Past Meetings

April 2019
  • Monolith came to speak on their development of a new proprietary process that is set to change the carbon black industry.  Their first commercial scale carbon black facility is set to be built in Hallam, NE and will be the first carbon black plant to be built in the US in over 30 years.  Monolith’s proprietary process utilizes natural gas instead of crude oil as a feedstock, making the process more efficient and significantly more environmentally-friendly than alternative methods of production. 

March 20019
  • Evan Beachly and Jim Higgins of Drone Amplified presented on the Lincoln-based startup company focused on developing technologies that enable new uses for drones. The company's primary product is Ignis, a system that allows firefighters and land managers to safely and easily ignite prescribed fires. The presentation covered why this technology is making news, examined some of the engineering challenges faced during its development, and described what directions it will take in the future.

February 2019
  • Tour of the Lincoln Kawasaki plant featuring a look at the manufacturing processes and the technology used to build their products. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing (KMM) is a manufacturing facility that produces All-Terrain Vehicles, Utility Vehicles, Personal Watercraft, Passenger Rail Cars, Small Engines, and Boeing 777X large cargo doors. . 
January 2019
  • Miki Esposito, Director of Lincoln Transportation & Utilities presented on the State of the Department and on 2019 initiatives of the City

December 2018
  • Kyle Anderson and Josh Palik of Felsburg, Holt, & Ullevig presented on the 14th and Old Cheney intersection improvements.
October 2018
  • Dr. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt and Dr. Libby Jones spoke about the University of Nebraska Engineers Without Borders club and their activities.
September 2018
  • Lonnie Burklund and David Young spoke on the City’s Autonomous Shuttle Project which placed Lincoln as one of 32 finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge.