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Alison Pechenick <[log in to unmask]>
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Engineers Without Borders <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 20 Feb 2007 08:08:09 -0500
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And how do folks feel about future meetings being on Tuesday or Thursday 
nights? Ian can't make any of the Wednesdays.



Jacqueline Elizabeth Bell wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> We will be holding a meeting tomorrow night at 7:00 in Votey 211. We
> will have two professional members attending, Terry Barret and Margaret
> McMorrow. They are interested to learn about our chapter and our
> Nicaragua project. Terry has volunteered to be our technical lead for
> the project. She has a BSME (RPI'93) and has worked for a couple years
> in an engineering consulting firm before joining IBM and working for
> some years in equipment engineering and microlithography. From '03-'05
> she tried something different, studying Tibetan language at UVa for six
> months and then two years in India, Nepal, and Tibet, with monks and
> nuns at monastic colleges and monasteries. Now she's back at IBM
> working in optical engineering, simulating and characterizing image
> sensor chips for digital cameras.
> Margaret is is hoping to get involved more with the professional
> chapter in Vermont as well. She plans on attending the International
> Conference with us.
> At tomorrow's meeting we will discuss and register for the
> International Conference. We can go to the computer lab after the
> meeting and register online together, depending on our funding limit.
> Matt - how was the meeting with SGA? What do they cover? Do we need
> to speak to Dan Harvey in the dean's office?
> Andy & Shanta - Is Mandar available to come to give a short talk on
> soils as a guest speaker? Do you have his email, I could write him a
> formal invitation.
> Please continue to do your own research on solar-powered water pumps
> and projects similar to ours.
> Jess - Is there a schedule for when we are able to volunteer at the
> Teddy Bear factory to fundraise?
> Matt - Have we determined when to order the bagels/ breakfast
> sandwiches? Were you able to speak to Feel Good?
> See you tomorrow!
> Jacquie

Alison Pechenick, Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
351 Votey Hall
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405