Thursday, March 5, 2015

Technical Society of Knoxville Meeting March 9, 2015

Jack McElroy, the Knoxville News Sentinel editor, will be our guest speaker on March 9, 2014. The title of his talk will be  “How Scientists and Engineers Can Contribute More to Public Dialog in the Knoxville Area”. The historic role of the  Technical Society of Knoxville has been very much geared to Mr. McElroy's topic and we are presently addressing the role of the Technical Society for the future. The News Sentinel provides a valuable service by announcing the Technical Society meetings in each Sunday's business section.

Technical Society meetings take place at the Crowne Plaza on Summit Hill Drive in downtown Knoxville. Complimentary self parking is available in the hotel garage. Meeting attendees receive a token for exiting the garage without charge after the meeting. Members and guests begin arriving around 11:30 and go through the buffet line. Cost is $13 per person. The meetings start at 11:55 and end at 1:00. Visitors are welcome.

The Technical Society of Knoxville is a group of persons interested in technology and science, and their effects on society, and in particular, on the community. The Society was founded in 1921 by Charles E. Ferris, the first dean of the UT College of Engineering and a group of leading members of the community. It has been an important civic organization for the technical and scientific people in the greater Knoxville area for 93 years.
For more information contact Bob Scott, secretary, at 690-0705 or go to the Technical Society website at

Saturday, July 12, 2014

WiPDA Workshop Knoxville Oct. 13-15, 2014

The 2nd annual IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications Workshop will be held in Knoxville Oct. 13-15, 2014. The workshop provides a forum for researchers, circuit designers, and application engineers from the Electron Device Society and Power Electronics Society to share technology updates, research findings, development experience and potential applications. 

Learn more at

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Biomedical Engineering Symposium April 21-22, 2014

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (iBME) at UTK will be hosting a two day symposium that is open to the general public Monday through Tuesday, April 21-22, 2014. The iBME symposium is a two-day event focusing on the breadth and depth of biomedical research taking place amongst institute faculty. The symposium will highlight a multitude of research topics in order to stimulate discussion amongst those in attendance. Topics will include neuro-rehabilitation; medical imaging; cellular, molecular, tissue engineering; bioinformatics; biomechanics; sensing technology; and industry relationships.

This free event will be of tremendous benefit to IEEE-EMBS membership and to the general IEEE East TN membership. In particular, there will be a talk from an FDA (Food and Drug Agency) representative on Monday that will be very useful for those interested in medical device development/implementation and a fishbowl discussion on new technologies/opportunities for medical sensor and instrumentation development on Tuesday. Find more information at

Friday, September 20, 2013

SolidWorks 3D CAD and Stratasys3D Printing Sept. 26, 2013

Date: Sept 26th, 6:00 pm
Registration: Click here
Cost: $10
Location: ModernTech 1626 Downtown W Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37919
Joins us for an evening of turning ideas into reality with SolidWorks 3D CAD and Stratasys 3D Printing!  We will take you on a tour of how to create a 3D model, verify it works and prototype it.  Go from Concept to Prototype in hours instead of months!
 About ModernTech: ModernTech is the leading value-added reseller of 3D CAD, 3D printers and Engineering Technology in the Southeast.  We have solutions to help you design better products, faster than your competition allowing you to grab market share.  Our combination of great people, excellent products  and stellar service enable you to maximize your profitability and success.
*Dinner will be provided at Pelancho's Mexican Grill courtesy of SME Chapter 107 following the presentation and demonstration.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Beer Social June 27, 2013

The East Tennessee Section of ASME is sponsoring a social gathering for local engineering and science society members at the Bearden Beer Market on June27th from 5 to 8 PM. The event is a opportunity to meet and network with fellow technical professionals.

There is no cost to attend and all attendees with get a wrist band good for a $1 discount on all beer orders. Attendees who bring proof of regular membership in any engineering or science society and are 35 or under will be eligible for drawings for five door prizes ($25 gift certificates for something or other). Some appetizer trays will be provided, You can bring in your own food (yes, you can even bring a propane tank to cook it on an outdoor grill!), There are food trucks on the street outside the market, pizza can be ordered for delivery, etc.

RSVP (optional) Joe Carson, Chair East Tennessee Section of ASME at The event will happen, rain or shine - we'll have a covered area in the beer garden.

Friday, October 19, 2012

STEM Gathering at L& N Acadamy Nov. 3, 2012

There will be an event at the L&N Academy highlighting the connection between area students and the local professional community. Please consider attending as an IEEE member to help promote STEM in Knox County. To learn more and to register to attend, visit L&N Stem Gate.

Our area probably has more engineers and scientists (i.e. STEM professionals) than any similarly sized community in Country, if not world.   We estimate about  10,000 STEM professionals live and work in greater Knox County-Oak Ridge area  (Knox County and adjoining counties) - there are over two dozen local STEM societies!   Our area also probably has close to 2000 K-12 STEM educators, who teach over 100,000 K-12 students. 

The objective of the L&N STEM-gate is for area STEM educators and STEM professionals to mix, mingle, learn, and discuss how our area's STEM professional community can become more engaged and committed in advocating, advancing, and attaining EXCELLENCE - by world standards - in K-12 STEM education for area youth.   We hope that this event results in many of area's STEM societies adopting positions advocating excellence in area STEM education - including recruiting and equipping over 2000 area STEM professionals in donating  10 or more hours/year in STEM education outreach activities.      Please be part of this unprecedented event, not just for this area - but for America - because American K-12 STEM education needs Vols to attain excellence! Register to attend at L&N Stem Gate.

Friday, October 7, 2011

First Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop Nov. 28-29

The First Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop will be held on November 28 (eve.) thru 29 (all day) in Oak Ridge. Astrophysicists Dr-Ing. Claudio Maccone and Dr Greg Matloff from NYC are confirmed headliner speakers. The moderator will be Les Johnson, DepMgr for Advanced Concepts from NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center. The symposium format will be all-day, single-track. Topics will include: astrophysics, radioastronomy and communication, advanced propulsion including fusion, SETI, etc. The preliminary agenda can be found here.

The workshop will be at the Doubletree in Oak Ridge. A reception will be held in Oak Ridge on the evening of the 28th, plus some meals, coffee, snacks provided at the hotel all day the 29th. It will be a NO COST, NO-HASSLE, INVITATION-ONLY conference. Although the agenda appears to be full, adjustments can be made to fit in a special paper. This workshop is about ideas, not credentials.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, or actively participating, please contact Robert Kennedy, PE at , 865.220.4736.please contact Robert Kennedy, PE at , 865.220.4736.