WELCOME TO
THE TECHNICAL CLUB OF MADISON
MADISON, WISCONSIN

The Technical Club of Madison is open to all who share an interest in technical topics. Current members include engineers, architects, doctors, craftsmen, technicians, and those with general technical interest. Programs are intended to be general in nature yet stimulating in content, providing recreation for the technically minded.

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Technical Club Meeting Schedule for 2017-2018:
(All meetings are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm.)
Guests are welcome to attend all TCM meetings.

For details about our next meeting, send Jeff an email.

Meeting Schedule for 2017-2018:
September 13, 2017 WI Geological Core Sample RepositoryDone
October 11, 2017 Measuring Blood Pressure While MobileDone
November 8, 2017 Relationship Between Materials and Sound
with Trevor Stephenson
 
December 13, 2017 (no meeting) 
February 14, 2018   
March 14, 2018   
April 11, 2018   
May 9, 2018   
June 13, 2018   


Meeting Schedule for 2016-2017:
September 14, 2016 The History of Naval AviationDone
October 12, 2016 Tour of Tormach Inc. (Waunakee)Done
November 9, 2016 Tour of Isthmus Engineering & ManufacturingDone
December 14, 2016 (no meeting) 
February 8, 2017 Fire Investigation & Home Fire SafetyDone
March 8, 2017 Climate Change (Bob Lindmeier)Done
April 12, 2017 CRISPR -- Genome EditingDone
May 10, 2017 (no meeting) 
June 14, 2017 Wicab -- Vision Via Your Tongue The New Yorker 


Meeting Schedule for 2015-2016:
September 9, 2015 UW Charter Street Heating PlantDone
October 14, 2015 Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment PlantDone
November 11, 2015 Recent Developments in CosmologyDone
December 9, 2015 (no meeting) 
February 10, 2016 Accelerated bridge construction in the USADone
March 9, 2016 Implications of the Flint MI water crisisDone
April 13, 2016 About Wisconsin's extreme weatherDone
May 11, 2016 Dental Technology UpdateDone
June 8, 2016 Storm Chasing 


Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015:
September 10, 2014 Tour of MG&E Blount Street Generating StationDone
October 8, 2014 History of the Badger Army Ammunition PlantDone
November 12, 2014 Sector 67Done
December 10, 2014 (no meeting) 
February 11, 2015 Ale Asylum -- dinner and tourDone
March 11, 2015 Berntsen International (survey markers)Done
April 8, 2015 Quantum ComputingDone
May 13, 2015 Mandli CommunicationDone
June 10, 2015 TomoTherapy & AccurayDone


Meeting Schedule for 2013-2014:
September 11, 2013 Dane County Bomb SquadDone
October 9, 2013 Interstate-35 bridge collapse (Minnesota)Done
November 13, 2013 Multi-rotor aircraft (drones) Slides (36MB PDF)Done
December 11, 2013 (no meeting) 
February 12, 2014 Forensic DNA testingDone
March 12, 2014 Aldo Leopold, phenology and climate changeDone
April 9, 2014 WEI, micro-grids and micro-turbinesDone
May 14, 2014 Madison Public Library tourDone
May 21, 2014 "Special Event" day tour #7
WI State Traffic Operations Center (Milwaukee)
SC Johnson Company (Racine)
Done
June 11, 2014 Wisconsin Railroad TopicsDone


Meeting Schedule for 2012-2013:
September 12, 2012 Badger BotsDone
October 10, 2012 Pre-Hosptial Medicine -- Middleton EMS #2Done
November 14, 2012 In-Form Product DevelopmentDone
December 12, 2012 Washburn Observatory (no meal)Done
February 13, 2013 Dane County Humane SocietyDone
March 13, 2013 Madison NewspapersDone
April 10, 2013 Heroin EpidemicDone
May 8, 2013 Placon Plastic RecyclingDone
June 12, 2013 Alternative Energy in WisconsinDone


Meeting Schedule for 2011-2012:
September 14, 2011 Weather CentralDone
October 12, 2011 Adam's Outdoor AdvertisingDone
November 9, 2011 Technology, Time, and Saving Heart MuscleDone
December 14, 2011 Healthcare HVACDone
February 8, 2012 911 Call CenterDone
March 14, 2012 Why the Sun should not existDone
April 11, 2012 Robotic milking dairy farm (DeLaval)Done
May 9, 2012 Panoramic photographyDone
June 13, 2012 GangsDone


Meeting Schedule for 2010-2011:
September 8, 2010 Madison Metro OperationsDone
October 13, 2010 Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of WisconsinDone
November 10, 2010 Hindenburg (Tomas Thomas)Done
December 8, 2010 High Speed Rail (cancelled) 
February 9, 2011 Pro-Active Engineering tourDone
March 9, 2011 Arecibo Radio TelescopeDone
April 13, 2011 (no meeting) 
May 11, 2011 Emergency Medicine -- Middleton EMS #1Done
June 8, 2011 Human Forensic DNA AnalysisDone


Meeting Schedule for 2009-2010:
September 9, 2009 (No meeting this month)Done
October 14, 2009 Rod Clark, DOT: WI TrasnitDone
November 11, 2009 Ron Adams, DOT: WI RailroadsDone
December 9, 2009 (cancelled) 
February 10, 2010 Tomas Thomas, aviation (rescheduled)Done
March 10, 2010 The Search for ET and Some ImplicationsDone
April 14, 2010 Wisconsin Aviation HistoryDone
May 12, 2010 Chuck Kamp, Madison MetroDone
June 9, 2010 Social gathering, UW Memorial Union TerraceDone


Meeting Schedule for 2008-2009:
September 12, 2008 UW Geoscience Visualization CenterDone
October 8, 2008 Sutle-Straus Printing, WaunakeeDone
November 12, 2008 Potter Lawson ArchitectsDone
December 10 , 2008 North American HydroDone
February 11, 2009 Ufology (UFOs)Done
March 11, 2009 GLIMPSE, and the ALMA Radio TelescopeDone
April 8, 2009 J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.Done
May 13, 2009 (no meeting planned) 
Tuesday
May 26, 2009
"Special Event" day tour #6.
NewPage Corporation, Wisonsin Rapids
Paper making.
Done
June 10, 2009 Olbrich Gardens greenhouse tourDone


Meeting Schedule for 2007-2008:
September 12, 2007 Polymer engineering lab, UW-MadisonDone
October 10, 2007 Epic Systems (Verona)Done
November 14, 2007 Milwaukee Valve Co. (Prairie du Sac)Done
December 12, 2007 Tour of the Microbial Science BuildingDone
February 13, 2008 Nothing tonight, but check out WNaTLDone
March 12, 2008 Nuclear Energy: Current Trends, the Next Decade, and BeyondDone
April 9, 2008 The AIDS/HIV Epidemic -- Some things we know and some things we don'tDone
May 14, 2008 Chasing the Ghost Birds (Whooping crane migrations led by ultralights)Done
May 28, 2008 "Special Event" day tour #5. Argonne National LaboratoryDone
June 11, 2008 UW/MGE cogeneration power plantDone


Meeting Schedule for 2006-2007:
September 13, 2006 Madison Water UtilityDone Gallery
October 11, 2006 Vendura IndustriesDone Gallery
November 8, 2006 Historic Piano ConstructionDone Gallery
December 13, 2006 Emerging Disease ThreatsDone
February 14, 2007 West Side Police DistrictDone Gallery
March 14, 2007 UW Synchrotron Radiation Center   In the News Done
April 11, 2007 High-Definition Television (WHA HD)Done
May 9, 2007 Studio Paran Glass ShopDone
May 22, 2007
(Tuesday)
"Special Event" day tour #4.
Miller Park (Milwaukee) & Waukesha Engine (video)
Done
June 13, 2007 The IceCube Project, UW-MadisonDone


Meeting Schedule for 2005-2006:
September 14, 2005 Madison Kipp CorporationDone      
October 12, 2005 Germania Dairy Automation & dairy farmDone Gallery
November 9, 2005 Topics in air traffic control, Dane Co. R. AirportDone
December 14, 2005 A Wisconsin Cooperage (barrel making)Done
February 8, 2006 WI Department of Revenue (virtual tour)Done
March 8, 2006 Biotechnology UW-MadisonDone
April 12, 2006 Hospital Meriter — MRI and prep systemsDone Gallery
May 10, 2006 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Done
May 24, 2006 "Special Event" day tour #3. The Kohler Company (Kohler)
and Bemis Manufactuing (Sheboygan Falls)
Done
June 14, 2006 Wisconsin and Southern Railway Co.Done Gallery


Meeting Schedule for 2004-2005:
September 8, 2004 West Campus Cogeneration FacilityDone Gallery
October 13, 2004 Wolf Appliance CompanyDone Gallery
November 10, 2004 Commercial Space vehiclesDone
December 8, 2004 Battery technologyDone
February 9, 2005 Schoep's Ice Cream (virtual tour)Done
March 9, 2005 Star CinemaDone Gallery
April 13, 2005 Dental technologyDone
May 11, 2005 Backstage at Overture HallDone
Thur, May 19, 2005 "Special Event" day tour #2. North American
Hydroelectric plant and General Motors, Janesville WI
Done
June 8, 2005 Dane County Coroner John Stanley
Mass casualty response program
Done


Special Tour for 2003-2004:
May 26, 2004 "Special Event" day tour #1. Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory (Batavia IL) and Rochelle Railroad Park (Rochelle IL)
Done

Many more previous meetings are here.


Annual dues are $20.00. Each meeting is $20.00 and includes dinner.
Dinner locations vary and are announced in the notice mailed prior to each meeting.

Please make your reservations for TCM meetings (including any guests you plan to bring) before noon on the Monday before the meeting: