President’s Message

By: Trapper Wilson

It’s a new year and we are off to a great start. As most of you know we will be hosting the Region VIII CRC here in Oklahoma City, April 27th thru 29th. In this issue of the Newsletter you will see a flier for the event. Please mark this on your calendar and be sure to register. We will be looking for volunteers so if you are interested please contact John Semtner or Joe Sanders. The CRC committee has done a fantastic job of planning this event and I think it will be a great showcase for our Chapter and our City.

Our January meeting was very interesting and informative. Dr. Khankari spoke on the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in pre-construction planning. I think everyone who attended could relate to the examples of system issues presented. It was enlightening to see that many of those issues could have been avoided at the design stage of the project using CFD. Our next meeting will be February 8th, and the topic will be Rebate Opportunities in Engineering. This should be a great topic that offers insight into our local utility’s rebate programs, and how you can bring more value to your customers.

There are many opportunities to get involved this Spring, and we hope you will participate. One area I want to highlight is Student Activities, in particular K-12. This is an area of ASHRAE that is so important to the future of our industry. We need to encourage young people to be interested in Math and Science, but also in HVAC. You can do this by visiting K-12 schools and talking with students about engineering, and your experience as an engineer. Our local Chapter also has STEM kits that are available. This is a pre-packaged kit that gives you the tools to make a presentation to K-12 kids. It’s very easy and will only take 1-2 hours of your time. This is a very rewarding activity and the impact is tremendous. Please contact Madison Schultz ( for the STEM kits, or if you visit a K-12 school let her know.

Don’t forget, the Chapter meeting will be on February 8th. See you there!

 CRC 2016

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Last Updated: 02/05/2017