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FINAL REMINDER: Life Members Affinity Group Luncheon

March 23 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Time for another of our quarterly Life Members Affinity Group Get Together Luncheons.

With all of the interest these days in drones, and the problems that have been experienced with them at several major airports worldwide, our topic for this meeting is to hear about some of the recent work going on within the Denver University Unmanned Systems Research Institute developing techniques for detection, tracking, and identification of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. 

Please note that this meeting will be held at in Room 201 of the Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science on the DU campus, 2155 E Wesley Ave, Denver. The building will be open for access beginning at 11:00 am. Street parking is available on Wesley Ave. and Iliff Ave.,  and pay parking is available behind the building, across the street directly north of the building, and a lot northeast of the building off Illif Ave.

Lunch will be provided as an assortment of box lunches from Panera. Please make your choice of ham, turkey, chicken salad, tuna salad, or vegetarian with your registration. Bottled water will also be provided.

Also, one of our Life Members, Phil Gold, will be coaching his team of Thomas Jefferson high school robotic students at the First FRC Regional Robotics competition at the Ritchie Center Magness Arena, only about 3 blocks North (at Jewell/Buchtel & Gaylord) of our meeting.

Phil has extended an invitation to all of our members (including their grandsons & grandaughters etc.) to drop in at the FRC USFirst competition before & or after our meeting.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Besides watching the competition one can wander among the “pits”, talking to these high school students, and watching the teams repair their robots.  More information on the competition can be found at http://coloradofirst.org/COFIRST/colorado-regional-first-robotics-competition/   and https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season  .  Qualification matches are 9 to noon and finals are 1 to 4 pm. 

For those with grandkids, many scholarships are available to students in this truly international program.  Besides for high school students, there are programs open to middle and elementary school students as well, with championship contests in Houston & Detroit.

There is a light rail stop just East of the Magness Arena.

We will also be joined in the meeting by T. Scott Atkinson, who is the Region 5 Life Member Coordinator, and Member and Activity Coordinator for the IEEE Life Member Committee.

Speaker(s): Erik Moore,


12:00 Lunch and Getting Acquainted

12:30 Erik Moore

Room: ECS 201
Bldg: Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science University of Denver
University of Denver
2155 E Wesley Ave
Denver, Colorado

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