IEEE Computer Society, Oct. 23, 7pm Cal Poly: Aerospace to Hydrospace – A linked Future of Progress for Mankind
|October 6, 2014||Posted by CSauthor2 under CN, CS, General, Region 6||
Please join the local IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society members and the IEEE Student Chapter for this No Charge event at Cal Poly Pomona. Registration is required due to room size and food catering orders, so please use the link below near the end of this message. This event will fill up quickly so please register soon. Welcome!
IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society Chapter Meeting
Thursday, 23 October 2014 @ 7-9pm
Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Cal Poly Pomona Student Chapter
Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA
(only 50 seats available; Reservation for pizza dinner required)
Engineering Bldg 9, Room 9-269
Fee $5 parking available at Campus Main Lot
7:00 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. Networking – Pizza provided at no cost
7:15 P.M. – 7:25 P.M. Announcements – Bill Grist, Computer Society Chair
7:25 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Introduction of Will Kohnen, President, Hydrospace Group by Vice Chair, Raja Singh
7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Presentation/Lecture
8:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Questions & Answers
Topic: Aerospace to Hydrospace – A linked Future of Progress for Mankind
(Please pre-submit some questions when you arrive, if you like.)
Speaker: William Kohnen
President, Hydrospace Group
www.HydrospaceGroup.com Claremont, CA
Title:Aerospace to Hydrospace – A linked Future of Progress for Mankind
Abstract:Hydrospace Group is dedicated to providing cost effective, innovative, high precision and reliable solutions for components, systems and vehicles designed to work underwater, from 20 to 20,000 feet. The dedication is rooted in the realization that the future demands new tools and methods to increase subsea productivity. These solutions will inherently combine a wide range of manned and unmanned technologies that need to work in concert. Both space and hydrospace systems face harsh environments, difficult access challenges, and demand the high performance, safety and reliability.
The reality is that the future holds untold global infrastructure problems. The American Society of Civil Engineers, for the second time, rates America’s infrastructure with a cumulative grade of D requiring an estimated 5 year investment need of $2.2 trillion. Worldwide subsea infrastructure challenges include: Hazardous Waste, Submerged Oil Spills, Sunken Shipwrecks, Invasive species, Dams & Infrastructure, Alternative Ocean Power. It is about productivity. The past century has demonstrated that automation increases productivity primarily where the task is repetitive. Mechanization – leveraging the human intellect, and above all talent, at the controls of powerful machines — increases productivity where tasks are complex.
Hydrospace Group looks ahead at the work facing engineers for the next 50 years and realizes that in order to accomplish all this work economically, companies and countries will require increases in productivity not of 25-50% but by one or two orders of magnitude. The next two generations of all engineers face challenges of creativity and will need tools that are yet to be developed in the minds of young men and women in the labs of Hydrospace.
About the Speaker
Mr. William Kohnen is President of Hydrospace Group specialized in high reliability underwater vehicle systems and integrated solutions for manned submersible intervention. Mr. Kohnen combines 25 years of engineering experience in aerospace and submersible vehicle design. He directs technology and business development for underwater vehicle design, power plant & propulsion systems and PVHO technology where high reliability and safety are paramount. He is co-founder of SEAmagine Hydrospace Corp. manufacturer of manned submersibles which delivered nine ABS classed submersibles to date. Mr. Kohnen has a background in aerospace with a M.Sc. Elec. Engr. from McGill University, Canada. He has been chair of the Marine Technology Society Manned Underwater Vehicles Committee since 2003 leading the MUV program at Underwater Intervention conference to represent the manned submersible industry. Mr. Kohnen is an active member of the ASME Pressure Vessel for Human Occupancy (PVHO) Committee. He was industry representative on the ALVIN Replacement HOV Oversight Committee (RHOC) for NSF. He has 20.5 years experience working with the US Coast Guard and ABS rules and regulations for building submersibles, is a member of the ABS Special Committee on Underwater Systems and Vehicles and member of the Deep Submersible Pilots Assoc.
All Students Are Welcome to Attend
Event Sponsored by
Cal Poly Pomona IEEE
IEEE Foothill Section – http://www.ieee-foothill.org/
RSVP; No charge but you must register at:
no later than October 22nd (for pizza & room size count)
Questions: bill.grist@ ieee. org
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Driving Directions to Cal Poly Pomona
From Los Angeles:
Take the 10 freeway EAST and exit at Kellogg Drive.
From Orange County:
Take the 57 freeway NORTH to Temple Avenue and exit north (left-hand turn) to the campus.
From The Inland Empire:
Take the 10 freeway WEST and exit at Kellogg Drive.
From the Pasadena area:
Take the 210 freeway EAST to 57 Freeway SOUTH. Exit on Temple Avenue and turn north (right-hand turn) to the campus.
Visitors may park in any student parking lot, with the exception of parking lots F-1, P, and the marked areas of lot B, which are reserved for on-campus residential community parking (residence halls and/or suites). In addition, the faculty/staff lots C, and J-1 & 2 are also available for student or visitor use after 5:30 p.m. Please note that all other faculty/staff lot require a faculty/staff permit at all times and are not available for student or visitor use.
Daily Visitor parking permit cost is $5.00 per day. You must purchase a parking permit from either the Parking Information booth located at the edge of Lot C or from one of the many self-serve booths located throughout campus. All students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park a vehicle on the campus at California State University, Pomona must purchase and display a permit. (Please note that parking rates are subject to change at any time with or without notice).
NOTE: They will TICKET your car; please use the payment Kiosk.