Logic PD and Johnson Space Center (NASA) Engineers to Jointly Present on Biomimicry at PDMA-Minnesota Event.
Logic PD and Johnson Space Center (NASA) Engineers to Jointly Present on Biomimicry at PDMA-Minnesota Event
MINNEAPOLIS – June 26, 2013 — Logic PD’s principal electrical engineer, Curt McNamara and George Studor, a senior product engineer with the Johnson Space Center (NASA) will present at the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) -Minnesota chapter event today, June 26. PDMA is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. McNamara and Studor will present on the increasingly influential discipline of biomimicry.
Biomimicry is the emerging practice that studies nature’s models and then draws on these designs and processes to solve human problems. Attendees will gain an understanding of key biomimicry tools, techniques and resources, and will have the opportunity to explore biomimicry lenses, such as structure, mechanism and system. Logic PD is hosting this event at its headquarters in Minneapolis. The event begins at 5 p.m. CT.
LogicPD uses biomimcry techniques for low power design, energy harvesting, optimization, and systems architecture.
For more information about PDMA and this event, visit http://www.pdma.org/p/cm/ld/fid=818
About the Speakers
Curt McNamara, P.E. is Principal Electrical Engineer with Logic PD, a Biomimicry Education Fellow, and a faculty member at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is a practicing designer with 30 years of experience in medical, commercial and industrial markets. An active Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers member, Curt received the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 for his ongoing work in education. He has created learning modules on modularity, biologically inspired design, and recently coached a team for the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge. Curt created and teaches the Systems Thinking course for the MCAD Sustainable Design Master’s program, and ensures every student going through the program gets solid grounding in the techniques of biomimicry.
George Studor is a Senior Product Engineer at the Johnson Space Center (NASA). His career has taken him to a variety of interesting places, from early career experience guiding requirements development and plans for Space Shuttle Orbiter’s ground inspections to managing the Sandia development and flight of Laser Dynamic Range Imager (LDRI), a 3D LADAR video system for in-space structural dynamics measurements of the International Space Station Solar Arrays. He is currently investigating penetrating imager technologies for characterizing damage in space structures, such as re-entry tile, and metallic, composite and fabric walls of manned pressurized modules. George is the Chair of the Natural Systems Working Group of the International Council on Systems Engineering, and works on autonomous inspection, repair and maintenance inspired by natural systems. He is also encouraging biological inspired solutions to astronaut adhesion.
About Logic PD
Logic PD is a product innovation expert with the ability to discover, design, develop and deliver market-leading products under one roof. Logic PD’s experienced team of creative problem solvers and cutting-edge modular technology products supported by its partner ecosystem enable companies to control costs, reduce risk and deliver innovative products to market faster. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Austin, Boston and San Diego. For more information, visit www.logicpd.com.
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