Girl Scouts STEM Expo
The Atlanta section of Wie was a program partner at the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta’s STEM Expo on November 5, 2022. Attendees interacted with a Van der Graaff generator, discovered the importance of atmospheric pressure, and more.
Printed Circuit Board Workshop by NCAB Group on October 4, 2022
This four hour workshop hosted by NCAB Group held at GA Tech covered a range of topics on PCB design and manufacturing.
Atlanta’s Science Festival’s
March 26, 2022 – Piedmont Park
The Atlanta Science Festival’s Exploration Expo is the “Atlanta’s biggest science party” and the culminating event of the Atlanta Science Festival. Over 15,000 curious kids and adults witness the wonder of science with more than 85 hands-on interactive science booths, live science demos, and shows from local organizations, universities, and companies.
Together with Region 3, the Atlanta Section sponsored the Curious Kids Zone, a place designed to inspire future scientists and engineers with STEM and STEAM activities specifically for ages 3 and older. We provided two exhibit booths “The Engineer’s Workshop” as well as the mobile exhibit IEEE USA’s MOVE truck.
Adventures in Science
November 21, 2021
Fernbank’s Adventure’s in Science was a fun day of making Robot Circuit Pins with fellow educators and science enthusiasts.
The Atlanta Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is having an in-person planning meeting Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:30pm EST. Please join the chapter officers in planning chapter events and activities for 2023. Volunteering to support and participate in event planning is a great way to meet chapter officers and learn how chapters plan and run events, as well as a potential route to holding a chapter office in the future. Room: 119 A/B, Bldg: GTRI Conference Center, 250 14th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30318
The most pressing question regarding autonomous vehicles is: will they be safe enough? The usual metric of "at least as safe as a human driver" is more complex than it might seem. Which human driver, under what conditions? And are fewer total fatalities OK even if it means more pedestrians die? Who gets to decide what safe enough really means when billions of dollars are on the line? And how will anyone really know the outcome will be as safe as it needs to be when the technology initially deploys without a safety driver? In this talk Prof. Philip Koopman of Carnegie Mellon University will discuss the factors involved in measuring and predicting autonomous vehicle (AV) safety. This includes risk acceptance frameworks, what people mean by "safe," setting an acceptable safety goal, measuring safety, safety performance indicators, deciding when to deploy, and ethical AV deployment. A framework for making a responsible deployment decision needs to include not just risk, but also deal with inevitable uncertainty, stakeholder inclusion, and an ethical governance model. The talk is a high level overview of the speaker's recently published book: How Safe Is Safe Enough? Measuring and Predicting Autonomous Vehicle Safety. Speaker(s): Prof. Philip Koopman, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/342577