Come join us for an entertaining paint and sip party hosted by Painting Under the Influence and Newtowne Grille in Billerica, MA. Ticket purchase includes simple step by step professional artist instruction and all the materials you need in creating your masterpiece! Paint party starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm, but we encourage you to come early for dinner or grab a pre-paint cocktail/beverage for a little liquid encouragement! No artistic experience necessary...we love our newbies! Food and drink is not included in ticket purchase Must be 21 or older to attend
Quality Engineering Statistics Dates: 09/09-12/02, Wednesdays (12 weeks + 1 rain date) Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Location: Radisson Hotel and Suites, 10 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, MA Instructor: Arthur Mawson Cost: $795 (includes textbook) Textbook: Introductory Statistics, Neil A. Weiss, 10th Ed, a la carte version A command of statistics is the cornerstone of the quality professional’s knowledge. It has become an indispensable tool used in virtually every manufacturing and academic discipline; therefore, some familiarity with statistical methods is essential for all of us. This course is a Quality Engineering Statistics series and is recommended for those students who are looking to improve their background in the field of statistics. This course will cover many topics in descriptive and inferential statistics and will be useful for professional development or as preparation for ASQ certifications with a statistical emphasis, such as CQE, CRE, or Six Sigma belts. Work will be hands-on using real-world examples to illustrate the concepts under discussion. Introductory high-school algebra is the only prerequisite for this course. This course will be presented in twelve (12), 3-hour sessions, one session per week (36 hours total instruction). There will be some homework assignments but no tests or quizzes will be given. Bring a calculator capable of performing basic statistical functions. We look forward to having you join us! Course Outline: Session 1 (09/09) Nature of Statistics · Organizing Data · Simple Random Sampling · Grouping Data · Graphs and Charts · Measures of Center and Variation Session 2 (09/16) Probability Basics · Rules of Probability · Contingency Tables Session 3 (09/23) Discrete Random Variables · the Binomial Distribution · the Poisson Distribution · the Hypergeometric Distribution Session 4 (09/30) The Normal Distribution · Assessing Normality · Sampling Error; the Need for Sampling Distributions · Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean Session 5 (10/07) Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean · Margin of Error · Student’s Distribution · Nature of Hypothesis Testing · Hypothesis Tests on One Population Mean · Type I and II Error Probabilities · p-Values Session 6 (10/14) Hypothesis Test and Confidence Intervals for Two Population Means · Nonparametric Methods – The Mann-Whitney Test · Inferences on Two Population Means Using Paired Samples · Inferences on Population Standard Deviations Session 7 (10/21) Inferences on Population Proportions · Chi-Squared Procedures · Contingency Tables: Association Session 8 (10/28) Descriptive Measures for Correlation and Regression · Inferential Methods for Correlation and Regression Session 9 (11/04) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) · The Distribution · Principles of Design of Experiments (DOE) Session 10 (11/11) Introduction to Statistical Process Control (SPC) · Process Capability Studies Session 11 (11/18) Measurement Systems Analysis · Gage R&R Studies Session 12 (11/25) Miscellaneous topics: Acceptance Sampling · Reliability Statistics · Dealing with Outliers Rain Date (12/02) Makeup for weather cancellation, instructor illness, etc. About the Instructor: Arthur Mawson Quality Engineering Manager, Koch Membrane Systems. Over 30 years of experience in Quality Management and Quality Engineering. Work experience includes: QMS (ISO 9001) implementation and management, member of product development teams, customer support, supplier development, quality cost optimization, internal audits, and other quality management activities. Current focus is on developing and conducting in-house training on statistical methods for the Quality team members, Product Development Engineers, and Manufacturing personnel. ASQ instructor for Merrimack Valley and Boston sections for 20+ years. For more information contact email@example.com. Education Policy: http://www.asqmv.org/education.html Note: If the minimum class size of 8 is not met, the class will not be held and registration fees returned.
CBA Exam Prep Class Dates: 08/18-09/29, Tuesdays Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm Location: Radisson Hotel and Suites, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford MA 01824 Instructor: John Perigaut Cost: $395 Materials: CBA Primer, 1st Edition, Quality Council of Indiana (provided) CBA Question Bank (student purchase; $99 for ASQ members, $109 otherwise) Planning on becoming an ASQ Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA)? ASQ Merrimack Valley is pleased to offer this 6-week CBA exam prep course starting Tuesday, August 18. This course provides a comprehensive review of the CBA Body of Knowledge (BoK) and is taught by a highly experienced, CBA- and CQA-certified instructor. Course textbook is provided; students will need to purchase the ASQ CBA Question Bank separately (see link above). For students with other ASQ certification(s), this course provides 1.5 recertification units (RUs) towards your recertification goal. Note: This is a review course for quality professionals already versed in the elements of the CBA Body of Knowledge (BoK). Students must apply separately to sit for the exam (the deadline for the October 3 exam is August 14, or August 19 with a late fee.) Please visit ASQ's CBA webpage for details. Course Outline: Session 1 (08/18) BoK Review • Sample Mini-Exam • Audit Fundamentals • Quality Tools & Techniques • Definitions Session 2 (08/25): Biomedical Knowledge I • Biomedical Knowledge II • Homework Review & Definitions Session 3 (09/01): Auditing and Inspection Process • Homework Review & Definitions Session 4 (09/08): Regulatory Requirements • Homework Review & Definitions Session 5 (09/15): Quality System Requirements • Homework Review & Definitions Session 6 (09/22): Homework Review • Exam Tips & Tricks • Sample Mini-Exam 09/29: Contingency date (weather cancellation,emergencies, etc.) 10/3: CBA exam (held at local sections) About the Instructor: John Perigaut ASQ Fellow and Certified: CQE, CQA, CMQ/OE and CBA. Other certifications include Massachusetts Quality Award Examiner, Lean Certificate Degree and Certified Six-Sigma Train-the-Trainer from Motorola University. Bachelor of Engineering and MBA in Finance. Current Quality Engineer at Philips Health Care. Career highlights: Implemented ISO 9001 and Lean Manufacturing at various companies and industries around the world. Speaks on Quality and Change Management at world and local ASQ conferences. Current adjunct professor at Merrimack College. Former chair of ASQ's Merrimack Valley section. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Education Policy: http://www.asqmv.org/education.html Note: If the minimum class size of 6 is not met, the class will not be held and registration fees returned.
Big Time Wrestling comes to Billerica High School in Billerica, MA on Saturday Night, October 24, 2015! Already signed for that evening: "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash! BTW Champion "Billerica's Own" FLEX ARMSTRONG! More stars to be announced! PLUS ALL THE STARS OF BTW! (NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES OF ANY TYPE)
When: Oct 24, 2015 5 PM to Oct 24, 2015 10 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts Cost: 15 - 40 USD (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 17 )
Join us at our 3rd annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO on November 9th. Not just another educational conference but one that pairs world-renowned topic experts with presentations on state-of-the-art health care topics pertaining to C. difficile infections (CDI), a Healthcare-Associated Infection, prevention, treatments, research, clinical trials, environmental safety products, Microbiome research, Fecal Microbiota Transplants, and much more………… By attending you will have the opportunity to mingle with health professionals from home and abroad. At the same time, you can enjoy the outstanding city of Boston. To review the conference details please visit the event calendar website page http://cdifffoundation.org/upcoming-events/
When: Nov 8, 2015 7 AM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07 )
Registration and Waiver Form link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B53ycO7skdDcYmpZNWlWMWU3YWs/view?usp=sharing Pre-Register here before September 30: $10 or mail check payable to "SVTHSAA" to P.O. Box 59, Pinehurst, MA 01866 Registration on October 3 (Day of Race): $15 FREE to current Shawsheen Tech Students Registration begins at 8:00 AM by the gym entrance. Race Starts at 9:00 AM - RAIN OR SHINE Cross-Country Course and oval track Free Parking on Shawsheen Tech Campus Trophies for all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers Post-Race food and beverages provided. Proceeds to Support Shawsheen Tech Alum Scholarship Fund
When: Oct 3, 2015 8 AM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08 )
Shawsheen Tech Class of 2010 - 5th Reunion Billerica Country Club - Casual Dress Doors Open at 7PM Appetizers, Cash Bar, DJ, Raffle Purchase tickets on-line here or mail check prior to November 18th at $20 per person payable to ShawTech Class of 2010 Mail to: ShawTech Alumni Class of 2010 P.O. Box 59 Pinehurst, MA 01866 Tickets go up to $25 after November 18th on-line and at the door HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Will need proper ID to drink alcohol. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can call Lyndsay Robinson at 978-844-3637 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? If you don't bring your ticket, we will have a roster of who purchased one.
When: Nov 25, 2015 7 PM in Billerica, Massachusetts (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19 )
• Nursing home costs – the myth of the five year look back.
• The advantages and disadvantages of Wills and Living Trusts.• How to maintain your privacy and protect your estate against a living probate if you become disabled(Hint: Not all Powers of Attorney are valid!)• How to leave property to your children – yes, there’s a right way and wrong way!• Why putting property in children’s names may be a mistake• How to protect one spouse when the other needs nursing home care.
• How to protect your children’s inheritance from their future ex-spouses, lawsuits, and other claims
• How to preserve your estate for your kids if your surviving spouse gets remarried
• How Probate works and more importantly, how you can avoid Probate altogether!
• How you can qualify and use Medicaid to pay for nursing home expenses which average over $10,000 per month locally
• How to provide for special needs (disabled) children and grandchildren
• How you may be able to minimize federal estate taxes
A Quality Organization for the Systems Enterprise Presented By Andy Moysenko This topic discusses the theory, organization, and operating principles of a novel Quality Organization successfully developed for a systems enterprise. Internal and external interfaces and dynamics will be discussed, as well as the adaptability to differing product mix and scale. Operational metrics will be briefly considered. "Classical" Quality Organizations arose to deal with product manufacture, sales and service. It takes great effort to stretch those organizations in the many directions required to address systems. Developing a Quality Organization to address the multi-tiered, issues of system delivery and support offers effective Quality Assurance in the present and growth potential for the future. Presentation only: Free Presentation and Buffet Dinner: $25 *Please note that there will be no refunds. 5:30- 6:00 P.M. Registration 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Networking and Dinner 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. Speaker Presentation Location: Radisson Hotel and Suites Chelmsford-Lowell 10 Independence Dr, Town of Chelmsford, MA 01824 About the Speaker: Andy Moysenko is Owner of Advyse, a consulting firm specializing in Business Transition Planning. Through Advyse, Andy supports owners and corporate teams in increasing short term profitability and long term growth in business operations. In addition, he offers individual and group programs to enable successful late career transitions for business owners, professionals and executives. Prior to founding Advyse, Andy's management experience spanned a range from semiconductor products through public safety telecommunication systems. He has worked in the DoD as well as commercial markets and has succeeded in delivering improved profitability and organizational efficiencies in start up, mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. Andy is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence and an STPI Certified Transition Planning Consultant. He is also a Senior Member for the American Society for Quality and a member of IEEE, the American Management Association, and the Systems Dynamics Society. Andy is an active member in SOL, the Society for Organizational Learning. He has attended Motorola University and holds BS and MS degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering (Solid State Physics). In addition, he holds an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT's Sloan School. Outside of his business activities, Andy is a member of the MIT Educational Council, the MIT Club of Boston, and is a Life Member of MENSA. He enjoys reading, cooking (all cuisines), outdoor activities, jewelry crafting, woodcarving, mythology, and studies in human development. Buffet Menu: Soup du Jour Mixed greens salad Garlic whipped potatoes Mixed Vegetable Chicken Marsala Baked Haddock Chef’s selection of desserts
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