S. Kanetzky Engineering, LLC
(SKE) partnering with Presidio
ISD are proud to conduct the
fourth annual T-STEM engineer-
Facility Visits & Speakers
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Presidio I.S.D. T-STEM Engineering Camp
Novati Technologies is a research and developmen...
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David M. Cole, P.E.—Pickett, Kelm & Associates
David Cole is a senior structural engineer with Pickett, Kelm & Asso...
S. Kanetzky Engineering, LLC.
Camp Schedule
University Visits
The students in the program will visit with the engineering ...
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Presidio ISD T-STEM Newsletter 2015

Published on: Mar 4, 2016

Transcripts - Presidio ISD T-STEM Newsletter 2015

  • 1. S. Kanetzky Engineering, LLC (SKE) partnering with Presidio ISD are proud to conduct the fourth annual T-STEM engineer- ing camp. SKE encourages participants to explore opportunities in science and engineering careers by ex- posing them to college visits, and guest speakers. In addition, students will be able to explore actual facilities, com- panies, research centers and in- teract with professionals in vari- ous scientific fields. SKE also provides students with the opportunity to tour the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Texas State Uni- versity campus. At each uni- versity the students will get to hear from the leaders of the school’s engineering programs. We hope that this program acts as a catalyst for these students to become lifelong learners and to enjoy careers in the fields of science and engineering. 2015 Presidio ISD T-STEM Engineering Camp Chief Sponsor: AEP Texas A big thank you goes out to AEP Texas for sponsoring this year’s Presidio ISD T-STEM Engineer- ing Camp. By sponsoring this program, AEP Texas is investing in human capital to help educate these soon to be scientists and engineers. AEP Texas is connected to and serves more than one million electric consumers in the deregu- lated Texas marketplace. It's headquartered in Corpus Chris- ti, with regulatory and external affairs offices in Austin. Major cities served include Corpus Christi, Abilene, McAllen, Harlingen, San Angelo, Vernon, Victoria and Laredo. As an energy delivery compa- ny, AEP Texas delivers elec- tricity safely and reliably to homes, businesses and industry across its nearly 100,000 square mile service territory in south and west Texas. AEP Texas also maintains and re- pairs its lines, reads electric meters, and handles connec- tions and disconnections as directed by the Retail Electric Providers (REPs) selling elec- tricity in the area. S. Kanetzky Engineering, LLC. June 22, 2015 Presidio I.S.D. T-STEM Engineering Camp Insert SKE Logo here
  • 2. Facility Visits & Speakers Page 2 Presidio I.S.D. T-STEM Engineering Camp Novati Technologies is a research and development manufacturing facility which helps customers develop special application computer chips for mobile phones, the defense industry, and the medical industry. Novati uses a clean room environment and employs a highly educated staff to develop cutting edge technologies that will be seen in future hi-tech products. Speaker: Henry Watts, Facilities Manager Austin Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center offers a five year apprenticeship program that provides both classroom and on the job training for future Electricians in Central Texas. Speaker: Jim Stricklan Jim Stricklan is Training Director of the Austin Electrical JATC Training Center in Austin, Texas. Jim was a Construction Technology Instructor at San Jacinto College, and has served as a Vocational Instructor, an As- sistant Principal, and as a Principal in public schools. He began a Construction Technology Program at Austin Independent School District; the program has been instituted at one campus and AISD is building a Construc- tion Technology Building that will house Electrical, Plumbing/Pipefitting, Welding, and Carpentry. He also serves on a number Construction Industry Advisory groups to promote synergy for the next generation. The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only marine research institute dedicated solely to advancing the long-term sustainable use and conservation of the world’s ninth-largest body of water. Through its innovative “Harte Model” HRI integrates outstanding sci- entific research with public policy to provide international leadership in generating and disseminating knowledge about the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and its critical role in the economies of the North American region. Speaker: Dr. Larry McKinney Dr. McKinney received his doctorate from Texas A&M University in 1976. He is the Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, leading an inter- disciplinary team that integrates science, policy and socio-economic expertise to assure an economically and environmentally sustainable Gulf. Over the last five years Dr. McKinney chaired: the Ecosystem Assessment and Integration Team of the Gulf Alliance, the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Commit- tee, and the Texas Sea Grant Science Advisory Committee. He is a member of NASA’s SSC Applied Sciences Steering Committee and board member and past president of the Texas Academy of Sciences. Pfluger is a Texas-based, award-winning architecture firm with extensive experience in educational facility planning, design, and construction administration. They are well-versed in the challenges facing educational institutions today. Pfluger’s goal for every project, whether renovating an existing building or constructing a new campus, is to create learning environments that fully integrate the institution’s mission, develop teaching spaces that enhance instruction and promote collegiality, and design schools that improve the overall quality of student life. 3M is fundamentally a science-based, global innovation company whose innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. 3M produces thousands of imaginative products, and is a leader in scores of markets - from health care and highway safety to office products and abrasives and adhesives. Austin is the global headquarters of the 3M Electronics and Energy Business Group.
  • 3. Page 3 David M. Cole, P.E.—Pickett, Kelm & Associates David Cole is a senior structural engineer with Pickett, Kelm & Associates, Inc. He has been responsible for the structur- al engineering design of public K-12 schools, industrial manufacturing facilities, commercial buildings, churches, fire stations, public works facilities, athletics and sports facilities. Mr. Cole received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engi- neering from the University of Arizona, is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and California, and is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas. Don Minnis, EIT– SKE Mr. Minnis graduated from the University of Houston in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineer- ing. In 2009, he moved to Maryland where he gained 4 years of consulting engineering experience in power distribution, instrumentation, and process control system design of projects relating to water resources, wastewater treatment, and envi- ronmental treatment systems. He currently works at SKE as an Electrical Engineer. Kyle Spears– Independent Bank Mr. Spears graduated for the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Fi- nancial Accounting. He has since then worked at various different banks in the Austin area working his way through the ranks to his current position as Senior Vice President of Independent Bank. Independent Bank handles many of the fi- nancial needs for the Mesa Oaks Office Complex site. Chad Black, P.E.– SKE Mr. Black graduated from the Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechani- cal Engineering. In 2013, he completed an OSHA-10 class. Mr. Black is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Texas. Additionally, Mr. Black holds a NCEES registration and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He currently works at SKE as the Director of Mechanical Engineering. Andy Hall– SKE Mr. Hall attended Austin Community College to receive an Associate’s Degree in Drafting. He has worked at a Drafting and Electrical Design status with engineer supervision on various commercial project types on such as: Data Centers, Shell Buildings, Tenant Finish Out Spaces, Kitchens, Small Gas Stations, Telecomm HUBS, Warehouses, a Recycle Center, Churches, Funeral home, Veterinary clinic, various Car Dealerships, and renovations at a Texas Ice Cream Mak- er. He currently works at SKE as an Electrical Designer. Guest Speakers Steve Kanetzky, P.E.– SKE Mr. Kanetzky graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1981, he completed a four-year electrical apprenticeship program with the IBEW and is licensed as an Unrestricted Master Electrician by the State of Texas. Mr. Kanetzky is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Texas. In addition to his managerial responsibilities as President of SKE, he continues in the role of Senior Electrical Engineer and Project Manager. Gary Cernosek– IBM Mr. Cernoseks’ experience includes working for large enterprise companies, a private start-up that went public, and a 15- person training & consulting firm. His professional mission is to advance the practice of team-based software develop- ment to be a more collaborative and business-respected discipline through the use of modern methods and automated tools. Nick Bush– Texas A&M University Mr. Bush is a sophomore Industrial Distribution major at Texas A&M. His main focus and academic interests lie in Engi- neering Management and sales. Outside of school, he is a member of the Corps of Cadets, and enjoy running, backpack- ing, and camping or really anything outside in the fresh air. Pete Tao-Qualcomm Atheros Mr. Tao is the hand's on product management leader with complete life-cycle management responsibilities for business that has grown to over $500M in annual revenue. He has demonstrated results for achieving business objectives through the blending of customer and market needs with technical achievement. Effective senior-level manager engendering loy- alty from his team and respect from across the organization.
  • 4. S. Kanetzky Engineering, LLC. Camp Schedule University Visits The students in the program will visit with the engineering departments of the universities seen above. Monday, June 22 8:00AM –8:30 AM SKE Introductions 9:00-9:30 AM SKE Mechanical Engineering Chad Black 9:30-10:00AM SKE Electrical Engineering Don Minnis 10:30-11:00 AM SKE Transition to College Nick Bush 12:00-1:00 PM Lunch at the UT Club 2:00- 3:00 PM University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering 4:00 PM NOVATI Tour Henry Watts—Facilities Manager Tuesday, June 23 8:00 - 9:00 AM Structural Engineering– Pickett, Kelm & Associates, Inc David Cole—IPE 9:00-10:00 AM Civil Engineering 10:00-11:00 AM Software Engineering Gary Cernosek—IBM Pete Tao—Qual Com 11:00-11:30 AM Texas Association of Gifted and Tal ented 2:00-3:30 PM 3M Tour High Voltage Lab, Utility Plant, Innovation Center Pat L. Patschke—Master Technician 4:00-5:00 PM Mesa Oaks Office Complex Tour Kyle Spears—Independent Bank Wednesday, June 24 8:00-10:00 AM JATC Tour– Jim Stricklan 10:30-11:30 AM Delta Pilot– Doug Evans 1:00-2:00 PM Pfluger Architects– Brad Pfluger 3:00-5:00 PM Texas State– Ingram School of Engineering 5:00 PM Travel to Corpus Christi Thursday, June 25 8:00 - 9:00 AM Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Larry McKinney—Director HRI 10:00-11:30 TAMU Corpus Christi Engineering Dept. Dave Selim—Program Coordinator 1:30-5:00 PM AEP Tour Friday, June 26 7:30-11:30 AM Travel to San Antonio 1:00-4:00 PM University of Texas at San Antonio- Dwain Rogers Samuel Spears– Camp Director Samuel Spears is a sophomore undergraduate marketing major at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University and a life member of the Sigma Nu fraternity He plans to graduate in May 2018 and also plans to attain a minor in real estate. Samuel was born and raised in home state of Austin, Texas. Samuel received his Eagle Scout award, the highest honor attainable in Boy Scouts, in 2013 where he learned his expertise in organization and governance. Samuel is always looking for an opportunity to get active and head outside. Dwain Rogers– UTSA Mr. Rogers attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1990, and went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1993. Since the spring of 2012, Dwain has worked as a Research Director for the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Institute performs cutting edge research on a wide variety of energy issues, challenges and opportunities facing the San Antonio community. Doug Evans– Delta Air Lines Pilot Doug Evans graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineer- ing. He then became a T-38 Instructor Pilot C-130 Pilot in the Air Force for eight years. Currently Mr. Evans is a pilot for Delta Air Lines.

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