MN ASHRAE President’s Corner - July 7th, 2014

 As most of you are enjoying the summer of 2014  I look back at the wonderful year we have all had at MN chapter for 2013-2014.  I am proud to report to you the numerous accomplishments during this year.  Such as:

  1. The YEA training and leadership – we sent two YEA personnel to Dubai in Oct, 2013 and they talked about their wonderful experience and provided PP slides of their ASHRAE leadership –knowledge sharing with international fellow members.

  2. Several MN Chapter members including several students attended the ASHRAE winter meeting in NY city from January 18-22, 14. The students gave a presentation on their experience on “ Student Night “ organized in late March , 2014.

  3. The new Chapter Scholarship Endowment fund , started by the MN Chapter in Sept, 2013. I want to thank the MN Chapter BOG for finalizing this decision and making this happen for the Students of the local area who will be getting a $3,000 scholarship every year from ASHRAE as the income from this endowment grant provided to ASHRAE. We have also donated over $ 43,000 to ASHRAE research this year on June 30, 14.

  4. On April 8, 14 we hosted The ASHRAE president Tom Watson to come and talk to us about sustainability, high performance buildings, and shaping of ASHRAE future and its expansion to several countries around the world.

  5. I am most proud of hosting these Student/YEA activities-

    a. We had organized student meetings in Nov 19, 13, to talk about the Newest cancer research center at Univ of MN,
    b. March 30, 14 student night, Curling event and discussion of Ammonia refrigeration,
    c. the April 23, 14 event to discuss with Univ of MN students about developing leadership and Career in HVAC industry.

    We also awarded $ 2,000 scholarship to Univ of MN students in Aug, 2013.

I want to mention that I attended the Annual ASHRAE meeting in Seattle, WA from June 28 to July 2, 14 and attended Several Technical courses, technical seminars, conference papers  and Technical meetings. I also presented a seminar on “Clean room – Innovation in clean manufacturing” on July 1,14 and I have enclosed a picture with two other fellow presenters.  

In conclusion I want to thank the BOG and MN ASHRAE members for providing me a wonderful experience in serving you as your president for year 2013-2014. ASHRAE chapter- MN is a great organization with hard working volunteers that devote their time, energy and expertise to help their fellow members specially the young members and students who are the future leaders of tomorrow. I want to wish you all an enjoyable summer and a great start for next year starting in Fall, 2014.

I have enclosed picture of our ASHRAE Seattle meting presentation and also the picture of Butchard gardens that we visited during this trip to Seattle and Victoria islands.

Thanks again for a great year and Best wishes to you all for a great next year!!

Vin Gupta, President, July 7, 14

Below-seminar presenters at Seattle, WA - Dr Hu from Taiwan, Vin Gupta, Wei Sun and further below spectacular Butchard Gardens



YEA Twins Game
Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians
August 20, 2014
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Target Field
353 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403
$0.00 Student ASHRAE Member

$0.00 Non-ASHRAE Member


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