Matthew Parish, Madhurima Poddar and Kevin Wisniewski – team UMKCPLUSPLUS – competed in the 24 hour competition – IEEExtreme 4.0. IEEExtreme involved teams from all of the world with 971 registered teams, 756 of which submitted at least one problem. There were a total of 17 problems in the competition with new problems released throughout the night. Out of the 17 problems, our team successfully solved 6 problems placing us 283rd out of 971 teams giving us a ranking in the top 38th percentile. This is a great achievement especially for our first year competing in IEEEXtreme! We are very proud of these three students who endured a grueling 24 hour competition from October 22 to 23, Friday 7p.m. to Saturday 7 p.m.
Vijay Kumar, SCE Professor of Computer Science, is the Chief Editor for a new journal. International Journal of Next-Generation Computing (IJNGC). Available online, view and subscribe at http://ijngc.perpetualinnovation.net/.
Come and listen to Mr. Jacobi talk about Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is a process of generating and managing data typically using a 3D, real-time, dynamic building modeling software. The process is credited to solve many common construction problems and to increase productivity in building design and construction. BIM may grow to be one of the most important tools of the future of design and construction industry!
Location: FLARSHEIM HALL, ROOM 557
Time: October 11, 2010 from 5:15 to 6:45 P.M.
Presenter: James G. Jacobi, P.E.
Senior Principal & Chief Information Officer Walter P Moore
Jim Jacobi is a Senior Principal and Chief Information Officer for Houston-based Walter P Moore, one of the leading engineering consulting firms in the nation with offices nationwide. In this position, he is responsible for the firm’s overall information technology strategy and programs. He has over 30 years of experience in engineering design, project management and construction with a special expertise in application of information technology to this field. Mr. Jacobi has served as a member of Walter P Moore’s Board of Directors and is a registered professional engineer in five states, including professional registration in Software Engineering in the State of Texas.
GREEN BUILDING & SUSTAINABILITY
What is ‘sustainability’ and ‘green building’ and why is everyone talking about it? What are the USGBC and GBCI and how do these organizations help or hinder obtaining LEED certification or accreditation? Is that ‘Sustainability, is that ‘Green Building’? What is needed for a Project Manager to obtain ‘this’, whatever ‘this’ is?
Location: FLARSHEIM HALL, ROOM 557
Time: November 1, 2010 from 5:10 to 6:50 P.M.
Presenter: Jay R. Guerra PE LEED® AP+
Principal – Gibbens Drake Scott Engineering
Past Chair – USGBC – Central Plains Chapter
Current Chair – USGBC – Heartland Region
A BSEE graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Jay began his career in 1984; making technology work for building owners by helping them understand the concepts of Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Engineering systems. He has been on the design and construction teams of several noteworthy projects such as: New York Life Building Historic Renovation, Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, Sprint Headquarters Campus, IRS Service Center and Historic Post Office Renovation, and currently the NNSA-Honeywell Campus.
Students from UMKC and SCE participated in the Robot Dance, Monday night September 27th at 6:00 pm at the UMKC Stanley Durwood Stadium. Three of the SCE students are from the UMKC Robotics Team. To commemorate and celebrate UMKC Libaries’ new book robot, the Student Government Association, lead by the Student Government President, Klassie Alcine, organized a run at the world’s record for the most people doing the robot dance together at the same place and time.
Students welcomed a break from their studies, a tasty lunch and good cheer as they turned out for SCE’s annual Fall picnic, sponsored by the SCE Student Council on September 22 on the Quad outside of Flarsheim Hall. The rain ended just in time for students to enjoy a picture perfect day as the skies cleared. SCE Alumni President Scott Saxton stopped by to present a $1000 check to help purchase new lab equipment. Even our local fire fighters couldn’t resist stopping by to check out the food and the Baja Buggy.