[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: An invitation to join us at the Combined R&D and Science and Engineering Division meeting

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon May 28 00:03:38 UTC 2012

>Efficiency and productivity are essential in science and technology.
>Do you have an idea in need of development? As 
>we continue our ongoing search for the most 
>elegant solutions to engineering and research 
>questions large and small, we combine a meeting 
>of the NFB Research and Development committee 
>with the Science and Engineering Division to 
>promote mentorship opportunities for students 
>and developers of the technology of tomorrow. 
>Please join us for an enlightening meeting 
>featuring presentations from students and 
>professionals and get your questions answered 
>regarding access to science, technology, engineering, and math.
>Agenda Combined meeting of the Research and 
>Development Committee and Science and 
>Engineering Division of the National Federation of the Blind
>July 2, 2012
>Hilton Anatole
>Dallas, Texas
>6:30 PM
>7:00 PM
>Call to Order ñ John Miller, President; Hai Nguyen Ly, Committee Chair
>Braille Image Tools - John Miller
>Accessible Lab Science - Cary Supalo, 
>Independence Science; Jeremy Curry, GWMicro
>Student Perspectives - Hoby Wedler, Chemistry Graduate Student;
>Justin Salisbury, Graduating Senior in Mathematics
>8:00 PM
>Science Division Business Meeting
>Meet Division Members
>Scholarship pledges
>8:15 PM
>Design System for the Blind - Dave Faiman, Faiman Engineering
>R&D mentor panel discussion - Chancey Fleet, 
>Michael Hingson, Curtis Chong, and Brian Buhrow
>9:05 PM
>Alt: A Panel Discussion on Alternative 
>Interfaces for Simplifying Efficiency in 
>Enterprise Environments - Rob Nevin and Hansjorg 
>Lienert, U-R-Able North America
>Update on the Development of the New Full Page 
>Refreshable Braille Display and its Application 
>Using a Novel Actuation System Based On the 
>Piezoelectric PVDF, Polymer Bimorph Technology -
>Peichun Yang, Ph.D and Professor Paul Franzon, 
>Ph.D, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
>Department, North Carolina State University
>Thermal Eraser ñ Dr. Michael Rosen, Dr. Mike Coleman, Joshua Coffee, EASY LLD
>Proximity Sensing Technology: A Demonstration of 
>the Sensory Cane Prototype - Kenneth Buchhorn, Extra Sensory Technology, LC
>9:55 PM
>10:00 PM
>Meeting Adjourned
>10:00 PM
>Dinner gathering - Nathanael Wales, Organizer
>All are invited.
>Hai Nguyen Ly, Chair
>Research and Development Committee
>National Federation of the Blind

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