Learn about Autodesk Generative Design, Feb. 28th

Autodesk officially announced that generative design technology in Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is now available to educators and students at Cornell University.  Please join Dan Banach on Feb 28th at 5:00 pm in Phillips 101 to learn about Autodesk Generative Design and how you can use it to create better designs.  All are welcome!

Generative design in Fusion 360 is a design exploration tool that harnesses the computational power of the cloud and provides designers and engineers with multiple design options, editable CAD geometry, and the ability to influence designs with the use of manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing or milling constraints. Users of generative design can take advantage of this technology to solve complex engineering problems, such as:

  • consolidating parts by reducing the overall number of parts and components;
  • reducing the weight of parts and components by using the least amount of material to make the part as effective as possible;
  • increasing performance by designing stronger parts and components.

Explore how generative design can be used in the design and manufacture process.

Follow these three steps to get started.

  1. Go to Autodesk generative design page for more information on generative design and learning resources to help you get started.
  2. Sign into Autodesk Fusion 360 using your university-issued email address.
  • Students and educators must use their university domain email address to access the Fusion 360 generative design workspace.
  • If you already have a Fusion 360 account using a non-university email address, you will need to create a new account or update your email address within your current Autodesk account in order to access the Fusion 360 generative design workspace.
  • If you are new to Autodesk Fusion 360, you can download it here for free.
  1. Register for a webinar. Learn more about the benefits of generative design and how to get started by attending a webinar led by an Autodesk Fusion 360 technical expert.

Autodesk is excited to bring generative design technology to Cornell University.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training Opportunity

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training 

When: March 28th 2019 – 6:00PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Cornell – Hollister Hall – Room 206
Registration: http://leadinggreen.com/Cornell

Interested in a career of sustainability? LEED is at its forefront and can help you open the door to multiple growing disciplines.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

If you are worried about your busy schedule or distance from the course location, fear not, as the workshop is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.

This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.com/Cornell

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Regards,

Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
President, LeadingGreen
USGBC Faculty
416-824-2677 / 585-764-5423
B740 Sandford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

Schedule a Meeting Feature Added

Good Afternoon,

I have just added a link to the sidebar of this blog’s home page for students to schedule meetings with me through Calendly. As always, drop-ins are still welcome but some of you may find scheduling a meeting more convenient. Please feel free to schedule a meeting for any of your questions or concerns. If you have immediate questions/concerns and no useful meeting times are available, please send me an email or stop by.

Best wishes,

Emily

(eft24@cornell.edu)

Looking for Short Term Engineering & Translating Assistance from Mandarin to English.

We are building a state of the art grain cleaning and processing facility in Penn Yan, NY using equipment from the Lushan Win Tone Company in Henan Province, China.  The cleaning line will consist of a traditional screen cleaner, a magnetic sorter, a destoner, a gravity table, a polisher, an optical sorter, a size grader, and packaging equipment.  This line will be used to clean and prepare grains and beans for human consumption and use as seed.

The manufacturer is sending 2 technicians to assist with assembly.  One will be a general millwright overseeing the whole project, the second will specialize in optical sorting technology and will set up commission that part of the project.  We have been asked to hire a person who is capable of translating from English to Mandarin to assist with communication between us and the technicians.

We are looking to hire an individual who is able to do this either in person or through Whatsapp or Wechat.  It is important that this person posses some technical vocabulary and good Mandarin and English skills so that complex ideas about the machinery can be understood.

For more information please contact:
Peter Martens
pmartens07@gmail.com
315-694-1265

Career Fair – Employers of Interest in Specific Areas

The Engineering and Entrepreneurial Career Fair is approaching quickly; on Wednesday, February 6 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM.

Below is a list of employers that are attending the Career Fair that will be of interest for students seeking jobs or internships in Aerospace specifically.

Aerospace

  • Collins Aerospace
  • Advanced Atomization Technologies
  • Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Sector
  • Honda Aircraft Company
  • Moog

 

Below is a list of employers that are attending the Career Fair that will be of interest for students seeking jobs or internships in Internet & Software, Electronic & Computer Hardware or Computer Networking specifically.

Internet & Software

  • viagogo
  • Oracle
  • Yelp
  • Assured Information Security
  • Wayfair
  • Atlassian
  • Indus Valley Partners
  • Ridgeline
  • 1stdibs
  • MathWorks
  • VMware, Inc.
  • OSIsoft, LLC.
  • Microsoft
  • Epic
  • eBay
  • SimpleBet
  • Next Jump Inc.
  • Klaviyo
  • Squarespace
  • Infosys
  • JRI America, Inc.
  • Oracle
  • Google, Inc.
  • Rapid Response Monitoring Services
  • Mentor Graphics Corporation

Electronic & Computer Hardware

  • ASML
  • Formlabs
  • Intel Corporation
  • Datto Inc.
  • Marvell Semiconductor
  • Applied Materials
  • com
  • Infinera
  • Analog Photonics
  • Cognex Corporation
  • Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
  • IBM
  • Sensata Technologies

Computer Networking

  • Pulse Secure
  • Kitware
  • Arista Networks
  • Cisco Meraki

Consider researching these employers on Handshake and attending the Career Fair to speak with them in person.

CU Makeathon, Saturday, Feb. 16th

CU Makeathon 

9:00AM Saturday February 16th to 12:00PM Sunday February 17th

Duffield Atrium

You don’t want to miss this event!!! It’s like a hackathon…. but with hardware. You’ll have 24 hours, an exciting prompt, and a whole lot of hardware to make the most exciting project possible. There’s going to be some awesome prizes, free food, and tons of fun. All skill levels encouraged to sign up.

Sign up now! If you’re an upperclassmen and want to volunteer at the event, please contact mys29@cornell.edu.

www.cu-make.com

Can’t Get Into a Class? Follow these instructions.

Greetings MechE students,

If you are trying to add a required course or switch into a different discussion section or lab, please follow the instructions below.

If you’re already in a class that’s full but want to change sections, add your name and info. to the swap sheets posted outside of Upson 125 and read the instructions for swapping.

If you still need to add a required course:

  1. Make sure that you are prioritizing your major requirements over minors, etc. Look into alternate courses for electives that conflict with your required courses.
  2. Keep checking student center. There is a lot of movement during the add period, so check back often to see if you can add the course you need.
  3. If instruction starts before you can add a class, attend as if you are enrolled. If the course is required, we will work out the actual enrollment while the add period is still open or find alternatives. If the course is an elective, there is some chance you will not be able to add it if space doesn’t open up.
  4. Contact Emily or Kae-Lynn only after you have taken steps 1 and 2. We will keep a close eye on the number of students who are not able to add required courses and take action based on that.

Please do contact us if extenuating circumstances are causing difficulties with your enrollment.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH ON ENGINEERING SYSTEM DESIGN TOOLS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH ON ENGINEERING SYSTEM DESIGN TOOLS

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of knowledge discovery in complex engineering system design. 

This research studies how humans can extract useful knowledge while interacting with a software tool that is designed to help analyze large datasets in the context of engineering design. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to use our tool to analyze data, and then answer a series of questions about the data. To participate, you need to be a Cornell student (undergraduate or graduate).

Your participation requires at maximum 70 minutes.

In appreciation for your time, you will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

(Note: If you participated in one of our previous studies, you cannot sign up for the current study)

To volunteer for this study, you can check the available time slots and make the appointment through https://engineeringdesignstudy.youcanbook.me/.

For more information about this study, please contact:

Harris Bang, SEAK (Systems Engineering Architecture and Knowledge) Lab, Sibly School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at hb398@cornell.edu

Drop Deadline and Pre-enrollment Reminders

THURS, 10/18/18, by 4:00 PM: LAST DAY to DROP a course without a “W” appearing on transcript and without a petition (57th day of term). ABSOLUTE last day to CHANGE GRADE OPTIONS (from S/U to LETTER, or from LETTER to S/U). Last day to ADD without a petition.

FRI, 10/19/18:  FIRST DAY a “W” will appear on transcripts for courses dropped by petition

WED, 10/24/18 through FRI, 11/09/18:  Pre-Enrollment for SPRING 2019 begins/ends for each class:
All periods begin at 7:00am and end at 4:30pm

Graduate/Professional Students 10/24/18 – 10/26/18
Senior Students (as of SP19) 10/29/18 – 10/31/18
Junior Students (as of SP19) 10/31/18 – 11/02/18
Sophomore Students (as of SP19) 11/05/18 – 11/07/18
Freshmen Students (as of SP19) 11/07/18 – 11/09/18

***Early admit MEng Students: you will not be able to pre-enroll for Spring 2019 classes. Plan to enroll during the regular add period. If you have trouble getting into a class that you need once the regular add period opens, please let Emily Ivory (125 Upson) know.

The Boeing Innovation Challenge Hackathon, Engineers Needed

The Boeing Corporation is sponsoring its first Innovation Challenge and has invited Cornell to participate.  The Challenge is a competition created by Boeing to inspire new ideas and advance the way we think about future air travel.   The competition is focused on three areas:  Disruptive Mobility, Passenger Experience, and Operational Efficiency. 

At Cornell, we will be holding pitch sessions to select and improve ideas to submit to Boeing.  Submitted ideas will be judged based on creativity, technical content, relevance, clarity/organization and potential for diversification. The top entrants will be offered the opportunity to participate in a Boeing-sponsored three-day ‘Hackathon’ event at Boeing Commercial Airplane’s development site in Mukilteo, WA. Students at this event will engage with winners from other participating universities to diversify and mature their prized ideas. The students’ experience will include a networking event to meet Boeing leaders and explore opportunities at Boeing, and culminate with teams making project presentations to senior Boeing leadership. Travel expenses for attendees will be paid by Boeing. 

Students from the Johnson School, Human Ecology, the Hotel School, MSE, Eng Management are participating.  We need more engineers.  We will be holding a pitch rules session on Monday October 22nd at 5:30 PM in 216 Upson Hall.  Please consider coming to learn more, form a team, or join a team. 

Eligibility: all Students participating as individuals or in teams, must meet the following requirements:
1) An active student at Cornell University, and
2) Be willing and able to travel to participate in a three-day follow-on phase* (or agree to release any intellectual property (IP) for usage in the next phase)
* Note: Boeing is precluded from hosting citizens of Cuba, Iran, North Korean, Sudan, and Syria
3) Willing and able to sign a student agreement to define IP ownership in a follow-on phase, and be listed as co-inventor on any Boeing disclosures 

The timing for the event is fast, submissions are due on Nov 21st.  Here is the schedule for Cornell submissions: 

Schedule: All Meetings at 5:30, Room 216 Upson 

Monday Oct 22                Pitch Rules
Monday Oct 29:               First Pitches and Round One Selection
                                                            May pitch alone or with partners, may do multiple pitches
                                                            Possible elimination of some ideas
                                                            Portal for Reviewing Pitches and joining teams
Thursday Nov 1                Second Pitches and Final Selection
                                                            Second round of refined pitches
                                                            Final Selections to move on to development
Thursday Nov 8                Presentations – First Draft Ready
Thursday Nov 15              Presentations – Second Draft Ready
Monday Nov 19                Final Drafts Ready For Review and Submission
~2nd week of January    Hackathon at BOEING 

For more information contact: Matt Ulinski, mu25@cornell.edu

CHEME 6672, Electric Power:  Economics, Operations and Sustainability-Possible time adjustment for students with conflict.

To all students who are interested in attending the Electric Power: Economics, Operations and Sustainability module (CHEME 6672)

Professors Anderson and Moore have become aware of a time conflict that is preventing some students from enrolling in ChemE 6672, which will have its first meeting at Snee 2154 this Wednesday at 1:25 to 2:40 pm.    We would like to invite interested students to attend this first class meeting where we will outline the course objectives and poll those interested to determine if a time adjustment will allow more students to enroll.  Please attend the first lecture or email us (Lindsay Anderson (cla28@cornell.edu) and Michal Moore (mcm337@cornell.edu) or so we can determine interest and make schedule adjustments as necessary.

The original description of the module is given below.  Please keep in mind that the class meeting times are likely to change.

CHEME 6672, Electric Power:  Economics, Operations and Sustainability
Classes held for 3 weeks from September 26 through October 18
WR 1:25-2:40 p.m. (Snee Hall 2154)
Lead instructors:  Lindsay Anderson (cla28@cornell.edu) and Michal Moore (mcm337@cornell.edu)

Energy in many forms is a key pillar of modern society.  The form most people recognize is electricity, the thread that ties economic activity, digital access and sustainable life styles together.  Without electricity, modern civilization would not be possible.  The operation, pricing and oversight of electricity systems, however, is not clearly understood by policy-makers, many academics and the public at large despite increasing public and regulatory interest in developing alternatives such as hydro, wind, geothermal, and solar.  The challenge of electricity systems is a characteristic of high capital intensity, rigorous and constant management demands and unique regulatory and environmental oversight.  We will address that challenge in this module by examining and reviewing the range of generation, transmission, and distribution characteristics that represent most electric systems.  We will discuss the differences between so-called fossil fuel generation and renewable power and use this knowledge to frame the trade-offs between demand for electricity and environmental quality.  We conclude by tying these to an overview of market structures, financing projects and regulatory requirements.  (1 credit)

Become LEED Accredited

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training
When: September 18th 2018 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Cornell – Hollister Hall – Room 206
Registration: https://leadinggreen.com/Cornell

If you are worried about your busy schedule, fear not, as the course is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.

This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/Cornell

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com