presenters

and their presentations

Chronological List of Presenters

(most recent on top)

7 Sep - " Iranian Nuclear Program Issues"

George Hept

20GeorgeHept0907.pdf

Basic physics / engineering behind nuclear power programs and the overlap with nuclear weapons development, with specific application to the Iranian program.

24 Aug (recorded Sep 1) - "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy"

Larry Martin

20LarryMartin0824.pdf

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • How it works

  • Medical uses

  • the new Brownwood Facility

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9 Mar - "Why do Airplanes Fly into Hurricanes and Typhoons"

John Shewchuk

WhyAirplanesFlyIntoHurricanes.pdf

John describes the people, equipment and techniques needed to fly into hurricanes in order to make accurate hurricane weather forecasts.


4 Mar - "What the Rocks tell Us"

Jim Laurent

What the Rocks Tell us.pdf

Jim illustrates how geology exposes hidden secrets about the earth, humans and evolution.

24 Feb - " Frank Lloyd Wright Comes Alive"

Drake Shepard

FLW.pdf

In period costume, Drake describes Wright's life and architecture

10 Feb - " Encryption, Part 2"

Greg Astfalk

Encryption_part-2_20200210.pdf

Greg continues from Part 1, encryption basics. Here he details public-key encryption and the mathematics embedded. He comments on quantum computing and the disruption to current encryption methodologies.

7 Feb - " The Green New Deal" - Green for Whom? "

George Erickson

Unintended Consequences 2-7-20.pdf

George talked to topics covered in his recently revised book: "Unintended Consequences". He has released a group copy to the members of our club.

27 Jan - " Advanced Innovation "

Dave May

DaveMay 1_27 Advanced Innovation Briefing no transitions.pdf

Dave describes 'Advanced Innovation' techniques. This process is known by other names: 'Knowledge-Based Innovation Engineering' and also by the Russian acronym, 'TRIZ' (Theory of Innovative Problem Solving)

13 Jan - " Encryption, Part 1"

Greg Astfalk

Encryption_part-1_20200113.pdf

Greg explains reasons for using different types of encryption. He also describes the mathematics, methods for implementation and the robustness of the security provided.

Presenter Archive 2019 <- 2014

presentersArchive.pdf