ESS STREAM B MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY September 29, 1999
- Megan Howell Jones (President)
- Andrew Preston (V.P. Internal)
- Craig Rice - V.P. External (2B Elec)
- TJ Drennan (Treasurer)
- Chris Bowness - V.P. Academic (3B Mech)
- Chris Ross (Events)
- Kevin Maxwell - Secretary (2A Elec)
- David Black - Secretary (2A Mech)
- 3B Reps:
- Matt Gunther
- Jay Walls
- Gabriel Bowers
- Paul Nevlud
- 2A Reps:
- 1A Reps:
- Mike (Mr. Freeze)
- Roland V.
1. Uforia Tickets
were a pretty good success, Chris Bowness has two left unsold; rest have been accounted for. Another pub sit will be organized in a month or so.
2. Science and Engineering for High School Students (Proposed by Dr. Beer in the Physics department)
- Dr. Beer will give $450 in funding for this engineering day camp for highschool kids.
- will take place October 22 (Friday)
- will last approx. 6 hours. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- between 1 and 1000 students expected to attend!
- organizers from the E.S.S. will be needed to help look for more coordinators for the actually day of the event. We will try to achieve about 15 volunteers available per hour. Roland from the attendance list is the only non-participant.
- Dr. Beer needs an itinerary of what we would like to do with the students by tomorrow, September 30th.
- Dr. Beer would also like the day to be documented on CD. This will involve some people making audio recordings of discussions between engineers and high school students; digital pictures will also be taken for the CD.
- a panel discussion is to be organized including at least one representative from Mech, Elec and Comp of each year for questioning. This will probably take place in one of the Elliot Auditoriums or the University Centre. (Paul Nevlud and Roland V. are non-participants in this)
Places for Students to Visit (followed by member responsible for finding more info):
1. Robotics Lab (Megan Howell Jones)
2. Anachoic Chamber (Megan Howell Jones)
3. Cryo Lab (Matt Gunther)
4. Cad-Cam Lab (Matt Gunther)
5. E.S.S. (all members)
6. DSP Lab (Chris Singer)
Things for Students to See (followed by person to contact)
1. Co-op displays (co-op office)
2. Robots: (Mantis Chang, Kin Li) - T.J. Drennan and Andrew Preston to investigate.
3. Demo's: (Andrew Preston and T.J. Drennan)
3. Memorial Monument
a group of students from Chris Bowness' Mechanical Engineering class has decided to take on the Memorial Monument challenge. The competition is to build an area outside of the Engineering building for public speaking to be held in.
first prize is $7000.
Chris Bowness gives the group E.S.S. support.
4. Bug Push
The following points are taken care of:
- most of donations from sponsors coming tomorrow.
- Pepsi has donated $500 in pop.
- 8:30 ceremony to take place at starting line. Push initiated by breaking bottle of champagne on the bug. Dr. Miller will be pushing for the first 1/2 hour.
- SAE have been asked to prepare the bug for Friday (painting, pumping up of tires, removal of drivers side door.) They should be completed tomorrow night.
- van from Campus Security has been booked.
- vests (20) have been donated for the pushers and rollerbladers.
- poster boards (10) have been donated.
- Bug Push article to appear soon in "The Ring"
- Gabe is attempting to get nursing to put together a team.
- Paul is asking theatre to make a team.
These points still need some more planning:
- weather forcast for Friday is rainy. We still need to find tents. The ones available from the UVSS were destroyed in recent storm. Thrifty's tents are already reserved. Tent rental through Commonwealth Tents is an option although expensive.
- must be someone in charge of each team who will ride in the flag car and make sure that they are in formation.
- awaiting word of PA system specifications so that Manjinder's band can prepare.
- loud speaker to be picked up Thursday afternoon in the basement of Clearihue (David Black)
For September 30:
- announcements to be made tomorrow to each year about the Bug Push on Friday.
- in order enforce "no drinking and pushing" rule, teams will be checked for drunks before starting. Last minute announcements will mention the fact that pushers of the bug should not be intoxicated.
- poster party planned for 7:30 in the ELW to make 10-12 posters (4 of which will be for intersection warnings)
5. Flag Football
- all teams except one showed up.
- 9 T-shirts left.
- T.J. Drennan will give a shirt to Chris Singer and Robin Dosenberg for being referees; one T-shirt goes to NORTEL for their sponsorship.
- it was fun, too bad about the weather though.
6. Office Hours
- official office hours start next week!
7. Tubes and Wires
- next edition to be 8 pages (Chris Bowness' birthday issue.)
- Megan will write article describing Science and Engineering day planned for high school students.
8. Dynamic study skills seminar
1 to 2 hr. seminar offered to Engineers to teach better group working skills.
to take place sometime in November, no mention of cost yet.
9. Commerce Meeting
the United Way wants to extend the Bug's fundraising potential by making it into the world's largest piggy bank. The car is to be driven around town on a flat bed truck and be filled with coins.
this charity operation is going to be handled in part or all by Commerce.
there will be a meeting about it in Felicitas on October 4, 6:00 pm.
10. Additional Notes
the E.S.S. will look into the feasibility of buying a slurpy machine.
personal photos of the Executive were taken today, courtesy of Jay Walls.
E.S.S. will distribute Thursday night tickets for Evolution. $2 drinks; tickets are priced at $5 but will be sold for $4. $1.75 of that to go towards the United Way.