Join us as we kick-off the 2017/2018 ISA New Orleans Section year for our September Section Meeting. We’ll discuss the plans for the 2017/2018 year, and present an update on the ISA 101 standards.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
11:30 – 12:00 – Social Gathering; 12:00 – 1:00 – Meeting
The Reynolds Company, 700 Elmwood Park Blvd, Suite A, Harahan, LA 70123
Two ways to join:
Register to Attend: https://isanola092017.eventbrite.com
Cost to Attend:
About Our Topic:
ISA 101 ultimately makes it easier to design, deploy, and manage effective HMI that can increase plant reliability, improve safety, and reduce project costs. The ISA 101 standard – a lifecycle standard that has been embraced by automation suppliers and end users alike – provides excellent guidance on the design, implementation, and maintenance of HMI for process automation to improve operator situational awareness. Attend this session to find out about the current status of the standard, what it contains, and the future of the standard. Also visit https://www.isa.org/isa101/ for additional information about ISA 101.
About Our Speaker:
Dean Bickerton has been involved with industrial control systems since 1992 as a systems integrator, manufacturer, and automation distributor. He has been involved in the early implementations HMI from the stand alone character based, CRT EOIs to the distributed, vector graphics based client/server systems of today. Proper HMI design, Abnormal Situation Management, and Human Factors Engineering have all been areas of interest to Dean. When the ISA 101 standard began to emerge, he joined as an informational member. Dean is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and is an Account Manager at The Reynolds Company.
Any good control system needs a feedback loop in order to provide the desired outcome. The ISA New Orleans Section values your feedback, to help us “tune the loop.” Help us to improve and provide the services that our members want. Please take a moment to answer a very brief survey.
The ISA New Orleans Section will be a sponsor for Manufacturing Day, to be held at Tulane University on October 4, 2017.
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is Oct 6, 2017.
Denison Consulting Group is the lead sponsor for this local effort. Dianne Denison, CEO and founder of the Denison Consulting Group, provided additional information.
“As proud members of The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Denison will be sponsoring a modern manufacturing and cyber security expo on October 4th at Tulane University. The event will be co-sponsored by Rockwell Automation, PwC, The International Society of Automation, Indegy, and The Reynolds Company. Presentations will include demos in IoT, automation, and cyber security solutions as well as lectures from industry experts.
We are strong believers in the power of American manufacturing and hope that this event will spread awareness of the modern advances taking place within the industry. In addition, we hope to expose students at the high school and college levels to exciting and rewarding career paths in manufacturing, business, and cyber security. “
For more information about this local event, visit http://www.mfgday.com/events/2017/denison-consulting-group
For more information about Manufacturing Day, visit http://www.mfgday.com/
Core Element along with our friends at the Saints and Pelicans will host the first annual Community STEM FEST – Saturday, September 30 from 10am until 2pm at the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans facilities on Airline Drive.
The goal of the STEM Fest is to ignite curiosity and interest of K-12 students in STEM, inspire educators with creative STEM learning, promote industry workforce development and increase awareness of STEM career pathways. This will be accomplished by engaging attendees of all ages with a variety of hands-on fun activities, workshops, and Saints & Pelicans activities. We hope to welcome more than 8,000 students, parents and teachers to this exciting, inaugural event!
Core Element is reaching out to YOU: our STEM partners and industry professionals to help make this a SLAM DUNK, WHO DAT SUCCESS!
The STEM FEST is an opportunity to showcase and highlight your organization/business, career opportunities and successes. The STEM Fest is also an opportunity for you to highlight and promote your organization’s commitment to the community and the importance that STEM plays in workforce development.
The STEM FEST is free for exhibitors.
The cost will be $12 per person this includes access to the STEM FEST and a ticket to a Pelicans game this upcoming season. What a BARGAIN!! Plus the Pelicans already lead the NBA in ticket sales via schools, so our expectations are HIGH! The Saints & Pelicans are donating a portion of the proceeds to Core Element. In return, Core Element is going to Pay It Forward by giving a portion of these funds back into the schools.
If you or your organization would like to host a school or students to the STEM FEST, The Pelicans are taking advance donations. 10 students for $120 Contact Pelican representative, Denton Hunter at 504-593-4748 or Denton.Hunter@Pelicans.com. Denton can coordinate support of a specific school preference, communicate with the students and schools regarding your donation and send pictures and follow-up for social media and website sharing.
Next Steps and other information:
Core Element provides kindergarten through 12th grade math and science teachers with the tools and resources they need to deliver hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities in the classroom. Core Element’s teacher professional development programs ensure that students receive the rigorous and enriched classroom instruction they need to encourage critical thinking and ultimately foster student proficiency and interest in STEM subjects and careers.
Since 2007, Core Element has trained more than 625 teachers and impacted more than 62,650 students. Through teacher professional development, Core Element is equipping the next generation of students with the STEM skills and knowledge to become truly engaged citizens in our community.
Learn more at http://core4kids.org/.
The 2017/2018 ISA New Orleans Section’s year will start soon. The ISA board has been busy meeting over the summer months to plan the year ahead. Details will be coming soon, but big things are about to come.
It’s going to be a whole new year:
We’re looking forward to getting the details finalized, and starting the new year. We hope that you will also be moving onwards and upwards with the ISA New Orleans Section in 2017/2018.
Are you seeking to fill Engineering positions? Are you looking for top quality Engineering Interns?
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the University of New Orleans is holding their Fall career fair.
This is UNO’s largest campus Job Fair of the year, with over 100 employers participating!
UNO anticipates a very large turnout from all of our Engineering disciplines, particularly from their upcoming graduates and recent alumni, as well as Juniors and Seniors who are seeking internships.
Early bird registration at discounted rate of $175 ends on July 31.
The attached registration form will guide you through the registration process. Please consider registering as a sponsor, so UNO can continue to provide connections for external career opportunities for our students!
Want to do more to help the ISA New Orleans Section? Consider becoming a Section Sponsor.
Sponsorship is only $150.00 per year. In addition to helping the local section, your sponsorship also provides your organization these benefits:
See a list of current sponsors here.
Ready to become a sponsor? Signup is easy. Visit this paypal link:
In addition we need a high-resolution company logo, and a short company abstract. Send artwork and company abstract to:
ISA New Orleans Section President
The Petroleum Industry Promoting Education (PIPE) organization is once again sponsoring a family fun eat and run to support the three local Children’s Museums. The 5k and 1/2 mile run/walk will be held at City Park in New Orleans on Sunday, April 9, 2017, starting at 8:30 am. Proceeds from the fun run will support the Louisiana Children’s Museum-New Orleans, the Bayou Country Children’s Museum in Thibodaux and the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany in Covington.
The ISA New Orleans Section is happy to support and promote this event, and we encourage our members to participate or volunteer.
Registration Form: Family Fun Eat & Run Entry form 2017
To learn more, view course map, and to register, visit: http://nolarunning.com/957-2/
New Orleans Section will not have a January general meeting.
The section’s executive committee has not been able to attract a quorum for any of its monthly meetings so far this operating year. Planning for general meetings has been a difficult proposition.
There is no doubt that a contributory factor to curtailment of routine operations has been the general dislocations in the oil and gas industry during the past months. The scant availability of members and officers—elected and committee chairman volunteers, alike—to attend meetings has had an impact on their abilities to participate in section activities.
The new calendar year might bring changes to section operations that could provide better information and guidance to readers in future editions of The Current Pneusletter.