3D Titanium Printing with Joe Manzo of Titan Industries, Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Phoenix Section of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host a dinner event featuring Joe Manzo of Titan Industries and Orbital ATK Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6PM, at The Pink Pony, 3831 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. Joe will be presenting on Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing, a rapidly emerging technology allowing fully-functional parts to be 3D printed in titanium. The capabilities, development, and future outlook for this technology will be discussed, as well as Titan Industries’ innovative work in design for additive manufacturing that allows the benefits of the process to be maximized.

The event is open to the public. Cost is only $15 for students/educators or $30 for the public for a 3 course plated dinner and networking hour, the presentation itself is free. If you plan to attend, please register.

Scottsdale Science Cafe: Approaching Infinite Computing, October 15, 2013

The Eureka Loft at Civic Center Library has agreed to host the Science Cafe of South Scottsdale (SCoSS) for the next year beginning with the October 15th cafe.

The Eureka Loft is located at the Scottsdale Public Library—Civic Center Library

The Eureka Loft is located at the Scottsdale Public Library—Civic Center Library

The Eureka Loft is a collaborative workspace that was created via a partnership between the Scottsdale Public Library (Civic Center Library) and Arizona State University.

The SCoSS meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. The next café is on Tuesday, October 15th. The following is information about the upcoming October café:

Title:  Approaching Infinite Computing on Petascale Day 2013

Summary:  Many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines are currently experiencing exponential growth thanks in large part to High Performance Computing (HPC).  The reliability of the computing “roadmap” has made the future of computing relatively safe to predict. The October 15th cafe will provide an overview of the  current state of our petascale computing world and the how it’s possible exascale computing will be reached by the end of this decade. Beyond 2020, Infinite Computing for all is a distinct possibility.

Speaker:  Gerald Thurman, Computer/math Instructor, Scottsdale Community College

No prerequisite knowledge is required to attend this cafe.

The Eureka Loft is located at the Scottsdale Public Library—Civic Center Library. Address: 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale Science Cafe, Monday, May 6, 2013: Approaching Infinite Computing

Gerald Thurman, Computer Science faculty, Scottsdale Community College, discusses Approaching Infinite Computing: 10 ^18 in 2018, Monday, May 6, 2013, 5:30 pm, at the Science Cafe of South Scottsdale, Papago Brewing Company, 7107 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale.

“When it comes to thinking about today’s computing world, it helps to think seconds, not hours; minutes, not days; hours, not weeks; and so on. Think seconds that are approaching zero: nanoseconds, picoseconds, femtoseconds, attoseconds, and so on,” writes Thurman. “It is possible that the productivity of STEMers (Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Mathematicians) might increase by orders of magnitute because of faster execution times; more complex equations; calculations using smaller and larger numbers; and, the visualization of what happens when data approaches zero and/or infinity. STEMers can explore an almost infinite number of “what if” scenarios.”

First meeting of South Scottsdale Science Cafe a success

The Science cafe of South Scottsdale meets the first Monday of the month at Papago Brewing Company.

The Science cafe of South Scottsdale meets the first Monday of the month at Papago Brewing Company.

From little seeds, mighty oaks grow… Proud of Gerald Thurman for getting Science Cafe of South Scottsdale going. He’s an alumni of the same orientation session Ed Allen attended which got Chandler Science Cafe (http://bit.ly/14PqC9b) off the ground (proud of you, too, Ed).

Dr. Beer,  Dr. Dave Conz,  moderated the first Science cafe of south Scottsdale.

Dr. Beer, Dr. Dave Conz, moderated the first Science Cafe of South Scottsdale.

Dr. Beer (Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University own Dr. Dave Conz) is the first guest of Science Cafe of South Scottsdale MONDAY, 5:30pm, Papago Brewing Company (across the street fromSkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center)