Speaker Date Topic
COL. CRAIG V. BLEDSOE, P.E., CSP Apr 20, 2021
A Tale of Two Arrows

Craig is a Nominee for the 2020 Engineer of the Year Award, nominated by the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE) Anchorage Chapter.  At the request of the editor of CQ Magazine (a publication for active ham radio operators), Craig has prepared an article entitled “A Tale of Two Arrows."  The article is about the design and creation of two varieties of amplified handheld antennas used for communicating with Amateur Radio satellites orbiting overhead.  This presentation will be a preview of this upcoming article?

"A Tale of Two Arrows" and is about the design and creation of two varieties of 

More about Craig

Engineering Experience -2019

■ Consulted with the Dutch Safety Board on the shootdown of Malaysian Airlines MH17 by a BUK surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine.

■ Worked with the NTSB, ALPA, and Boeing Commercial Aircraft on MCAS flight control augmentation problems associated with the B737 Max program.

■ Designed and built a dual-band bi-directional amplified handheld satellite communications antenna which was a featured exhibit at the 2019 AMSAT 50th Anniversary Symposium near Washington, D.C.

■ Designed and implemented an emergency communications network using surplus radios to provide ARES with effective command and control for disaster scenarios from remote Nevada desert locations near the National Security Site (former Nuclear Test Site) and Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository project.  Five site visits and exercise events were accomplished in 2019.

Engineering Experience -2020

■ Invited to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) headquarters near Indianapolis, Indiana where I wrote Safety Engineering questions and answers specializing in aviation and transportation safety issues for BCSP’s international testing and training departments.

■ Designed and built a multi-band manually-rotated HF, VHF, and UHF disaster response rooftop antenna array that was featured as the lead article “Antennas in the Pandemic” in the September 2020 issue of CQ Communications Magazine.  Additional details provided below.

■ Continued work on an emergency communications network using surplus radios to provide ARES with effective command and control for disaster scenarios from remote Nevada desert locations near the National Security Site (former Nuclear Test Site) and Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository project.  Three site visits and exercise events were accomplished in 2020 in spite of COVID restrictions.

 

Maryrose Puglia, PT, DPT Apr 27, 2021
Ergonomic work station set-up to prevent injury
Ergonomic work station set-up to prevent injury

Join Maryrose as she shares how to set up your computer station to prevent injuries, including low back pain, neck pain, and forearm/carpal tunnel pain.

Maryrose has practiced Physical Therapy for more than 13 years.  She is experienced in treating most Orthopedic conditions, and also enjoys working with Total Knee and Hip Replacement patients.  She is also certified in Hawk Grips, a tool assisted soft tissue mobilization. 

Jon Jay Miller May 18, 2021
Grant Presentations
Dave Masters, Peter Herman, and Elke Friedman May 25, 2021
Educational and Vocational Scholarship program