Town & Country Resort and Convention Center San Diego,
United States 8 - 12 March 2015
Smart Structures/NDE 2015 Call for Papers
SPIE Smart Structures/NDE conference features the latest advances in smart materials, energy harvesting, sensor networks, soft actuators, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM) for civil infrastructure and energy systems, electroactive polymers (EAP), bioinspiration, and biomimetics. Submit your abstract. Present. Publish.
The San Diego Zoo is back in 2015, and is always a highlight.
The 2014 San Diego Zoo Animal Ambassador, Tipu - The Anteater helped the staff from the Zoo's Centre for Bioinspriation demonstrate the application of structural design from his strong yet flexible body, to his rotating ankles for easier scaling of surfaces, to his fur which acts like armor. This is part of an ongoing collaboration between SPIE and the San Diego Zoo to promote bioinspired engineering design.