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Free Workshop on Team Chartering


Richard Della Rovere to lead workshop on Team Chartering

Sunday – 20 Nov 2011 – 1PM to 5PM   UMass Amherst, Gunness Engineering Student Center, Marcus Hall

Please email mengting at student dot umass dot edu to sign up. Enrollment will be limited. Food and drink will be provided.

The Engineering Futures program of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, is coming to UMass Amherst this Sunday! The Engineering Futures (EF) program is an award-winning program designed to help you gain crucial skills to help you achieve your career goals.

Mr. Richard Della Rovere, a Tau Beta Pi alumnus and volunteer, will come up from New Jersey to present this workshop on Sunday. Mr. Rovere is a graduate of the Ohio State University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His MS at NJIT is in Engineering Management. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The topic of this EF will be Team Chartering. This material will help you be productive on teams and will help you explain your project work on your job interviews.

This particular EF will be held at UMass Amherst’s College of Engineering on Sunday, 20 Nov 2011, 1 PM to 5 PM in the Gunness Engineering Student Center, Marcus Hall – on the north side of campus. Free parking nearby in lot 65. There is no fee but registration is required. Simply send your contact info to mengting at student dot umass dot edu in order to register.

Please pass this invitation on to your friends. This event has been organized by Mengting Nan, EE ’12, an officer in the UMass Amherst chapter of Tau Beta Pi.




Fellow M5-ers

Check out the M5 HTPC over in the corner of Euler’s Good Room (the room with the round tables).  Ask a staff member for the password and you can watch/listen/surf on the big screen.  The directions for dual-screen view are under the mouse!  Enjoy Windows Media Center on Edison (the projector).  When you’re done, just remember to turn off the HTPC and Edison!

Windows Media Center!


UMass Alum Willard MacDonald of Solmetric at M5

We are very excited to announce that Willard MacDonald will be coming to speak at M5 next Saturday, October 16th at 2:30 PM, right after receiving the College of Engineering 2010 Outstanding Junior Alumni Award.

Mr. MacDonald is the founder, president,… and CEO of Solmetric, a leading company that manufactures sophisticated tools for the solar installation industry. A 1994 alumnus of the EE program here at UMass Amherst, he graduated with Magna cum Laude and went on to complete his M.S. in Computer Science in 1996. Mr. MacDonald has worked as a senior hardware and software design engineer prior to co-founding Solmetric, accumulating 9 years of experience from Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. He holds no less than nine patents for new technologies in the test and measurement field and helped develop a new line of precision electronic measurements devices, including high bandwidth oscilloscopes, throughout his career.

Currently Solmetric has 27 employees and had revenues of $2.67 million in 2009. Some of their products include the SunEye shade analysis tool for solar site evaluation, and the Solmetric PV Designer software for easy design and simulation of photovoltaic systems, among other innovative technologies and products. For more information visit http://www.solmetric.com/.

This is a rare opportunity to ask questions about high-tech entrepreneurship as well as the solar industry. We hope you can attend this exciting event. Please RSVP by Tuesday at 5:30 PM.

Posted by Melissa Lau