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Engineering Seminar Schedule - Fall 2008


Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator, spoke to engineering and science students on January 17 during his visit to Calvin as a January Series Speaker.

Please check these listings often. All seminars are subject to change.

Fall 2008 Seminar Schedule
Date Time & Place

Wed, Sept. 24
2:30 p.m. SB 010

Introduction to Intellectual Property
Mindy Fleisher, PhD
Supervisory Patent Examiner
US Patent and Trade Office
Monday, Sept. 29
3:30 p.m. SB110
Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering: Design Principles and Decisions in an Engineer's Career
Sam Schoofs, MSEE GA Tech now at Boston Scientific

Monday, Oct. 6
3:30 p.m. SB110


Herbert Tsang, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Simon Fraser University

Tues. Oct. 7
3:30 p.m. SB010
International Summer Internship Seminar Engr. Summer Interns from Europe

Tuesday, Oct. 14
Engineering Bldg.

Domestic Summer Internship Poster Session Engr. Summer Interns

Wed, Oct. 22
3:30 p.m. SB010

Engineering Summer Program in Breimen Germany Profs. Nielsen & De Rooy and Engr. students

Monday, Nov. 3 *
3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. repeated
7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.

Internship Information Session

*ALL Sophomores seeking admission to the Engr. Program in the Spring MUST attend one of the two seminar times on Nov. 3
one of the two seminar times on Nov. 13.
Freshmen and Juniors interested in an internship in the summer of 2009 MUST attend as well.
Prof. N. Nielsen

Thurs., Nov. 6
3:30 p.m. SB010

Engineering Missions International

Mark Dandar - Project Manager, Professional Engineering Assoc. and EMI Volunteers

Wed., Nov. 12
3:30 p.m.

WISE Fellowship Experience Brooke Buikema,
Senior Engineering Student

Thursday, Nov. 13 *
3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. repeated
7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.

Internship Information Session Continuation of Nov. 3 seminars - Prof. N. Nielsen
Friday, Dec. 5
3:30 p.m. SB010


Prof. M. Heun & Engr. 333 Students

These seminars are coordinated with the requirements of Engr. 294/394 in mind. See description below. While it may be geared for students currently in the engineering program, the Calvin Community and general public are always welcome to attend.

Engineering 294/394 (0 credit) A seminar devoted to an exploration of topics in engineering. Seminrs will cover areas such as the practice of engineering design, non-technical issues in engineering practice, engineering graduate studies, and aspects of engineering analysis. Students will receive transcript recognition for Engineering 294 if they attend eight (8) seminars before being admitted to a BSE concentration and will receive transcript recognition for Engineering 394 if they attend eight (8) seminars after being admitted toa BSE concentration. Plant tours and technical society meetings may be substituted for seminars upon approval. Engr. 294 is NOT a prerequisite for Engr. 394. Honors students are required to have transcript recognition for either Engr. 294 or 394.

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