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E-News from the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - April 7, 2014

04/07/14

IN THIS ISSUE

CLUB NEWS

CLUB EVENTS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AFFILIATE SOCIETY AND PARTNER NEWS AND EVENTS

OTHER INFORMATION

UPCOMING EVENTS
April 4-12: Philly Tech Week
April 11: TOUR: Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania
April 25 - May 3: Philadelphia Science Festival
April 29: Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge
April 30:
Maintaining And Modernizing Infrastructure - ASCE-YMF Critical Issues Seminar
May 3: Science Carnival on the Parkway, Philadelphia Science Festival
May 6: Affiliate Society Leadership Summit
May 29: George Washington Medal Presentation to Krishna P. SIngh
June 19: Stephen Ayers, the Architect of the Capitol (preceded by a brief Club Annual Meeting)

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CLUB NEWS

CLUB ANNOUNCES KRISHNA P. SINGH TO RECEIVE GEORGE WASHINGTON MEDAL
The Club is pleased to announce that the 2014 George Washington Medal will be presented to Krishna P. Singh, PhD, PE.  The presentation will be made at a luncheon on May 29 in Philadelphia - details will be following shortly.  Dr. Singh is the co-founder and CEO of Holtec International, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for the Nuclear, Solar, Geothermal, and Fossil Power Generation sectors of the energy industry headquartered in Marlton, NJ.  He has established a stellar career in industry, with Holtec and the Joseph Oat Corp before that and in academia as a professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a holder of two U.S. patents.

While the demands of running a $300+ million can draw you away from the purely technical of engineering, Dr. Singh has “kept his hands in it” as the author or co-author of numerous technical publications and is an active participant on a number of ASME Technical Committees, including Nuclear Engineering, Operations and Maintenance and the TEMA Vibration.  He has made a tremendous gift to the University of Pennsylvania in the form of the new Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology – the first purely “nanotech” focused research facility in the region.  Dr. Singh has been a standout contributor in the business, art and education of engineering and the new Singh Center looks to continue that trend by leading the way to new discoveries and innovations.

 

 

The George Washington Medal, initiated in 1967, is awarded to an individual for outstanding contribution to technological progress through engineering management and for exemplary support of such technological progress by key decision-makers outside the engineering field.
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CLUB TO PARTICIPATE IN PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL'S CARNIVAL ON THE PARKWAY - LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
For the fourth year, we will be sponsoring a booth this year at the Science Carnival on the Parkway, the culminating event of the Philadelphia Science Festival. The Carnival is a highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for exchange between children, teens, families and local scientists/engineers! This all-day affair will take place Saturday May 3, 2014. Our goal is to provide family-oriented science entertainment with a hands-on activity or an interactive demonstration to get kids excited about engineering! This is a great outreach opportunity to interact with kids and teens of all ages.

We are looking for participants to volunteer and join us as a society or as individuals at our booth. If participating as a society, we can incorporate signage that includes the name of your society. Volunteers can either be there all day or take a specific time slot when they are available. If you don’t wish to participate as a society, please make this information available to your members who may want to assist for part of the day or have suggestions or activities they would like to contribute.

Our booth is “What Do Engineers Do?” The Carnival and the Science Festival’s purpose is to offer something for everyone in hopes of sparking interest and involvement in the sciences so we are hoping to get a broad range of volunteers. If you are interested in participating or have any questions before making your decision feel free to contact Emily Scholl.

The 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival is a citywide collaboration that brings together nine exciting days, April 25-May 3, filled with events that showcase science and technology in everyday life. With 175 of the region‟s most influential institutions, museums and cultural centers working together, the Festival aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by exploring the many ways that science and technology touch our everyday lives. Presented by The Dow Chemical Company and organized by The Franklin Institute, the Festival packs more than 100 events into nine exciting days at locations across the region, including restaurants, parks, breweries, libraries, museums and other neighborhood places, many of them free!
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CLUB EVENTS

SINGH CENTER FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY TOUR, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - April 11
The Club is taking a tour of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.  The presentation and tour will be Friday, April 11, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The Singh Center Tour will be followed by a brief tour of the University's nearby Command Center.  Afterwards, we will have a happy hour at St. Declan's Well (also nearby). Download the flyer hereClick here for more information and online registration. The tour is limited to 40 people and space is filling up, so get your reservation in early. If you try to register online and are unable to do so, email reservations@engrclub.org and ask to be added to the waiting list. Walk-ins will not be accepted. This tour is being planned in conjunction with Philly Tech Week, April 4-12. #ptw14
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SCHUYLKILL RIVER PARKS CONNECTOR BRIDGE - April 29
The Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia has teamed with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction and Transportation & Urban Development Technical Groups on a presentation on the Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge.  The lunch meeting will be Tuesday, April 29 at Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia.  Joseph R. Syrnick, PE, PLS and Lane B. Fike, PE will discuss the design process and construction details of the award-winning Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge over the CSX Railroad. This multi-purpose trail bridge links Schuylkill Banks to Schuylkill River Park and the adjacent Fitler Square neighborhood. Download the flyer for more information, including fees and RSVP details. More Information.
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AFFILIATE SOCIETY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT- May 6
The next semi-annual Affiliate Society Leadership Summit will be held Tuesday, May 6. The leadership of all the engineering-related technical societies in the Greater Philadelphia area are welcome to attend this summit. Discussion topics will include December Multi-Society Meeting Speaker Topics, Connecting Engineer Mentors with Groups Looking For Them, Student / Public Outreach Activities During Engineers Week,and Membership Recruitment Tips and Techniques. Download the invitation flyer, with details and RSVP information.
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PRESENTATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON MEDAL TO KRISHNA P. SINGH - SAVE THE DATE - May 29
Join the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia in recognizing the contributions that Krishna P. Singh, PhD, PE has made to the engineering profession with the presentation of the George Washington Medal at a May 29 luncheon. More Information
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STEPHEN AYERS, ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL - SAVE THE DATE - June 19
The Club will be hosting a presentation by Stephen Ayers, the Architect of the (U.S.) Capitol on Thursday, June 19. There will be a cash bar / networking and dinner, followed by the presentation. Prior to the networking period, the Club will hold its (brief) Annual Meeting. More Information
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We are planning a two-hour seminar on engineering ethics, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  This course will be held twice, on April 22 and April 25. Look for more details to come. This will satisfy New Jersey's PE renewal requirement for 2 PDHs in ethics (renewal due April 30).
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AFFILIATE SOCIETY AND PARTNER NEWS AND EVENTS

MAINTAINING AND MODERNIZING INFRASTRUCTURE - ASCE-YMF CRITICAL ISSUES SEMINAR
The Critical Issues Seminar is an annual panelist-led discussion focusing on a key issue facing the engineering community in and around the Philadelphia region, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers Philadelphia Section Younger Member Forum. At this year’s seminar, “Maintaining and Modernizing Infrastructure”, listen as the distinguished panelists discuss continuing investments in infrastructure and learn ways to educate both the public and politicians on the need for infrastructure investment. The seminar will be held Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia.  There will be a Happy Hour from 5:00-6:00 pm with the seminar from 6:00-7:30 pm. Attendance is FREE! Appetizers will be provided free of charge; but you still need to register, as space is limited. Download the flyer for more details, including contact and RSVP information.  This seminar is worth 1 PDH. More information.
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JOIN US AT THE PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL
As noted in the article above, the Club has reserved two booths for the Philadelphia Science Festival. We would like your society to join us, so we can present a multi-disciplinary view of engineering. This also allows your society to participate in the festival without having to take a whole booth for the entire day. Contact Emily Scholl for more information or to volunteer. More information.
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DESIGN ON THE DELAWARE 2014 PROGRAM PROPOSALS DUE APRIL 11
Share your expertise, experience, and leadership in the design and building industry by presenting a program at the 12th Annual Design on the Delaware Conference in Philadelphia. AIA Philadelphia is accepting program proposals for the 2014 Design on the Delaware conference taking place November 12 -14, 2014, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and Center for Architecture. This multi-disciplinary conference for architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, and other design and building professionals features four keynotes speakers, 36 professional education programs, three days of tours and a full day design charrette. Program proposals are due April 11 and must meet the guidelines as outlined in the Call for Programs. Download the Call for Programs Advertising, exhibit, and sponsor opportunities are also available; visit the website or email Pat Gourley.
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HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION WITH THE CLUB?
If you changed your society leadership in January, have you let us know your current contacts? We only send our emails to the key three to six people in each organization. Our ability to communicate with the correct people in your organization depends on you updating us when your leadership changes or when someone changes email addresses. To update your society contact information, go to our website for the Technical Society Contact Update Form.
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AFFILIATE SOCIETIES - BROADEN YOUR PR EFFORTS
The Affiliate Society News section is an opportunity for the Affiliate Societies to publicize "out-of-the-ordinary" news items, such as hosting a national annual meeting of your society, a major / national award received by a member, or a major event.  This would not include routine meetings (they can be listed on the Joint Technical Society Calendar), student outreach events or scholarship information that can be posted on the Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia website, or local section awards (they can be recognized as part of the DVEW Affiliate Awards Recognition). We can include calls for nominations for awards that are not limited to members of your society. Send the URL for the information that is on your website to contact@engrclub.org and we will include a link to it (similar to the links below under "Additional Helpful Links") in the E-News.
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OTHER INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL LINKS
Technical Advisory Council
Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia - Student Outreach Website
- Sparks Philadelphia Looking for Mentors for 7th and 8th grade students.
- Resources for Teachers, STEM Program Providers, and Engineers
Speakers Bureau
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