|Thu Mar 16|
Joint Dinner Meeting (with UMKC MSPE Chapter) - Double PDH Session
UMKC Campus - Flarsheim Hall, Room 531, 5110 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
|Thu Apr 20 @08:00 - 17:00|
Joint Luncheon Meeting (Hosted by Same and with KSPE) - Election of Officers
|Thu May 18|
Dinner Meeting - Annual Awards Meeting
Grand Street Cafe - 4740 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112
Scholarship fund donations
March Double PDH Chapter Meeting
Thursday March 16th, 2017
Room 531 Flarsheim Hall (Toyota Room)
5110 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
4:30-5:30pm – Engineers Without Borders Presentation: TBD
5:30-6:00pm – Registration and Networking
6:00-6:30pm – Dinner
6:30-6:40pm – Presentation of LEAP Awards & Slate of Officer Nominations
6:40-7:30pm – Presentation: Nanotechnology for Energy Saving, Generation, and Storage
Members - $23
Students - $15
Menu: Jack Stack BBQ Buffet
Brisket of Beef, Smoked Turkey Breast, Hickory Pit Beans, Creamy Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Pickles, Original and Spicy Sauce, Buns and Bread with Cookies for dessert and soft drinks and water.
Nanotechnology for Energy Saving, Generation, and Storage
Presenter – Dr. Masud Chowdhury
Abstract: The whole human society is becoming dependent on portable and hand-held devices that need higher energy efficiency and improved energy delivery and storage capabilities. Portability, reliability, longer lifetime and rapid charging rate are critical to every electronic and mechanical devices and systems used by individuals and groups of people and industry. Meeting these needs require research and development in three different fronts – (1) finding improved technologies that will ensure lower power consumption in these devices and systems, (2) identifying technologies to generate energy at lower cost using ecofriendly but economically viable process, and (3) improving energy storage and delivery capabilities in these devices and systems. Soldiers in the field, construction workers, farm workers and many similar groups of people are always moving place to place to conduct various tasks that need to address a variety of power challenges including the needs for quick power delivery, superior low temperature operation and the ability to handle up to a million cycles. On average a soldier, a construction worker or an everyday handyman carry between 50 to 100lb of weight while they are working in the project site with different hand-held mechanical and electrical equipment. A new generation of micro-supercapacitors capable of storing as much energy as batteries and yet fully rechargeable in one or two minutes would bring revolutionary change in energy and micro-/nano-electronic technologies. In terms of energy generation, a significant amount of research is focused towards developing renewable energy technology using nanomaterial. This presentation will provide an overview of these groundbreaking researches.
Bio: Masud Chowdhury received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in 2004. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and PhD Discipline Coordinator for Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at University of Missouri – Kansas City. He has published more than 140 articles in various journals and conferences in his field of research, which includes high performance issues of deep sub-micrometer and nanoscale integrated circuits, conventional and emerging semiconductor technologies, and the next generation nanotechnologies for computing, communication, sensing, biomedical and energy applications. Dr. Chowdhury is leading the effort to establish “Center for Interdisciplinary Nano Technology Research (CINTR)” at UMKC.
*PDH Certificates will be available at Flarsheim Hall
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 13 at 5pm
Save the Dates
Here is the current and up to date schedule of our meetings for the remainder of the 2016 – 2017 MSPE year. Mark your calendars for these dates so you won’t miss any meeting!!
January 19, 2017 – Thursday
Joint Luncheon Meeting with KSPE
Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO 64112
February 23, 2016 – Thursday
E-Week Luncheon Joint with KSPE
Muehlebach Towers, Imperial Ballroom
Kansas City, MO 64110
March 16, 2016 – Thursday
Joint Dinner Meeting with UMKC MSPE Chapter
Double PDH Session
Flarsheim Hall, Rm 531
5110 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
April 20, 2017 – Thursday
Joint Luncheon Meeting with KSPE and SAME, Hosted by SAME
Election of Officers
May 18, 2017 – Thursday
Dinner Meeting – Annual Awards Meeting
Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO 64112
June 18 – 21, 2017 – Sunday Thru Wednesday
Annual State Convention
20 Eagle Ridge Road
Camdenton, MO 65020
Model Bridge Available
MSPE-WC provides judges for the projects of the Kansas City Science Pioneers Science Fair, where the award of the top place in each age group for engineering, and one for inventions are presented with awards.
MSPE-WC also awards two $1500 scholarships each year to assist students entering ABET accredited college engineering programs. Volunteers distribute the applications and select the winners from the submissions.
The Leadership Excellence Achievement Program (LEAP) is MSPE-WC’s annual recognition of two Engineering students and one faculty member from the UMKC-SCE. The students must write an essay covering a selected ethics case; and a faculty member is selected by the students as an outstanding example of professionalism and being a great mentor. Volunteers read the submissions and select the winners each year.
MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide math enrichment, coaching and competition program for 6th-8th grade students. In Kansas City, MO the program is made possible through the support and leadership of the MSPE-WC and volunteers throughout the community. Interested volunteers can get involved by donating a half-day’s time to facilitate the competition day, held the first Saturday every February; donating money or supplies to help make the competition day a success; or even volunteer to start a MATHCOUNTS program at your local middle school. By volunteering, not only can you enable a child to showcase his/her math talents, but you can also give back and serve the community that likely provided you with opportunities along the way.
MSPE-WC’s bridge building and busting contest is the Missouri regional contest for the “International Bridge Building Contest”, which holds finals each year in Chicago, Illinois. High School students participate as individual or team bridge builders. The basswood and glue model bridges cannot weigh more than 25 grams, and must span a minimum distance of 300 mm; be no more than 200 mm tall, and 80 mm wide. The bridge busting event is held at the UMKC campus, in the SCE department area. Bridges are loaded with sand placed into buckets until the bridge fails. The highest efficiency rating is the winner. Last year’s winning bridge failed at a weight of 28,349.4 grams (62.4 pounds), or an efficiency rating of 1,271.3. Volunteer by visiting high schools and talking about this activity, or volunteer to serve on the planning committee in the future.
The annual Engineers Week Luncheon, which celebrates engineering and raises money for our annual scholarships, celebrates the winners of these programs and the volunteers that make them a reality. The Engineers Week Luncheon is one of the largest Engineers Week celebrations in the country. It allows the engineering community to come together to celebrate engineering and showcases the rewards to be gained through volunteering with MSPE-WC, including networking with other community engineering leaders, personal leadership development and satisfaction for giving back to the community and the engineering profession.
Authors: Jim Guthrie, Clint Mason, Derek Vap
Participation in the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Western Chapter (MSPE-WC) programs allows many engineers and their friends to provide civic service to their community and allows them a chance to offer that spark that possibly helps a youngster decide to pursue a career in a STEM field.
What helped you decide to go to college; or pursue a particular discipline in engineering? Was it your parents; or a school teacher; or a relative who provided a good example; or maybe it was the engineer who volunteered at your high school to help your physics teacher build a robot for your team? Most engineers were encouraged or inspired to consider engineering by someone who took the time to share their time and passion for engineering with them.
Participation in MSPE is an excellent way to give back to the engineering community through volunteering. The goal of MSPE-WC is to promote the ethical and competent practice of engineering. Our chapter accomplishes this by creating a network of engineering professionals and leaders in the Kansas City area and by promoting engineering as a career to middle and high school students. Participation in MSPE-WC can take on many forms. The first step is to attend local monthly meetings. MSPE-WC is always looking for volunteers to lead committees or to assist in putting on our special events. MSPE-WC has several programs and annual community outreach efforts in which one can become involved.