Presented by:


Quad City Engineering
& Science Council


St. Ambrose University
Department of Engineering
And Physics

Special Lunch Presentation: 
How History Can Help Engineering:
From Failure to Success to Failure in One Century


Date: Friday, September 30, 2011
Time: 12:00  - 1:15 PM includes luncheon after the presentation
Location: St. Ambrose University
Rogalski Center Ballroom
518 West Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa
Special Guest Speaker: Henry Petroski
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.

Link to Video of Henry Petroski at the 2010 National Book Festival

Cost: 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
On-line Registration: 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

Pay on-line by clicking on the "Donate" link below and pay by PayPal or credit card which is a secure transaction. The amount you enter to "donate" should be the total amount for the number of people you registered ($12 each)

One Page Flyer for Event: Link to One Page Flyer
Further Information: Eric Johnson, ASCE Quad Cities Section President
Phone  309-794-5479
Sponsored by: Riverboat Development Authority and German American Heritage Center

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