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Founded in 1897, the RES is a multi-disciplinary society uniting diverse disciplines to enhance professional development, foster excitement in math and science for the next generation of leaders, and improve communities where members live. The Society supports individual engineers, local affiliates of national engineering societies, schools of engineering, and professional firms. The RES provides many opportunities to learn, to build relationships and to contribute to the community.

The RES encourages and recognizes innovation, cooperation, professional growth and fellowship, in all levels of development, from student to seasoned engineers, scientists and allied professionals.

The RES is recognized as the principal leader committed to increasing the visibility of the greater Rochester area engineering and technical community, serving as a unifying organization for local engineering businesses and associations. 

Our Monthly publication of the Rochester Engineer disseminates what the RES and our affiliates have planned for their members. Please be sure to check it out and attend a meeting or program for networking!

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    • 23-Mar-2023
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom

    RES Virtual Continuing Education Courses - (2 PDHs)

    Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 (note: 4th Thursday)

    Time: 1:00 to 5:0 pm

    Cost: $20 for RES Members; $30 for Non-members

    Theme: Vehicle Technology

    Registration now open and closes at midnight, March 22nd.

    Links will come from and say ZOOM and will be emailed to you one week prior, 1 day prior and 1 hour prior to each course and your link is unique to you only. Be sure to check your spam folders as we find many companies block emails coming from our website because it is from Canada which is international. You may want to use your personal email when signing up for these courses.

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The Pursuit and Discovery of Vehicle Electrification Markets

    using Lithium-ion and/or Fuel Cell Powertrains - 1 PDH

    by Mark Mathias, PHD

    Adjunct Professor Chemical Engineering Department, University of Rochester

    It is now clear that we are moving towards less-petroleum-based and lower-carbon-footprint transportation technologies. Approximately 10% of the passenger vehicles currently sold in the world now have plugs, and this percentage is growing steadily. This trend is due in large part to the fact that Li-ion battery prices have dropped much faster than anyone predicted even five years ago. Remarkably, large (Class 8) truck electrification is now being seriously pursued for the first time. In this talk, we will consider the status and trajectory of Li-ion battery and fuel cell technology and their relationship to various emerging electric vehicle markets. Of course, outcomes will depend on the development of charging/fueling infrastructures, a topic whose status, trajectory, and technology challenges we will also consider.

    Mark Mathias is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Rochester and an Electrochemical System Consultant. Mark received a BS in 1982 in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1987 from the University of Wisconsin, and then spent two years as a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. He joined Mobil Research and Development Corporation in 1989 and moved to General Motors in 1998. Addition details on the website.

    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm RIT Hot Wheelz, Leadership Team, Rochester Institute of

    Technology (this is their solar car team). Non-PDH


    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer for Heavy Trucks - 1 PDH

    by John E. Haddock, PhD, PE

    Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, Local Technical Assistance Program, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

    Overview of current work being done by the National Science Engineering Research Center to develop dynamic wireless power transfer for heavy trucks. This will provide learners with an overview understanding of dynamic wireless power transfer.

    John E. Haddock is a registered professional engineer and a professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, where he also serves at the director of the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a university center designed to help local government transportation agencies. He holds a BS in physics and an MS in civil engineering from Purdue University, as well as a PhD in civil engineering from Auburn University. Prior to joining the Purdue faculty, Dr. Haddock worked in private industry as a pavement engineer, as a senior research associate for the National Center for Asphalt Technology, as a research engineer for the Indiana Department of Transportation, and as a district engineer for the Asphalt Institute. During his 30-year career he has worked in research, equipment and test method development, and criteria and specification writing. He has been responsible for asphalt mixture design production, forensic pavement investigations, and pavement design and analysis. Dr. Haddock is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, ASTM International, the International Society for Asphalt Pavements, and the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the ASTM International journal, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials.

    Zoom links will be emailed to you around the 20th and your link is unique to you only. Be sure to check your spam folders as we find many companies block emails coming from our website because it is from Canada which is international. You may want to use your personal email when signing up for these courses.

    • 25-Apr-2023
    • 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street, Rochester NY
    • 269

    Announcing the

    2023 Engineering Symposium in Rochester (In-person only)

    $175 Advance Registration Available from Feb. 1st through March 31st


    Earn up to 7 PDHs


    The program schedule will be updated periodically.

    Sponsored by Rochester's Technical and Engineering Societies

    Tuesday, April 25, 2023

    Courses available in: Civil, Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical, HVAC, and Plumbing


    Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

    123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY


    7:30 am to 6:30 pm


    $175 Advance Registration Available from Feb. 1st through March 31st

    $200 From April 1st and at the Door

    $30 Student Registration


    Click on the register button (opened Feb. 1st)

    The Monroe Chapter of NYSSPE, in accordance with ADA compliance, will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for those requiring additional services to participate in our educational programs. If you should require such services, please contact Lynne Irwin at the Rochester Engineering Society (res@frontiernet.net or 585-254-2350) to request support by March 31 2023.

    • 25-May-2023
    • 5:30 PM
    • RMSC, 657 East Avenue, Bausch Auditorium

    Save the Date!

    Thursday, May 25th

    RES Annual Meeting

    RMSC, 657 East Avenue, Bausch Auditorium

    Time: Social Hour from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (hors d'oeuvres and cash bar); 6:30 to ~8:00 [m for Annual Meeting business and the award presentations.

    Additional details TBA.

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