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The Radarsat Constellation Mission “Bus” – What Exactly Was Designed and Built in Winnipeg – Nov. 9, 2018

Friday, November 9th, 2018

IEEE Winnipeg (Geoscience & Remote Sensing / Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society / Women in Engineering) is pleased to present the following seminar:

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Seminar Title: 

The Radarsat Constellation Mission “Bus” – What Exactly Was Designed and Built in Winnipeg

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Speaker:

Ms. Diane Kotelko

Lead Systems Engineer

Space Systems Department, Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Date:

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Location:

EITC E3-262 (Fort Garry Campus; Engineering Building; “Senate Chamber”)

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ABSTRACT

The Radarsat Constellation Mission is the third Canadian mission to provide remote sensing of the earth via C-band radar. The planned applications of this mission include ice, wind and ship monitoring for Canada’s three oceans; forestry, agriculture, wetlands, coastal changes, permafrost monitoring for our inland ecosystems; and mitigation, warning, response, and recovery for natural disasters and Canada and around the world.”  Magellan Aerospace designed, built and tested the all of the parts of the spacecraft that support the radar payload right here in Winnipeg. Diane Kotelko will discuss the systems engineering aspects of the RCM spacecraft bus design, describing concepts that are applicable to any commercial engineering project, and will also provide some information about the overall mission to provide context. Be well prepared for the inevitable questions that will come up in coffee-shop or social networking conversations when the launch occurs in February 2019.

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BIO

Diane Kotelko graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1986, part of the third class that included women. She has been working at Magellan Aerospace (formerly Bristol Aerospace), since just after her graduation. Her career began with flight simulations of air-to-ground rocket systems and guided rocket-powered missiles. She left the flat earth society behind after 5 years, and began to consider the earth as a sphere when she moved into the Space Systems department to do flight simulation of Black Brant rockets. Eventually she realized that the earth moves around the sun when she became the Attitude Control Systems Lead for the SCISAT-1 satellite mission. Her horizons broadened as she became Flight Software and Operations Lead for the CASSIOPE spacecraft bus, and finally Systems Lead for the RCM bus.  She enjoys cycling, kayaking, skiing, being creative, and playing the bagpipes, but most of all, watching her sons flourish in their adult lives.

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IEEE Women in Engineering Networking Event – August 18, 2017

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) Winnipeg section would like to invite all students and staffs in the University of Manitoba ECE department, as well as IEEE Winnipeg Section members for a networking event. IEEE WIE is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.

Date: 18 August 2017

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: University of Manitoba, E2-350 EITC 

Refreshments: Coffee and Donuts

Registration: Not Required

Join us on Friday for a casual networking event before the new school term.

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IEEE Women in Engineering BBQ – July 5, 2017

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

This year the annual BBQ will be hosted by the WIE group on Wednesday, July 5th. This is a good opportunity to enjoy a summer evening outdoors and meet some new people from the section in a fun and relaxing setting. Food and drinks will be provided (burgers, hotdogs, drinks, etc.). Halal meat and Vegetarian options will be available if you choose the vegetarian when you register. There is a sand volleyball court next to the picnic site for anyone that wishes to play.

When: Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 6pm-9pm

Where: Assiniboine Part, picnic site 4

Registration: Registration is required in advance and is available at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45802. The registration fee is $5.50 for IEEE members and $10.50 for non-members. Registration includes entry into a draw for a door prize.

For more information please email the event contact.

Technical Seminar on Robotics – IEEE women in Engineering (WIE) Winnipeg Section

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
IEEE women in Engineering (WIE) Winnipeg Section
is pleased to present a technical seminar on Robotics
 

Seminar Title: Artificial Intelligence and Humanoid-Robot Athletes

Speaker: Mr. Amir Hosseinmemar of Autonomous Agent laboratory (AALab),
University of Manitoba

Date: 2.30 – 4.30 pm21 November 2016

Location:  E3-262 (Senate Chamber)   EITC Bldg.

University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

Registration: Admission Free
Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42050
Starts 08 November 2016 12:00 AM
Ends 21 November 2016 12:00 AM
All times are Canada/Central
This technical seminar is open to all graduate/undergraduate students and all the professionals from industry
There will be coffee and donuts for all participants
Abstract
In the growing world of technology, humanoid robotics has emerged as one of the fastest evolving fields. As a human when we play a soccer game, a basketball game, jogging or climbing, we are doing tasks that are easy for the human brain to understand. We do not think about solutions such as solving for the x, y, z positions of each individual joint or how to calculate the angular velocity of each particular joint. Similarly, when we walk, we do not think about the parameters of each individual joint, we instead decide about walking pace and stride. However, no existing humanoid robot can do any of these tasks as well as humans. Moving and controlling balance is a very simple task for humans but for a biped robot controlling balance and motion is a very complicated and expensive task. In order to advance the state of the art, fully autonomous humanoid-robots that use artificial intelligence need to be examined against solid benchmarks so that current abilities can be measured and so that goals can be set and progress charted. One means of setting such benchmarks is through robotics competitions: researchers around the world can compete against each other in real time, and share their ideas and solutions. HuroCup is a benchmark competition that is recognized worldwide and has been growing since 2002. It consists of many different sporting events such as weightlifting, basketball, etc. RoboCup is another benchmark with the focus on playing soccer. The elements of artificial intelligence and control in these tasks are all important components in broader applications for humanoids (e.g. rescue, household robots) In this seminar, speaker will talk about AALab’s work on Hurocup and RoboCup challenges in recent years and how these two benchmarks lead researchers to improve artificial intelligence and robotics.
Biography
Mr. Hosseinmemar is currently a PhD candidate in computer science program, at University of Manitoba. He received M.Sc. in computer science, B.Sc. (honors) in computer science, and diploma in electronic. He is in third year working with the successful group in Autonomous Agent laboratory (AALab). His research is on active balancing of humanoid robots and push recovery and artificial intelligence under supervision of prof. Jacky Baltes and Co-supervision of prof. John Anderson. He is the leader of the teen size humanoid team. The kid size and teen size robotic teams of the group have won many prices over years.
About IEEE WIE
IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists. It focuses on inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.
Our proud sponsor for this event would be the Graduate Student Association of University of Manitoba (UMGSA).
After the technical talk by Ms. Hosseinmemar, He will show couple of athletic robots. Come and see female athletic robots, Jennifer, Clara.
Please register using the link https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/42050 before 21st November.

MCWESTT 2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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Location:

The Fairmont Winnipeg
2 Lombard Place

Date & Time:

Friday, May 10, 2013 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Abstract:

What to Expect?

  • An exciting and full day’s program including:
    • Keynote speakers
    • A panel discussion
    • Choice of 3 out of 12 breakout sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals from public and private industries
  • Human resources professionals
  • Academics and Students
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals
  • The conference is open to all genders – everyone is welcome!

Why Attend?

  • Receive high quality personal, professional and leadership development
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Be Encouraged and Empowered to Enhance your career!

What is MCWESTT?

MCWESTT is the Manitoba Community for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology. The idea for MCWESTT came after Manitoba hosted the 13th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This was the first time that this national conference was held in Manitoba.

The 2010 conference was a resounding success with six keynote speakers, two panel discussions, 28 breakout sessions and a poster session. Over 230 attendees reflecting a diversity of professions, geographic locations, experiences and ideas, attended the conference. The excitement from meeting new and old friends, hearing success stories and being empowered created Momentum in Manitoba. We realized the benefit from having time to come together, to listen and learn from one another, and we realized that Manitoba has a community that should be celebrated and that we should continue to grow.

So, the idea to do a conference in Manitoba, for Manitobans, was hatched! Here we are, in 2013, and once again, we are bringing together the Manitoba Community to Encourage, Enhance and Empower.

Registration:

Register online at http://www.apegm.mb.ca/MCWESTT2013/

Contact:

For more information contact Andrea Watts, MCWESTT 2013 Chair at mcwestt@gmail.com or visit http://www.apegm.mb.ca/MCWESTT2013/.