2015 Chapter E-Week Awards Banquet (1 PDH)

  • Friday, February 27, 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Grapevine Banquets (formerly Hearthstone Manor), 333 Dick Road, Depew, New York
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  • Subsidized rate for Erie-Niagara Chapter Members and their guest.
  • For NSPE Members who are not Erie-Niagara Chapter Members and their guest.
  • Free registration for our speaker, awardees and their guest
  • For non-NSPE members (and non-awardees) attending our dinner.
  • Students enrolled in engineering curriculum at two or four year college.

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2015 Chapter E-Week Awards Banquet

Friday, February 27, 2015


Grapevine Banquets
(formerly Hearthstone Manor)

333 Dick Road

Depew, New York

1 PDH Now Offered for Presentation Attendance


John Amend, PhD.

Co-Founder, Empire Robotics, Inc.

UB Mechanical Engineering '08


Keynote Presentation:

Flexible Gripping Technology for Collaborative Robots and Agile Manufacturing Automation

John's graduate research advanced robotic jamming grippers from initial concept to publication in top robotics journals, receiving coverage in over 200 popular news sources including: TIME, Scientific American, Wired, NewScientist, MIT Technology Review, and IEEE Spectrum. An Empire robot recently appeared on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon for a game of beer pong!



5:30 PM  Registration

6:30 PM  Dinner

7:15 PM  Presentation of Chapter Awards

7:45 PM  Speaker

Meal Selection:

  • Sirloin Steak
  • Parmesan Panga (seafood)
  • Chicken Marsala

All entrees are served with a house salad, mashed potato, fresh vegetable, warm rolls & butter, coffee / tea / soda

Dessert:  Specialty cake


  • Chapter members and their guest - $30.00 (chapter subsidized)
  • NSPE (non-chapter) members and their guest - $40.00
  • Student members - $15.00
  • Speaker, awardees and guest - Free
  • All Others (Non-Members) - $50.00

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