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Engineering Seminar Schedule - Spring 2014


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.

Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule

Date Time Seminar Title Seminar Speaker Room Number

February 12

3:30 pm Solar Photovoltaic System Design for Rehoboth Christian School Students from the Sustainable Energy Systems Interim Class SB 010

Wednesday, February 26

3:30 pm Airport Biofilm Treatment John Stroo (Prein and Newhof) SB 010

March 7

3:30 pm Engineering in the Railroad Industry Duane Otter (Association of American Railroads) SB 010
March 13
3:30 pm Kenya Interim Trip Calvin Students NH 078

March 19

3:30 pm Preperation for Senior Design Professors Steve Vanderleest and David Wunder (Calvin College) SB 110

April 1

3:30 pm

Defibrillators, Pacemakers, Drugs and the Kingdom

Doug VanderVeen (Boston Scientific) SB 010
April 7
3:30 pm Solar Powered Electronics Professor Yoon Kim and Okkar Myint SB 010
April 15
3:30 pm Hot Box Professor Rich DeJong and Student SB010
May 1
3:30 pm CERF Students Lucas Timmer and John Sherwood SB 010


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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