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November 2016 Info Exchange Meeting- 3D Printing Application Programming and Design

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BDPA Detroit Chapter

Information Exchange Event

November 17, 2016

The presenter for our November Information Exchange Event is Isis Washington. Ms. Washington will present on 3D Printing Application Programming and Design. 

     Isis is a 9th grade student at Grosse Point North in Grosse Point Woods, Michigan. She is also a student Scientist in the Ecotek Lab Program in Detroit, Michigan.  This past summer, Isis attended Purdue University to develop her skills and capacity in a broad set of Information Technology areas ranging from 3D printing to web programming. 3D Printing has revolutionized the marketplace. It takes a lot less time to bring product ideas to market. Today, a company or individual can conceive an idea at 8am; have it designed using a 3D modeling software by 11am; have a working prototype of the product in hand by 4pm. Isis has integrated her interest in 3D printing and virtual reality systems to design prototypes and develop applications that may help improve the design, implementation and management of renewable energy systems.

Ecotek Lab Program is a science research program located at Techtown Detroit. The program is for young inventors and researchers in grades 5 through 12. Student scientists work on projects aligned with the issues being addressed by world leaders at the United Nations. Website: http://www.ecotek-us.com
 

Virtual Reality Systems at NASA

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BDPA Detroit Chapter

Information Exchange Event

September 15, 2016

6:30 -8:30 pm

Techtown

440 Burroughs Street

Detroit ,MI  48202 
 
 
The presenter for our September IE Meeting is Bria Harris. She will discuss her work on Virtual Reality Systems at NASA. 
 
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Bria Harris, Computer Scientist

 

Companies, large and small, are working to assess the benefits of VRS, while at the same time, find and develop talent to fill the skill void. Bria Harris, a student research scientist in the Ecotek Lab program in Detroit, Michigan and a junior at Detroit Edison Early College of Excellence, was selected by NASA to participate in its Virtual Reality Academy. She is one of only eight students in the United States that were accepted into this unique program. NASA’s Discovery Lab Global VRA is a 12-hour, self-directed online course. The 12 hours are spread over six weeks, and contain tutorials in virtual world building, scripting, 3D modeling, and game design. The primary application development platform being used is OpenSim software. All projects are done in cooperation with a NASA virtual reality expert. Virtual reality technology is very important to space exploration. 
 
Being accepted into NASA’s Global VRA is a great milestone achievement for Bria. She has spent many long hours in the lab building up her capacity in designing and developing 3D virtual reality applications. Learning how to construct, integrate an animate objects in a 3D spatial environment is not easy. Bria has hands-on experience in developing virtual applications using Unity3D, OpenSim and LeapMotion software. 
 
Light Refreshments will be served
 

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June 2016 Info Exchange Meeting

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BDPA Detroit Chapter

Information Exchange Event

June 16, 2016

6:30 -8:30 pm

Techtown

440 Burroughs Street

Detroit ,MI  48202

      The Future of Technology:

Drones, Virtual and Augmented Reality

Presented by Dr. Jay Harrison

 

 

The discussion of aerial drone technology is ubiquitous in the media today.
Whether its military drone strikes in foreign countries,
near misses with aircraft or potential snooping on neighbors drone; drones are in the news!

This month’s BDPA Detroit Chapter Information Exchange Meeting is meant to be a forum to discuss current
consumer and publicity known military aerial drone capabilities as well as some of the concerns associated with them.

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Dr. Jay P. Harrison LHD

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