Tagged: Charlotte

Human Resource Managers Prepare for 2017 SHRM Annual Conference

Society for Human Resource Management pic

Society for Human Resource Management
Image: annual.shrm.org

A dedicated sales and marketing executive based in Charlotte, NC, Jeff David Weiss has more than 25 years of professional experience. Alongside his day-to-day work in Charlotte, Jeff Weiss maintains affiliations with professional groups such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

SHRM members from around the globe are preparing for the organization’s upcoming Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will be held June 18-21, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. In addition to over 200 concurrent sessions on a variety of human resource topics, the event will feature preconference workshops and seminars as well as presentations from prominent speakers, including Google executive Laszlo Bock and athlete and entrepreneur Laila Ali.

Outside of the learning opportunities, conference attendees will have the opportunity to explore an exhibit hall featuring vendors and suppliers offering the latest business products and services. Those at the event will also have the opportunity to network and unwind at fun events, such as an evening of entertainment from musician Harry Connick, Jr.

To learn more about the event and sign up for the #SHRM 17 app, visit www.annual.shrm.org.


Making and Launching Model Rockets for Beginners


Model Rockets pic

Model Rockets
Image: 321rockets.com

For more than 25 years, Jeff David Weiss has held important positions in sales and marketing, recently at NAVEX Global in Charlotte, NC. Giving back to his community of Charlotte, NC, Jeff Weiss teaches model rocketry as a means of enhancing the mathematical skills of students.

Successful launches require a rocket, an engine, and a launch pad and controller. The complexity of the launch kit should be geared to the age and dexterity of the user. Younger children, who have less fine motor control than older ones, should start with rockets that require no assembly. This is also a good idea for novices.

Older children and adults generally have more skills. Introduce them to more complex assembly-required kits. An important part of construction involves attaching the fins. It is vital to have the fins installed correctly, since this enables the rocket to fly vertically and safely.

Selecting a rocket motor is straightforward – the instructions for any model specify the proper types. Motors are rated A, B, or C, with C motors lifting the rocket the highest. Remember that high flight has its risks – increased altitude brings with it a chance of the rocket being lost.

Launch pads are essential for safety. They feature vertical rods which help keep the trajectory of the rocket straight up. The pad’s supports should be wide enough for the rocket to stay upright in a breeze during launch.

Initiating the launch itself is the controller, which sends an electrical charge to the rocket’s igniter. It is designed to operate at a safe distance from the pad, and is far superior to using a fuse or wick.