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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