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Engineering Seminar Schedule - Spring 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 2012-13 academic year is Prof. Aril Si. If you have suggestions for a guest speaker, please feel free to contact her.

Spring 2013 Seminar Schedule
Date & Time
Thursday, February 7 at 3:30

SB 010

Defeating the Nazis Mathematics Professor Chris Moseley
Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30

SB 010

Solutions for a Sustainable Tomorrow (Webinar) James Porter, President of Sustainable Operations Solutions
Monday, February 18 at 3:30

SB 110

TBD Kristin Zietlow
Wednesday, February 27 at 3:30 SB 010 Molecular Gastronomy: The Science of Flavor Professor Peter Barham
Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30pm SB 110 Fatigue Damage Over the Service Life of Components Dan & John Van Baren
Wed. March 27 @ 3:30 p.m. SB010 Case Study in Site Design for a New Elementary School Jason VanderKodde, FTC & H
Thursday, April 4 at 3:30pm SB 010
The Role of Energy in Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis

Mathematics Colloquium: Caleb Reese, Lucas Timmer, Professor Matthew Heun

Friday, April 5 at 3:30pm SB 010 TBD Tony Maurer, InStep Software
Tuesday, April 16 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm HL 120 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure CANCELED watch for possible reschedule Bill Vriesema, Calvin Information Technology
Tues, April 30 at 3:30pm TBD TBD Geo Science Professor Clarence Menninga
Wed. May 1, at 3:30 p.m. TBD CERF Report Ryan Hoff & Lucas Timmer-
CERF Interns
Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. SB010,
Chapel Undercroft,
CFAC Recital Hall,
Commons Lecture Hall
Senior Design Team Project Reports - 17 teams will be divided to these 4 locations. Students must attend at least THREE presentations to receive ENGR 294 or 394 credit.

ENGR 340 Senior Design Teams

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. April Si. The subject must af 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.
  • There are currently two methods for tracking seminar attendance, as one is beginning while the other is being phased out.


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