Tuesday, December 1st, approximately 35 members and guests of NorASIS
attended a presentation on, and a tour/demonstration of, the Computer
Graphics and Visualization Laboratory at the NASA Lewis Research
Center. Topics covered included computer graphics, computerized
simulation, and computer-based collaborative processes. Jay Horowitz,
the Lab Director, was pleased with the turnout and the interest
displayed by the attendees. He stated that the timing was excellent
since, the very next day, he had to ship the equipment and software
to NASA Headquarters for a similar presentation and he was able
to use the NorASIS meeting as a "dry-run" for the upcoming demonstration
in Washington, DC. Many of the attendees expressed their appreciation
and interest in the tour as well. For those who might be interested,
the lab can be visited on-line at: http://gvis.lerc.nasa.gov
member Penny O'Connor (Assistant Head, Science and Technology Department,
Cleveland Public Library) was awarded Chapter Member of the Year
for 1998 at the ASIS 1998 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, October
This excerpt is from the conference program:
O'Connor is regarded by her chapter as 'the glue that holds it together.'
She has been a member of NORASIS since 1991. In that year and the
following she served as newsletter editor. In 1992, when Predicasts
left the Cleveland area, taking incoming chair and many members
with them, Penny stepped in as chair. She served as chair for two
years, then as chair-elect for one year, and as chair again in 1995/96.
Currently she is recording secretary.
Penny has done an outstanding job in getting new members to become
involved in the chapter and to be officers. Some were new in town;
others were new to the profession. Penny provided new officers with
'corporate memory' and gentle reminders about the flow of the chapter
year. One of her chapter colleagues said 'NORASIS currently exists
as a direct result of Penny's participation in every area of the
chapter.' Penny is recognized by ASIS for her many contributions
to the Northern Ohio Chapter."