Speaker: KC Jack Nave, Mechanical Team Captain of the SDSU Robotics Club, MECHATRONICS, Mechanical Engineering Department.
Topic: KC ‘Jack’ Nave (Mechanical Team Captain) presented along with a few of his teammates brought in the Team’s new AUV known as the “Perseverance” for inspection.
Speakers: Brian Alvara (President) and Victor Ciccarelli (CEO) of 3R’s Robotics (http://www.4dsci.com/about-pvp/ )
Topic: Present and demonstrate “real-time” virtual reality. 360degree 3D Virtual Reality Camera Systems is an area in which Brian and Victor have collaborated to provide services to SeaWorld and Google. They possess the materials, design capabilities, engineering know-how, and fabrication skills to produce specialized camera rigs holding up to 32 cameras, with capability to transfer data at rates of 2GB/second and display virtual reality-like experiences. These cameras are being used for underwater exploration and to enhance marine educational programs.
Speaker: Gwen Nero, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Director of Corporate Affiliates, Business Development, Industry Outreach, and Innovation. Topic: New SIO Public Outreach Programs and vision for industry collaboration.
May 25, 2017– MTS-San Diego Monthly Meeting Series
Speaker: Mark Fleming, Business Development Manager – Government & Military Sales, VideoRay LLC. Topic: The new VideoRay Mission Specialist Series (MSS) ROV which utilizes a system of interchangeable, modular components, communicating through a single intelligent network
April 17, 2017 – MTS-San Diego Monthly Meeting Series
Speaker: James Walton, sales manager of AML Oceanographic (formerly Applied Microsystems Limited) Topic: CTD deployments in Canada and Kuwait. Talked about UV based anti-fouling techniques.
March 16, 2017 – MTS-San Diego Monthly Meeting Series
Speaker: Kevin Hardy, Founder, Global Ocean Design, San Diego, CA. Topic: Chinese Exploration of Ocean Trenches
January 28, 2017 – Review of Students Applications 2017
The volunteer screening committee reviewed applications for the MTS-SD 2017 Summer Internship Program. MTS Members gathered at Sidus Solutions office to read and evaluate applications. Big thank you to Larry Hagstrom for hosting and to all the volunteers that participated.
Jan 19, 2017 – MTS-San Diego Monthly Meeting Series
Speaker: Jeremy Crutchfield, Senior Engineer, from the San Diego County Water Authority. Topic: News and updates from the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which on December 14, 2016 marked the first anniversary of the nation’s largest seawater desalination project!