Mondays, 9:30 – 11:00
The Pareto Distribution/Principle
Presented by Bill Hosley
Part of Bill’s career at Eastman Kodak was as a statistical analyst. He is a former member of the American Statistical Association.
Described by Vilfredo Pareto (1842-1923), the Pareto Principle explains why inequalities are inevitable in a free economy. Failure to recognize the Principle can result in misguided policies. Examples provided for discussion.
Sudoku – Go for the Gold!
Presented by Bob Vukosic
Bob enjoys exercising his brain by acquiring knowledge regarding science and technology and solving puzzles. He experiences the most fulfillment when he is able to share this with others.
With a little knowledge you will have the satisfying experience of exercising your brain by solving all levels (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) Sudoku puzzles. Participants in this seminar will learn to solve Sudoku Puzzles using strategies that are easy to implement, fun to do, and are effective on both easy and more challenging puzzles. No math is involved; just simple logic and an easy to use markup notation get results fast. Participants will receive an 8-page Quick Guide.
October 20th & 27th
Changes in Medicare Advantage Plans for 2015
Presented by Jim Sorrentino
Jim Sorrentino has spent his career in the field of health and human services and volunteers as a Certified Medicare Counselor at Lifespan.
This class will highlight:
• Premium and benefit changes in local Medicare Advantage plans for 2015
• Things to consider in selecting a plan that is right for your needs and budget.
• Expanded income eligibility for the NYS EPIC drug assistance plan
Laugh and Learn
Presented by Steve Lambert
Steve Lambert is retired from teaching and administration in the Rochester public school system but declares he is just a guy who likes to laugh and learn. That is why his family name begins with L.
A series of short talks based on a variety of topics from mathematics to art as seen on Ted Talks: Ron Englash’s You Have a Fractal on Your Roof will start the hour explaining how fractals are found everywhere in nature. Then Tracy Chavalier, author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring, will speak on Finding the Story Inside a Painting. They are serious lectures mixed with humorous clips that create 90 minutes you will truly enjoy.
The Robots are Taking Over!
Presented by Bob Vukosic
Most of Bob’s professional engineering career involved the application of new technologies to the development, design and manufacturing of complex business and professional products. Bob continues to enjoy acquiring knowledge regarding science and technology and history and sharing this with others.
You may not realize it, but robots are in your life every day. They perform tasks beyond our human capability, work in environments that are hazardous to us, and improve the quality of our lives in general. This presentation will provide you with a basic understanding of robotics, provide examples of robots in wide use today, and take a glimpse of what the future may hold.