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  • Applied Probability and Statistical Methods

    This two-day workshop provides a practical guide for statistical methods useful for engineering and business. Techniques include probability models, determining distribution metrics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, uncertainty analysis, and forecasting. Applications include regression, statistical process control, reliability, design of experiments, evolution of belief, and data presentation and reporting. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Evaluate data in terms of appropriate distribution and its metrics
    • Evaluate experimental results and compare treatments
    • Understand “reject” and “accept” and associated Type-I and Type-II errors
    • Assess and represent uncertainty in data and in modeling results
    • Choose appropriate statistical tests for the application attributes

    Presented By

  • ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast: Integrated Building Design
    Length CEU
    3 Hours 0.3

    This broadcast explains what you and other members of the building team must do to advance high-performance buildings with improved design, construction and operations processes. Buildings that meet the needs of occupants and truly achieve sustainability objectives can only be created if the building community shares its knowledge and experiences.


    Major Topics


    Revision Master Format

    This section explores the comprehensive revision and implementation of MasterFormat 2004 numbers and titles structure. The basic program theme focuses on impacts to architects/engineers, contractors, suppliers, and facility owners that have interest in the preparation of Project Manuals for building construction.


    Content covers the following topics

    • Why MasterFormat 95 had to change
    • What guiding principles were used in the conversion
    • MasterFormat 2004 basics
    • MasterFormat 2004 application guide.
    • Implementation issues

    Integrated Building Design

    The quest of successfully providing a truly integrated building design (IBD) continues to challenge our industry and the built world. This program looks at these challenges, identifies barriers to success, and explores solutions to promote and achieve holistic IBD.


    Content covers the following topics

    • What is IBD?
    • Project delivery techniques
    • Design team structures
    • Design discipline cross-links and coordination
    • Hidden barriers
    • How do we make IBD work?

    Measurement and Verification of High-performance Buildings

    This talk explores the actual performance and lessons learned from the current generation of buildings designed to make a significant dent in energy consumption. The discussion looks at actual data and makes conclusions on the ability to meet design targets as well as the importance of defining and using metrics.


    The Design Process to Create Low-energy Buildings

    Creating low-energy buildings is about making appropriate design decisions. Using optimization techniques integrated with computer modeling, buildings can be engineered to minimize energy use. These design parameters include form, fabric, HVAC, and lighting to help guide design decisions while maintaining cost constraints.


    Creating Zero-energy Buildings for the Future

    To truly change the way buildings use energy, buildings need to give back to the energy grid as much energy as they consume. Creating these buildings is challenging and first requires minimizing loads and then adding renewable on-site generation. This discussion looks at the potential for low-energy buildings and the characteristics that will make them feasible in the short and long term future.



    • Don Rheem
    • Walter Grondzik
    • Charles E. Gulledge III
    • Drury B. Crawley
    • Paul Torcellini
  • Energy Systems Optimization Certificate Program

    This program is designed to help attendees understand energy fundamentals and optimize energy systems within a commercial/industrial building. This comprehensive energy management course focuses on the most cost-effective projects that are available in many facilities. Attendees will gain practical, cost-saving ideas that can be immediately implemented. Participants will discover how to identify and implement energy savings projects to optimize energy usage and reduce energy expenses.

    Presented by: OSU College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Alumnus Dr. Eric Woodroof Ph.D.

    Profitable Green Solutions (PGS) has helped over 400 organizations save hundreds of millions in facility-related energy expenses, thereby improving profits and reducing environmental impact. Dr. Eric Woodroof is the founder of PGS.

    Dr. Eric Woodroof has trained thousands of professionals in energy management and has accumulated best practices from 6 continents. He served on the CEM Certification Board for 14 years, and is on the editorial board for two major publications regarding energy. He has published several books and articles about energy management in commercial buildings. He has served as President of the Association of Energy Engineers, which is active in over 90 countries, with 17,000 members. Woodroof is the youngest member of the Energy Managers Hall of Fame and Chairman of the Energy Management Professional Council.


    Who Should Attend?

    This program is geared toward energy management professionals; Maintenance Managers, Energy Managers, and Facility Managers who are responsible for energy management decisions and are interested in practical cost savings techniques.

  • Grounding and Shielding of Electronic Systems
    Length CEU
    16 Hours 1.6

    Most engineers and technicians using or designing electronic systems have not had formal training concerning grounding and shielding techniques. Learning how to solve electromagnetic interference and signal integrity problems on the job can be very expensive for the employer and frustrating for the engineer. Most of the electromagnetic and circuit principles involved are simple. However, the complexity of many systems masks the logic and simplicity of possible solutions.

    This course: treats signals as currents; explains fundamental grounding, shielding, and signal routing principles; clarifies troublesome terminology; and demonstrates many techniques for identifying and fixing electrical interference problems. The principles will be described as concepts rather than theoretical equations. The emphasis on concepts will make the course useful for people with a wide range of experiences. Several interference mechanisms and shielding techniques will be demonstrated.


    Some of the Course Benefits

    This course will help engineers and technicians to:

    • Use logical procedures, more than ‘trial-and error’, to reduce noise problems
    • Improve the signal integrity of high-speed digital waveforms
    • Reduce the time and cost required to meet emission and susceptibility specifications
    • Determine the optimum grounding technique for both safety and low noise
    • Recognize that all electrical interference problems are caused by four basic coupling mechanisms
      • conducted, magnetic fields, electric fields & electromagnetic waves
    • Determine the correct connection for the shield on a twisted pair cable.



    Dr. Tom Van Doren is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) and a founding member of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory. He has conducted research and education in electromagnetic compatibility for the past 28 years. More than 18,000 engineers and technicians from 105 companies and government agencies have attended his “Grounding and Shielding” and “Circuit Board Layout” courses. Currently, 8 US and 9 foreign corporations are sponsoring EMC related research projects at the Missouri S&T EMC Laboratory. Dr. Van Doren has received two outstanding teacher awards from S&T, the Richard R. Stoddard award from the IEEE EMC Society for contributions to EMC technology and education, and he is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and Honored Life member of the EMC Society. Much of his professional work has been devoted to helping engineers understand, diagnose, and reduce signal integrity and electrical interference problems.

  • Nonlinear Optimization: Techniques for Engineering
    Date Location
    2020 Aug 10 - 11 Stillwater, OK

    This two-day workshop will be a practical guide for those using multivariable, constraint handling, nonlinear optimization. Most exercises are for 2-dimensional applications for visual understanding of the surfaces and methods, but the methods and techniques are scalable to high dimension. Several N-D examples will be provided. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Define the objective function (cost function)
    • Incorporate constraints (either hard or appropriately weighted penalties)
    • Choose an appropriate optimizer for application attributes
    • Choose appropriate convergence criteria and thresholds
    • Choose initialization and number of trials to be confident in finding the global optimum

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  • Nonlinear Regression Modeling

    This two-day workshop provides a practical guide for nonlinear regression modeling, with a focus on developing both static and dynamic models. Techniques include the development of first-principles, empirical, dimensionless group, ARMA, FOPDT, neural network, and human linguistic models. Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Choose appropriate concepts for defining the regression objective
    • Choose an optimization approach and criteria for convergence
    • Apply both data-based and logical criteria for model validation and model discrimination
    • Apply both batch and recursive model parameter evaluation
    • Design experiments for data generation that support model validation
    • Select an appropriate model design considering both order/complexity and in-use utility
    • Estimate model uncertainty based on data variability

    Presented By

  • Reverberation Chamber Technician Training
    Length CEU
    16 Hours 1.6

    Several standards including MIL-STD 461E, RTCA DO 160D, IEC 61000-4-21, and SAE J551/J113 permit the use of reverberation chambers for EMC certification testing.

    This hands-on course is designed especially for technicians who will be involved in radiated emission or immunity testing of commercial or military systems using reverberation chambers. The course concentrates on hands-on data gathering techniques and presents only enough theory to provide an understanding of how to use reverberation chambers for EMC testing.

    The course includes demonstrations, test setups and instrumentation, mechanical tuner operation and frequency sweeps, chamber characterization, and calibration measurements, in a series of hands-on experiments conducted in 4 to 5 person groups.

    The course corrects common misperceptions about using reverberation chambers for EMC testing

    The experiments and demonstrations are conducted in a small (2.5 x 4 x 7 feet) OSU reverberation chamber and an ETS-Lindgren SMART 80 chamber.

    After completing the course participants will have a thorough understanding of how to conduct EMC testing in a reverberation chamber. They will have developed a test plan for an immunity test with specified conditions and objectives. They will also have a permanent record of data collected and analyzed, and an extensive set of notes.

    The course length is 2 days (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM both Thursday - Friday. This is an intensive course. To gain full benefit from the course, please plan to attend the entire 16 hours of the course through 5:00 PM on Friday.

    Note: This course may also be used to provide basic hands-on experience to other EMC professionals who may not have had the opportunity to be properly coached in basic Reverberation Chamber practices.

    NOTE: Due to the time devoted to actual hands-on activity enrollment is limited.



    The course is hosted by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Oklahoma State University. Technical and equipment support is provided by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, VA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO.


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