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Great River Energy Building Tour - TWIN CITIES PE31 CHAPTER on 04-August-2016

Join us for a tour of Great River Energy’s headquarters in Maple Grove.  The building is a LEED certified facility equip with cutting edge building technology!  Learn more here: http://greatriverenergy.com/we-use-energy-wisely/energy-efficiency/energy-efficient-buildings/   

Posted on: 7/21/2016 07:58:42 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 09-August-2016

The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 7/13/2016 10:29:38 PM

 

IEEE Twin Cities Roving Social at Flat Earth Brewing - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 28-July-2016

The Twin Cities IEEE Roving Social is now coming to Flat Earth Brewing Company in St. Paul!

Please join us for a tour and networking at the Flat Earth Brewery in St. Paul!  The Executive Committee of the Twin Cities IEEE Section would like to meet you, our members, and provide a networking opportunity for you to meet other members and potential members.

The Brewery tour is free but members are encouraged to bring nonperishable food goods which will be donated to the local food shelf.

Our next social will be:

When: Thursday, July 28, from 5-8 PM (Brewery Tour at 6pm)
Where: Flat Earth Brewing Company (688 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106)

Flat Earth Brewing
http://flatearthbrewing.com

Appetizers and first beverage is on us!

It's a great opportunity to network with IEEE members in your area! It's also an opportunity to meet some of the IEEE Twin Cities Section officers and fellow members, and to find out more about our Section's Chapters and Committees.

See you there!

RSVP below.

Posted on: 7/13/2016 10:17:30 PM

 

Picnic - Cosponsored by Twin Cities Section of IEEE and I&M Society - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 11-August-2016

WHEN:

Thursday, August 11, 2016

4:00 – 7:00PM

 

WHERE:

Emerson Process Management (Pavilion)

12001 Technology Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

http://www2.emersonprocess.com

 

PRESENTATION:

"Picnic and picnic games"

  • Please join us for an afternoon of food and fun!
  • We will provide food (grilled hamburgers, bratwurst, etc.) and beverages (water, pop, beer). 
  • Please bring your favorite picnic games to share with your colleagues.
  • A sand volleyball court is also available for those interested.

 

PRESENTATION BY: 

  • Cosponsored by your Twin Cities IEEE Section and the Twin Cities Chapter of the Instrumentation and Measurement Society.

 

ABOUT OUR HOST:

Emerson Process Management: They help process industries better manage plants through intelligent control systems and software, measurement instruments, valves, and industry expertise.

Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. They offer a wide range of products and services in the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through their Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses. Recognized widely for their engineering capabilities and management excellence, Emerson has approximately 135,000 employees and 235 manufacturing locations worldwide.  
 

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS:

Food and beverages will be provided. 

 

Directions:

From 494:

Head South on Flying Cloud drive.

Take an IMMEDIATE right (West) on Technology Drive (first light).

Emerson Process Management will be on your left shortly after passing a Lake (pond).

From the parking lot it's a short walk up the blacktop path to the pavilion event center.

Posted on: 7/13/2016 08:01:04 PM

 

Electronic Recycling at Free Geek Twin Cities - TWIN CITIES C16 CHAPTER on 30-July-2016

Free Geek Twin Cities (FGTC) is dedicated to addressing the following issues though direct, local, community-driven action:

  • The Digital Divide
  • Electronic Waste (eWaste)

The Digital Divide and Education

There are still many people in our community that do not have access to computers and the Internet, or do not possess the skills to adequately leverage these technologies. There are many reasons for this gap in our population, but one of our main goals is alleviate this problem through work and education. Volunteers work in programs where they gain skills on how to use, build, and understand computers, and in the process earn a free computer.

Electronic Waste and Reuse

With the rapid growth of technology, our community has created large quantities of electronic waste. FGTC accepts this waste and its first goal is to reuse this material and refurbish it into a new computer to give to volunteers or to sell in our thrift store. It is not always possible to reuse all the materials we get, so we are dedicated to recycling those materials in a way that is both environmentally and socially friendly. 

Bring your unwanted equipment for recycling!  

Note that CRT Monitors and printers may incur a charge since recycling those items must also be paid by Free Geek). Check the Free Geek web page link below for more information about the items accepted.

If you don't need a receipt, you can just leave your equipment in the designated drop-off area.  If you want a receipt, please leave your materials in your vehicle until after the meeting and work with a volunteer to check in your donation.

Volunteer in the Afternoon

Grab some lunch and return to volunteer, disassembling equipment, testing subassemblies, or helping rebuild PCs into systems for sale.  Free Geek is open until 5pm, stay as long as you are able, your contribution is very much appreciated!

No Charge for admission.

Posted on: 7/8/2016 05:47:45 PM

 

Free Movie Night: “Climate Hustle” and Discussion Led by Steven Hayward and John Hinderaker - TWIN CITIES MTT17 CHAPTER on 27-July-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A consortia of states Attorneys General, including Minnesota’s, have committed themselves to legally pursue those who do not agree that humans are the primary cause of global warming “to the fullest extent of the law.”

 

Might the legal activities of the Attorneys General threaten academic freedom? Law professor Glenn Reynolds stated that the activities of Attorneys General “looks like a concerted scheme to restrict the First Amendment free speech rights of people they don’t agree with.” and asked “If these government officials have such contempt for others’ constitutional rights, who might they target next for ‘unacceptable’ speech?”


The free flow of ideas and vigorous debate of scientific issues is a hallmark of the scientific method. Potential threats to academic freedom should be of concern to us all regardless of our position on global warming and regardless of who is being threatened. As the largest publisher of science knowledge in the world, the IEEE stands firmly in support of “an objective and intellectually free scholarly publishing environment that is unfettered by censorship or bias based on personal, commercial or government agendas.”


The movie “Climate Hustle” will be shown which presents a viewpoint on climate change different from that of the government. The movie will be followed by a discussion led by Steven Hayward and John Hinderaker.


The meeting is open to the public, but you must RSVP to attend. Please bring your evidence-based opinions to share.

Posted on: 7/1/2016 12:39:25 AM

 

Twin Cities Instrumentation & Measurement Chapter Meeting - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 15-September-2016

SAVE THE DATE (MORE DETAILS TO COME)

 

ROAD TRIP!  (Bus will be provided)

 

WHEN:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2:00 – 8:00PM

 

WHERE:

Dodge Center Wind Farm

Dodge Center, MN

 

TOUR:

"Dodge Center Wind Farm"

 

TOUR GUIDED BY: 

Mr. Garwin McNeilus

 

Posted on: 6/23/2016 02:59:23 PM

 

Infrared Astronomy from the Ground, Air, and Space - TWIN CITIES C16 CHAPTER on 27-August-2016

Infrared Astronomy from the Ground, Air, and Space 

 

Robert D. Gehrz,  Professor, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota Infrared (IR) astronomical observations, beginning in the late 1960’s, have provided new understanding of the origin, content, and chemical evolution of the Universe. Early observations in the field were made with ground-based observatories that set the stage for more advanced facilities recently developed by NASA.

A brief history of the field will be presented. Observations with the Wyoming Infrared Observatory, and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared astronomy (SOFIA) will be presented. Anticipated observations with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will be described.

Posted on: 6/20/2016 12:33:21 PM

 

IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies 2016 - TWIN CITIES PE31 CHAPTER on 06-September-2016

The Seventh Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT2016), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held September 6-9, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
The Conference will be a forum for the participants to discuss issues and effective strategies for grid modernization given the changing electric industry landscape due to the advent of information and communication technology and the emergence of renewable and distributed energy resources (DERs). The Conference will feature plenary sessions, panels, technical papers, industry exhibits, and tutorials by experts on smart grid applications and systems integration. The theme for this year will be “Transformation and Advancements for Grid Modernization,” and will include an emphasis on advanced distribution management systems, the integration of distributed energy resources, the seams between distribution and bulk power operations, and the needed approaches for both planning and operations

Posted on: 4/1/2016 09:11:58 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 06-September-2016

The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 2/1/2016 09:58:06 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 04-October-2016

The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 2/1/2016 09:57:55 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 01-November-2016

The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 2/1/2016 09:55:40 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 06-December-2016

The official start time and remote access via WebEx will begin at 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.  The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. 

EVENT INFO: Parking and Attendance are Free

No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 2/1/2016 09:55:31 PM