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President's Message

March 2019

Spring has sprung! It's that time of year where trees start blooming, the day are warmer, and everything seems to be coming back to life! It's also an exciting time in our industry, as construction documents become reality before our very eyes. It can be stressful at times, but we are beginning to see the fruits of our labor in all of the buildings going up and the old buildings getting a new start. That, to me, is very rewarding!

I would like to thank Dr. Stephanie Taylor for her presentation this month on Learning to Love Microbes. It was quite different from our typical presentations, in that it we got to learn about the medical side of the HVAC world. We learned a great deal about how microbe diversity is the key to a healthy living environment for humans. As mechanical engineers, it is our duty to recognize this and incorporating this knowledge into our designs and equipment. The presentation was EXCELLENT, and we would highly recommend it to other chapters and organizations. Thank you again, Dr. Taylor!

February was a VERY BUSY month for Student Activities...Jim Rossetti, Tyler Tjong and Joe Fox attended 2 events at NJIT - one Resume Workshop and one Practice Interview workshop. They met with many students and were able to help them with their job/internship searches and explained to them that it would be beneficial for them to join a professional organization like ASHRAE. Our Student Activities committee also attended two career fairs - one at Stevens IT and one at Princeton University. We were able to reach 30+ students and show them the importance of ASHRAE and the benefits that it offers to both themselves and their careers moving forward.

Stevens IT is also interested in re-activating their student chapter, so we are working with their student body and faculty to make that happen over the next couple of months! We are very excited about this opportunity!

The Devils/Bruins hockey game was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out! Also, a BIG THANK YOU to NJ ASHRAE for sponsoring the event!

The next YEA event will be the New York Red Bulls soccer game on Wednesday, May 8th. They will be playing the Montreal Impact. Please look out for a flyer with more details over the next couple weeks!

A couple reminders...

Don't forget to "like" our new LinkedIn page! See here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ashrae-nj/

On Thursday, April 18th, we are having a PDH Day where you can sit for multiple presentations for 4.0 PDH hours towards your license. The event will be at the same location as last year (at Daikin's office in Jersey City). Please see the flyer located in this newsletter for more information.

This month's meeting is on Tuesday, April 2nd and is Student & YEA Night and we will be hearing from Benny Walsh of Price Industries, who will be presenting Displacement Ventilation in Schools. School districts around the country have adopted Displacement Ventilation as the standard design for their school systems and Benny will be teaching us everything we need know about this hot topic! See you all then and we are looking forward to another great turnout!

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." - Robert H. Schuller

Ryan Diaz