“Red Bead Redux”
“Red Bead Redux” is a new twist on the original red beads experiment that Dr. Deming performed during his legendary four-day seminars on lean systems thinking. Jerry Manley and Jim Browne have found a new way to teach important lean lessons through the Red Bead Experiment, in addition to the classic lessons of the System of Profound Knowledge. Red Bead Redux is a must-see experience for lean systems thinkers of all experience levels.
“The Prime Event of Getting Organized”
Getting organized is simply a process of changing habits that are currently not working for you. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Soo Porter’s presentation, The Prime Event of Getting Organized, will help you explore ways in which you can change some habits that may not be working for you.
“The Grid – Is it Safe? Are You Safe?”
The national electrical grid is susceptible to damage by a coronal mass ejection from the Sun, cyber or physical attacks, et cetera. The grid could go down for up to two years, resulting in catastrophic damage and loss of life. Dr. Dale Partin will discuss national and individual protective measures we can all take to make us safer.
“Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children Associated with the Flint Drinking Water Crisis: A Spatial Analysis of Risk and Public Health Response”
Drs. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Allison Schnepp will focus on the recent Flint water crisis, including the timeline of events that lead to the crisis, an overview of their recent publication in The American Journal of Public Health, and the next steps we can take to provide relief for the grief-stricken community.
“Overview of the Textile Collection of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology”
University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archaeology holds a collection of 6,000 Egyptian textiles spanning epochs from dynastic Egypt to the spread of Islam. Kelsey Museum docent Dottie Sims will look at a variety of textiles, textile production tools and the societies and cultures that produced them.
“An Eye Candy Tour of the Solar System”
John Blinke, SEMM’s ‘President of the Universe’, delivers his annual State of the Universe address, a presentation of some of the amazing pictures recently returned by various space missions, primarily launched by NASA and the European Space Agency.
“The Empowered Mind”
Kimberly Kassner’s EmpowerMind is an innovative learning technology using interactive, experiential, right and left brain techniques, examples, and demonstrations to help participants comprehend how they, as individuals, can communicate best by capitalizing on their strengths. Participants learn to communicate and interact more effectively with colleagues, superiors, and family by understanding that each person processes information and uses various senses differently. Powerful interactions take place when people learn to communicate based on their unique learning style and that of the people they meet.
“Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Overview”
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a future U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, user facility under construction at Michigan State University. FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries in nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, and fundamental symmetries. Prof. Paul Mantica will discuss how FRIB will also produce isotopes for societal applications.
“It Starts with a Bicycle”
Doug Grosjean’s presentation will show how, without bicycles, there would be no cars. Bicycles and bicyclists led directly to the birth of the automobile, as well as other “modern” innovations such as political lobbying, paved roads, pneumatic tires, differential gearing, wire-spoke wheels, and even mass-production and model-year changes.
“Meet Miss Michigan 2015”
Emily Kieliszewski, Miss Michigan 2015, will speak to Mensans and guests about her journey in beauty pageant programs, which garnered her $40,000 in scholarships. She will also speak on her advocacy for childhood adoption, which began at age twelve when she helped write legislation on the matter.
“F/LOSS Every Day!”
‘F/LOSS’ – Free and Open Source Software [Linux] is running our phones, friend requests, tweets, financial trades, ATMs and more. Tom Lawrence will provide an overview of Linux use cases for the home and office. He will then open the floor for a question-and-answer session. Please visit the Penguicon Linux Load-in booth before and after the presentation to have our software experts load Linux on your laptop!