Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Robots are Coming from VCU and VSU … Last Meeting of the Season

SoutheastCon 2006 as seen by Engineering Students will be the topic of the 4 May 2006 IEEE Richmond Section Meeting. Each year IEEE Region 3 Student Branches participate in a Robot contest at the annual IEEE SoutheastCon. Students from the VCU IEEE Student Branch and the VSU IEEE Student Branch will bring their robots to our meeting.

Speakers will be Manan Thakkar, Souma Badombena-Wanta and Prof Salame Amr from the VSU IEEE Student Branch and the IEEE Student Branch members from VCU. The VCU and VSU "autonomous package loading" robots will, we hope, strut their stuff.

RSVP by high-noon on Friday, 28 April 2006.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Engineering & Technology In A Historic Setting - Richmond, VA

The IEEE Richmond Section serves the Richmond, VA metropolitan area. Richmond, the state capital, is located centrally in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Richmond, while a mid-sized city, offers cultural opportunities typically found only in large metropolitan areas, such as first-class museums, prominent universities, numerous theater companies and art galleries, and its own symphony, professional ballet and opera.

Richmond and Virginia are also not without their historical engineering achievements. For instance, the area was home to the first U.S. canal system and the world’s first commercially successful electric street railway system.

Indeed, it is often its long, distinguished history that characterizes the region. Nearby is America's Historic Triangle of Virginia's Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. This tiny place in Virginia gave birth to a great nation. In 2007, Jamestown, Virginia and America's first permanent English Settlement will turn 400. Come to Virginia and join us in commemorating America's 400th Anniversary.