Sala Thai Dinner with Haas Director of Entrepreneurship Rhonda Schrader and Eric Munsing

Sala Thai  - just 1 block north of Spring Happy Hour @ DC Reynolds
3716 Georgia Ave, N.W. Washington, DC 20010
Metro: Georgia Ave Petworth on yellow/green across the street
Parking: $6 Spothero Lot @ 3664 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Parkme lot @3801 Georgia Ave NW price unknown

Come join us for post-happy hour dinner just a block north at Sala Thai.   Meet three guests from U.C. Berkeley campus who are in town for the Coalition for National Science Funding Day -  the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business,  Rhonda Shrader and PhD student and NSF Graduate Student Fellow, Eric Munsing (Civil and Environmental Engineering) with the Energy, Control, and Applications Lab at UC Berkeley.  Michelle Moskowitz, Director of Advocacy & Institutional Relations from the Chancellor's  Office of Government and Community Relations will be accompanying them. Michelle, Rhonda and Eric plan to stop by the happy hour before dinner - will just walk up next block to Sala Thai.

Rhonda Shrader is representing the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-CORPS) Program.  The University of California Berkeley, University of California San Francisco and Stanford University are collaborating on an educational program aimed at commercializing science and technology research and fostering innovation locally and nationally thanks to two consecutive three-year, $3 million grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that commenced on March 1, 2013. The primary goal of the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) is to increase the impact of NSF-funded research by setting up innovation ecosystems within universities that will train the next generation of entrepreneurs, encourage partnerships between academia and industry and commercialize science and technology. The resources of the program are available to NSF principal investigators and their graduate students as well as to Bay Area and national startups.   Read more about the program.<>

 Eric Munsing will be discussing the Optimal Design of Wireless Sensor Nodes. This new printable battery for wireless sensor nodes fits in the palm of your hand and can be attached to a hot pipe in a factory, for example, and harvest the energy from it, store it, and use it.  This is a joint project of Eric’s and the Energy, Control, and Applications Lab at UC Berkeley.  Eric, who will receive his PhD later this year and intends to start a company, developed an algorithm for reducing the size and cost of energy storage systems for wireless sensor nodes, and demonstrated a 55% reduction in the size and cost of the sensor design. This work is part of the Advanced Manufacturing for Energy (NNMI) Flextech Alliance research consortium, with sponsors including NSF, DOD, and industry partners including Intel and American Semiconductor.  Eric says, "as we develop the ability to connect more devices to the internet, many opportunities are opening up for remote sensors that can improve the output and reliability of factories, farms and infrastructure systems."  This project illustrates what researchers mean by "smart infrastructure" and how future technologies can be applied to different industries and improve all our lives.

May 17, 2017 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sala Thai
3716 NW Georgia Ave
Washington, DC 20010
United States
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