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Engineering Seminar Schedule - Fall 2013


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

Please check these listings often. All seminars are subject to change. The Faculty seminar co-ordinator for the 2013-14 academic year is Prof. Hoeksema. If you have suggestions for a guest speaker, please feel free to contact him.

Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule

Date Time Seminar Title Seminar Speaker Room Number
September 20
3:30 pm Wind Power Erik Nordman SB 110
September 24
4:00 pm Summer Program in Germany Students from Summer 2013 SB 010
September 25
3:30 pm Graduate School Professer David Wunder SB 110
October 4
3:30 pm

Graduate School and
Solar Panel Research

Jeff Christians SB 110
October 23
3:30 pm Tertiary Filtration System Improvements

David Wunder and
Jack Rafter

SB 010
Monday, November 4 5:30 pm The Node Chair: Product Design at Steelcase David Jones and Keith Machin SB 010
Wednesday, November 6 3:30 pm Carnegie Mellon University Shawn Blanton SB 010
November 8
3:30 - 5:00 pm Internship Poster Session Students with Internships ENGR Building
Wednesday, November 13 3:30 pm International Engineering Internship Seminar Engineering Students SB 110
Thursday, November 14 3:30 pm Product Development Case Studies Kurt Dykema Sb 010
Thursday, November 21 3:30 pm Conversion to Digital Movie Projectors Ken Baas TBA
December 9
TBA Course Sustainability Project ENGR 333, BUS 380 Students TBA


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 series of seminars devoted to an exploration of topics in engineering. Seminars 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.

Students wishing to use a seminar from another department at Calvin must get approval in advance from Prof. Hoeksema. The subject must have some relevancy to engineering in order to be considered. Typical requirement is to have submit a written summary of a seminar sponsored by another department.

  • Students need both 294 & 394 credit to graduate from the engineering program. They are required courses.


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