Latest Past Events

LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Tour

City: Richland

Abstract: (From the website:) The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was designed to open the field of gravitational-wave astrophysics through the direct detection of gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. LIGO’s multi-kilometer-scale gravitational wave detectors use laser interferometry to measure the minute ripples in space-time caused by passing gravitational waves from cataclysmic... Read more

IEEE / PNNL Teamup for BARchitects Lego League

City: Pasco

Join Mid-Columbia Libraries and Brews Taphouse the third Wednesday of the month this summer for an evening of themed LEGO-building, craft beers, and fun! Teams of six or less can compete. It's free to play, and LEGOs are provided. IEEE can support purchasing appetizers for the group - alcohol must be purchased on an individual... Read more

Substation Cyber Security Standards and the IT/OT merge

City: Richland

Co-sponsored by: IS5 Communications There are currently two cyber security standards that support Utility systems - NERC CIP and the lesser known IEC 62443 (ISA 99).  These were created to provide a framework to design, integrate and run cybersecurity defensive systems and training for substation personnel. To complicate matters, your traditional IT engineer has no... Read more