Webinar: Design and manufacturing of advanced composite spacecraft

When: March 16, 2016, 2:00PM

Presenter: John O’Connor, director, product and market strategy, aerospace and defense, Siemens PLM.

Sponsor: Siemens PLM

Source: CompositesWorld

Significant disruptions are occurring in the space market that include important advances in the use of composite material technologies. Industry experts recognize that the use of carbon fiber, and other composite materials, is growing significantly in spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and virtually all other spaceflight-related applications. This trend is being driven by a requirement to decrease weight, increase payload and reduce fuel requirements. This webinar will discuss how the use of composite materials creates unique challenges for both engineering and manufacturing, and provide an overview of the specialized technology that is necessary to address these challenges. Learn how Siemens PLM Software is being used to help companies meet the growing need for composite design and manufacturing solutions in spaceflight applications.

Primary topics include:

  • Industry trends related to design and manufacturing of spacecraft, satellites and launch vehicles
  • Understanding best practices of composite design and engineering in spaceflight applications
  • How technology can support the optimization of designs for performance and manufacturability

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Event: Techno-Vernacular Creativity and STEAM

When:   Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 12:00 pm
Where:  Harvard Law School campus, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (Room 2036)
Host:     Harvard Berkman Center
Speaker: Dr. Nettrice Gaskins, STEAM Lab Director at Boston Arts Academy

This event will be webcast live here at 12:00 pm

Dr. Gaskins discusses her model for ‘techno-vernacular’ creative production as an area of practice that investigates the characteristics of this production and its application in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) learning. Her research consists of a study involving workshops conducted between 2013 and 2014 that sought to examine the impact of the following combined methods

a) culturally situated design, which connects vernacular art and crafts with standards-based STEM principles and allows users to simulate and develop their own creations;

b) art-based learning, which is effective in stimulating the development of 21st century skills such as creativity, learning, and innovation; and

c) educational applications of new technologies on underrepresented ethnic groups’ learning in STEAM. She has applied this research in her work as STEAM Lab Director at Boston Arts Academy.

More details about this event and speaker, please visit: Harvard Berkman Center.

Harvard IACS Seminar: Smart Home Robots

When:        Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 1 – 2 p.m.
Where:       Harvard SEAS Campus Maxwell Dworkin Bldg. G115, Cambridge MA
Host:          Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science
Speaker:    Chris Jones, director of strategic technology, iRobot Corporation

Details:
The Smart Home market is forecast to be a multi-hundred billion dollar market by 2025, with a typical family home containing more than 500 connected devices and sensors by that time. From connected lights and thermostats, to cameras and HVAC circulation vents, to door locks and chore robots. While this market is currently seeing rapid growth with compelling market forecasts, to hit these forecasts and to achieve long-term viability, the ecosystem will need to address growing complexity and usability challenges. It is not practical to assume the average consumer will be willing and able to configure the multitude of low-level interactions between hundreds of diverse connected devices to achieve desired high-level smart home functionality. This talk will outline how incorporating a physical understanding of the home (e.g., maps) built and maintained by home robots can help address these challenges.

( Resources: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/calendar/event/83611 )