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Daniel J. Rusnack, PE 2019 Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

Leonard Zheleznyak, PhD 2019 Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

Susan Houde-Walter, PhD 2019 Engineer of the Year

Brian C. Boorman 2019 Engineer of Distinction

Richard Booton 2019 Engineer of Distinction

Richard J. Buckley 2019 Engineer of Distinction

William N. Furman 2019 Engineer of Distinction

Nick Vamivakas, PhD

2019 Young Engineer of the Year

Janet C. Ibarluzea 2019 Engineer of Distinction

Jon M. Kriegel 2019 Engineer of Distinction

Christopher D. Mackey 2019 Engineer of Distinction

Jannick P. Rolland, PhD 2019 Engineer of Distinction

Also in this issue:

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Announcing the 2019 Award Recipients (cover article)

The Rochester Engineer Published since 1922 by

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ROCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY, INC.

Founded March 18, 1897

Volume 98, Number 9, MARCH 2020 (Electronic Copy 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: admin@roceng.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 / jdombrowski@meengineering.com First Vice President GREG GDOWSKI, PhD University of Rochsester / Greg_Gdowski@urmc.rochester.edu Treasurer ANDREW C. HIRSCH Retired / andrewcharleshirsch@gmail.com Second Vice President MICHELLE SOMMERMAN, PE Bergmann Associates / msommerman@bergmannpc.com Past President MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Javlyn, Inc. / mike.triassi@gmail.com EIGHT DIRECTORS: CORNELIUS (NEAL) ILLENBERG PE Rail Safety Consulting / nillenberg@aol.com LEE LOOMIS Retired / leeloomis46@gmail.com RICHARD E. RICE Erdman Anthony / rriceaquash@gmail.com MIKE KURDZIEL, PhD Harris Corporation / mkurdzie@harris.com KENTON G. HINES Merrill Lynch / kenton.hines@ml.com STEVEN W. DAY, PhD Rochester Institute of Technology / swdeme@rit.edu BRETT ELIASZ, PE Bergmann Associates / beliasz@bergmannpc.com DENNIS ROOTE, PE CDE Engineering & Environment, PLLC / dennis.roote@cde-pllc.com Administrative Director LYNNE M. IRWIN Rochester Engineering Society / e-mail: admin@roceng.org

contents 4-5 • You are Invited to the 118th RES Annual Gala Sponsorships Still Avalable! 6 • RES History - September - November 1971 7 • RES Technical Corner by Brett Eliasz, RES Director 8 • Temporarily Suspending the Work of the RES Tutoring Team... 9 • Dr. Walter Cooper Academy 2020 Science Fair Postponed Due to

RSCD Lay-Offs

10 • How Do You Arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom! 11 • Get to the Point! - Presentation Phobia (1): From Power Point Poison to Standing Ovation 12-18 • Announcing the 2019 Award Recipients (cover) 19 • E3 Fair - Monday, March 30, 2020 20 • 2020 Engineering Symposium in Rochester - Tues., April 28 22-24 • Position Openings 23-25 • News from Professional Firms 26 • Continuing Education Opportunities (PDHs) 27-28 • Engineers’ Calendar 29-31 • Professional Firms - Employee News 47-49 • Directory of Professional Services 48 • Directory of Business Services 49 • Affiliated Societies and Corporate Members of the RES 50 • 49th Science Exploration Days - May 14 & 15 Membership Application and Advertising Rates are also on the website: www.roceng.org.

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• ABCD Association for Bridge Construction and Design...............37-39 • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers............................................36 • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers....................................................44 • ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers....................................42 • EA Electrical Association.......................................................................46 • GVLSA Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.............................33

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• IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.................40-41 • IES Illuminating Engineering Society....................................................35 • INCOSE International Council on Systems Engineering..........................45 • MPES Monroe Professional Engineers Society......................................34 • RES Rochester Engineering Society..................................................2-18 • SWE Society of Women Engineers........................................................32 • TERRA TERRA Science & Engineering Fair...............................................43

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President’s Message

Joseph Dombrowski, PE Retired M/E Engineering RES President 2018 - 2020 It is the beginning of February as I sit and write this, cold and dank. Hopefully spring will arrive soon, the Super Bowl is set and anxiously anticipated. Usually, we go to a neighbor’s house for a party. We have had several network events and more are planned, please see the announcement elsewhere in the magazine for details and register via the RES website. We have resurrected our Strategic Planning Process. Changes are afoot, stand by for an announcement. Planning for the upcoming Gala on April 18, 2020 is underway. We are looking to increase attendance at the event; any input is appreciated! The Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, the Engineers of Distinction and our college Scholarships selections have been made and will be awarded at the Gala. The Engineering Symposium is planned for April, 28 2020 (PDH fest). The planning effort is also underway (thank you Chris DeVries). We will have sponsors but no vender venue this year at the Riverside Convention Center. And always, parking will be free, and 7 PDHs and a free lunch are available at a very modest fee. Help is always appreciated, especially res news - president’s message

teachers, registration volunteers and moderators. We are expecting a record crowd for this event. Details are at http://www.engineeringsymposiumrochester. com; registration will be through the RES website, http://www.roceng.org. As part of end of the year process, we are still looking for nominations for our Board of Directors. If you think you are a good fit or know of someone who may be, please contact us for more information. The process is painless! Our tutoring and Science Fair effort at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy, were thrown into a tizzy with the recent layoffs instituted by the Rochester City School District, we should have those efforts back on track shortly. If you have any concerns or input, or feel the need to volunteer feel free to contact the RES via the website at roceng.org or me directly at jdombrowski3@ rochester.rr.com. As always, I hope to see you at one of our events, the Gala or the Symposium. Joe Dombrowski RES President

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Register for the Gala Event today! Join us for a night of celebration and networking! www.roceng.org

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Rochester Engineering Society Gala Saturday, April 18, 2020

Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center 123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604

The GALA is an exciting evening of networking, dining, entertainment and celebration with over 300 colleagues in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The event celebrates the accomplishments of engineers, scientists and technologists of all disciplines and the critical importance of engineering to the greater Rochester Community. We will recognize and announce the recipient of the 57th Engineer of the Year Award, the 13th Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Award, two Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year - Finalists Awards, and eight 2019 Engineers of Distinction. In addition, over $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded to local high school and college students in support of their engineering education. Don't miss the silent auction again this Year (still to be confirmed). All monies to benefit the scholarship fund.

Entertainment

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Mistress of Ceremonies Stacey Pensgen, Meteorologist WHEC News 10

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5:00 PM Reception and Silent Auction (TBD) Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, Displays 6:30 PM Dinner, Awards, Live Entertainment THERE IS STILL TIME TO SPONSOR THE GALA!

Engineering Honors

 2019 Engineer of the Year  2019 Young Engineer of the Year  Two 2019 Finalists for Young Engineer of the Year  Eight 2019 Engineers of Distinction; and  Scholarships for High School and College Students

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Rochester History Continuing with the historical sampling of the earlier writings on behalf of the Rochester Engineering Society, the years following "The Great War", into and through the “Great Depression”, continued to be a time of reaching out for the maturing Society, both locally and nationally. The meeting minutes describe a series of technical discussions and presentations intended to broaden the technical horizons of the membership (especially the CE's, ME's and EE's). The RES affiliated itself with a number of National technical societies, adopted local Affiliated Societies, frequently held joint meetings with them and continued taking action on a growing list of public matters. Certain issues of standardization, some crucial to public safety, became the responsibility of the RES and its affiliates. In the pervasive economic downturn of the “Great Depression”, the magazine offered classified advertising for unemployed engineers, technicians and draftsmen and took other steps to try to deal with the crisis. Still, it continued its effort to shape the function, purpose and infrastructure of the City of Rochester, and beyond. World War again affected 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 the Vietnam War has recently become a focal point. 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 1971)

This issue announced the cancelation of the Fall 1971 “Info Expo”, due to disappointing sales of booth space (the primary source of revenue for the event), probably due to the current nationwide, post-war economic downturn. Plans were announced to re-establish this event as an integral part of the observance of the Society’s 75th Anniversary, in early 1972. The RES announced a permanent change in the printing of The Rochester Engineer to adopt the use of 100% recycled paper, produced from STA (second time around) pulp that still contained inks and resins and clays from their prior uses. The pulp and paper industry was fond of saying that, “a ton of paper, recycled, is 17 trees saved.”

October 6, 1971 (Board Meeting, Bausch & Lomb)

The Board approved three new applications; one Regular, one Junior and one Student. The Board heard the final report of the Interim Plan Subcommittee for “Operation RESOURCE”. The Board reviewed the plan and the proposal for its issuance to the public. RES 1st Vice President, Edwin Anthony announced that he had just been appointed to the Genesee Expressway Advisory Committee, recently established by the Monroe County Department of Public Works. He suggested that the RES, in light of its recent activities in the area of Solid Waste Management, might eventually be asked for input on issues Regional Transportation and Air Pollution. RES Director, John Schickler, reported that he would be following up on over 100 letters that were sent to local small businesses, offering them the opportunity for editorial space in The Rochester Engineer, in exchange for advertising contracts in the magazine. It was reported that the RES Luncheon program schedule had been completed, through the Fall, and that three short RES Evening Courses had been schedule for October and November.

October 11, 1971 (Special Board Meeting, RES Offices) The Board unanimously approved the ”Operation RESOURCE” Interim Plan Subcommittee’s Final Report, and urged that it be publicized as a statement of the Society’s position for the interim 6 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2020

A Sampling from the Archives of the Rochester Engineering Society...1897 - 1971 by Lee M. Loomis disposal of municipal solid waste, until such time as the Task Force’s final report and recommendations are issued and implemented.

“The Rochester Engineer” (October 1971)

As the final segment in this long-running series of articles on the RES Affiliates, this issue celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Rochester Section, Illuminating Engineering Society. Formed in 1947, with an initial 34 members, the Rochester Section had grown to nearly 100 members, including five corporate sustaining members. The National Society, with more than 10,000 members, in some 100 Sections, sponsored meetings, seminars and presentations on the rapidly developing technologies in the field of indoor and outdoor lighting. The October RES Luncheon Series was announced; “How Deep the Freeze? - When the Thaw?”, by Frank E. Holley, Marine Midland Bank, “Urban Renewal in the Southeast Loop Area”, by Michael Houseknecht, City of Rochester Department of Urban Renewal, “The SOFLENS Story”, by William F. Coombs, Bausch & Lomb, and “The Port of Rochester”, by William A. Carr, Director of the Port of Rochester. Three short RES Evening Courses were announced, in cooperation with the NY State School of Industrial and Labor Relations of Cornell University; “Technology and Citizenship”, by Dr. Christopher Lindley, a current City Council Candidate, “Interpersonal Relations”, by Richard A. Wetzel, Xerox Corporation, and “Organizational Behavior”, Dr. Forrest W. Fryer, Xerox Corporation. In a special message to unemployed engineers, the RES invited unemployed engineers to complete a form that registered them for a re-orientation program to qualify them for re-employment in a different engineering discipline. If response was sufficient, the RES would proceed to initiate such a program in the greater Rochester area, at no cost to those enrolling.

November 3, 1971 (Board Meeting, Bausch & Lomb)

The Board approved the Affiliate membership application of the Rochester Chapter, American Institute of Plant Engineers. One additional Regular Membership was also approved. RES Director, John Schickler, announced the rescheduling of “Info Expo” (postponed from November 1971) to April 27 – 29, 1972. Led by a larger, more “connected” committee, the three-day event would include exhibits, seminar programs and an RES 75th Anniversary Dinner. Edwin Anthony reported that there would be a delay in presenting the final report for “Operation RESOURCE”, due to difficulties in reaching total agreement on the findings of some of the sub-committees. RES Director, Roger Kober reported that RES Luncheon meeting attendance had been disappointing, and he was recommending that, instead of weekly, they be schedule on alternate weeks. The Board approved this change in scheduling, beginning in January of 1972. 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 and the the Korean Conflict, as well as a hoped-for period of postwar 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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Technical Corner This month’s article will discuss the need for transformer primary/secondary disconnecting means within a building further down the system well past the service entrance main distribution panel. The scenario requires a new step-down transformer (480-120/208) in its own room which will feed a Main Circuit Breaker panelboard located in an adjacent room. The primary overcurrent protection device is located out of sight and further than 50’ away. Do we need an additional primary disconnect switch located next to the transformer within the same room? Where does the secondary disconnect need to be? Starting with the primary disconnect. NEC article 450.14 was added in the 2011 code cycle. It requires a disconnect switch, not overcurrent protection, in sight and within 50’ (per definition of within sight) OR if in a remote location, the disconnect should be lockable and its location field marked on the transformer. I do believe the overcurrent device within a panel on the 480V side would qualify as long as it is lockable, and the transformer is field marked. So, no additional disconnect required. Although NEC 450.14 is silent with regards to if it’s referring to just the primary or both the primary and secondary, I think it’s safe to say it’s referring to just the primary disconnect. Using the illustrated book, it offers nice bonus verbiage of a feeder tap feeding multiple transformers, which solidifies the assumption. Keep in mind the secondary has different rules to follow. Yes, the secondary has specific tap rules to follow all located in NEC section 240.21(C), which we won’t go into here but will use to justify that you could put overcurrent protection in a different room, in our case a main circuit breaker, and omit an additional disconnecting means next to the transformer as long as the tap rule length restrictions have been met. Interesting note, NEC 450.14 doesn’t indicate to field label the transformer with the secondary load it feeds. It’s probably best to just do it rather than not. Hopefully this article finds you well and can be used as a reference for your project needs. If anyone would like to contribute to the RES magazine and add an article or would like to request information on a specific topic (not limited to Electrical) just email me at beliasz@bergmannpc.com. As always, any comments are appreciated…! Thank you for reading.

Brett Eliasz, P.E., LEED AP BD+C , RES Director

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RES News - Tutoring Team Temporarily Suspending the Work of the RES Tutoring Team...

With the layoffs and realignments, due to the recent RCSD budget crisis, our School has lost a significant portion of its faculty. These departing teachers have recently been replaced by others who were similarly displaced from their own original positions, at other schools. With the resultant disruption in classroom instructional consistency, the Leadership at DWCA has decided to suspend the use of RES Tutors, for the balance of the 2019-20 school year. This has been done in the hope of allowing the “new” teachers to develop closer relationship with their students, and to intensify their focus on improving the reading, math and science scores of our Cooper Scholars. We have every expectation that the RES Tutoring Team will be asked to resume its work, next Fall, when our School returns to its newly renovated campus, at 353 Congress Avenue, in City’s Nineteenth Ward. When that happens, we will once again need the dedicated service of our current RES Tutors and, no doubt, additional tutors, working with the teachers and students, in support of the NY State Science Curriculum. Does this sound interesting to you, or maybe to some of your friends? Could you see yourself supporting the presentation of science curriculum to students, ages five to eleven? Who was it that showed you how science could “make a difference” in your life? Could you help introduce someone to science, yourself? Do you think you can make room in your life for this important challenge? We will continue to build our RES Tutoring Team, now for the 2020-21 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 have “hit the ground, running”, and we need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, your work group, your church or family, sometime this Spring? 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: leeloomis46@gmail.com, (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text)

RES TUTORING TEAM, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS... • When will the RES Tutors begin working? We expect to begin during the week of October 19th, 2020 • What is the schedule for the teaching of science (at each Grade level)? Mornings… Mid-Day

Afternoons…

3 Grade (9:50AM – 10:30AM)

Kindergtn (12:50PM – 1:30PM)

2nd Grade (2:30PM – 3:10PM)

6th Grade (10:30AM – 11:10AM)

1st Grade (11:45AM – 12:15PM)

4th Grade (1:30PM – 2:10PM)

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• Will Tutors be working (exclusively) inside the class rooms? Yes, they will be supporting the teachers & assisting the students, during and following the science lessons. They will be working in the classrooms, with small groups of students (3 – 5), and (occasionally) with individual students • Will there be week by week DWCA “Science Lesson” schedules for the school year? Yes, the teachers, at each Grade level, will provide this information for the tutors • What if I cannot begin tutoring until after the October 28th “start date”? You may become an RES Tutor, and begin whenever your schedule allows; we can "fit you in" to our tutoring schedule.

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RES News - Tutoring Team Dr. Walter Cooper Academy “2020 Science Fair” Postponed due to RCSD Lay-Offs The recent lay-offs, by the Rochester City School District (RCSD), have resulted in the mid-year departure of as many as five elementary school teachers from our School. It has made it necessary for us to postpone and “regroup” in our effort to develop and present the “2020 First Annual Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Science Fair." The Rochester Engineering Society (RES) was invited to help establish new tradition, back in the late 2018-19 school year. The School-Based Planning Team, and the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), including parents, teachers and administrators, requested the support of the RES in developing a Winter 2020 science fair at #10 School. In response, we recruited a small team of Volunteer/ Mentors (V/M’s) to work with nine identified Cooper Scholars (Grades 4 – 6), to prepare them for a Science Fair. We were prepared to begin this effort in December 2019. However, with these sudden mid-year staff reductions, it will be necessary “let things settle out”, and to give the Administration and Faculty some time to determine if, and how, we might still be able to proceed with plans for such an event. At an early January 2020 meeting with the School Leadership, we began discussing options for moving forward in this effort. We are now in the planning stages for a Spring 2020, science fair. Please bear with us (Grrrr…), as we continue to seek ways to expose our Cooper Scholars to the many fascinating aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in their futures. If you think you might be able to make room in your schedule to help with this effort, please reach out to RES Directors, Lee Loomis (leeloomis46@gmail.com) or (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) or Jon Kriegel (jkriegel@rochester.rr.com) or (585) 281-5216, for more information, and to volunteer for this important, potentially life-changing opportunity. res news - tutoring

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

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

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

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

The RES is specifically seeking Retired, Technical people, (Engineers, Technicians, Machinists, Entrepreneurs or anyone whose work would allow them to visit during School hours), as STEM Coaches. We currently have more than 30 Coaches, and are connecting them with 13 Rochester-area Schools. “This is a life-changing experience!” For more information contact: Jon Kriegel  jkriegel@rochester.rr.com  585-281-5216 RES Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer STEM Coach Please visit: roceng.org/stem-bridges 10 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2020

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Get to the Point!

Presentation Phobia (1): From Power Point Poison to Standing Ovation Every day engineers and technicians are being called upon to stand up and say a few words about their work. On paper, this sounds straightforward, but to those who have to make the presentation it can be a traumatic experience. Much of their nervousness can be reduced (it can seldom be entirely eliminated, as any experienced speaker will tell you) if they learn a few simple public speaking techniques. In the next several articles, I’ll present the Three Ps of Presentations: Plan, Prepare, and Practice. This article will focus on the most common mistake presenters make: not taking the time to plan.

Establish the Circumstances

Before you begin, your first step is to understand the circumstances affecting your presentation. You must have answers to the following questions: 1. Who will be in my audience? To focus your presentation properly and use appropriate terminology, you need to know whether your audience contains technical people who have experience in your field, managers who only have a general appreciation of the subject, or laypersons with very little or no technical knowledge. 2. What will they know already? If you are to avoid boring your listeners by repeating information they already know, or confusing them by omitting essential background details, you need to find out how much they know now about your subject, or will have been told before you address them. 3. How long do you have for the presentation? Find out how long you have been given. The answer will directly influence how much depth you can give the topic. Do you need to simply give the highlights, or can you provide details? There is nothing more stressful than having 40 minutes of content and finding out too late that you only have 10 minutes to present. 4. Where is the presentation taking place? Identify whether the location is in your company’s board room, at a client’s site, or in a large conference size meeting room. You will also need to find out what equipment will be available and what you should carry with you. For example, do you bring your own computer and projector? What about a flipchart or white board?

Determine Your Audience’s Needs

We have all sat through boring, long-winded presentations that seem to have no direction. We are in the audience and wonder “What does this have to do with me?” Yet there are other presentations that seem to be tailored specifically to the group. How does the speaker do this? The major problem with many presentations is that the content is speakerfocused rather than audience-focused. This is an easy trap to fall into. When asked to give a presentation, most inexperienced speakers jot down everything they know about the subject. This is a big mistake. What happens then is that the presentation becomes just that: everything they know about the subject and not what the audience needs to know about the subject.

List Audience Questions

The best way to make your presentation audience-focused is to start by identifying your audience (this is similar to the way you determine your reader in a written document). You need to know the type of person who will attend your presentation, the level of knowledge and interest they have in your topic, and what they will do with your information. get to the point

Once you know your audience, list as many questions as you can that they may ask about the topic. Try for at least 15 questions. This will help you identify the areas to address and the audience’s concerns before you prepare your content. Now you can answer the audience questions before they even ask them. This turns your presentation from a speaker-focused presentation (“This is everything I know about this topic.”) into an audiencefocused presentation (“Here are the answers to your questions on this topic.”). Most audience questions evolve from fears or concerns. Here are some examples:  How will we do this?  Will it be expensive?  Who will be responsible for what?  How long will it take?  What needs to be done to complete the task?  What experience do you have in this field?

Organize Your Information

Once you have identified your audience and listed their questions and concerns, you are ready to start structuring your presentation content. In their book The Short Road to Great Presentations, (IEEE Press and Wiley-Interscience, 2003), Peter and Cheryl Reimold 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:

Introduction:

1 to 2 minutes

Body:

3 to 5 key points

Conclusion:

1 minute

This structure works for all types and lengths of presentations. If you have only 10 minutes or if you have 90 minutes, all you do is expand the Body. But never go over 5 key points; you will overwhelm your audience.

Tell Your Story Three Times

Another way to view this structure is the TELL-TELL-TELL method. You have to tell your audience what you have to say three different times in three different ways: Tell 1: Tell your readers what they most need to hear: the key points. Then outline briefly the main topics you will cover. Tell 2: Tell all the details associated with the key points, in the same order you mentioned them in Tell 1. Tell 3: Sum up by briefly repeating the key points, and possibly offering a recommendation. In my next article, I’ll discuss the second P, Prepare.

© 2019, 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. MARCH2020 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 11


Announcing the Award Recipients

Join us Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Come congratulate the 2019 Engineer of the Year

2019 Engineer of the Year Susan Houde-Walter, PhD CEO LMD Power of Light Corporation (doing business as LaserMaxDefense) Education: Saint Lawrence College, BS, Liberal Arts (1976) University of Rochester, MS, Optics (1983) University of Rochester, PhD, Optics (1987)

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Engineers work in teams. We have an ethos which is accountability to each other and the mission, and of course, professionalism. That’s just good practice working with people in general. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? I invented life-saving technology for our military related to signature management in combat. A white paper was circulating in the government labs which said it couldn’t be done, but we knew the physics and we are successfully delivering the technology. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. Traveling with military detail overseas (multiple trips). These trips made me immediately committed to our Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen, and informed our product development. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? To paraphrase Wynton Marsalis, the world-famous trumpet player, “Get an instructor…Chart your progress… Practice the hard parts longer… Don’t show off… Think for yourself… Look for connections to other things.” His advice is general, and has guided me for years. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester Rochester: celebrating our geekiness, and reveling when our geekiness mixes with music and the arts. The pinnacle of technical achievement and interdisciplinary collaboration. Teaching all the children of Rochester the joy of inventing and building technology to improve human lives.

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Come congratulate the 2019 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year

2019 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Nick Vamivakas, PhD Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Arts, Sciences and Engineering, University of Rochester Full Professor, UR, The Institute of Optics Education: Boston University, BS Electrical & Computer Engineering (2001) Boston University, MS Electrical & Computer Engineering (2003) Boston University, PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering (2008) How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I create opportunities for students of all ages to learn about optical science. My training has allowed me to bring a unique perspective to my leadership positions and I recognize a diversity of voices are crucial in solving problems. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? The training of young, and aspiring, engineers. These new engineers are then prepared to go out and tackle challenging problems and have positive impact on their communities. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. Ironically it was a high school history teacher. He taught us the power of critical and creative thinking as well as how to communicate effectively. These skills have and continue to impact my career in science and engineering. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Find something you are passionate about and go for it! If you are excited about what you are doing then it will never feel like work. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester To create a community where members of all ages and interests are excited about STEM and can easily access pathways into an engineering career. cover article

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Announcing the Award Recipients

Join us Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Come congratulate two Finalists for 2019 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year

2019 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I actively contribute to the Rochester Illuminating Engineering Society by helping to run the local organization by utilizing my organizational, planning skills and illumination engineering knowledge. I also participate in the Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Tutor program at School #10 in the City of Rochester helping students in many of the STEM subjects.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? Working as a Civilian Engineer in the early stages of my career designing building electrical systems for the United States Military. It was very inspirational knowing the buildings I helped design were being used to help the activities of the United States Military.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. My first Engineering job out of College was in Norfolk, Virginia where I learned many electrical engineering design skills, where I ultimately spent the first 8 years of my career. The engineering mentors that I met and guided me during this time had a profound affect on me and helped shape me into the Engineer I am today.

Daniel J. Rusnack, PE Senior Project Engineer Electrical, Bergmann Education:

Pennsylvania State University, BS Architectural Engineering (2004)

2019 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Take every opportunity you can to learn from your Elders and Professors as you get ready to start your working career. At the same time, enjoy every moment you can with your Friends and Family as you get ready to start the rest of your life.

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester Rochester has a long history of talented engineers, entrepreneurial spirit and extensive infrastructure to support the engineering industry. I foresee this having a resurgence with the use of new technologies and the next generation entering the working field.

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Clear communication is so important for scientific research. Even if you’re developing the coolest technology in the world, for it to have an impact outside of your four walls, show people why they should care.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? Developing non-invasive laser vision correction from academic feasibility to a first-in-human clinical study. Within 4 years of founding Clerio Vision, we performed a pivotal first-in-human clinical study, demonstrating safety and efficacy of laser induced refractive index correction (LIRIC).

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. Graduate school lab meetings with PhD advisor, Geunyoung Yoon: “Anybody can build a system and collect data. That’s not what makes you special. What makes you special is the questions you ask and the story you tell with your data.”

Leonard Zheleznyak, PhD Vice President of Vision Science, Clerio Vision, Inc. Education:

The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, BS Optics (2005), MS Optics (2006), PhD Optics (2014)

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Create conditions of play in the workplace. With luck, your lab will become a million-dollar sandbox. Then dig, tinker, read. Don’t shy away from the spotlight. Embrace vulnerability and being in a place of not knowing the answer.

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester Our local scientific community is extraordinary. My aim is to translate revolutionary research from that community into safe and efficacious medical treatments to improve the most magnificent and relied upon of the five senses, the sense of sight.

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I have used the engineering project management skills I’ve learned over the years to help manage a youth (10U/12U) softball league and a youth robotics (Lego League) program. I was able to help by setting up schedules, and coordinating donors, and was able to teach elementary engineering concepts to middleschoolers in robotics.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement?

Technical Leadership – being in a position to provide technical oversight and guidance to a multitude of programs and projects. This allows me to mentor the younger generation and build solid engineering and design skills within L3Harris and to help ensure products embody both quality and features our customers want and need.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career.

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Rick Hardman, one of my undergrad professors, was always willing to answer questions and help me understand whatever I was trying to learn. His promotion of building automated test labs and circuit simulation and analysis stuck with me and helped in my career.

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in

Scientist, Electrical Engineering, attendance at the Gala? L3Harris Technologies, Pay attention to detail and be organized. Good engineering practice means digging deep into specifications, crossing the “t’s” and dotting the “i’s”. This builds quality into engineering. Think – “would I buy this” or “would Communication Systems Education:

SUNY Alfred, BS Electrical Engineering Technology (1993) Alfred University, MS Electrical Engineering (2001)

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I trust my family’s lives to this design”.

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester

My vision for engineering in Rochester is one of growth. Already there is a shortage of engineers to fill the employment needs of the community. We need to get more students into engineering programs and work on ways to keep them local after graduation.

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I like to volunteer as an IEEE Military Communication (MILCOM) technical program committee (TPC) member every year. Doing so allows me to review papers and provide feedback to nurture ideas from engineers and scientists around the world.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? Overseeing the System Architect and development of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Waveform on L3Harris’ radio products. MUOS provides warfighters with a secure worldwide, multi-Service system for voice, video and mission data communications using five satellites in geosynchronous orbit.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career.

Richard Booton Chief Systems Engineer/ Senior Scientist L3Harris Technologies Communication Systems Education:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS Computer Science | and Computer & Systems Engineering (2004) Florida Institute of Technology, MS Systems Engineering (2009)

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When flying back from a Military base, a colleague and I were stopped by a warfighter that noticed our Harris jackets and wanted to personally thank us for making a radio product that helped saved his squad while overseas.

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Endeavor to learn everything you can, be it in college, work, or community activities as you will be astonished how even the smallest lessons learned and experiences can be applied across everything that you do.

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Announcing the Award Recipients

Join us Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Come congratulate eight 2019 Engineers of Distinction

2019 Engineer of Distinction

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I was fortunate to have excellent mentors early in my career; I have tried to ‘pay it forward’ by mentoring engineers in early stages of their career, both terms of both technical and career aspirations.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? The AN/PRC-117G was truly a ‘cradle-to-grave’ product development for me; L3Harris enabled me to champion the original concept, and allowed me to follow the product through to high volume production and field use by satisfied customers.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career.

Richard J. Buckley Senior Fellow / Senior Scientist, L3Harris Technologies Education:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BSEE with Distinction (1981) Rochester Institute of Technology MSEE (1993)

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Floyd Koontz was an excellent mentor early in my career; he was entirely unafraid of any technical challenge, willing to explore a wide landscape of possible solutions. In my youth, Alma Buckley provided a home environment that fostered education.

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Be yourself and find you personal areas of passion; energy and positive attitude can overcome most obstacles; teamwork is more important than ever; try to have fun, it’s a long career for most of us

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester Rochester is blessed with an engineering legacy, excellent universities and a strong engineering talent pool. My vision is to work collaboratively across all of those resources to collectively solve emerging challenges that likely face society in the next generation.

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I actively participate in the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Conferences and as a Technical paper reviewer. I also participate in several industry related groups such as the HF Industry Association and US Military Standards groups.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? The design, development and productization of several HF data waveforms that provide enhanced communication capabilities under very challenging conditions and have been used extensively by our troops.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career.

William N. Furman Sr. Fellow / Sr. Scientist L3Harris Technologies Education:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute BS Electrical Engineering (1982) ME Electrical Engineering (1983)

Early in my career at Harris I worked with Dr. Ron Lefever. In a short span of time Ron taught me key skills in signal processing, data modem design and communication system theory, skills I continue to use today.

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Find a mentor to help develop your skillset. Understand the bigger picture of how your product will be used. Promote and push for your ideas. Most importantly, do all this as you get your assigned task done flawlessly.

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester Engineers in Rochester should take pride in our world class history of science, technology and innovation while at the same time leveraging the local talent, educational institutions and capabilities. We should all be proud when a new product says, “Made in Rochester, New York”.

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2019 Engineer of Distinction

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Taking on technical leadership roles in the International Radio Team, utilizing my engineering knowledge and problem-solving skills to guide radio and waveform developments to match technology concepts and capabilities to customer needs.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? Being a core member of the engineering team that created the RF-7800V-HH radio. The development included new hardware, new operating environment and industry leading waveform capabilities. The radio and software became the foundation for the highly successful RF-7850 Product Family.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career.

Janet C. Ibarluzea Director, System Engineer International Radio Software - Communication Systems, L3Harris Technologies Education:

Michigal State University, BS Computer Science (19991)

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Early in my career at Kodak, I was given a “stretch” opportunity to develop image processing algorithms on a new controller utilizing parallel DSPs. This set the stage for the next 25+ years, with a focus on digital signal processing.

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Find an area in engineering that both interests and challenges you. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Be a team player, many innovative ideas and capabilities come from peer brainstorming sessions.

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester To expand the engineering presence in Rochester by combining our strong academic talents with our globally recognized technology industry and lead western NY into the future…

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership?

Kodak’s 21 Century Learning Challenge put employees into classrooms as STEM Coaches, before the STEM acronym existed. Making hardware to help teachers deliver science and math was a life-changing experience. Chairing the current RES Initiative, STEM Bridges, has allowed me to continue making STEM exciting for students.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement?

I designed a “Parallel” Lift Fixture, which solved the height problem in the final-assembly of the 33 foot Chandra Space Telescope.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career.

Dr. Edward T. Kirkpatrick was the Dean of the Engineering College at RIT when I enrolled. He gave a Freshmen Orientation Class that convinced me I had chosen the best possible career path. I have carried his enthusiasm for engineering throughout my career.

Jon M. Kriegel RES Board Member STEM Bridges Director (RES STEM Initiative) Education:

Rochester Institute of Technology BSME (1970)

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What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala?

My observation is that studying engineering is not a career-path decision, it is a life-style choice. My wife and I visit a couple Museums in Manhattan; on the way home she asks “How did you like the MoMA” “Did you see how they supported the ceiling in the Main Dome?” “Did you see any of the Art?” “Oh yeah, there was a picture frame that was all one piece, must have been 3D printed.” She says “I give up!”

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester

I changed jobs six times; three of these jobs were here in Rochester. That gave me exposure to three other cities. None of them had an affiliate organization like the RES. I found only nine other cities with similar organizations. In Chicago, the ASME Section gives a presentation and announces it to only their own 340 local members. In Rochester we give a talk about the Design of the Bouncy Ball that let the Mars Lander survive it’s impact on Mars, and the invitation goes to all of our 3100 members, representing all engineering disciplines! The resulting talk was given in the morning to RIT’s Faculty and Student Body, and that evening, to more than 600 Engineers. The RES provides an incredible Community Service. MARCH2020 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 17


Announcing the Award Recipients

Join us Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Come congratulate eight 2019 Engineers of Distinction

2019 Engineer of Distinction

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Leading several Harris University Relation projects has given me the opportunity to work closely with aspiring engineers in providing guidance and help inspire innovative thinking in problem solving.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? As part of a team that develops radios for our warfighters and first responders, hearing them come back and say that the radio helped save their lives makes me feel proud to have made a difference.

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career.

Christopher D. Mackey Senior Fellow / Senior Scientist, L3Harris Technologies Education:

Pennsylvania State University, BS Electrical Engineering (1984) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, BA, Physics (1984)

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The first radio I worked on, we had a user come in and brief the team on how the radio survived Hurricane Katrina and provided one of the earliest means of communication. This inspired me to continue developing radios as I was able to make a difference.

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Keep learning, be proactive, persevere, turn your mistakes into a learning experience.

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester Encourage young engineers that they can be a part of Rochester’s rich and on-going history in innovative technologies. Those in a technical leadership role should reach out and mentor others.

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Advancing knowledge while building a sense of community is important to me. So, in 2013 I launched two enterprises: 1. The Center for Freeform Optics, a consortium gathering people from academia, industry and government labs.; 2. LighTopTech, a biotech startup company for safer healthcare.

What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? My greatest engineering achievement is the constant ability to innovate across a wide range of engineering instrumentation that are enabling towards building a safer and better world. (1) The optical design of SPOT4 - a satellite in orbit from 1998-2013 that captured a new volcanic eruption in Chile which triggered the evacuation of over 4,000 people. (2) The development of 3D microscopy, GDOCM, that enables guided surgery.

Jannick P. Rolland, PhD Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester Education:

University of Arizona, Master, Optical Science (1990) University of Arizona, PhD, Optical Science (1990) See more on the website...

Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. My PhD advisor, Professor Harry Barrett (University of Arizona), whose advising and mentoring excellence not only ignited an ever burning fire within me for research in optics, but whose unshakable faith in me and support have helped me build inner strength that has been essential to navigate the inevitable waves.

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Define your purpose (what is important to you), explore, create, have fun and let your intuition guide you step by step. Seek mentors and coaches, for any aspect of your life, as cohesion overall will help you soar to higher heights.

Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester Rochester is an international optics heaven. I wish for our community to find ways to come even closer together with our different strengths and creativity to accelerate impact.

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2020 Engineering Symposium in Rochester www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Courses available in: Civil, Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical, HVAC, and Plumbing.

SAME LOCATION AS LAST YEAR: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY Time: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm $140 Advance Registration $20 Student Registration $170 AFTER April 3, 2020 and at the Door Registration is now open online at www.roceng.org

The Monroe Chapter of NYSSPE, in accordance with ADA compliance, will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for those requiring additional services to participate in our educational programs. If you should require such services, please contact Lynne Irwin at the Rochester Engineering Society (res@frontiernet.net or 585-254-2350) to request support by April 3, 2020.

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JOIN OUR TEAM! MRB Group Engineering, Architecture & Surveying, D.P.C. is currently recruiting for several positions to join our growing firm in Rochester and Syracuse New York including: Civil Engineers: to plan, design, direct, oversee and execute civil engineering projects in our water/wastewater group. Planner/Civil Engineer: to provide support on subdivision and site plan reviews, planning board activities, general planning services, and SWPPP/Site Inspections. Construction Observers: to oversee construction of various projects in Western and Central New York. Visit our website (www.mrbgroup.com) for additional information. Resumes can be sent directly to: resume@mrbgroup.com or mailed to: MRB Group, The Culver Road Armory, 145 Culver Road, Suite 160, Rochester, NY 14620.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1530 JEFFERSON ROAD ROCHESTER, NY 14623

CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT The New York State Department of Transportation is continuously recruiting engineering candidates at all levels, entry level through Team Leader. To apply, visit the New York State Department of Civil Service website at https:// www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/public/licensing.cfm, select Engineering Positions, specifically Civil/Transportation Exam Series, which includes Engineer Trainee, Assistant Engineer, and Professional Engineer 1. For general inquiries, please email R04-Design@dot.ny.gov. 22 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2020

Save the Dates 118th RES Annual Gala Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Arcadis signs exclusive partnership for PFAS water treatment technology Global agreement with ABS Materials strengthens company’s capacity to address client challenges.

Arcadis has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with ABS Materials, Inc. (ABS) focused on the removal of PFAS from water. ABS technology centers on patented molecularly engineered porous and mechanically flexible organosilica-based sorbents. PQ-Osorb® is the brand name for an ABS product designed to treat PFAS of all chain lengths – both long-chain PFAS such as PFOA and harder-to-treat short-chain compounds such as perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA). The sorption kinetics (speed at which PFAS is removed) and loading capacity (pounds of PFAS per pound of media) are proving to be far better for PQ-Osorb® than similar technologies, and its effectiveness is not reduced by other contaminants in the water. “Given the relevance of PFAS as a global environmental challenge, we place a critical importance on continuing to expand our already world-class capabilities to help deal with it,” said Alex Rothchild, president of the environment business for Arcadis North America. “Our partnership with ABS will help us further strengthen our ability to tailor solutions to our clients’ individual situations.” With a portfolio of PFAS projects at more than 300 client sites across 12 countries, Arcadis is at the forefront of a global effort to find effective ways of removing PFAS from the environment. For the past two years, Arcadis has been involved in a demonstration of ABS technology through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. The study is anticipated to conclude in 2020 following a field-scale demonstration. “The treatment of PFAS is one of several key areas of focus for our technology. Given their technical expertise, credibility, global footprint and commitment to improving quality of life, Arcadis was the logical partner for us,” said Kevin Berner, executive chairman of ABS. ABS technology can be used alone or in conjunction with other technologies to remove PFAS from impacted media and applied to groundwater remediation, point-of-entry treatment and industrial applications. q position openings | news from professional fims

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Education Opportunities

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Water Cooled Chillers to Exceed ASHRAE Minimum Efficiency by 50% – 1 PDH Credit Pending

Hydropower in Downtown Rochester: Station 26 Improvements 1 PDH Credit Approved

Speaker: Julian R. de Bullet (Distinguished Lecturer) Cost: $25 Place: Blades, 1290 University Avenue, Rochester 14607 Time: 12:00 Noon, Lunch Buffet. Presentation starts approximately 12:30 pm Reservations: Reservations and details are on the website at Rochester.ashraechapters.org/

Presenters: Don Lucas, LaBella and Jim Guistina, Bergmann Place: Dinosaur BBQ, 99 Court Street, Rochester Time: Gather at site (map will be provided) at 4:00 pm; Gather at restaurant at 5:00 pm; Dinner 5:00 to 6:00 pm; Presentation 6:00 to 7:00 pm; Networking at 7:00 pm Cost: ASCE Members $40, Non-members $50, Students $30 Website: https://sections.asce.org/rochester.

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Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

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Speaker: Martha Bohm, Assistant Professor at the UB School of Architecture Place: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, NY Time: Cash bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm; Dinner begins at 6:30 pm (entrée choices are: Chicken Parmigiana/Roasted Chef ’s Blend Vegetarian option/Fresh Salmon/Prime Rib 10oz.) Cost: Members - $30; Non-members - $35 Registration: Contact Larry Mathews by Thursday, March 5th at lmathews@gpinet.com.

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Speaker: Jake Lehmann, South-Tek Systems Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates) Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am). Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at door. Reservations: Reservations by March 16th to Dave Jereckos (585-341-3168), or djereckos@ibceng.com.

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Place: Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY Time: Check-in at 7:15 am; Program begins at 8:00 am Costs: Before March 13th - $110 for members, $140 for nonmembers, $35 full time students; After March 13th - $140 for members, $170 for non-members, and $60 for full time students. Registration deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020 (no refunds after March 20th). Registration: Register using SignUpGeniss. More information to follow. Registration opens February 28th. For more information contact Jason Messenger, PE, jmessenger@luengineers.com or Rob Fleming, PE, rfleming@bergmannpc.com.

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Earn up to 7 PDHs Place: Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street, Rochester Time: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Cost: $140 Advance registration; $20 Student registration; $170 AFTER April 3, 2020 and at the door. Registration: Registration is now open at www.roceng.org.

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

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Place: China Buffet Time: 11:50 am to 1:00 pm Registration links for our events are at: http://sites.ieee.org/ rochester/.

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American Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 44 Water Cooled Chillers to Exceed ASHRAE Minimum Efficiency by 50% – 1 PDH Credit Pending Speaker: Julian R. de Bullet (Distinguished Lecturer) Cost: $25 Place: Blades, 1290 University Avenue, Rochester 14607 Time: 12:00 Noon, Lunch Buffet. Presentation starts approximately 12:30 pm Reservations: Reservations and details are on the website at Rochester.ashraechapters.org/

Joint Meeting with the TSC Grow Home – UB Sustainability – 1 PDH Credit

Speaker: Jake Lehmann, South-Tek Systems Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates) Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am). Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at door. Reservations: Reservations by March 16th to Dave Jereckos (585-341-3168), or djereckos@ibceng.com

Thursday, March 19

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA)

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Place: Erdman Anthony, 145 Culver Road, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14620 Time: 6:00 pm Website: www.gvlsa.com

Thursday, March 19

p 37 International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Speaker: Martha Bohm, Assistant Professor at the UB School of Architecture Place: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY Time: Cash bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm; Dinner begins at 6:30 pm (entrée choices are: Chicken Parmigiana/Roasted Chef ’s Blend Vegetarian option/Fresh Salmon/Prime Rib 10oz.) Cost: Members - $30; Non-members - $35 Registration: Contact Larry Mathews by Thursday, March 5th at lmathews@gpinet.com.

Support Your Affiliate Attend A Meeting

Nitrogen FP Systems – 1 PDH Credit pending approval

Board of Directors Meeting & Webinar

Thursday, March 12

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

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The Agile Systems Engineering Lifecycle Model

Speaker: Rick Dove, CEO/CTO, Paradigm Shift International Time: Meetings begin at 6:00 pm to approx. 7:30 pm Reservations: Contact your local host or contact Kevin Devaney with any questions or concerns at kdevaney@srcinc.com.

Saturday, March 21

TERRA Science & Engineering Fair

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TRFSEF – Come judge at the Fair

Place: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Register online at TerraFairs.org/Rochester. Have questions? Contact us at 315-422-2902

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Thursday, April 16

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Presenters: Don Lucas, LaBella and Jim Guistina, Bergmann Place: Dinosaur BBQ, 99 Court Street, Rochester Time: Gather at site (map will be provided) at 4:00 pm; Gather at Restaurant at 5:00 pm; Dinner 5:00 to 6:00 pm; Presentation 6:00 to 7:00 pm; Networking at 7:00 pm Cost: ASCE Members $40, Non-members $50, Students $30 Website: https://sections.asce.org/rochester.

Annual Spring Seminar - Up to 6 PDH Credits!

E3 Fair (www.e3fair.org)

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Time: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm Cost: $140 advance registration, Student registration $20; $170 after April 3rd Registration at www.roceng.org.

Friday, May 1

Electrical Association (EA)

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Casino Night – to benefit the Kessler Burn Center at URMC Place: The Strathallan, 550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY Time: 6:00 to 10:00 pm Cost: $55/ticket Registration: Purchase tickets on-line at www.eawny.com or call 585-382-9545. Inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

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Tuesday, March 31

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EXCOM Meeting

Time: 11:50 am to 1:00 pm Registration links for our events are at: http://sites.ieee.org/ rochester/.

Tuesday, April 7

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Tuesday, April 28

Place: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention

Engineering & Technology Fair Place: Clark Gymnasium, RIT

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Place: 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Time: 6:00 pm Website: www.gvlsa.com

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Place: Batavia Downs Gaming Ctr. 8315 Park Rd, Batavia, NY Time: Check-in at 7:15 am; Program begins at 8:00 am Costs: Before March 13th - $110 for members, $140 for nonmembers, $35 full time students; After March 13th - $140 for members, $170 for non-members, and $60 for full time students. Registration deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020 (no refunds after March 20th). Registration: Register using SignUpGeniss. More information to follow. Registration opens February 28th. For more information contact Jason Messenger, PE, jmessenger@luengineers.com or Rob Fleming, PE, rfleming@bergmannpc.com.

Monday, March 30

Board of Directors & General Membership Meeting

2020 Engineering Symposium in Rochester Earn up to 7 PDHs

Friday, March 27

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

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The RES website (www.roceng.org) has a calendar of events for this month's meetings and meetings that are received or updated

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after print deadline. Please refer to the

Speakers: See page 41 for the list of selected speakers. Place: Louise Slaughter Hall, RIT Time: 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm Registration links for our events are at: https://events.vtools. ieee.org/m/220441. Register before March 31st and save at least $20 and confirm your all-American buffet dinner reservation. Registration for dinner closes March 31st, but online registration for the open sessions is available after March 31st.

website for updated information. If you

2020 IEEE Rochester Section Joint Chapters Meeting

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wish to be listed in the calendar please send details to res@frontiernet.net engineers' calendar


Professional Firms Employee News Barton & Loguidice News

Barton & Loguidice Announces Staff Promotions for 2020 Barton & Loguidice, (B&L), a northeast regional engineering, planning, environmental, and landscape architecture firm announced that two members of the firm’s Rochester office have received a promotion in 2020. Katie M. Olbrich, AICP

Katie M. Olbrich, AICP, has been promoted to Community Planner ll. Katie earned her B.A. degree from the University at Buffalo and her M.S. degree from Cornell University. Olbrich is a member of the firm’s Sustainable Planning & Design Practice Area. Michael D. Goff, has been promoted to Staff Industrial Hygienist. Michael

Michael D. Goff

earned his B.S. degree from SUNY ESF. Goff is a member of the firm’s Environmental Practice Area. B&L also announced that three members of the firm’s Rochester office have received senior level promotions in 2020.

Jonathan M. Walczak, PE

Jonathan M. Walczak, P.E., has been promoted to Managing Engineer. Jonathan received his B.S. degree from The University at Buffalo. Walczak is a member of the firm’s Transportation Practice Area. Greg V. Lesniak, P.G., has been promoted to Managing Hydrogeologist. Greg received his B.S. degree from SUNY Brockport and his M.S. degree from the University of Toledo. Lesniak is a member of the firm’s

Greg V. Lesniak, PG

Environmental Practice Area. Molly B. Gaudioso, AICP, has been promoted to Senior Project Community Planner. Molly received her B.S. degree from SUNY Geneseo and her M.S. degree from Ohio State University. Gaudioso is a member of the firm’s Sustainable Planning & Design Practice Area. q

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Professional Firms Employee News LaBella News

LaBella Associates Announces Promotions

Susan Matzat, PE Named Senior Vice President - Operations Sue Matzat has been named Senior Vice President- Operations. In this role, Sue will lead firm operational initiatives in quality management, safety, design technology, and project management and performance. Susan Matzat, PE

Casey Bernhard, PE Named Vice President

Casey is the Mechanical Discipline Leader and has been with the firm since 1997. He is a professional engineer and oversees a team of 26 mechanical engineers. Casey’s work can be seen throughout the Rochester region, including many projects for the City of Rochester and Xerox.

Casey Bernhard, PE

Steve Longway, PE Named Director of Buildings Engineering

Steve Longway, Vice President, has been named Director of Buildings Engineering Division. He will be responsible for fiscal and technical oversight of the firm’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and energy engineering disciplines across the LaBella footprint.

Steve Longway, PE

Dan Pieters, AIA Named Director of Architecture

Dan has been with the firm for over ten years as a licensed architect and project manager, and is also a firm Vice President. His role as Director of Architecture will be focused on divisional strategy, design opportunities and challenges, and client relationship management. He will oversee the architectural leadership team, including the architecture regional managers in New York, Ohio, North Carolina and Maine. Dan Pieters, AIA

Gabe Antenucci, AIA Named Architecture Regional Manager for New York

Gabe has been with the firm for over ten years as a licensed architect and project manager, and has expertise in Higher Education and Corporate/Commercial projects working with both public and private clients. Gabe will provide leadership to our architectural practice across all of our operating locations in New York State, including managerial oversight of personnel, project performance, and business development. q Gabe Antenucci, AIA 30 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2020

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M/E Engineering News

M/E Engineering Announces New Associates Congratulations to Richard F. Gostling on his recent promotion to Associate. Rich joined M/E Engineering in 1999. Since that time, he worked his way from Design Engineer to Senior Engineer to Project Manager and now Associate. Through those years, he has gained extensive knowledge of designing mechanical systems for higher education and healthcare.

Richard F. Gostling

"You will not find anyone more conscientious and meticulous than Rich. His attention to detail is impeccable. He embodies M/E's core values of professionalism, stewardship, and design excellence. The real measure of his capabilities are provided by our client's feedback and their desire to have Rich part of their projects. We couldn't be happier for Rich; this role is both fitting and deserved." John Dredger, President M/E Engineering, P.C. would also like to congratulate Lawrence H. Coon on his recent promotion to Associate. Larry has been with the firm for almost 16 years, and his electrical engineering experience includes the design of power, lighting, fire alarm, nurse call, security and tel/data backbone systems. He has been instrumental in cultivating new relationships and expanding the firm's client base throughout New York State and beyond.

Lawrence H. Coon

"Larry's drive and tenacity are second to none. He strives to set the bar higher and higher with everything he does. Whether it is design, developing new clients, or raising money for charity, he continually demonstrates what it means to be an M/E Employee - committed to long-term relationships with our employees, our clients, and our community. We are excited for Larry to take on this role. I have no doubts he will be successful at it." John Dredger, President q

SWBR News

SWBR Welcomes New Interior Designer SWBR welcomes its newest team member, interior designer Maureen Husband. She brings more than 20 years of commercial design experience to the firm and is responsible for designing and leading a variety of projects throughout the firm. Maureen received a bachelor of fine arts in interior design from Marywood University. “Meaningful design is about creating a dynamic interior that people really enjoy — not just the

Maureen Husband

aesthetics, but in the way it makes them feel as they move through and occupy the space,” Maureen said. “The colors, textures, lighting and placement of impactful design elements incorporated into a thoughtful floor plan are the embodiment of aesthetically pleasing and meaningful design. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my extensive design experience and interior design philosophy in my new role at SWBR.” q MARCH2020 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 31


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Rochester Chapter

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

Facebook: facebook.com/GVLSA

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups/8212223

Year 2020 Officers President Justin M. Roloson, LS Vice President Matthew R. Palmer, LS Secretary Robert J. Avery, LS Treasurer Michael A. Venturo, LS Jared R. Ransom, LS, Ex-officio

Upcoming Events 2020 February 20, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting - 6:00 PM 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 March 19, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting and Webinar - 6:00 PM Erdman Anthony 145 Culver Road, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14620 April 16, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting - 6:00 PM General Membership Meeting - 7:00 PM 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 May 14, 2020 General Membership Meeting - 6:00 PM Finger Lakes Dinner Location TBD

Professional Affiliations  New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc.  National Society of Professional Surveyors  Rochester Engineering Society

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Board of Directors

March 2020

2018-20 Timothy T. Odell, LS Martin Gotwalt, LS 2019-2021 Gregory T. Pauly, LS Jeffrey A. Tiede, LS 2020-2022 Christopher T. Locke, LS David L. Standinger, LS David Zuber, LSIT - Associates Representative

Board of Directors Meeting & Webinar March 19, 2020 Time: 6:00 PM Erdman Anthony

145 Culver Road, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14620

Board of Directors & General Membership Meeting April 16, 2020 Time: BOD Meeting 6:00 PM General Membership Meeting 7:00 PM 40 & 8 Club

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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 2019-20 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

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2020 ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM

Registration is now open for the Engineering Symposium in Rochester on Tuesday, April 28th 2020! We are excited to announce our 2020 Keynote speaker on Professional Ethics; Mark McKearn!

Mark is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and Master Army Aviator with 30 years of active service and extensive leadership experience leading Soldiers in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. He commanded an aviation brigade in Afghanistan that consisted of 3,000 people and 100 helicopters. He also led peacekeeping operations in Kosovo and spearheaded U.S. humanitarian relief operations in Austria and Pakistan following natural disasters. As a professor of Joint Military Operations at the U.S. Naval War College, Mark facilitated lectures, curriculum development, seminars, and other exercises for military officers of all services, international officers and senior government officials who were pursuing graduate education. Mark, a West Point graduate, concluded his military career as Dean of Student Activities for the 4,400-member West Point Corps of Cadets. Mark’s professional career includes eight years in the private sector leading aerospace organizations in operations, program management and business development. Please sign up using the link below, or sign up through the Rochester Engineering Society (RES) website. www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com or http://rochesterengineeringsociety.wildapricot.org/event-3713237 We are at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center downtown again this year. Check-in starts at 7:30 AM and a continental breakfast will be served. Parking is also free again this year at the South Avenue Parking Garage. Thank you for making us the largest Symposium in Western NY, and I look forward to seeing you again this year!

MATHCOUNTS 2020 EVENT ENCOURAGES PURSUIT OF MATHEMATICS

The Mathcounts 2020 event was held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, RIT Main Campus. Mathcounts is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging math contests. Held in the CIMS building at RIT, students compete as teams and individually. High scoring participants can move on to the national competition level. Nearly 100 students registered for the 2019 event. In addition to the students and their teachers, approximately 15-20 MPES members and other volunteers will be on hand to assist with the event. See: https://www.mathcounts.org/ for more details. The results of the competition will be published in the April MPES article.

TSA/TEAMS: 2020 EVENT ENCOURAGES THE PURSUIT OF ENGINEERING

The TSA/TEAMS event is being held Saturday, March 7th, 2020, FLCC Victor Campus. Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) is an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering. During this one-day competition, students apply math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real world engineering challenges. If you are interested in learning more about the event, please visit http://teams.tsaweb.org/. The results of the competition will be published in the April MPES article. 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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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 Vice President Legislative: DAVID MYERS LaBella Associates, PC 300 State Street, Suite 201 Rochester, NY 14614 585-454-6110 Vice President Membership:/AYP TRAVIS JESSICK Dave Gooding Inc. 173 Spark Street Brockton, MA 02302 585-794-8845 Treasurer: ALAN SMITH, P.E. IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590

President's Message

It’s official. NYS has announced the change over to 2020 NYS Code, effective this May. Check out the Department of State website and the NYS page at the ICC website. The Engineering Symposium in Rochester will be Tuesday April 28 this year. The three (3) speakers in the ASPE track will be: -Laura Cooney on 2020 NYS MEP Code Changes -Linda Roth on MEP Systems for Kitchen Design -Jim Basile on Plumbing and Civil Coordination This year our annual golf outing will be Thursday, June 11, at 10:00 AM, with a shot gun start at Victor Hills. We will be looking for sponsors soon. If you are interested in participating in the tournament or sponsoring a hole, please contact any of our board members. We have an Affiliate Liaison position to fill on our board. IF you are a Vendor, a current member of the ASPE Rochester chapter and are interested in joining our board, please let me know. We had some technical difficulties with our website recently, but it is working again. The last 2 presentation are posted on the site. https://www.aspe.org/rochester/

Jennifer Wengender, P.E., CPD Rochester Chapter President

Meeting Notice – Save the Date Topic: Speaker:

Nitrogen FP Systems Jake Lehmann, South-Tek Systems

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. (please arrive by 11:50 am)

Administrative Secretary: ADAM KRAMER IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590

Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Rd., Rochester 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates)

Newsletter Editor: CHRIS WOLAK Victaulic Fairport, NY 14450 484-350-1954

RSVP: To Dave Jereckos (341-3168), or djereckos@ibceng.com by March 16th.

Credits: 1 PDH - pending approval Cost: $20.00 (member or guest), check or cash at door.

(Chapters are not authorized to speak for the Society)

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Rochester Chapter

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

ASHRAE March Meeting - 1 PDH Pending

President's Message

Our meeting in January had both a YEA sponsored tech session on January 16th to discuss “Energy Recovery Strategies.” Our January meeting was held jointly with SMACNA. Patrick Brooks, of SMACNA, presented on the design considerations sheet metal fittings and pressure losses. It was also our last meeting at City Grill. I’d like to thank them for their great service over the last few years. February’s meeting was held at Blades (1290 University Avenue).

MARCH NEWSLETTER

Date:

Monday, March 9 2020

Time:

12:00 noon, Lunch Buffet. Presentation starts approximately 12:30 pm

Location:

Blades, 1290 University Avenue, 14607

Cost:

$25

Reservations:

Reservations at rochester.ashraechapters.org

Topic:

Water Cooled Chillers to Exceed ASHRAE Minimum Efficiency by 50%

Presented by Julian R. de Bullet (Distinguished Lecurer)

The ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo was held on February 3-5 in Orlando, Florida. The ASHRAE Learning Institute offered many courses during the conference many of which are PDH approved. If you did not attend these, you may want to consider them next year when the event will be held in Chicago from January 25th – 27th. On Friday, February 7th, the Rochester ASHRAE Chapter will be hosted our 63st Annual Valentine Dinner Dance. Jody and Matthew McGarry put on a fantastic event, as usual!! Many thanks to them for their efforts year after year. The 3rd annual family snow day was held on February 21st at Hunt Hollow. This year it was held in Joe Harding’s honor. Please continue to check out our website at www.rochester. ashraechapters.org for information on upcoming chapter meetings, current officer list and contact information, chapter newsletters, and more! Also take a minute and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/ ashraerochester. Tom Streber, P.E. 2019-2020 President Rochester Chapter

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Affiliated Societies of the Rochester Engineering Society American Consulting Engineering Companies of New York President, David J. Meyer, 585-218-0730 Email: dmeyer@pathfinderengineers.com American Public Works Association Monroe County/Genesee Valley Branch Chairman, Peter Vars, PE Email: PVars@bmepc.com American Society of Civil Engineers, Rochester Section President, Joshua T. Rodems, PE, Bergmann, Rochester, NY. 585-498-7944. Email: jrodems@bergmannpc.com American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, Thomas Streber, PE, tstreber@ jwswanson.com. Email: ashraerocnews.com

Association For Facilities Engineering, Rochester Chapter President, Matt Knights, Constellation Brands, Inc. Email: Matt.Knights@cbrands.com Electrical Association Executive Director, Karen Lynch Email: karen@eawny.com President, Russ Corcoran, Landmark Electric, 585-359-0800. Email: russc@landmarkelectric.net. Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association President, Jared R. Ransom, LS 585-737-6881 Email: jaredransomls@gmail.com Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Inc., Rochester Section President, Dan Rusnack Email: drusnack@bergmannpc.com

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

Imaging Science & Technology, Rochester Chapter President, Bruce Pillman, 585-748-6006 Email: bruce.pillman@gmail.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: jwengender@clarkpatterson.com

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Eric Brown Email: eric.t.brown@ieee.org

Alfred Steele Scholarship available to ASPE members and their immediate family. Applications due in January each year. Details at https://www. aspe.org/SteeleScholarship.

Association for Bridge Construction and Design President, William Rugg, PE Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. Email: wrugg@gpinet.com

Monroe Professional Engineers Society President, Chris Kambar, PE Email: CKambar@apd.com New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Section 4 President, Paul J. Spitzer, PE, NYS DOT Region 4, Genesee Valley, 1530 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623. 585-272-4890. Email: paul.spitzer@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: william.davis@mrbgroup.com Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractor’s National Association-Rochester, Inc. Executive Director, Aaron Hilger 585-586-8030. Email: mzin@smacnaroc.org Society of Plastics Engineers, Rochester Section President, Brett Blaisdell Email: zippel@frontiernet.net

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, Poojith Kalluru, Alstom Email: poojith.kalluru@alstomgroup.com

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

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

Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science & Engineering Fair Director, Mary Eileen Wood, 315-422-2902 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) Clark Patterson Lee Erdman Anthony Associates Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (RBA) Champion) Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, Inc.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

IBC Engineering, PC (Champion)

Stantec

Kistner Concrete Products Inc.

TY-LIN International (Champion)

M/E Engineering, PC (Enterprise)

VJ Stanley

MRB Group (Champion) Optimation Technology, Inc.

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