UPCOMING INNOVATION DISTRICT EVENTS

Online Events

Register to attend the Oklahoma City Innovation District Student Showcase on Autonomous Systems. This series will highlight student research projects on autonomous system technologies and allow for meaningful interaction with the students to gain a better understanding of their research. For the month of June, we are holding two virtual sessions in partnership with The University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology, Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling (CASS). Each session will include two presentations along with time for Q&A. Details about each session, along with registration links, are included below. Registration is free, but is limited for each session, so don’t wait to sign up!

Thursday, June 11th, 1-2pm

Improving Wind Speed Estimates from Weather Sensing, Rotary-Wing UAS 
Presented by Tyler Bell

Tyler is a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and a Meteorology Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His work focuses on algorithm development to improve weather observations from UAS and ground-based remote sensors. This talk will focus on work that is being done to improve wind speed measurements from profiling UAS.

The CopterSonde: An innovative UAS for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Observations
Presented by Antonio Segales

Tony is a Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His research focuses on the design and development of the CopterSonde, which is a unmanned aircraft system designed with the purpose of sampling thermodynamic and kinematic parameters of the lower Earth’s atmosphere, with a focus on vertical profiles in the planetary boundary layer. In his talk, Tony will discuss how incorporating innovative adaptive sampling techniques and optimizing sensor placement into the design of the CopterSonde resulted in a system comparable to radiosondes but with improved spatiotemporal resolution.

Moderated by Elizabeth Pillar-Little, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, School of Meteorology & Atmospheric Radar Research Center
Assistant Director, Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling (CASS)
The University of Oklahoma

Thursday, June 25th, 1-2pm

Evaluation of Arctic Stable Boundary Layer Dynamics During the 2018 ISOBAR Campaign
Presented by Brian Greene

Brian is a Meteorology Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His primary project focuses on characterizing turbulence based on measurements of temperature, humidity, and wind speed from remotely piloted aircraft systems. In his talk he will present preliminary results using data from the 2018 ISOBAR field campaign that took place above the sea ice off the Finnish island of Hailuoto that indicate that clouds in the wintertime Arctic boundary layer have strong implications on low-level turbulence when compared with cloud-free conditions, which could have significant outcomes for improving how numerical weather prediction models represent stable boundary layers.

Low-Cost Sensor Integration for Autonomous Exploratory Studies of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
Presented by Gustavo Britto Hupsel de Azevedo

Gustavo is a Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. Gustavo’s main research focus is on integrating sensors and designing sampling systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). He will present on a low-cost, open-source autonomous sampling system for atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.

Moderated by Phil Chilson, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Meteorology & Atmospheric Radar Research Center
Director, Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling (CASS)
The University of Oklahoma

In the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our local community, we have decided to postpone all in person Innovation District sponsored events for the time being.

Thank you for your understanding.

PAST INNOVATION DISTRICT EVENTS

SPARK Innovation District Happy Hour

February 18, 2020

The February Spark Innovation District Happy Hour is headed to Parlor OKC on Feb. 18. Join us from 4-6 p.m. to enjoy some drinks and meet other innovative people from our community.

A special thank you to the sponsor of this happy hour, INSURICA!

4:00pm – 6:00 pm 

Parlor OKC

11 NE 6th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

SPARK Innovation District Happy Hour

January 21, 2020

It is a new year and time to spark some new connections. Join us at Embassy Suites from 5-7 p.m. for drinks and networking. The first 50 guests get a free drink, and rumor has it there will also be free Hideaway Pizza. See you there!

 

5:00pm – 7:00 pm 

Embassy Suites

714 N Phillips Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

A Very Happy Hour

November 19, 2019

Happy Hour at Vanessa House Beer Company. Join us from 5-7 p.m. for drinks and networking. The first 50 guests get a free drink, and rumor has it there will also be free Hideaway Pizza… Trivia starts at 7 p.m. See you there!

 

5:00pm – 7:00 pm 

Vanessa House Beer Company

118 NW 8th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Walk Over Wednesday

November 13, 2019

Save the date for our next Walk Over Wednesday event on November 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We hope you’ll join us for a chance to network and enjoy local treats from Whole Latte Pie!

2:00pm – 4:00 pm 

Stiles Circle Park

Stiles Cir

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Innovation District Annual Breakfast

September 24, 2019

We invite you and members of your organization to the Oklahoma City Innovation District Annual Breakfast.

Come meet our staff, fellow professionals, community members who live in the district, and others who support our mission. Speakers will include Katy Boren, the President & CEO of the Innovation District as well as special guest speaker Dave King, Founder and CEO of Exaptive. During this breakfast will share ideas and inspiration for all of us to move the district, its businesses, and residents forward.

Registration will begin at 7:30am followed by breakfast and programming from 8am-9am.

7:30am – 9:00 am 

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center

741 North Phillips Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Oklahoma City Take Steps Walk
September 21, 2019

Connect with patients, families, healthcare providers, and organizations while fundraising for cures.

By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event.

For more event info contact Jackie Peterson at jpeterson@CrohnsColitisFoundation.org or call (646) 430-4841

10:00am Check-in & Festival Start

11:00am Walk Start

North Lincoln Blvd & NE 8th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

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