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Change Event Time - IEEE SP/COM SMART IoT Protocols for Smart World - TWIN CITIES SP01/COM19 CHAPTER on 08-July-2016

There will be a presentation by Dr. Chonggang Wang from Interdigital Communications on The Internet of Things Protocols at Starkey Technologies in Eden Prairie, MN at on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

Dr. Chonggang Wang's talk will be on protocols that are SMART (Scalable, Manageable, Adaptable, Reliable, and Trustworthy).  Dr. Wang has been named an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-2016.  He leads InterDigital's IoT Protocols theme.  InterDigital's Innovation Labs M2M/IoT team develops solutons for the M2M ecosystems that include cutting-edge technologies for different M2M/IoT standards development organizations (SDOs) and standard-compliant horizontal M2M/IoT technical domains.

Posted on: 6/28/2016 06:34:20 PM

 

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

 

IEEE SP/COM SMART IoT Protocols for Smart World - TWIN CITIES SP01/COM19 CHAPTER on 08-July-2016

There will be a presentation by Dr. Chonggang Wang from Interdigital Communications on The Internet of Things Protocols at Starkey Technologies in Eden Prairie, MN at on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Dr. Chonggang Wang's talk will be on protocols that are SMART (Scalable, Manageable, Adaptable, Reliable, and Trustworthy).  Dr. Wang has been named an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-2016.  He leads InterDigital's IoT Protocols theme.  InterDigital's Innovation Labs M2M/IoT team develops solutons for the M2M ecosystems that include cutting-edge technologies for different M2M/IoT standards development organizations (SDOs) and standard-compliant horizontal M2M/IoT technical domains.

Posted on: 6/20/2016 06:15:41 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.

No Charge for admission.

Posted on: 6/20/2016 12:51:44 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 02-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: 2/1/2016 09:59:18 PM

 

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 12-July-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 09:56:26 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