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Join the December Santa Clara Valley Chapter Meeting - "The African Iron Age "

  • 1.  Join the December Santa Clara Valley Chapter Meeting - "The African Iron Age "

    Santa Clara Valley Admin
    Posted 12-11-2020 12:55
    December Santa Clara Valley Chapter Meeting "The African Iron Age "
    Wednesday, the 16th of Dec. 5:00 pm Social/Networking/Sign-in…6:00 pm (PT)

    Speaker: Dr. Judith A. Todd Copley P.B. Breneman Chair and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics Penn State University, ASMI VP, FASM 

    Abstract

    In 1972, Dr. Todd Copley lived for a year in the remote highlands of South-West Ethiopia, with the Deemay people, who were still producing iron by methods used over 2000 years ago. In this talk, we will travel back to the African Iron Age to learn about the , the importance of iron not just for tools but in warding off the "evil eye", the day to day life of the Deemay, and the position of the smith caste in society. The role of inclusion analysis in determining patterns of trade in iron artifacts will be discussed.

    This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344 within the LDRD program 19-ERD-020. LLNL-ABS-806143

    Speaker

    Dr. Judith Todd is Department Head of Engineering Science and Mechanics, P.B. Breneman Chair, and Professor of ESM at Penn State University.  Her current research areas include Advanced Materials and Devices; Emerging Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues, and Devices; Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Lasers.  She is also following and supporting work in Laser materials interaction; far-from equilibrium solidification; non-destructive evaluation of ceramic and ceramic matrix composite materials; Creep of advanced ceramic and ceramic materials; NDE; Mechanical behavior.  Dr. Todd is also the 2020-2021 Vice-President of ASMI


    Wednesday, the 16th of Dec we will be hosting a virtual technical presentation Ring Central will be the platform.
    Ring Central is a Zoom overlay and that application will require download.

    Meeting link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1481920448

    5:00 pm Social/Networking/Sign-in…6:00 pm Speaker Reservations are not required but we would appreciate sign-ups in any case:
    Contact Al Kwong at (408) 248-1916 or al_kwong_41@yahoo.com or Jack Jew at jjew128@sbcglobal.net

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    Paul Flowers
    Sr. Staff Systems Engineer
    Lockheed Martin
    San Carlos CA
    (408) 410-3636
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  • 2.  RE: Join the December Santa Clara Valley Chapter Meeting - "The African Iron Age "

    Posted 12-14-2020 04:56
    Will Dr. Todds presentation be recorded? I'm interested in the topic. I'm situated in Sweden and therefore a bit inconvenient time wise./Niclas

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    Niclas Bornegard
    Senior Innovation Enginner
    Swep International Ab
    Landskrona
    46709185572
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  • 3.  RE: Join the December Santa Clara Valley Chapter Meeting - "The African Iron Age "

    Santa Clara Valley Admin
    Posted 12-14-2020 10:53
    I will ask if we can record 

    Paul 

    Sent from my iPad