Student Recaps from Winter Conference

We had a great Region X turnout at the Winter Conference last month, especially from Student Members! A couple students from the Golden Gate Chapter area have provided recaps from their experiences at the conference. If your Chapter isn't sending Student Members to Winter Conference it may be something you want to consider for next year, and asking those students to provide recaps is a great idea too. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me (buzz@kwmech.com). Alex Nutkiewicsz (left) and Megan Dawe (right) Recap from Alex Nutkiewicz Standford University, PhD student: Urban Informatics Lab Hello fellow ASHRAE members! I’m Alex Nutkiewicz, and I am a first year PhD student at Sta

Golden Gate Chapter: $39,000 in Scholarships!

(Eric Thor Andresen on the left, Donald Bryant on the right) If you're a Student Member in the Golden Gate Chapter you've got some fantastic scholarship opportunities available -- totaling $39,000! The Golden Gate Chapter has set up the Eric Thor Andresen Memorial Scholarship Fund (ETAMSF). Up to 11 recipients will win anywhere from $1,500 to $7,800 each. Click here to download the ETAMSF application. Additionally, the Golden Gate Chapter Scholarship (GGCS) is available for two recipients who will win up to $2,000 in scholarship winnings. Click here to download the GGCS application. If you have any questions about these scholarships, feel free to reach out to Rick Paillon.

New ashrae.org Website!

ASHRAE is excited to announce that the newly redesigned ashrae.org website is live today! A few key features to be excited about include: Device-responsive layout which allows allows users to view the ashrae.org website easily on smartphones, tablets and desktop / laptop computers. Mega-menus will offer the information you are looking for at a quick glance. An enhanced Amazon Elastic search engine will provide thousands of relevant results from ASHRAE.org, ASHRAE’s Bookstore, ASHRAE’s Technology Portal and more. The opportunity for locally-targeted content based on a website visitor’s location. This feature will continue to evolve over time as content is made available (so some may see it s

LeaDRS Program Recap

This year, I had the privilege of representing Region X as our LeaDRS candidate. Through the LeaDRS program, I shadowed Region X DRC, Marites Calad, through her meetings at the ASHRAE Winter conference in Chicago. Through shadowing Marites at her meetings, I was able to see the society from a different perspective. We attended a DRC meeting where I saw firsthand struggles and successes that other regions have, and a planning meeting where a committee of highly qualified ASHRAE members were discussing the upcoming strategic plan for the society. My favorite meeting was the Board of Directors meeting. Seeing how decisions are made at a society level was eye opening and I admire all the work th

Region X wins the Youth Outreach Award!

The Youth Outreach Award is given annually to an ASHRAE member who actively engages a youth audience in their country, region or local community through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities. Qualified activities include science fairs, technical tours, classroom activities, judging local competitions, and mentoring. Strong education in STEM is critical to America’s global competitiveness. Our future standard of living depends on developing future technicians, engineers and scientists. With today’s global economy, concerns about American workforce competitiveness have emerged. Even students pursuing non-STEM specialties need a basic knowledge of scientific and te

Student Branch Meeting at UNLV

The Student Branch at the University of Nevada Las Vegas just had a fantastic first meeting. They had a total of 16 in attendance, with two professors providing technical presentations. Many of the Student Members were interested in taking positions for the Student Branch and so the plan is to add additional positions like social media officer, event officer, marketing officer, STEM program officer, student design officer, etc. UNLV Student Branch Facebook page Email: ashrae@unlv.edu It is great to see so many getting involved! If you have any questions about the Student Branch at UNLV feel free to reach out to Buzz Wright. #StudentActivities

Nominations

CHICAGO UPDATE On behalf of the Region X Nominating Committee, we are excited to report that we had a very productive meeting at the 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago. As your regional representatives, Robert and I helped nominate the slate of candidates for the 2018-19 ASHRAE Board, which includes: President-Elect: Darryl Boyce Treasurer: Chuck Gulledge Vice Presidents: Julia Keen (2nd year), Mick Schwedler (2nd year), Farooq Mehboob, M. Dennis Knight New DALs: Katherine Hammack (Central Arizona Past President!!) and Sarah Maston As current President-Elect, Sheila Hayter will serve as Society President for SY18-19. Also, Past Region X DRC Don Brandt will continue in his role as DAL. SOCIETY

President-Elect Training

Attention Region X Chapter President-Elects! Congratulations on reaching mid-year of your president-elect phase! I sure hope you are enjoying every minute of it and loving it! In preparation for our upcoming CRC and your chapter presidency, we will have our President-Elect Training (PET) on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 7am-3pm at the Courtyard Marriott LAX (6161 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA). We will have an “Icebreaker Dinner” on Friday night to give us time to get to know each other and have fun (before we work hard). Below is the schedule. Friday, April 13, 2018 5:30 PM: Cocktails 6:00 PM: Icebreaker Dinner Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:00 AM: Breakfast 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Training with

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