Presented the Status of the CT Section Revitalization at the ANS LSC Meeting

Shawn Downey presented the status of the ANS Connecticut Section Revitalization to the Local Section Committee at the ANS National Meeting in Chicago.  Two technical tours and 9 speaker meetings make for an exceptional first year back.  Congratulations to us all.


Connecticut Section Represented at the 2012 ANS Annual Meeting in Chicago

The ANS Connecticut Section Chairman and Secretary (Uli Decher and Shawn Downey) will represent the local section at the 2012 ANS Annual Meeting in Chicago from this June 24th through the 28th.  Anyone else who is planning to attend and would like to meet up, can email Shawn.

I hope to generate some tweets during this conference.  So why not follow me on Twitter?

ANS Connecticut Section First Anniversary Celebration!

You are cordially invited to a Celebration marking the First Anniversary of the ANS Connecticut Section Revitalization!  We will be renting the Thomas Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield, CT on July 13th, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM for this event with catering from Concetta’s Italian Restaurant.  The cost to members, friends and their guests is $25.  All of the details are provided this flyer.

We really hope many of you can join us for this party.  There will be no technical presentations this night – just good food, great beer, and questionable company.  We need to congratulate ourselves on a stellar first year:  9 speaker meetings and 3 technical tours as well as volunteer activities!  We are also starting our second year on a sound financial footing with seven Corporate Sponsors (so far!)

So please try to save this date on your calendars.  And RSVP as soon as you can so we can get an accurate head count for the venue and the caterer.  You must be 21 years old to attend.  See you there!

P.S. DRS Consolidated Controls has just become our latest Corporate Sponsor.  To all of our generous sponsors, Thank You! 

Photos of WIN and ANS Members at the Burns School

Photos of WIN and ANS Connecticut Section volunteers at the Burn’s School for Latino Studies on Friday June 8th are available.  Volunteers worked with the entire 5th grade (70 students!) doing age appropriate engineering related activities.  Everyone had a great time building paper rockets, making tin foil boats, and building towers out of pasta and marshmallows.

In my opinion, this is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.