Flu injections will be provided to GRCC staff (excluding students) on Monday, October 24, between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM in the Bookstore (Student Community Center). Reservations are not required. The cost to staff is $17 cash or check payable to GRCC. Priority Health participants will be covered for flu shots administered on-site on October 24th. Please have your Priority Health card with you, and Spectrum Health will bill on your behalf. Flu shots administered on October 24th will not be covered by WMHIP or MESSA. Contact Jan Benham 234-3905 (email@example.com) with any questions.
Foundation in San Antonio, Texas
Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Calkins Science Center Auditorium
IA report shows white majority at GVSU
The student population at Grand Valley State University has maintained its predominantly white ethnic background, according to data from the Office of Institutional Analysis (IA)… “Admissions reached out to me to go to GRCC and communicate and talk with their BSU there to see if some of those students there would be interested in transferring to Grand Valley.
The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will be hosting its next monthly Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, October 19, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in 108 Cook. Our speaker will be former GRCC student Brian Deurloo. Brian is the lead engineer in Ford’s automatic transmission development center, and he is currently working on “very new and exciting technology for Lincoln that will be coming out late next year.” The title and abstract of Brian’s talk may be found below.
This presentation should be of interest to students and faculty in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Automotive Technology. Knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and statistics would be helpful. Anyone from the greater GRCC community may attend.
Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.
Mathematics is with me every time I shift
ABSTRACT: In the world of manufacturing and design, mathematics is the backbone which governs the systems we build for use in the real world. As an engineer it is essential to understand how these theoretical models perform so that each design can be optimized to ensure flawless function in the presence of the many noise factors from manufacturing.
In this presentation we will look at the theoretical “nominal” design of an automatic transmission shift system through the eyes of the trigonometry and algebra that governs it. Synchronization of these “cord length” travels between the shift lever and transmission lever are critical to all of the aspects of the shift system function. Finally, we will use some computer generated normally distributed statistical distributions to add in the variability of the system components to understand how to bring the theory into real world practice.
GRCC’s nursing students will be conducting free blood pressure screening at these locations for staff, faculty and students. Please take the opportunity to help students gain practical experience and get your blood pressure checked.
Monday, Oct 17th 1:15 – 2:15
- ATC 2nd floor (by Art and Bev’s)
- Tassell M-TEC
- G2 Winchester Alley corridor
- Ford Fieldhouse Main level corridor (outside of gym area)
The English Department is hosting an event titled “Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People.” The event will be held on campus on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27. At this event, you will learn how writing relates to your future career, goals and interests. The workshop presenters come from a variety of backgrounds, and you will walk away with knowledge and tools that support your professional and academic success. For a full list of the 32 workshops and to find the time and location of the presentations please visit http://www.grcc.edu/whocares
Don Steeby’s Refrigeration class and Ron Stevenson’s Controls class had the opportunity to tour Aseltines Cider Mill in Comstock Park last Tuesday. The two classes are part of GRCC’s HVAC curriculum (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning).
The tour allowed Don and Ron’s students to see how cider is processed from apple to bottle. Students also observed the ammonia refrigeration system at work as well as the cold storage facility. They also learned how the refrigeration system is used through the custom-made pasteurizer.