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  • 25-Nov-2019 2:03 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    It is the beginning of November and as I write this, I am officially tired of raking leaves. Well, at least it isn’t snowing. Yet. Around here.

    We have had two RES events (one in October and one in November) and more are to follow. As always, contact RES with any feedback.

    We have resurrected our Strategic Planning Process, a meeting is planned soon. I will report on anything that needs to be publicized very soon.

    Planning for the Gala upcoming in April 2020 is ongoing. We are looking to increase attendance at the event; any input is appreciated!

    Our scholarship process is well underway and recipients will be announced in early 2020.

    As part of ongoing cost cutting, a decision has been made to utilize a less costly paper in the RES magazine. Please let us know if you have any comments, either for or against.

    The Engineering Symposium aka the PDH Fest (to be held  April 28, 2020) planning effort has kicked off. Help is always appreciated, especially teachers and moderators.

    The Holiday season is rapidly approaching, please relax, enjoy yourselves and stay safe.

    If you have any concerns or input, or have the need to volunteer to help RES out, feel free to contact the RES via the website at roceng.org or me directly at jdombrowski3@rochester.rr.com.


    Joe Dombrowski
    RES President

  • 29-Oct-2019 1:28 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    It is the beginning of October and as I write this, I fear this is the last hurrah of summer here in Western New York.

    By now we have had a networking event at the Memorial Art Gallery. As always, don’t be bashful with any input and contact RES.

    Our next event is a joint tour with AFE.  Please see the announcement elsewhere in the magazine for details and register via the RES website.

    We have resurrected our Strategic Planning Process, meeting twice in October, changes are afoot, stand by for an announcement.

    In an effort to save money, we are trying a new printing process, (focusing on a different quality of paper) with this issue of the magazine. Let us know if you have any comments. Hopefully it will be to your satisfaction.

    Planning for the Gala upcoming in April 2020 is ongoing. We are looking to increase attendance at the event; any input is appreciated!

    The Engineering Symposium in April 2020 (PDH fest) planning effort is about to kick off. Help is always appreciated, especially teachers and moderators.

    I fear snow will be here soon and the Holiday season is following shortly. I know I’ll be busy.

    If you have any concerns or input, or have the need to volunteer feel free to contact the RES via the website at roceng.org or me directly at jdombrowski3@rochester.rr.com

  • 28-Aug-2019 2:44 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

     As I write this in early August I am in Orlando Florida attending to a personal matter. It is hot here! Too hot for an old Yankee!

     Not much is going on over the summer, we are moving forward with our strategic planning, a work in progress.

    The PDH Symposium to be held in April 2020 begins it’s planning process soon; stand by for details or contact me if you’d like to help out!

    Check out the RES website for details about applying for the upcoming Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, and Engineer of Distinction awards. The process is not onerous!

    Please see my previous columns for what we are looking for be sure to contact the RES if you can help us out with anything!

  • 18-Jul-2019 12:33 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    Happy Summer!

    As I write this in early July, summer's warm weather has arrived at long last.

    The RES strategic planning has met to begin planning our future; stand by for more news.

    Lee Loomis has begun a Stem effort to initiate a Science Fair at the Dr. Walter Cooper Academy; please contact the  RES office or see details on our website (www.roceng.org); or contact Lee Loomis (Leeloomis46@gmail.com) if you can help!

    Don't forget about our other Stem efforts such as E3 Fair, again, contact us at RES for more info!

     

    That's it for now, I will have house guests from Paris (yes, France) for all of August! It is a long story.

    Joe Dombrowski

  • 29-May-2019 12:06 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    Spring has finally sprung! Can summer be far behind?

    Planning is underway for our next RES fiscal year (beginning June 1, 2019). We have filled our vacant director openings but are always looking for assistance. If interested, please contact us at http://www.roceng.org.

    The new RES year starts in June.  Our annual meeting was held 5/22/19 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. May you find our next year to be as engaging as the last year!

    Our strategic planning committee has re-convened  to chew on some new ideas and inspiration which we hope to roll out shortly.
    Lee Lommis is looking for volunteers to assist at a Science Fair being proposed for the Dr. Walter Cooper Academy of the Rochester City School district. If you can help or just need more details, contact Lee at: leeloomis46@gmail.com (see page 6).

    The Rochester Engineering Society STEM initiative STEM Bridges was recognized at the Finger Lakes STEM Hub Award Reception held at the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s  Riedman Gallery on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

    Jon Kriegel has several  active STEM initiatives and is always looking for assistance; please contact him and see the RES website for further details and dates.

    That’s it for now, see you at our activities and have a safe start to summer.

    Joe Dombrowski RES President

  • 30-Apr-2019 1:48 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    The 117th RES Gala held April 13 just wrapped up. Another successful night full of fun, pleasant company and award winners. Many thanks go to Lynne, our tireless administrative director and all the volunteers who helped make the event successful.

    Planning is underway for the next RES fiscal year (beginning June 2019). We have filled our vacant director opening but are always looking for assistance on our many committees. If interested, please contact us at http://www.roceng.org

    The Engineering Symposium of Rochester (ESR aka the "PDH-fest") was just held with RES providing the registration services (thank you, Lynne and volunteers!). It was the largest ESR ever with well over 500 registrants.

    With a tip of the hat to RES Past President Bill Pollock, our strategic planning committee is re-convening shortly to chew on some ideas and inspiration Bill provided us.

    Lee Lommis is looking for volunteers to assist at a Science Fair being proposed for the Dr. Walter Cooper Academy of the Rochester City School district. If you can help or would like more details see pages 8 and 20 in this issue or contact Lee at: leeloomis46@gmail.com.

    That's all for now. See you at our events.

    Joe Dombrowski
    RES President

  • 06-Mar-2019 1:49 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    As I write this we have just suffered the indignation of the polar vortex!

    Planning has begun for the RES Gala (April 13) and the Engineering Symposium (April 23); further information is on the RES website at: http://www.roceng.org. As always if you have any input, please contact us via the RES.

    I'd also like to remind everyone that the Rochester Engineering Symposium will be held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Further information is available at either http://www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com/ or http://www.roceng.org.

    Future events are in the planning stage which will be a combination of a "technical" tour and a networking opportunity. Stand by for details and please consider joining us!

    Plans are well under way for the Science Fair in Rochester at the Rochester Museum and Science Center on March 16, 2019. See www.terrfairs.org for more details.

    In the way of the mundane, the RES is in the midst of renegotiating its lease for office space with the Rochester Museum and Science Center. If anyone has any advice to offer, please contact us.

    That's all for now. Stay warm! And see you at our events.

    Joe Dombrowski
    RES President

  • 29-Jan-2019 2:10 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    As I write this right after the start of the New Year, the weather has definitely changed and in my opinion not for the better; definitely colder now. Hopefully everyone had a good holiday season.

    Planning has begun for the RES Gala and the Engineering Symposium April 13 2019; further information is on the RES website at: http://www.roceng.org. As always if you have any input, please contact us via the RES.

    I'd also like to remind everyone that the Rochester Engineering Symposium (impolitely called by me the PDH fest) will be held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Further information is available at either http://www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com/ or http://www.roceng.org. I was pleased to see that my request for teachers in a previous addition did not go unheeded; thank you Jeff Gardiner.

    That's all for now. Stay warm! And see you at our events.

    Joe Dombrowski

  • 27-Dec-2018 10:52 AM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    Well, the weather has definitely changed and in my opinion not for the better; colder wetter and snowier now.

    I hope you all had a happy thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

    Planning has begun for the RES Gala and the Engineering Symposium in April; if you have any input, please contact us via the RES. Please note that the silent auction, traditionally run by The Society of Women Engineers will not be run by them this year as the key person behind the effort has moved on to another job out of town. The Gala Committee is grappling with how to continue this tradition. It has been an important source of scholarship funds.

    There is an effort afoot to increase the RES volunteering effort for STEM volunteering efforts. Please see www.stem-bridges.org for more information.

    Also in STEM,  planning is well underway for the Terra Fair Science Fair in Rochester at the Rochester Museum and Science Center March 16th 2019 I am particularly proud of all the participation of RES members! I suspect it is not too late to volunteer, see https://terrafairs.org/ for more details.

    That's all for now.

    Joe Dombrowski

  • 29-Nov-2018 11:21 AM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

    Well, the weather has definitely changed and in my opinion not for the better; colder wetter and rainier now but it did not appear to dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic throng of trick or treaters I had last night.

     We had a tour of the U of R's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) on October 26th (many thanks go to Greg Gdowski for setting it up, and Lynne for the name tags!). The tour was fascinating and the reception after the tour provided a splendid opportunity for camaraderie with our fellow engineers! Hopefully it was the first of many events RES will hold.

    Planning has begun for the RES Gala and the Engineering Symposium next April; if you have any input, please contact us via the RES.

    Also we recently made some minor modifications to the RES bylaws (removing some anachronisms, allowing the use of email for voting by the membership, removing some age old typographical errors and removing the names of several specific sub committees whose names have changed or whose activities have been subsumed by other groups); the current bylaws are on the RES website at: http://www.roceng.org/Constitution-&-By-Laws 

    That's all for now. Hopefully when you read this, snow will still be a long way off around here, but I suspect it won't be.

    Joe Dombrowski

     
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