Fangxing “Fran” Li, Ph.D., P.E., James W. McConnell Professor,The University of Tennessee will be the speaker at the Technical Society of Knoxville meeting on February 13, 2017. He will talk about demand response for modernized grid control. Our electrical power distribution system is so important that everyone needs to understand as much as they can about it. ( If you are reading this you are included in “everyone”).More information below :
March 13: Prof. J. W. Prados, UT: Engineering education and accreditation.
April 10: Prof. Mohammed Moshin, UT: Zero Interest economy.
May 8: Prof. Mathew Murray, UT: The impact of free trade on US business.
To Fellow Professionals from TSPE
You are invited to join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 for a celebration of STEM educators, engineers, and their impact on society. In conjunction with Engineer’s Week, the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is hosting a banquet to raise funds to support our local STEM educators. Proceeds from the banquet will be used to help fund the Grants for Engineering, Arithmetic, and Science (GEArS) Education Program, and our college scholarship program. The GEArS Education Program is designed to provide small grants for schools or teachers promote STEM education. Due to your generosity we will be able to continue awarding college scholarships for the second year in a row.
The banquet will be held at the Knoxville Marriott on Hill Avenue. Our guest speaker is Samuel C. Weaver serves as President of Proton Power, Inc., a renewable energy company producing hydrogen on demand from cellulose for use as heat, power generation, hydrogen production or liquid fuel production. For the last 40 years Sam has been a serial entrepreneur founding and running over a dozen companies primarily in the advanced materials and energy fields. Sam has 14 patents, was made a Fellow of ASTM when he received their Award of Merit, received entrepreneurial awards from the governors of Missouri and Tennessee, awarded an honorary Professional Degree from University of Missouri-Rolla and inducted into the Academy for the UMR School of Mines. Sam has served as President, Rotary Club of Knoxville and a member of 2011 Leadership Knoxville. Sam has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla and M.S. and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Tennessee.
For this year’s event, there are three categories of sponsorship:
* Speaker Sponsors
* Event Sponsors
* Table Sponsors Details are described on the attached request form. All sponsors will be recognized for their contribution as part of the banquet. Another option for table sponsorship is to sponsor a charitable table. If you have involvement with a local school or organization that you would like to see involved in Engineer’s Week, this would be a great opportunity to introduce them to engineers. Please contact Sharon Deane if you would like to sponsor a charitable table. Please mail the attached form with your contribution before February 17, 2017 to: Mrs. Sharon Deane, P.E. Vaughn and Melton 1909 Ailor Ave Knoxville, TN 37921 (865) 264-0851 Make checks payable to the “Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers”, and list the banquet on the memo line. Thank you for your support and I hope to see you at the banquet. Sincerely, Sharon Deane Banquet Chair, TSPE-Knoxville Chapter