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As a convenience to our direct and sister-society engineering membership in downtown Albany, and also to fulfill our non-profit mission in educating state-wide legislative leadership and the public, the volunteers of ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section are once again hosting an "all-day" ENERGY-focused educational program, intentionally executed "on-site" at the heart of New York's state-government, and within walking distance of the state capitol building & numerous state agency buildings.
Our 2014 Capitol Mechanical Engineering & Energy Symposium will again provide many continuing educational and networking opportunities for all Professional, Scientific and Technical workers.
The availability of all key speakers - to provide PDH/CEU credit and training to both licensed and non-licensed mechanical engineers, STEM workers, and members of the public - is firming up, and the initial list below has been established by ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section volunteers:
INVITED SPEAKERS / PROGRAM:
8:00 AM: ASME REGISTRATION TABLE AT MEETING ROOM #6 ENTRANCE HALL -> REGISTRATION BEGINS: Off the pedestrian "walkway to The Egg" containing concourse-level elevators to the Empire State Plaza's underground parking, look for ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section's table - covered by our logo'd royal-blue throw. Our ticket-checking volunteers with the "will-call" list will be there to greet you. Our sponsoring exhibitors are also located near our registration table.
8:15 - 8:25 AM: SYMPOSIUM BEGINS -> Opening comments by our 2014 Symposium Chair, Liz Kodela and ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section's Chair, Lawrence Kelley; Our 2014 H-M Section Nancy Fitzroy Award Winner will also be announced;
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: PDH TALK: "An Evolutionary History of Gas Turbine Technology", Lawrence Kelley, BSME '92 Clarkson University, Thermal-Fluid & Energy Systems Design, Presenting;
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: SUNY Albany Professor Haralabos "Harry" Efstathiadis; "Solar Energy Fuels Electric Cars in the Empire State";
11:00 AM - noontime: NYSERDA.NY.org's Mary Burke + 2nd Co-Speaker: "New York STEAM Girls Collaborative" -> A national initiative that "brings together organizations throughout New York that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, *arts*, and mathematics ('STEAM')" -> http://www.ngcproject.org/collaborative/new-york-steam-girls-collaborative ;
12:00 noon - 1:00 PM (KEYNOTER): Jim Smiley, NY Capital Region Atomic Safety Expert: "The Possible Future for New York's Indian Point Facility and Extremely-Safe 'Next-Gen' Small, Modular Nuclear Reactors";
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: PANEL DISCUSSION FOCUSED BROADLY ON A STEM-ENERGY-CAREER "MENTORSHIP" THEME, OF INTEREST TO STUDENT AND ADULT SYMPOSIUM AUDIENCE MEMBERS OF ALL AGES AND GENDERS -> "How to encourage more K-12 children and young adults to pursue careers in 'STEAM'-related ENERGY careers, and how to keep them - particularly women - in highly-visible positions of prominence and power throughout the entirety of their technical careers and family lives" ->
PANELISTS -> 1. Lawrence Kelley (Moderator), ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section Chair; Troy, NY Native, 25-year Capital Region Senior ME-Career Veteran (Clarkson BSME '92), Sustainable Energy Design Expert; 2. Marketing Dept. Colleague (Name TBA) of Ms. Chris Horne, Senior Marketing Manager, Corporate Communications, GE Research Fuel Cell Division, Niskayuna, New York Office Location; 3. U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, New York's 20th Congressional District; 4. Jim Smiley, New York Capital Region Nuclear-Industry Veteran, Energy Symposium KEYNOTER; 5. Glenn Saunders, ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section K-12 Programs Chair & RPI.edu On-Campus Student Section Advisor; RPI CATS Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory Employee; 6. William J. Flaherty, Albany-based Regional Director, Customer and Community Management, National Grid; 7. Laurel Logan-King, New York Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics ("NY-STEAM") Leadership Team-member; Assistant Superintendent, Ballston Spa Central School District; 8. Kandis Freer, Administrator, Cornell Cooperative Extension for Rensselaer County, NY & Co-Chair NYS 4-H STEM Programs Working-Team; 9. Dr. Laura Schweitzer PhD, President at Union Graduate College & NY STEAM Champions Board; 10. Dr. Meredith Legg, PhD, Chair for Academic Technology and Classroom Innovation at Emma Willard School; 11. OTHER ALSO-VERY-NOTABLE PANELISTS HAVE BEEN INVITED!: Please CONTINUE TO MONITOR OUR BPT WEBSITE, for additional local and international panelist and speaker confirmed-attendee-announcements, from ENERGY leaders in industry, academia, politics and entertainment;
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Brian Merriam, Schenectady, NY Chamber of Commerce Volunteer, Hudson-Mohawk History & Heritage Talk: "The Disruptive Energy Technologies of Edison, Steinmetz and Westinghouse, and a long-overdue Downtown Schenectady Statuary Project Designed to Inspire Students and Honor our local Captains of Science & Industry";
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: ***OPEN SLOT*** (Please contact ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section's Chair at KelleyLB@ASME.org if interested in speaking);
*LUNCH / FOOD-BREAK* -> McDonald's, Starbuck's and other concessions available to attendees, via a short walk from meeting room #6, in the Empire State Plaza's concourse-level.
ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section would like to thank our own volunteers, and all those sister-societies and New York Greater Capital Region organizations that have pledged their financial and human-capital support for our event:
1. The "Fiscal-Year 2015" Volunteers of ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section (Thank you again!);
We continue to seek additional corporate & sister-society sponsors, and appreciate financial help with this fundraising event, to support our ASME Student Section Scholarships and our other ongoing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach activities.
The Symposium's focus is to promote the Mechanical Engineering Profession while providing opportunities for continuing education and professional development. The purpose of this event is to raise public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to the quality of life, promote the importance of a technical education including a high-level of math, science and technology literacy among both ASME membership and local citizenry, and to motivate youth to pursue engineering and related careers to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce.
Proceeds from the Symposium will help build ASME Hudson Mohawk Section's Annual Scholarship Fund, for RPI, Union College, HVCC and local high school ME-track students, with our group's goal of making our JP Morgan-Chase "Custodial" fund self-sustaining / "perpetual".
PARTIAL LIST OF TOPICS DISCUSSED AT OUR SYMPOSIUM:
1. END USE: Demand Management, Electric Vehicles, Demand Response & HAN, Energy Efficiency;
2. GENERATION AND STORAGE: Co-generation, Energy Storage, Biomass, Gas, Marine Renewables, Nuclear, Wind, Distributed Generation, Emissions and Environmental, Coal, Geothermal, Hydro, Solar Photovoltaic;
3. GRID (T&D): Communications Infrastructure, Distribution Management Systems, Mobile Workforce Management, Overhead Distribution, Power Quality, Substations, T&D Automation, Underground T&D, Grid Security, Geospatial Infrastructure Systems, Outage Management, Overhead Transportation, SCADA, T&D Asset Management, T&D Reliability, Metering, AMR & Data Management
"SILVER" ($1,000): Organizations w/ $100,000 to $1,000,000 annual revenue;
"BRONZE" ($500): Organizations w/ < $100,000 in annual revenue;
Hope to see you at our 2014 event!
- Larry FY-15 ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section Chair
Lawrence Kelley Mechanical Engineer: Sustainable Energy Expert Chairman, ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section 40 Sterling Heights Drive Clifton Park, New York 12065-3717 Office & Mobile: (518) 812-1268 Fax: (518) 691-9319 KelleyLB@ASME.org Personal Profile: http://www.ADKCleanRoom.com -- Section Website: https://community.asme.org/hudson_mohawk_section/default.aspx
*** During our "FY-15", ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section is proudly celebrating our *95th* year of continuous, local "STEM"-related volunteer service to our profession and the public, in the Greater Capital, North Country, and Southern Tier Regions of upstate New York! ***
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