8:45am to 5:00pm, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Amarillo College Business and Industry Center
1314 South Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas

Join us for this valuable Continuing Education Seminar!
You’ll have a chance to win one of five $50 gift cards!  To be eligible for the giveaway, you must be registered for the Seminar and present for the drawings


  Date and Time




  • Date: 12 Mar 2020
  • Time: 08:45 AM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
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  • 1314 South Polk Street
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • United States 79109
  • Building: Amarillo College Business and Industry Center

  • 790 S. Buchanan - 6th Floor

    Amarillo, TX 79101


  • Starts 14 February 2020 09:00 AM
  • Ends 12 March 2020 12:01 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Youngblood's, Vegetarian


Electrical Diagnostic for the Trinity Test– 9:20 am

Keith Thomas works with Los Alamos National Laboratory and will be giving a presentation on Electrical Diagnostics for the Trinity Test, America’s first nuclear test conducted in southern New Mexico.


Ethics– 10:35am

Richard Burgess is as an Instructor in the Whitacre College of Engineering at the Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism at Texas Tech University.  He teaches ethics courses for undergraduate students, provides guest lectures, and collaborates with faculty/staff regarding ethics in professional practice.  Additionally, he oversees the Murdough Center’s PDH program for professional engineers and provides workshops on engineering ethics to various companies/institutions.  A theme throughout these roles is the importance of ethical reflection in a complex world. Richard holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy and is a PhD student in the Systems and Engineering Management program at Texas Tech.  His research interests include sustainability, biomimicry in engineering design, and water system resilience.


WT A&M Student Design projects & AACAL Robotics Team Display– 11:35am-1:15pm (over lunch)


Lean Manufacturing– 1:15pm

Derlin Campbell graduated from the University of Colorado – Denver in 2009. He started with Xcel Energy in Amarillo soon after graduating. He has worked in the Substation Commissioning, System Protection Engineering groups and as a manager of the relay technician group. Currently he is the Substation Engineering and Design Manager. Derlin Has a PE in the state of New Mexico. Derlin will be giving a presentation on Lean manufacturing. What is lean and how does it apply to Engineering? During the presentation, we will cover the history of lean, success stories, how companies are making it work for them and how it relates to engineering.


Preforming Harmonic Impedance Studies– 2:25pm

Martin Cameron has a Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado and a Masters’ Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has over 25 years of industry experience in hydro generation, substation protection and substation controls. In 2014 he started his involvement with FACTS projects and has successfully completed a SVC protection and controls refurbishment and two new SVC projects all in New Mexico. With the two new SVC projects in New Mexico, an advanced control function was implemented between these two SVC’s where an IEEE paper was written and published. He is acting secretary in the IEEE I9 working group, which is the Guide for Protecting Transmission Shunt Compensators. He is also the secretary for the IEEE I2 working group, which is the Guide for Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitors. If he is not working, you probably can find him on his road bike.


Energy Storage Modeling & Carbon-Free Energy Production– 3:45 pm

Dr. Emad Manla joined the College of Engineering as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2019. Prior to that, he worked at the University of New Haven as a Visiting Assistant Professor for three consecutive years where he taught a wide variety of courses in Electrical Engineering and Calculus. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Sharjah in 2007. He received his M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2009 and 2015 respectively.