May 23, 2018
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg
    4751 Lindle Road
    Harrisburg, PA 17111
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    As we kick off the summer, come help us celebrate the year and hear about ASHRAE moving forward.  This final meeting is to celebrate Women in Engineering, and I’m very excited to announce that our speaker is Jennifer Lather, a Ph.D. student at Penn State. 

    WOMEN in Engineering or Related Fields:  I’m reaching out to YOU.  You don’t have to be a member to attend, but come help support a fellow female Engineer.

    Presentation Title: Virtual Reality and Discrete Event Simulation in Healthcare Design.

    Virtual reality can be used to engage project team members, engage clients/future users, and provide feedback from operations into the early design. The use of data-driven methods such as discrete event simulation can be used to model complex dynamic systems and provide data on performance measures of operations, such as throughput. Lather will discuss her and her research team’s work using virtual reality for project teams, broadly, and specifically in the healthcare sector, where she specializes. She will discuss her work integrating these techniques and discuss limitations and implications for the industry.

    Jennifer Lather is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pennsylvania State University in Architectural Engineering with a minor in Computational Sciences. Lather has her M.S. in Architectural Engineering at PSU where she developed an ontology for Interactive Workspaces, technology-enabled project meeting spaces, and how they are used by interdisciplinary project teams. Her research interests are in modeling stochastic systems, studying how people use models, and understanding how technology and visualization impacts collaboration for diverse project teams.

    Social Hour: Beer AND WINE to be served. 5-6 PM
    Dinner/Announcements/ASHRAE Logistics: 6-7 PM

    Presentation (1 PDH/CE): 7 – 8 PM


    $32.00 Member Registration by Credit Card through Website

    $30.00 ASHRAE member registration by check or cash at the door

    $42.00 Non-ASHRAE Member Registration by credit card through website

    $40.00 Non-ASHRAE Member Registration by cask or check at the door

    $5.00 Student or Retiree Registration (credit card or cash/check at the door)

    $30.00 ASHRAE member registration by check or cash at the door

    $32.00 ASHRAE member registration by credit card