April 2019 Newsletter

April 09, 2019 8:11 PM | Anonymous

Please find the April 2019 Newsletter here.

As winter is gone and spring comes to CNY, our ASHRAE CNY Chapter monthly programs are also drawing to an end. Please join us for our last two meetings of the 2018-19 year in April or May.

March has been a busy month for the Chapter. First, we had a lot to cover in our March meeting on March 13th. Our Chapter thank FW Webb for their sponsorship for the reception hour before the main program! Daryl Schoellkopf with FW Webb also gave an in-depth presentation on Steam Trap Sizing and Selection Guideline. It was very well received by industry engineers and students from SUNY Canton and OCM BOCES, we were glad to have the students and their advisors joining us for the meeting.

We also dedicated our March meeting to our Chapter past presidents, several of them joined us. We sincerely thank them for their leadership for our local Chapter in the past and their continuous contribution to our current Chapter board! We were also honored to recognized the following two individuals: current Chapter Historian Bill and Garrett.

We were glad to present this our own Chapter Scholarship to Garrett and his family. This Soceity’s Chapter Scholarship is available to a qualified undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student or engineering technology student enrolled full-time at a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of the Central New York Chapter. More information about the ASHRAE Society’s Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship can be found here: https://www.ashrae.org/communities/student-zone/scholarships-and-grants/ashrae-society-chapter-scholarships

Garrett Fields from SUNY Canton won the Society’s Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year in the amount of $3,000.

William Walter, Chapter Historian (retired from Carrier), will be honored with the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award at the Society’s Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

We are also pleased to have our Chapter Hospitality Chair Robert attending the YEA Leadership Weekend 1.0 in Portland, Oregon in mid March with a scholarship from ASHRAE Region I. Please refer to his article for his experience from the weekend, and we encourage more local YEA members to take advantage of the scholarship and training opportunities ASHRAE provided. More information about ASHRAE YEA Leadership Weekend can be found here: https://www.ashrae.org/communities/young-engineers-in-ashrae-yea/yea-events-and-programs/yea-leadership-weekend

Our Chapter Sustainability Project at the Oswego County Opportunities’ Transitional Living Home om Fulton has significant progress the past few months. The new furnace has been installed with the support from our Chapter volunteers led by Charlie and other contractors. The newly installed furnace in the basement serves the first floor, and the new LED lighting fixtures are expected to be installed in the next month or so. Please refer to Charlie’s article for the progress of the Project.

To support local conferences and organizations, our Chapter sponsored $1,000 (Bronze Sponsorship) for the New York State Green Building Conference organized by SUNY ESF. We will have a table during the conference in Syracuse on April 17 and 18, please stop by if you are attending the conference.

Our Chapter sponsored Senior Project at Syracuse University has been going well, and it almost draws the final phase of the project. The board members are excited to hear from these SU senior students about their project and lessons learned before their final exam this spring semester.

Also join me to welcome our new members this month, we look forward to seeing you in our April or May meetings or summer events. Please refer to our Membership Promotion Chair Derek’s article for details.

Mr. Raymond A Hickey

Mr. Nitish Suresh

As spring is here, our annual Clambake and Golf Tournament is under way, the registration will be open soon. Please remember that out Annual Clambake is at the Spinning Wheel in North Syracuse. We are looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces there! If your company plan to sponsor, please contact Steve or Tim for details, we appreciate your continuous support in advance! Please refer to the attached flyer for details.

Finally, as ASHRAE Regional Vice Chair for YEA, I had the pleasure to visit and speak in Boston Chapter. As the largest Chapter in our Region, Boston Chapter is well organized and has great attendance in their monthly meetings (with their unique programs and scholarships as well). It was about 100 people during March meeting – excellent attendance and worth all other chapters in the Region to learn from. This is my last Chapter visit as Region I RVC YEA, I encourage all Young Engineers in ASHRAE to get actively involved in Chapter and Region and Society levels, because I believe you belong here and ASHRAE provides excellent learning opportunities for your career and life!

Please take the opportunity to look at our Chapter 2019-2020 Board of Governors. Hope to see you in our April meeting in Dinosaur BBQ!



Chonghui Liu

ASHRAE CNY Chapter President 2018-2019

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