20 Sep 2018

September 20th, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Notes taken by backbutton in vim

15 people in attendance, including: cookie, spacedog, shiranui, taylor, hellbacon, tank, caligula, skuld, tyrna, drewr, zurek, tali, vlad, neil, crystalclam

6:00 PM, On a Thursday, 2225 Kohrman Hall

Engineering expo

  • engineering expo is sept. 26 10 to 3

  • great opportunity for looking at jobs

  • you should go get resume checked out

  • cafe critique is at parkview cafe on sept. 21, 24, and 25 from 12 pm to 3pm

  • jcpenny has a suit event on sept. 29th

  • cookie gave me link here


  • mhacks is 3 weeks from now

  • you need to apply if you want to come

  • you won’t be able to go if you don’t apply

  • they may take some time to get back to you

  • talk to cookie if you are interested, as he is hosting a carpool there


  • plan 29 is scheduled for Nov. 10th

  • we have whitefox keyboard, dual shock controllers, meijer giftcards, etc. as prizes

  • we have had a lot of responses for overwatch and ssb

  • plan meeting tomorrow 2pm to 3pm


  • the jobs channel has two new jobs listed

  • one for college of health and human services

  • please see donna kaminski

  • taylor needs course packs translated to latex for accessibility

  • contact taylor at math-dev@wmich.edu

  • both job listings are in the jobs channel


  • wali(western aerospace launch initiative)

  • max will talk to us about this

  • they are looking for people to code software needs, especially microcontrollers

  • they have many subsystems, and need

  • they use beagle bones, arduinos and others as microcontrollers

  • those interested will run the software aspect of this

  • most of the coding is in c or c++

  • you are not required to put in a lot, but if finished will look extremely good on a resume

  • you can contact max here maximilian.h.brummel@wmich.edu

Other RSOs

  • IEEE has an arduino worksjhop at CEAS, including a soddering workshop

  • it is thursday 6:45 to 8:30

  • unfortunately this is right after our meeting

Six Sigma Training

  • six sigma green belt training is a training certification to improve business processes

  • it is very highly respected and will look great on a resume

  • register online here

  • registration deadline is oct. 12

  • next bullet is info from Anna Konstant

  • SIX SIGMA GREENBELTTRAINING WHEN: November 2-4, 2018 WHERE: Floyd Hall (Parkview Room) TIME: 8AM –4PM (FRI. & SAT.) 8AM –NOON (SUN.) OVERVIEW - Six Sigma methods increase productivity & enhance quality - Integrate principles of business, statistics & engineering - Master the use of Six Sigma to quantify critical quality issues - IISE Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate ANYONE IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION ONLINE Registration on or before October 12 $550 IISE Student Members - Must have member number $625 WMU Student non-member $850 Friends of the University Registration after October 12 $600 IISE Student Members - Must have member number $675 WMU Student non-member $900 Friends of the University REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.wmich.edu/ieeem Deadline to registeris October 26, 2018—NO REFUNDS Contact Anna Konstant for more information:

  • her email is anna.e.konstant@wmich.edu

WMU Signature

  • WMU signature goes on diploma for leadership, diversity, sustainability,

  • if interested, you will have to go to a series of talks to figure out which one to go into

  • you will then be assigned to project

  • this is all through experience wmu

  • it is free, and you could get funding to do projects

Drumming Up Membership

  • dr trenary wants us to talk to cs 1310 for tuesday thursday 4:30

  • vlad will do monday wednesday

  • tali will do tuesday thursday class


  • thank you to everyone who did the msp430 assembly

  • if in the class and struggling, see the people in this room, especially cookie and spacedog

  • there is a channel for 2230, but ping us in geeks if you don’t get a response


  • spacedog is delivering a talk tonight on ai programming, and kahrl will deliver one on writing c in atom

  • dinner is at wings etc.