Friday, October 26, 2012

Texas ESDA Lightning Presentation in Austin on Oct. 29 at 3pm

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Lightning Presentation in Austin
October 29, 2012  Mon 3pm

October 29, 2012  Mon 3pm - Lightning presentation in Austin -Nevada Lightning Lab and Myth-busters presentation explores the unusual ability of natural lightning to 'cheat’ classical physics... throwing arcs kilometres in length with less than a tenth of the voltage gradient required to produce normal laboratory arc discharges.  Although researchers don't fully understand how lightning performs this trick, new theories and a few tantalizing experimental results suggest that relativistic effects [and possibly the presence of antimatter] can greatly enhance lightning formation at physical scales beyond about 60 meters in length.

Presenter will be Greg E. Leyh is the principal engineer for the Lightning Foundry, a research facility for exploring the large-scale physics of atmospheric electricity.  He designed the Electrum Project, a 38ft high kinetic lightning sculpture currently operating in New Zealand. 

Presentation will be at the 3M Innovation Center, Hill Country Room.  AUSTIN TX

There is not a charge for the meeting but we do need an RSVP (if you haven't already) with name, company, & phone for security badges ands room planning.

2013 Board of Directors Election - we are accepting nominations for next year's Board  through November 03rd.  Then we are allowing a week to confirm with nominees and add them to the voting web site.   To nominate a candidate or announce your desire to run, simply reply to this email.  If you are interested in becoming more involved and want to know more reply to this email and how best to contact you.

Your 2012 Texas ESD Association Board of Directors
Ray Bowman  - City of Austin - President / Webmaster 
Ginger Hansel,  Dangelmayer Associates L.L.C.  - V.P. Education 
Jason Jowers, Velocity Electronics - V.P. Membership 
David Swenson, Affinity Static Control Consulting, LLC - Treasurer / National Liaison 
Gary Sutorius, Stanley Consultants - Secretary 
Frank Rodriguez,  3M Corp., - Member at Large 
Jeff Salisbury, FLEXTRONICS, Member at Large
Fred Bahrenburg, Dell Inc., Member at Large

Bob Renker, Temple College/Retired TI - Board Advisor
Gilbert Koss,  Retired 3M - Board Advisor

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