This represents a 60:1 return on the state’s investment.
Jim McGrath, professor of biomedical engineering, says CEIS awards have “allowed us to always extend the scope of a project a bit, allowing us to push ourselves down the development pathway much faster than we could otherwise.”
Jim McGrath is always thinking one step ahead when he’s doing a research project for SIMPore, a Henrietta-based company that uses silicon nanomembrane technology developed in the lab of the biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rochester. The CEIS has helped McGrath keep one step ahead. For example, SIMPore recently contracted with McGrath’s lab to develop ways to filter telltale exosomes (small, cell-derived vesicles) from blood to provide earlier diagnosis of cancer. But McGrath also obtained complementary funding through CEIS to explore ways to detect whether the vesicles were actually being caught.
The CEIS is a New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT). The center is funded by Empire State “The original project did not involve Development’s Division of Science, the detection part, but ultimately, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) that’s something we will need,” to help grow the local economy by McGrath says. “CEIS has allowed encouraging industry/university us to always extend the scope of a collaboration. CEIS works in two project a bit, allowing us to push ways: by providing matching funds ourselves down the development for company-sponsored research at pathway much faster than we could New York State universities and by otherwise.” A CEIS-funded project enabled Kilean Lucas, a PhD student sponsoring outreach programs. CEIS in the lab of Jim McGrath, to spend time working at SIMPore, works primarily with faculty at UR For nearly 30 years, CEIS has been a Henrietta-based company. Though Lucas plans a career in and RIT although assistance is also linking faculty members at the academia, he says the experience was beneficial. “I don’t think available for faculty at other New University of Rochester, RIT and as an engineer you can ever be solely academic or solely in York State universities. The main other regional universities with local industry,” he says. “You have to have some sort of collaboration, areas of focus for CEIS are optics, companies on projects to help spur or cross talk between the two. And being able to work within imaging, and photonics. Outreach economic development. During the industry and understand what they want, and what their goals programs include an annual last five fiscal years, CEIS estimates are, helps academic researchers better design what they’re doing University Technology Showcase, that projects it has supported have in the lab.” held in the spring, and special created 168 jobs, retained 161 targeted events such as the Light others, and have had an overall and Sound Interactive Conference. Support for university research economic impact of $306.9 million. is available to any faculty member at a New York State university receiving funding from a New York State company. The match As one of 15 New York State Centers for Advanced Technology is 50%, and the overhead charged by the university is reduced. (supported by NYSTAR, a Division of Empire State Development), “This puts almost twice as much money into the research program CEIS can bolster the funding a company provides for a research as would normally be directed with non CEIS-funded projects” project with additional state money. Typically, a company will according to Paul Ballentine, Executive Director of CEIS. Over the provide $60,000, CEIS will provide $30,000; this, combined with a 12 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER OCTOBER 2018
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reduced deduction for University overhead, “is plenty to support a PhD student for a year, and do something meaningful,” says CEIS director Mark Bocko, a professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering. “This is especially important for some of the junior faculty members, who don’t have (federal) funding yet,” adds Paul Ballentine, CEIS executive director. Key industry partners over the years have included Bausch & Lomb, Harris, Corning, Optipro, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Sometimes the company has a problem they want to solve, and we find a faculty member to pair them up with. Other times the faculty member invents something, and they're interested in getting a company interested in capitalizing on that,” Bocko says. “So, it can work both ways.” For example, with CEIS support, Carestream Inc., a leader in medical and dental imaging, has joined forces with several faculty members in the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound on developing new technologies to help the company expand its use of ultrasound imaging for medical diagnosis. CEIS has also provided important support for University startups, most recently for LighTopTech and Clerio Vision. For more than 12 years, for example, CEIS helped nurture the development of an exciting technology that originated in the lab of Wayne Knox, professor of optics the University of Rochester. The project was initially supported by Bausch & Lomb, and now by Clerio Vision, a company Knox co-founded. The technology uses femtosecond laser pulses to write vision corrections into contact lenses, intraocular lenses, and even directly into the human cornea – noninvasively, without any of the flap cutting and ablation that is done in LASIK surgery. All during the initial stages, Knox says, CEIS funding served as an important “amplification factor,” helping achieve additional milestones. “With the support, the project evolved over the years to be a key component of B&L’s research and development roadmap for its next generation of opthalmic products.” After B&L was acquired by Valent, the project was taken over four years ago with the founding of Clerio Vision Inc. Mike Totterman, Clerio’s founder and CEO, says continued CEIS support since then has been critical for: 1.
Obtaining venture capital financing. “Being able to demonstrate that there’s a strong University partner in CEIS to offset some of the research costs is very helpful,” Totterman says.
“When we went to raise our Series A, B, and C rounds from investors, we always profiled the relationship we have with CEIS, as something that is unique and differentiating and allows us to move forward faster and much more cost effectively,” says Mike Totterman, Clerio Vision’s founder and CEO.
Providing access to the expertise and the specialized labs and equipment of the faculty members directly involved in developing the technology, including Knox, Krystel Huxlin, Jonathan Ellis (now at University of Arizona) and Paul Funkenbusch. “This includes very specialized testing equipment that doesn’t exist anyplace else,” Totterman notes. “Even if we had unlimited funding it would be very difficult to build them because they are so unique.”
“So, when we went to raise our Series A, B, and C rounds from investors, we always profiled the relationship we have with CEIS, as something that is unique and differentiating and allows us to move forward faster and much more cost effectively.” Between the support from CEIS, access to talented UR graduates, and over $18 million in funding, Clerio is now moving into clinical trials across a number of important products. A highly trained workforce, not just technology, is critical to economic development. So, Knox was especially pleased when one of his former PhD students, who helped develop the femtosecond laser technology with CEIS funding support, and had since moved to Boston, recently asked Knox to write him a recommendation letter for a job offer in California. Knox suggested another option. As a result, Lisen Xu (’13 PhD) is instead back in Rochester – now working for Clerio Vision. q Contributors: Bob Marcotte, Communications Officer, Science and Engineering, University of Rochester Paul Ballentine, Executive Director, Center for Emerging & Innovative Science, University of Rochester Cristina Canavesi, PhD, Co-Founder and President LighTopTech Greg Gdowski, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Medical Technology & Innovation, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester OCTOBER 2018 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 13
Optimation Opens New Stainless-Steel Welding Area for Food, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Clients spots/stains do not appear on the exterior,” said Mark Haboian, senior program manager and chemical engineer at Optimation.
Optimation announced the grand opening of its new stainless-steel welding area. The 9,075-squarefoot space was created out of a need by Optimation’s growing list of food and beverage and chemical clients with carbon steel contamination concerns. The space also includes a 26foot ceiling and a two-ton overhead crane, making it able to accommodate jobs of various sizes at any given time. Optimation is currently working on adding a citrus passivation area to complement the stainless-steel welding services. “In a fabrication shop that handles both carbon steel and stainless steel, it is critical to segregate these operations so cross-contamination does not occur, and unsightly rust
“The new space and extra effort involve all aspects of the stainless-steel fabrication process, such as handling, grinding, welding, and storage. Activities such as handling stainless on a steel work bench, grinding steel in an adjacent bay, or lifting the stainless with steel lifting hardware can all introduce contamination, and Optimation has taken steps to avoid these common pitfalls. With this new welding area and extra attention paid to the process, we reduce the contamination risk and can now provide our clients with a higher quality product.” q
Professional Firms Employee News CPL Welcomes Two Hires in Rochester
CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, welcomes two hires to its Rochester team: Nicholas Bayer, EIT, as civil/environmental engineer and Karen Hurtado as administrative assistant. As civil/environmental engineer, Bayer will Nicholas Bayer, focus on water and wastewater treatment design. Prior to joining CPL, he served EIT as project engineer at Welliver and then took on the role of graduate research assistant for Noguera Research Group at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bayer
has a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a master’s degree in environmental engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her new role, Hurtado will provide administrative support to the firm in the Karen Hurtado form of office management, important clerical work, and scheduling meetings and events. Prior to joining CPL, she was a bilingual legal assistant at Cellino & Barnes P.C. q
Brooke Mayer to Join MRB Group's Planning Team MRB Group President Ryan Colvin, P.E., recently announced that Brooke Mayer has joined the firm’s Planning Team as a senior planning associate. She is a former project administrator and senior project planner for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. According to Colvin, Mayer’s unique skills include research, analysis, estimating, planning and supervising the
implementation of highlevel planning projects. “Her direct involvement with citizens, city departments, state agencies, and project teams demonstrates an ability to coordinate many stakeholders and achieve positive results. She facilitates progress - and project momentum throughout challenging situations,” said Colvin. “These are excellent leadership qualities
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that benefit our clients, and are exactly the characteristics we seek out in team members,” he said. Brooke Mayer is a graduate of Cornell University, as well as earning her masters in city and regional planning from the Pratt Institute with a concentration in environmental planning. Her vast experience includes green infrastructure, site planning analysis, capital improvement
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Professional Firms Employee News, continued... planning and project administration, along with grant writing.
“Brooke understands how to move projects from the theoretical to the practical - and through good planning, ultimately to installation and implementation” said Colvin. “This is exactly what our client communities need in this challenging era of high-efficiency, low-cost municipal services,” he continued.
“We’re extremely fortunate Brooke chose to come to work for MRB Group, and share her expertise with our community leaders. She will be a great resource to help them get things accomplished,” Colvin stated. “I’m proud to join a team that’s so accomplished in municipal planning,” said Mayer. “I’m ready to put my experience to work, and assist MRB Group’s planning team as they work with clients across the State of New York,” she said. Mayer has chosen to relocate to Geneva, where she plans to not only enjoy living among the Finger Lakes but also to work towards their protection and sustainability. “My family is here in Upstate New York,” she said. “It’s a natural choice to return to the region to be closer to family, and because of its beauty, history and quality of life,” she continued. “It will be even more rewarding to put my professional talents to work planning for a better future for Upstate municipalities,” she concluded. q position openings professional firms employee news
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Go to the RES Web Site for Updated Details On All Meetings - www.roceng.org
Wednesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 17
New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSATE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
NYSATE Mini-Conference – Rochester
Rehabilitation of Historic Truss Bridges over the Erie
Up to 6 PDH Credits
Canal in Orleans County – 1 PDH Credit Pending Speaker: Katherine Fragale, NYSDOT Region 4, Regional
Place: Burgundy Basin Inn
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Cost: Members - $45 through 9/30, $55 after 10/1; Nonmembers - $80 through 9/30, $90 after 10/1. PDH fee: $25 For more information contact co-chairs: Tom Button, email – Thomas.email@example.com or Mark Laistner, email –
Rochester Time: 12:00 pm Cost: ASCE members - $20; Non-members - $30, Students $10.
Reservations: John Papponetti, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
NYSATE website: http://nysate.org/sections/section-4.
585-295-6287. Payment at the door via check or cash or PayPal (online).
Wednesday, October 17 American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
Place: Erdman Anthony office, 145 Culver Road, Suite 200,
Friday, November 16 p 25
Emergency Showers & Eyewash Equipment – The
Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)
Hidden Risk in Emergency Response
30 Annual Fall Bridge Conference
1 PDH Credit Approved
Up to 6 PDH Credits
Speaker: Larry Killian, Haws Corporation
Place: Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester,
Time: Registration 7:30 am
NY 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates) Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at door. Time: Noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am). Reservations: To Dave Jereckos (585-341-3168), or email@example.com by October 12th.
Support Your Affiliate Attend A Meeting
Cost: Members - $125, Non-members - $175, Students - $35, Late Fee (applied to registrations made after 10/26/18) - $30. Comments: Sponsorship, Advertising and Exhibitor Booth opportunities available (page 27). Registration: Registration begins October 1st by visiting the RES website at www.roceng.org. For additional information contact Bill Rugg, PE, GPI, firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-989-3334 or Mike Davidson, PE, JM Davidson Engineering, email@example.com or 716-289-5976.
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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: email@example.com. The meetings offering PDHs are highlighted in blue. Details about the meeting and affiliate (if in this issue) are on the corresponding page listed next to the affiliate name.
Tuesday, October 2
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Rochester Section Excom Meeting
Thursday, October 11 p 34
International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Speakers: Kevin Devaney, SRC, Inc. Place: 5 host sites. Details are on page 33 or contact Kevin Devaney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time: Meetings begin at 6:00 pm and run to approximately 7:30 pm Reservations: Contact the host person from the host site list on page 33.
Place: Tandoor of India, 376 Jefferson Road, Rochester Time: 11:50 – 1:00 pm Cost: Buffet lunch, $5 for all members.
Friday, October 5
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2018 Western New York Image and Signal Processing Workshop Place: RIT, Louise Slaughter Hall, Bldg. SLA/078. Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Workshop website: http://ewh.ieee.org/r1/rochester/sp/ WNYISPW2018.html Registration: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org.meeting_ registration/register/174741
NYSATE Mini-Conference – Rochester Up to 6 PDH Credits
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Wireless Lighting Controls
Saturday, October 13
Glenn Curtiss Museum Bus Tour
Place: Burgundy Basin Inn Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Cost: Members - $45 through 9/30, $55 after 10/1; Nonmembers - $80 through 9/30, $90 after 10/1. PDH fee: $25 For more information contact co-chairs: Tom Button, email – Thomas.email@example.com or Mark Laistner, email – Mlaistner@popligroup.com. NYSATE website: http://nysate.org/sections/section-4.
Wednesday, October 10
Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) p 30
Wednesday, October 10
New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSATE)
Heuristics in Systems Engineering
Instructor: Eric Eshenbaugh, LEED AP, Eaton Lighting Solutions Place: Rick’s Prime Rib, 898 Buffalo Road, Gates Time: 12:00 noon Cost: $30 (includes lunch) Reservations: Register for this event ASAP on the ‘education’ page at www.iesrochester.org or contact Diane Montrois, 585-254-8010 or diane@illuminFx.com.
Tour one of the Finger Lakes most interesting and educational museums. We will visit the Glenn Curtiss Museum and afterwards we will have a nice catered lunch at the museum and a wine tasting on the way home. An itinerary will follow with a tentative departure from Rochester (~8:00 am) and return about 6:00 pm. This is a pre-paid event and payment is required at the time of reservation. Space is VERY limited, so make reservations quickly. Cost: $75/person – includes transportation, admission to the museum and wineries, and lunch. Reservations: Reservations open to the public on September 24th and all reservations are non-refundable after October 1st. Make your reservation by Friday, October 2nd to Ken Carr, firstname.lastname@example.org and make your payment on the website at http://afe21.org/tours/next-tour.
Monday, October 15
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 37 Net-Energy Water Loops: A Clear Path to Net Zero Energy Buildings
Speaker: Alan Niles, Western Regional Commercial Sales Manager, WaterFurnace International, Gig Harbor, WA Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon Reservations: Reservations at Rochester.ashraechapters.org.
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Engineers’ Calendar, Wednesday, October 17
Thursday, October 18
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) p 31 Genesee Valley Rehabilitation of Historic Truss Bridges over the Erie Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA) Canal in Orleans County – 1 PDH Credit Pending Speaker: Katherine Fragale, NYSDOT Region 4, Regional Structures Engineer Place: Erdman Anthony office, 145 Culver Road, Suite 200, Rochester Time: 12:00 pm Cost: ASCE members $20; Non-members $30, Students $10. Reservations: John Papponetti, email@example.com, or call 585-295-6287. Payment at the door via check or cash or PayPal (online).
Wednesday, October 17
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
Emergency Showers & Eyewash Equipment – The Hidden Risk in Emergency Response 1 PDH Credit Approved Speaker: Larry Killian, Haws Corporation Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates) Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at door.
General Membership Meeting / Livingston County Dinner Place: TBD Time: 6:00 PM Website: www.gvlsa.com
Thursday, October 25
Electrical Association (EA)
1st Annual Casino Night (a portion of the proceeds benefit the Burn Trauma Unit at the UR Medical Center).
Place: Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way, Rochester Time: 6:00 to 10:00 pm Cost: $50/ticket (price increases to $60 on 9/27/18). Receive $500 in gaming chips. Hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket, food grazing stations, dessert and coffee (cash bar available). Comments: There will be a Halloween Costume contest for those who wish to participate! Registration: Purchase on-line at www.eawny.com. For more information call 585-382-9545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: Noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am). Reservations: To Dave Jereckos (585-341-3168), or email@example.com by October 12th.
Friday, October 26
Wednesday, October 17
Place: UR, LLE Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm Reservations: Prepaid reservations required - Limit 50 people. $10 for RES and IEEE individual members; $25 for nonmembers. Go to the RES website at www.roceng.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org with name(s), company, phone # and email.
Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
Rochester Engineering Society (RES)
Tour of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester
Person Re-Identification Using Overhead View Fish-eye Lens Cameras Speaker: Research Scientist, Wencheng Wu, PhD Time: 6:00 pm. Place: NEW THIS YEAR – Irondequoit Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit, NY. The October meeting is in Room #214 (Glen Haven). The November through January meetings are in Room #216 (Newport). No meeting reservations are required.
Thursday, October 18
American Public Works Association (APWA) Genesee Valley Branch Lunch Meeting Speaker: Sheriff Todd Baxter Place: Town of Henrietta Website: NewYork.APWA.net 18 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER OCTOBER 2018
Monday, November 5
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
42nd IEEE EDS Activities in Western New York Conference
Place: University Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Registration: Registration for the event is required and is free of charge. Conference co-chairs: Karl Hirschman, Electrical & Microelectronic Engineering, RIT (email@example.com) and Parsian K. Mohseni, Microsystems Engineering, RIT (firstname.lastname@example.org) . engineers' calendar
Thursday, November 15
Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA)
Board of Directors Meeting/General Membership Meeting Place: 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester Time: 6:00 pm Details: www.gvlsa.com
Friday, November 16
Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) p 26-27 30th Annual Fall Bridge Conference Up to 6 PDH Credits Place: Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY Time: Registration 7:30 am Cost: Members - $125, Non-members - $175, Students - $35, Late Fee (applied to registrations made after 10/26/18) - $30. Comments: Sponsorship, Advertising and Exhibitor Booth opportunities available (page 27). Registration: Registration begins October 1st by visiting the RES website at www.roceng.org. For additional information contact Bill Rugg, PE, GPI, email@example.com or 716-989-3334 or Mike Davidson, PE, JM Davidson Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-289-5976.
The RES website (www.roceng.org) has a calendar of events for this month's meetings and meetings that are received or updated after print deadline. Please refer to the website for updated information. If you wish to be listed in the calendar please send details to email@example.com.
Save the Date Saturday, April 13, 2019 RES Annual Gala
Save the Date Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Professional Firms Employee News Passero Hires Four New Employees Bruce Bradley joins as an aviation engineer I. His previous position was with Osiris Consulting, where he served as a transportation engineer working on FDOT project development and environment studies. Bruce is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Florida and holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering. In addition to AutoCAD, he has Civil 3D, Revit and Bruce Bradley
MicroStation experience. Robert Bilyo, PE join as a project manager and is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in transportation, aviation, civil engineering and construction administration/ inspection oversight. Bob comes to Passero from Fisher Associates, where he served as transportation group manager. Bob also spent 25 years with CHA Consulting as an aviation section manager. He holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and associate of science degree from SUNY Alfred in construction engineering
Robert Bilyo, PE
technology and architectural engineering technology. He is a licensed Professional in New York and Pennsylvania. Chase LeBrun joins as a structural engineer I. His previous position was as a structural engineering intern. Chase completed his bachelor of science in civil engineering at University at Buffalo in May 2018. During his prior internship with the NYS Department of Transportation, Chase was a transportation construction inspector II, serving as a liaison between the DOT and construction
contractors. Joshua Case joins as owner construction representative I to the aviation services team. His previous position was with Bowser-Morner, Inc, a multi-discipline consulting engineering and testing firm, where he served as assistant manager of field services. Josh holds a associate in science in civil engineering from Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio and will be working on airfield and landside construction projects in Dayton, Cincinnati and Harrison, Ohio, and in Fort Wayne,
BME Employment Announcement BME Associates welcomes Jonathan Jones to our engineering department. As a recent 2018 graduate from Clarkson University, Jonathan will be responsible for civil engineering duties including utility, drainage, grading and site designs for commercial and residential development projects. Jonathanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broad range of relative course work combined with his eagerness to learn will make him a valuable member of the BME team. q Jonathan Jones 20 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER OCTOBER 2018
professional firms employee news
GPI Announces New Hires, Promotions and Professional Accomplishments Joseph Manuse, PE has been hired as a senior structural engineer. Joe is a graduate of The State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned his BS in civil engineering and holds professional licenses in New York, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. His experience encompasses analysis, design, and construction management for hydropower, transmission line, bridge, highway, and building projects for public and private sector clients. Joe is a welcome addition to the busy engineering department. Joseph Manuse, PE
John Wind, PE joins the team after a 35-year career with NYSDOT’s Region 5 construction group, where he served as a construction inspector, engineer-in-charge, and most recently as construction supervisor on roadway and bridge projects throughout western New York. John holds a BS in civil engineering from The State University of New York at Buffalo and is a registered professional engineer in New York. He will perform the duties of resident engineer, managing construction teams on projects with the firm’s local construction services group. John Wind, PE
Thomas Wolanski, PE has been named director of engineering for the firm's Western New York operations. He is licensed in 6 states and has a wealth of experience in planning, design and construction of complex multidisciplinary projects for both public and private clients. Formerly heading up the firm’s land development efforts, Tom has orchestrated operational initiatives and reorganization of the department to best utilize the resources of the growing local engineering group. His responsibilities cover the region, including the offices in Rochester, Buffalo, and Thomas Wolanski, PE
Jamestown. Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. is also proud to present the firm’s newest professional engineers – Jedediah Burke, PE and Adam Clukey, PE. Both Jed and Adam have earned their PE licenses in New York State. Jedediah Burke earned his BS in civil engineering from Clarkson University, and specializes in structural condition inspection, assessment, and analysis for bridges, culverts, and highway signage
Jedediah Burke, PE
& lighting. His assignments include both above-ground and underwater structures, where he uses his extensive training including ATSSA Traffic Control Supervisor and PADI Open Water Diver Certifications. Jed’s clients include both State and County Departments of Transportation. Adam Clukey holds a BS and an MS in civil engineering from the State University at Buffalo, and is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers. His area of expertise is in structural engineering applied to building facilities. Since joining GPI, Adam has worked for both industrial
Adam Clukey, PE
and municipal owners. q
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Professional Firms Employee News Fisher Associates Expands its Leadership Team Fisher Associates announced the addition of three new directors. Thomas Lucey, PE has joined the firm as the new director of land development. In this role, Tom manages the day-to-day operations of this market sector including overseeing all active projects, preparing proposals, maintaining client relations, and developing new business. Tom has 29 years of experience in civil engineering, focused on commercial and private development. His diverse Thomas Lucey, PE experience and relationships will help the firm to continue to grow their land development market sector and client base while meeting the needs of our current clients. “We are thrilled to have Tom join the team. He embodies the Fisher mission to enable our clients to realize their goals. His extensive skill set and experience, in both private and public development projects, will be an asset to our firm and our clients as we grow our business locally and expand into other geographies, “said CEO Roseann Schmid, P.E., CEO. Tom earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Syracuse University and is a licensed professional engineer in New York.
Brook Bertig-Coll is director of environmental. In this newly created role, she will oversee a diverse team of highly experienced practitioners specializing in regulatory compliance and permitting, environmental impact assessment, and site investigation and remediation in support of a range of public and private sector projects throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. With over 21 years
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of experience, Brook has provided environmental services for various industries including pipelines, commercial, power, and chemical, as well as the federal government. She has previously served as both a project manager and group manager and has extensive experience in environmental permitting processes and policies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) compliance, All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, environmental compliance auditing, regulatory applicability, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, wetland delineations, peer review and technical writing. “We are excited to have Brook join our leadership team,” said CEO Roseann Schmid. “She brings a wealth of knowledge to our already strong environmental service line, and I look forward to her growing the environmental services we offer our clients.” Brook holds a BS in biology with a chemistry minor from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Chad Robertson, CHR+P has joined as the Director of human resources. He is a strategic minded HR director who transforms business goals into HR initiatives that result in improved employee and company performance. With over 22 years of experience in the human resources field, Chad directs and coordinates human resource activities and assists in defining and implementing Chad Robertson, CHP+P company culture. He serves as a critical business partner and HR subject matter expert with all levels of management. “Chad is a great addition to our team, and brings the experience, enthusiasm and energy to achieve our strategic goals related to culture, staff development, and company growth,” said Roseann Schmid, CEO. Chad holds a BS in sociology from Worcester State College and has a PHR Certification (Professional in Human Resources) and SHRM-CP Certification (Society of Human Resource Management – Certified Professional). q professional firms employee news
Ravi Engineering and Land Surveying Announce Two New Hires Ravi Engineering and Land Surveying PC announces two new employees in the Rochester office. David R. Zuber has joined as a survey technician, and Matthew R. Palmer has joined as a project surveyor.
David R. Zuber, LSIT
David R. Zuber LSIT, survey technician has joined the surveying team. He holds a bachelor in surveying engineering and technology from Alfred State College. David has a certification in Land Surveyor Training (LSIT) and he is currently working towards a professional land surveyors license.
Matthew R. Palmer PLS, project surveyor has joined the surveying team. He holds a bachelors in surveying engineering and technology from Alfred State College, and Matthew R. Palmer, is also a certified sUas pilot. q PLS
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President/Education Chair: JENNIFER WENGENDER, P.E., CPD CPL 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
Pencil us in on your calendar for the 2018/2019 season. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month, through May 2019, for our monthly technical presentations. It is our goal to provide a PDH credit hour for each of our presentations. We will also be offering a meeting incentive this year. If you attend 5 meetings (of the 9 meetings September-May) you will receive a great ASPE logo windbreaker! This is our way to thank you for your support of our chapter.
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, PC 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
Happy Fall. Kids are back to school and we are getting some relief from this summer’s heat.
Jennifer Wengender, P.E., CPD Rochester Chapter President
Meeting Notice – Save the Date Topic: Emergency Showers & Eyewash Equipment – The Hidden Risk in Emergency Response Larry Killian, Haws Corporation Date:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. (please arrive by 11:50 am)
Appointed AYP (Young Professionals) Liason: THOMAS GAMER, PE Erdman Anthony 145 Culver Road, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14620 585-427-8888
Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Rd., Rochester 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates)
Affiliate Liaison: TRAVIS JESSICK Altherm, Inc. 255 Humphrey St. Englewood, NJ 07631 551-486-9556
Newsletter Editor: CHRIS WOLAK Victaulic Fairport, NY 14450 484-350-1954
Credits: 1 PDH Approval $20.00 (member or guest), check or cash at door.
RSVP: To Dave Jereckos (341-3168), or firstname.lastname@example.org by October 12th. (Chapters are not authorized to speak for the Society)
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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 2018-19 Officers: President Chris Kambar, PE, President-elect Arthur Reardon, PE, Vice-President Scott Wolcott, PE, Secretary Martin Gordon, PE, Treasurer Michael Ritchie, PE, Membership Chair Arthur Reardon, PE Past Presidents: David Roberts, PE, Chris Devries, PE Directors: Barry Dumbauld, PE, Robert Winans, PE, Joseph Dombrowski, PE, Jim Drago, PE, Neal Illenberg, PE, Douglas R. Strang Jr., PE
NSPE Submits Public Comment to Ensure PE’s Continued Role in Railroad Railway Work “In an effort to maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing employers’ compliance burdens, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a rule that would expand exemptions affecting railroad equipment. As part of the proposed rule, if a machine’s manufacturer requires using rail clamps, then the employer would have two options: (1) ensure that the clamps are used; or (2) operate without clamps only if a licensed professional engineer determines that the clamps are not necessary. On August 30, NSPE President Michael Aitken, P.E., F.NSPE, submitted public comment to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reiterating NSPE’s and OSHA’s goal of maintaining public health and safety, and the belief that “professional engineers have the necessary education, experience, and qualifications to enable them to provide the critical engineering expertise to identify potential alternatives to withholding rail clamps to ensure public safety is protected.” NSPE and the professional engineers it represents share a common purpose with OSHA in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and urge OSHA to continue to use the critical engineering expertise of professional engineers to identify any opportunity to ensure the public safety.” If you would like to see the Public comment that NSPE is tracking, please click on the links below: Sources: https://www.nspe.org/resources/issues-and-advocacy/latest-news/nspe-submits-public-comment-ensure-pe-s-continued-role https://www.nspe.org/sites/default/files/resources/pdfs/NSPE-Comment-on-Docket-OSHA-2015-0012.pdf
Coming This Fall: Unlimited Access to New NSPE State Licensing Laws and Regulation Assessments “Over the coming months, NSPE will release four more state assessments to answer key questions and provide vital information for all NSPE members. In addition, NSPE state societies will be able to utilize this valuable information in their interactions with state licensure board members, state legislators, and policymakers to support professional engineers and protect the public health, safety, and welfare. Among the many questions the assessments will address include answers to the following questions: • Which states require self-reporting of all disciplinary actions? • Which states permit graduates from ABET-accredited Engineering Technology programs to apply for a license? • Which states regulate structural engineering practice and titles? • Which states permit digital signatures and seal on engineering documents? Expected Release Dates: September 12, 2018: Digital Sign and Seal Requirements for Engineering Documents October 17, 2018: Does Your State Allow Engineering Technology Degree Graduates to Apply for Licensure? November 14, 2018: State Requirements for the Practice of Structural Engineering December 12, 2018: Disciplinary Self-Reporting Requirements for Professional Engineers All NSPE members have unlimited access to a series of valuable state assessments, including Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Engineers, Exemptions to Engineering Licensure Laws, and State Licensing Fees for Professional Engineers. "As states continue to amend state laws and regulations, it is vitally important for professional engineers to fully understand the laws and regulations that directly impact their practice.” Sources: https://www.nspe.org/resources/issues-and-advocacy/latest-news/coming-fall-unlimited-access-new-nspe-state-licensing-laws https://www.nspe.org/resources/issues-and-advocacy/reports-state-pe-laws-and-rules
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 CKambar@apd.com or contact MPES through our website at www.monroepes.org/contactus/.
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Finger Lakes Chapter of INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON SYSTEMS ENGINEERING http://www.incose.org/ChaptersGroups/Chapters/ChapterSites/finger-lakes/chapter-home
Upcoming Chapter Meeting Events •
Thursday, October 11th, 2018: October Chapter Meeting
Heuristics in Systems Engineering This presentation will discuss the use of heuristics in systems engineering. Heuristics include rules of thumb, general principles, and things to look out for. The presentation will review the use of heuristics in systems engineering and compare it with other engineering disciplines. It will also discuss some of the work of Billy Koen of the University of Texas, who has studied the use of heuristics in engineering and written an influential book on the subject. Finally, the presentation will make recommendations for INCOSE to help capture and disseminate systems engineering heuristics. Kevin Devaney manages a Systems Engineering Group at SRC and is currently the President of the Finger Lakes Chapter.
Thursday, November 15th, 2018: November Chapter Meeting
Meetings begin at 6:00 pm and run to approximately 7:30 pm
Kevin Devaney, SRC, Inc.
Topic and Speaker, TBD
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 email@example.com
Ithaca Syracuse University Syracuse Lockheed Martin MST Rochester, NY
Wesley Hewett at firstname.lastname@example.org Cornell University, Rhodes Hall Dr. Young Moon at email@example.com, 220 Link Hall Kevin Devaney at firstname.lastname@example.org SRC, 7502 Round Pond Road, N. Syracuse Shirley Kupst at email@example.com Owego, NY Rick Zinni at firstname.lastname@example.org, Location TBD
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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Rochester ASHRAE website: rochester.ashraechapters.org
We kicked off the 2018-2019 ASHRAE program year on Monday, September 17th with our annual Clambake at the Burgundy Basin Inn. Thank you to everyone that attended! The Rochester EV Accelerator presented, “Electric Vehicles for Widespread Adoption in Rochester,” as well as having had electric vehicles at the event for test drives. On August 17-18, Bill Clark (Delegate) and I (Alternate) attended the ASHRAE Centralized Regional Conference (CRC) for Region I, hosted by the New Jersey chapter. The conference was very informative for us to have another successful year. At the conference, the Presidential theme and mission, “Building Our New Energy Future” put together by Society President Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., was presented. As buildings represent more than 70% of the electrical load in developed countries, Hayter wants ASHRAE to lead the way to a new energy future that connects buildings, energy and the environment. The Rochester Chapter of ASHRAE will work to support these directives this year through our chapter program and events. If you have any suggestions for how we can better serve you, please us know. Or, if you would like to become involved at the chapter level on the board or committees, please reach out and let us know. We would welcome your participation! Please check out our website at http://rochester.ashraechapters.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/ashraerochester/.
Paul Kenna, PE 2018-2019 President Rochester Chapter
ASHRAE October Meeting - 1 PDH Credit Date: Monday, October 15, 2018 Time: 12:00 Noon Location: City Grill, 384 East Ave in Rochester Reservations: Reservations at rochester.ashraechapters.org
Net-Energy Water Loops: A Clear Path to Net Zero Energy Buildings by Alan Niles, Western Region Commercial Sales Manager, WaterFurnace International,Gig Harbor, WA Abstract: This presentation examines the design path concepts for achieving a Net Zero Energy Building by examining: the characteristics required in HVAC Systems for energy transportation and system scalability; efficiency optimization strategies to reduce off-site energy consumption; the integration of HVAC systems to non-HVAC systems within the building to improve system efficiencies while reducing first costs; and the requirement to easily connect to on-site renewable energy systems. Learning Objectives: 1) Define and compare net energy loops (air, refrigerant and water) within a building 2) Implementation of various types of net energy water loops 3) Strategies in optimizing net energy water loops 4) Importance to include non-HVAC systems to reduce the cost of on-site renewable energy systems Biography: Alan Niles is a mechanical engineer with over 29 years of experience working for manufacturers of commercial water source heat pumps (WSHPs) and ground loop heat pumps (GLHPs) concentrating on commercial tower/boiler system design and commercial geo-exchange system design. Alan Niles received IGSHPA certification as a commercial ground loop designer in 1989. Since 2009, he has been at WaterFurnace International, a manufacturer of commercial 6 Pipe Modular Heat Recovery Chillers and commercial Water Loop and Ground Loop Heat Pumps. Alan Niles is currently in his second two year term as a Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE, speaking on two topics: Net-Energy Water Loops: a Clear Path to Net Zero Energy Buildings; and the Economics and Design of Commercial Ground Loop Systems. In 2013, Alan Niles’ article “Net-Energy Water Loops,” published in the August edition of HPAC (Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning) Engineering, introduces the use of the water loop systems as the integral building block for a building-wide net zero energy system. And in March 2015, cosponsored by HPAC Engineering, Alan held a nation-wide webinar on the use of the net energy water loop combined with simultaneous chilled water/hot water production using 6 pipe heat recovery chillers to achieve net zero energy goals.
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Society for Imaging Science and Technology Website: http://rochesterengineeringsociety.wildapricot.org/ISandT Our meeting locations have changed starting this fiscal year. They are being held at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit, NY. The October Meeting is in Room #214 (Glen Haven) and the November through January meetings are in Room #216 (Newport). No meeting reservations are required.
Meeting Schedule October 17, 2018 - "Person Re-Identification Using Overhead View Fish-eye Lens Cameras," by Research Scientist Wencheng Wu, PhD November 14, 2018 - "Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Digital Imaging Performance of Cultural Heritage Workflows: The Role of FADGI* Guidelines.( *Federal Agency Digital Guideline Initiative)" by Don Williams, Image Science Consultant. Venue ideas requested – we are soliciting input regarding other possible venues for our meetings.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM Person Re‐Identification Using Overhead View Fish-eye Lens Cameras by Research Scientist Wencheng Wu, PhD Meeting Location for October: Irondequoit Public Library, Room #214 (Glen Haven) Abstract: Person Re-identification has been a widely explored topic in vision-based surveillance. However, the substantial body of work in this area deals with upright images of persons captured using rectilinear lenses. However, for surveillance applications, it is often preferable to use fish-eye lenses to expand the field of view. Person re-identification using fish-eye lenses is an uncharted territory with potential applications in surveillance. In this paper, we explore various techniques by which we can use images and videos captured by fish-eye lenses for person re-identification using conventional algorithms developed for rectilinear images. We discuss the application of foreground extraction and orientation normalization for use in fish-eye images. We also introduce a novel radial co-location search to improve the accuracy of person re-identification using fish-eye lenses. Biography: Research Scientist Wencheng Wu’s fields of expertise include video processing, computer vision, machine learning, image processing (specialized in defect detection), simulation/ 38 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER OCTOBER 2018
modeling, and psychophysical assessment. His current interest lies in applying and advancing computer vision and machine learning for various applications such as Transportation and HealthCare. At University of Rochester he has responsibility for projects in the Rochester Data Science Consortium, which is focused on advancing regional economic development and supports a range of partnerships with industry in areas of data science research. Prior to joining the University of Rochester, Wencheng worked at PARC, where he was a key technical contributor on two computer vision research projects: rail road image defect detection and printer defect diagnostics. Prior to that he spent 17 years at Xerox/PARC/Conduent where he worked on image quality metric developments, printer and sensor characterizations, image simulation and color modeling, color consistency measurement, image processing algorithms for defect detection, video processing and analytics for transportation and retail domains. Dr. Wu received his PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue University, Indiana. He holds 125 patents, has 26 patents pending, and has published a book chapter and 35 conference / journal papers. He is a senior member of IEEE. is&t news
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
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
Upcoming Events 2018:
October 18, 2018 General Membership Meeting / Livingston County Dinner 6:00 PM Location TBD
November 15, 2018 BOD / General Membership Meeting 6:00 PM 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
December 1, 2018 Annual Dinner Meeting 6:00 PM Location TBD
General Membership Meeting / Livingston County Dinner October 18, 2018 6 PM Location TBD
Board of Directors Meeting / General Membership Meeting November 15, 2018
Professional Affiliations •
New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc.
National Society of Professional Surveyors
Rochester Engineering Society
6:00 PM 40 & 8 Club 933 University Avenue, Rochester
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org American Public Works Association Monroe County/Genesee Valley Branch Chairman, Peter Vars, PE Email: PVars@bmepc.com American Society of Civil Engineers, Rochester Section President, Drazen Gasic, CPSWQ, CPESC, LaBella Associates. 585-402-7005 Email: DGasic@LaBellaPC.com American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, Bill Clark, PE, CEM Email: ashraerocnews.com
Email: RCentola@prudenteng.com Association For Facilities Engineering, Rochester Chapter President, Dennis Roote, PE Email: Dennis.Roote@cde-pllc.com Electrical Association Executive Director, Karen Lynch Email: email@example.com President, Russ Corcoran, Landmark Electric, 585-359-0800. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association President, Jared R. Ransom, LS 585-737-6881 Email: email@example.com Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Inc., Rochester Section President, Dan Rusnack Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monroe Professional Engineers Society President, Chris Kambar Email: CKambar@apd.com New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Section 4 President, Howard R. Ressel, 585-371-9280. Email: Howard.Ressel@dot.ny.gov NYSATE has scholarships available for dependents of members who are or plan to enroll in a postsecondary university of accredited business or vocational school (undergraduate only). Some members may also be eligible. Information will be posed in the early spring at www.nysate.org
New York Water Environment Association Inc., Genesee Valley Chapter (www.gvcnywea.org) President, Bill Davis, 585-381-9250 Email: email@example.com
Imaging Science & Technology, Rochester Chapter President, Bruce Pillman, 585-748-6006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Association-Rochester, Inc. Executive Director, Aaron Hilger 585-586-8030. Email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Sreeram Dhurjaty Email: SDhurjaty@dhurjaty.net
Society of Plastics Engineers, Rochester Section President, Brett Blaisdell Email: email@example.com
Alfred Steele Scholarship available to ASPE members and their immediate family. Applications due in January each year. Details at https://www. aspe.org/SteeleScholarship.
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, John Kaemmerlen, 585-475-2767 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Society of Women Engineers President, Marca J. Lam, RIT Email: email@example.com
Association for Bridge Construction and Design President, Ronald Centola Prudent Engineering
International Council on Systems Engineering, Finger Lakes Chapter President, Jack Riley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Steven Ivancic, University of Rochester
Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science & Engineering Fair Director, Mary Eileen Wood, 315-422-2902 Website: TerraFairs@terraed.org. Awards and scholarships available. Visit the website for details.
Corporate Members of the Rochester Engineering Society Bergmann (Enterprise) BME Associates CHA Consulting (Champion) Erdman Anthony Associates Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (RBA)
Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. IBC Engineering, PC (Champion)
LaBella Associates (Enterprise) M/E Engineering, PC (Enterprise) MRB Group Optimation Technology, Inc. (Champion)
affiliated societies & corporate members of the rochester engineering society
Passero Associates Rochester Institute of Technology, Kate Gleason College of Engineering TY-LIN International (Champion) VJ Stanley
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