Friday, May 27, 2016

Spartan Superway Forum at Solar 2016

At SOLAR 2016, the annual conference of the American Solar Energy Society ("ASES"), the Spartan Superway Summer Intern team will present a Forum, "SANE (Solar Automated Nonstop Elevated) Transportation" on Tuesday July 12th 2:00 to 3:45 PM in San Francisco.

If you would like to have your own work published, the International Solar Energy Society is supporting the ASES SOLAR 2016 Conference by producing an online Proceedings of the Conference. The Proceedings will be available to the public approximately 2-4 months after the Conference, both through the SOLAR 2016 website as well as through ISES. The Proceedings provides a great opportunity to give your work broad exposure to the U.S. and international community.
  1. The paper must be limited in length to 2-10 pages, and include all the basic sections (Title, authors and affiliation, abstract, references, keywords, etc.).
  2. The first draft of the paper is to be e-mailed to the address:  Please e-mail both a Word and a PDF copy.
  3. The deadline for the first draft is June 10, 2016. 
  4. Your paper will not go through a technical peer review by the SOLAR 2016 Technical Review Committee; however, the paper will be reviewed by the NOC to ensure proper formatting and length. If you would like your paper peer-reviewed before publication in the on-line proceedings please make separate arrangements for this.
  5. The NOC will provide you with any comments or feedback on the paper formatting by June 24, 2016.
  6. In order to cover the costs of the Proceedings, a $30.00 payment will be required for each paper.
  7. Your final paper, payment, and the Copyright Release Form must all be received by ASES by July 11, 2016.  You are welcome to bring an electronic version of your final paper, your payment, and signed copyright release form to the Conference in San Francisco and turn these in to ASES. SOLAR 2016 be on the 5th floor of the Intercontinental.
Note that the submittal of this paper is optional; it does not impact the status of your participation in SOLAR 2016. However, given the high quality of papers we have this year, and that this low-cost option will provide an opportunity for extensive distribution of your work, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this offer. ISES assigns a DOI number to each paper, so your paper will be officially referenceable and publicly accessible.

Furthermore, because of an ongoing relationship that ASES and ISES have with Curran Associates, hard copies of the Proceedings will be available for purchase a few months after the Conference. Curran also distributes these proceedings to libraries around the world and submits each paper to SCOPUS, which provides the authors with an even broader audience for their work.

I encourage all of you to take advantage of this offer.  Thank you for your support of ASES and SOLAR 2016. 

Note: This blog emulates a message from Dave Renne, Chair, SOLAR 2016 National Organizing Committee. For more details and templates, please contact Ron Swenson.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Welcome Brazilians 2016!

A big welcome to the Spartan Superway summer team from Brazil! We look forward to a productive time together for the next 2 months. We are eager to learn about you, your culture, and your aspirations for bringing what you accomplish toward sustainable transportation back to Brazil in the years to come.

Here are some of the things we will be doing right away:
  • Introductions all around, through your individual blogs
  • Helping the SJSU engineering students to reassemble the Spartan Superway prototypes at the SSDC (Spartan Superway Design Center) 
  • Identifying next steps to achieve a full size demonstration Spartan Superway
  • Organizing into teams to extend the work into the next phase of development
  • Selecting activities for getting to know Silicon Valley and the scenic wonders of California.
Stay tuned for more soon.

2016 Spartan Superway at Maker Faire

The Spartan Superway just completed its third year at Maker Faire. Thanks to all the team members, sponsors, mentors, and friends for making this Maker Faire the best yet for the Superway.

More about Spartan Superway at the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth" will be coming soon...