Saturday, September 22nd

Stanford University
Peterson Building - Room 200

General Meeting Information

Meeting Dates: SVFIG meets on the fourth Saturday of each month this year with the following exceptions on the third Saturday:

November 18th (Forth Day)
December 16th

A list of meeting dates for the remainder of the year can be found here.

Meeting Registration: If you are planning to attend this month's meeting, please register on If you are not planning to attend, there is no need to register.

Meeting Location: SVFIG will meet in the Peterson Building (Building 550) on the campus of Stanford University. The building's location is shown on these maps - Slide1, Slide2, and this searchable campus map. Additional maps of the Stanford area can be found here. Print a map so you can find parking and the Peterson Building easily.

Parking: There is open parking on weekends. The suggested parking lot is near the intersection of Santa Teresa Street and Lomita Drive. You may park in any A or C designated areas or metered space. There is no need to feed the meter on the weekends. Do not park in any place marked with 24/7 restrictions! When in doubt, read the signs!

Building Entrance: Make your way to the Panama Mall entrance of the Peterson Building. The door is labeled Building 550 - Mechanical Engineering Design Group. Press the wireless doorbell to announce your arrival. Someone will open the door for you. Do not ask Stanford students to let you in and do not enter the building behind them.

Meeting Room: Room 200 will be the venue for this month's meeting. Once inside the building, ascend the stairs just inside the doorway. The room is on the left at the top of the stairs.

WiFi: Stanford Visitor is a publically-accessible wireless network available to SVFIG attendees on campus.

Meeting Video: SVFIG will stream the video of the meeting to YouTube. The links to all videos can be found here.

Past Meetings: Links, PowerPoint slides, PDFs, meeting videos, and source files from past months' meetings are posted here.

Meeting Announcements by Email: If you would like to have meeting announcements e-mailed to you, send the message Subscribe SVFIG Meeting Agenda to: George Perry

Speakers' Schedule

photo of Kevin Appert

Kevin Appert serves as the SVFIG Program Chair and is responsible for the content of the monthly email announcement and the Speakers' Schedule webpage. Please contact him if you wish to present at the monthly meeting or to suggest a speaker or a topic.

How you can help SVFIG:

  • Bring your presenter and topic suggestions to every meeting!
  • Contribute your ideas for and offer to participate in the next Forth Day in November.
  • Subscribe to SVFIG's YouTube Channel and Discussion List by emailing George Perry.
  • Join SVFIG on Meetup.

Meeting Notes