Special Lunch Presentation:
How History Can Help Engineering:
From Failure to Success to Failure in One Century
Friday, September 30, 2011
12:00 - 1:15 PM includes luncheon after the presentation
Rogalski Center Ballroom
518 West Locust Street
|Special Guest Speaker:||
Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History, Duke University.
Columnist, lecturer and author of "To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design"
Henry Petroski received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1963 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1968. Before coming to Duke in 1980, he had taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Texas at Austin and was a group leader at Argonne National Laboratory, where he was responsible for research and development efforts in fracture mechanics. He is a professional engineer registered in Texas, and a chartered engineer registered in Ireland. At Duke, he has a secondary appointment as a professor of history. He is also a member of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
To attend the event, you must register on-line by
September 28, 2011.
When registering, indicate if you want to attend the luncheon and presentation for $12 or presentation only (no cost)
Note: Seating capacity is 120
|Food for Luncheon:
Deli Sandwich Buffet: Fresh fruit platter, pasta salad, sliced
roast beef, turkey, ham, cheddar & Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions,
pickles, & assorted breads & rolls.
Please indicate in the comments field when you register if you want a Vegetarian lunch
To register, you need to complete two steps by September 28,
2011 which only takes a few minutes:
Fill Out the On-line Registration Form for up to Four People
|One Page Flyer for Event:||
Link to One Page Flyer
ASCE Quad Cities Section President
|Sponsored by:||Riverboat Development Authority and German American Heritage Center|