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NO-LES Chapter Sponsorship Program



President's Message

Our February 21st dinner meeting will be on another NASA topic “The Sunflower Space Cargo Ship-Powered Solar-Ion Drives for deep Space Deliveries”. I think the presentation will complement the December NO-LES "NASA Rocket" presentation, but will show how Tulane won a NASA Engineering Competition using an interdisciplinary team of engineering students and professors. This meeting will also will be held in coordination with the Society of Tulane Engineers (STE). For more information on registration for this meeting, click here for meeting and registration details.

I attended Joint Engineering Society Conference (JESC) this past January 31st and February 1st in Lafayette, La. Sponsored by LES. At the Awards luncheon three of our Chapter members received honors: Mr. Ken Nelson for the A. B. Paterson Award in Engineering Management, Prof. Kim Jovanovich, the Andrew Lockett Award for Community Service and Mr. Craig Dooley, the Waldemar S. Nelson President’s Award. I presented the awards to Ken and Kim and the State President, Byron Racca, PE, presented Craig’s award. I highly encourage all of you to attend the JESC next year and to consider attending the GSEC this June.

The January 17, 2018 meeting at Andrea’s Italian Restaurant in Metairie, La was impacted by the freezing weather, but it went on as scheduled with all of the panelist present. Even though the turnout was lower than expected, the panel discussion; the ”Industrial and Business Outlook for 2018 and Beyond” was very interesting and informative. Our panel consisted of Mr. Paul Hinnenkamp, Entergy Executive VP and COO, Mr. Grady Fitzpatrick, Vice President of GNO, Inc., and Prof. Eric Smith of the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Mr. Ken Nelson, PE, President of W.S. Nelson Engineers & Architects was our moderator and did a great job posing questions to the panel that was both pertinent and relevant.

If your company is still interested in being in NO-LES Chapter Sponsorship Program for our 2017-2018 program term year, we are going to launch a great deal in January, a “Half Price for Half the Year Sponsorship” program. This will allow a company to get in on our web site and have their company logos displayed at our remaining five meetings for this term, click for more details here.

Nicholas M. Musmeci, P.E.

NOLES, Chapter President