Dr. Osama Jadaan to Present at LINC Luncheon

November 11, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Dr. Osama Jadaan, professor of civil and mechanical engineering at the University of Mount Union, will present “Engineering:  How Is It Making Our Lives Better?” at the LINC luncheon at noon on Tuesday, November 25 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Jadaan earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in engineering mechanics, a Master of Engineering degree in civil (structural) engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include probabilistic mechanical design, reliability, fracture mechanics, fatigue, finite element analysis and structural mechanics.

In 2008, the National Academy of Engineers identified 14 Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st century. These challenges range from making sustainable energy economical to reverse engineering the brain. Educators state that many millennial students tend to have humanistic tendencies and are looking for challenges to make our lives better. For a long time, the engineering profession had a public relations issue, especially with women and underrepresented groups. Jadaan’s presentation will discuss how engineering improves our lives and how to get more young and bright students interested in this noble profession.  

The cost to attend an individual event is $10; there is also a seasonal package for $50. A season pass guarantees a saved spot at each event and includes three more LINC lectures to be held in the spring (February 24, March 24 and April 28 – speakers yet to be named). Payment is accepted prior to the event by check via mail; tickets can also be purchased at the door, but advanced reservations are required.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Molly Fulton at linc@mountunion.edu or (330) 823-6063.

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