ASHRAE Program Announcement
Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:30 pm: Check-in & Dinner
6:00 pm: Presentation
Fireweed Business Center
725 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503
November 2018 Alaska Earthquake – Lessons Learned Panel
Our A4LE membership has been invited to attend a joint ASHRAE and IAPMO meeting this month in Anchorage that is focusing on the lessons learned from the November 30, 2018 earthquake.
They have assembled a panel of Inspectors, Engineers, and Owners to talk about what they saw after the earthquake during facility and site inspections, repairs and fixes implemented, and lessons learned. The panel will include engineers and representatives from MOA, AWWU, and Enstar. Attendees are encouraged to share what they saw in the field as well best practices moving forward. Pictures can be forwarded to Tracy McKeon in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The plan is to document the items discussed and have it available as a living document for future reference.
Please RSVP to Tracy McKeon at: email@example.com
by noon on Wednesday, January 23rd
For more information, download the invitation
May 29-31, 2019
The Sky Is the Limit: Growing Healthy Learning Environments
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
Book your room!
Call for Presentations
Individual growth doesn't happen at a singular level. Taking a holistic approach to learning, we will examine and consider the elements that both encourage and engage or limit a student's potential.
Thoughtfully designed environments pay heed to not only the intellectual needs of a student, but also their social, cultural, and physical well-being, allowing the kind of foundational growth that will carry them successfully into a lifelong pursuit of learning – where the "Sky is the Limit". The Pacific Northwest Region is excited to announce that our call for presentations is now open for our Regional Conference, set for May 29-31, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Saskatoon, SK.
We encourage association members, as well, as interested firms and districts/divisions to submit your proposals for a presentation.
Submit your proposal!
Submissions Due: February 28, 2019
School of the Future Competition
I am writing to encourage you to get involved in the Association for Learning Environments' School of the Future Competition for middle school students. You can do this in a number of ways:
- Recruit Middle School Teachers/Teams to participate. Information on how to enter, promotional videos, curriculum and much more can be found at here.
- Volunteer as a mentor. This is an exceptionally rewarding experience. These kids are great and very appreciative of any help we give them. We currently have teams signed up from Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Wasilla. Please contact me if you are interested in mentoring and I will help you connect with a nearby team.
- Volunteer as a judge. I am looking for a few individuals to judge the competition. This involves reviewing each proposal, attending the interviews, and scoring each entry. This activity will probably happen in early January. Please contact me if you are interested in judging.
Alaska has had phenomenal success in the several years we have participated, winning the international competition both times and creating peak learning experiences for Alaska's middle school students. Support from the community and members is a big part of that success. Please contact me if you want to get involved.
Jason A. Gamache
Alaska Chapter – SOF Coordinator