Science Olympiad seeks to raise awareness among Cincinnati area students of career opportunities in science and engineering. The annual tournament provides an opportunity for students with varying skills to compete and excel in science, mathematics, communication skills, and teamwork. An array of 46 events (23: Division B – Middle School, 23: Division C – High School) offer something for everyone from building robots and wooden bridges to physics & listening & writing skills. Team members can earn individual medals based on merit and the top teams qualify for the State Tournament at Ohio State.
The Cincinnati Science Olympiad Regional Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013 at UC Blue Ash College and Blue Ash Elementary in Blue Ash.
Every year we need to recruit qualified individuals to run the different events. For each event, teams of 2 students have 50 minutes to complete a lab, an activity or exam. The tournament runs from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Event Supervisors prepare the event for the tournament based on the tournament rules, administer the exam/lab and then grade and rank the teams in their event. We have an awards ceremony at the end of the tournament to give out individual medals and team trophies.
This year, there are two events that would be suited to members of IEEE. The events are:
Shock Value (B) – Students will compete in activities involving basic understanding of electricity, magnetism and simple electrical devices.
Circuit Lab (C) – Students will compete in theoretical and practical activities involving knowledge of direct current (DC) electrical circuits.
The event rules can be provided as requested. We hope you will consider helping us at this great event.
Tournament Coordinator, Cincinnati Science Olympiad
November 22nd, 2012
IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop series is coming to Detroit on 7-8 September, 2012. The two-day intensive workshop will be held at the Best Western PLUS Sterling Inn Banquet & Conference Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Smart Tech Workshops offer parallel, all-day track sessions that allow attendees to immerse themselves in a given technology. Attendees may choose one full-day track on each day of IEEE Smart Tech. Some tracks are repeated to accommodate schedules and ensure you won’t miss anything.
IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Detroit, http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/mga_maw_detroit.html
April 23rd, 2012
“Roaming Mars: A Personal Perspective” Dinner Meeting
Guest Speaker: Scott Lever, Mission Manager, Mars Exploration Rovers Project
When: Wednesday 25 January 2012
Where: Atrium Hotel
Address: 30 Tri-County Parkway
Cincinnati Ohio 45246
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Dinner: Chicken, Lasagna, Green Beans, Salad, Dinner Rolls …
Cost: Professional Members $25 Students $10
Attendees Please RSVP to Edward Zechmann by
January 19, 2012
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 513-533-8115
Please see the ASME Cincinnati section Facebook Event page and request an invite
ASME Facebook Event Page for the Mar’s Rover Dinner Meeting
Scott G. Lever is currently a Mission Manager on the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) project. He joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1984 as a member of the Voyager project team working with the Computer Command Subsystem group. Since Voyager and before MER, he has worked on other projects including Mars Observer, Topex/Poseidon, Cassini/Huygens, and Spitzer. Scott’s main responsibility is flight operations, and he works in ground software development and maintenance (command sequence simulation and flight rules). Scott received a presidential appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1979, and holds a MSCS from Azusa Pacific University. With respect to a local connection, Scott grew up in Cincinnati and Dayton, and graduated from Kettering Fairmont East High School in 1979.
See website for additional details: http://sections.asme.org/cincinnati/Newsletter_Mar11.pdf
Directions to Hotel:
Take exit 16 to merge onto I-275 W toward I-74/Indianapolis
Take exit 42A to merge onto OH-747 S/Princeton Pike toward Springdale/Glendale
Turn right onto Tri County Pkwy
Destination will be on the right
January 6th, 2012