Past Events

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Road transportation is undergoing a major transformation with the advent of ridesharing, autonomous driving, and vehicle electrification. Using examples from research on capacitive wireless charging (as opposed to the more common inductive techniques), which leverage very high frequency power electronics, this talk will highlight the opportunities and challenges in dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Two people who are both doctors and professors will discuss the difference between lifespan and healthspan. This can help all of us.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Stan Mazor: Reflections on Gordon Moore, Fairchild, and Intel 2  Stan Mazor: Reflections on Gordon Moore, Fairchild, and Intel 3

This event will be a conversation with Stan Mazor as led by Brian Berg, during which he will reflect on his years at Fairchild, Intel, and beyond, including his memories of working with Gordon Moore, and peppered with stories about the earliest Intel microprocessors.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm          Leveraging AI for Business Development, Marketing, and Networking 5  Leveraging AI for Business Development, Marketing, and Networking 6

Joe Apfelbaum will review practical applications to using tools like ChatGPT and other AI chatbots to support business development efforts.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm  Fusion Energy: An Alternative Generation Method 8
Location: none 

While a few large-scale fusion energy projects have captured the majority of resources and attention over the last several decades, there's been a recent resurgence in exploring alternative methods of generating fusion power. One example is the sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch (SFS ZP) concept incubated at the Univ. of Washington which Zap Energy is developing for commercial power.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Professional Engineer Licensing: Do I Really Need One? 10  Professional Engineer Licensing: Do I Really Need One? 11

Orin Laney, PE, will describe the definition and history of engineering, the historical and legal basis for licensure, how a license is obtained, the role in protecting the public, and possible consequences of unlicensed work.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn about the recently completed flight qualification process on the International Space Station of some important systems that will enable future exploration of the Moon and beyond.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          The World of the Expert Witness 14

This event will provide an introduction to the work done by a technical Expert Witness and what skills are needed, and will also provide some suggestions about how to get started.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Flash Memory: Understanding Its State-of-the-Art Features 16

This talk will provide deep insight into the reasons behind the impact that flash memory has had on today's world, including the myriad of applications made possible by its compactness, shock resistance, and use of low power.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Netflix's Cloud Filesystem for Streaming Content 18

This talk will discuss how Netflix Studio is able to produce thousands of movies, shows, trailers, and other forms of media content each year, requiring hundreds of petabytes of storage and billions of media assets.