Scientech Program Calendar


8/21/2017 --- The Behavior of Elephants

Speaker: Bob Dale --- Professor,Butler University (Sponsored By: Russell judd)

Aside from his teaching at Butler University, Bob has studied the behavior of elephants here and in Africa. He has contributed his knowledge to our zoo but also other zoos

8/21/2017 --- SOLAR ECLIPSE -- 91% Solar Eclipse in Indianapolis at 2:25 p.m. Partial eclipse from about 1 p.m. to about 3:45 p.m.

8/28/2017 --- TOUR--- Architectural Tour of Columbus, IN

Contact: Becky Harper (812)378-2622 --- (Email: Unknown at this time) (Sponsored By: James Bettner)

Approximately 1-1/2 hour bus trip to Columbus, IN. Arrive at Visitors Center for info video. Walking tour of Library Plaza and First Christian Church. Guided bus tour of many of the Architectural sites in Columbus. Lunch and then bus ride back to North Side K of C.

9/4/2017 --- Labor Day-no meeting

9/5/2017 --- Board meeting

9/11/2017 --- Three Dimensional Printing

Speaker: Leo Doyle --- Leo Doyle started the internet in Indiana and currently operates an internet provider service, He has spoken before at Scientech on his car collection and other topics. (Email:, (Sponsored By: Dr. Alan D. Schmidt)

Leo Doyle gave an interesting presentation on the development of three dimensional printing with various materials at our Mensa monthly meeting. A plastic three dimensional printer made a part during his presentation. He has made a working, plastic ratchet wrench, duplicating the one that was made on the international space station.

9/11/2017 --- Genealogy Group Meeting (following regular meeting) We will review printed family histories from group members and discuss the various programs available to record, arrange, and report family histories. Anyone interested in family genealogy is welcome.

9/18/2017 --- New Harmony, IN

Speaker: William Dick --- Scientech Club Historian (Email: WHDICK42@TDS.NET) (Sponsored By: William Dick)

The founding of Harmony & New Harmony, IN is presented. The influence of George Rapp and Robert Owen is summarized. The Owen family and others had a great impact on Indiana history.

9/25/2017 --- Inspiring the next generation; revolutionizing STEM education

Speaker: Greg McCauley --- Executive Director/CEO Link Observatory Space Science Institute; In the early 1970ís, Greg worked for NASA at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston Texas in Mission Planning and Analysis for the Apollo Program. Greg was involved in Apollo 15 and 16, was a member of the Lunar Launch Team for Apollo 17, and held a NASA Top Secret clearance. (Email: (Sponsored By: Jeff Rasley)

STEM education is falling behind in Indiana. Link Observatory Space Science Institute has created and implemented revolutionizing programs in STEM education that are currently being used in Indiana classrooms. A generous grant from the Scientech Foundation has helped middle and high school students become inspired and engaged in STEM education through a focus on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration. Hear how your donation is changing STEM education in Indiana and inspiring future generations to pursue STEM courses of study.

10/2/2017 --- Drone integration into industry

Speaker: Jim Love --- Light Robotics Manager, Becks Hybrids (Email: (Sponsored By: Jim Love)

give brief overview of drone industry and how ae being put to use in survey, agriculture and observation services. so a live demo both indoor of basic functions and offer additional outdoor autonomous demo

10/3/2017 --- Board meeting

10/16/2017 --- New Directions for Alzheimers Disease Research, Drug Discovery, and Treatment

Speaker: Dr. Bruce Lamb --- PhD. Roberts Family Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research Executive Director, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute Indiana University School of Medicine (Email: (Sponsored By: Kendall Crook)

Dr. Lamb will provide an overview of the current status of Alzheimer's Disease research, with a focus on new directions for drug discovery and development.

10/21/2017 --- ANNUAL DINNER - at Woodland Country Club

11/6/2017 --- Popular WWII era music along with patriotic and military service songs

Speaker: New Horizons Swing Band --- New Horizons Band of Indianapolis (Sponsored By: George McCord, MD)

The New Horizons Swing Band is pleased to again offer a program of popular WWII era music along with patriotic and military service songs for the Scientech Club of Indianapolis meeting, preferably 6 November 2017 preceding Veterans Day. Dr. Roy Ernst at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York started the New Horizons initiative about 25 years ago. The aim was to develop local music groups to expand music-making opportunities for seniors as well as fostering social integration and mental stimulation. New Horizons music groups are now found both nationally and internationally. The groups are not limited to bands, but also include orchestras, choruses, and other music groups. Though most members are over 50 years of age, some into their 90ís, qualifying age restrictions have generally been dropped. Participation is encouraged for members of any degree of musical expertise, from beginners to professionals. Sam Rhinesmith, retired North Central High School Department Chair and Director of Bands, with Warner Paige, President of Paigeís Music, started the New Horizons Band of Indianapolis in 1994. The present director is John Marshall, retired Chairman of the Performing Arts Department and Head Band Director of Pike High School. Assistant director and conductor of the Swing Band is Al Spangler, retired director of the Speedway High School Band. The New Horizons Swing Band consists of about 20 musicians from the 60-member general band who have a special interest in the jazz band genre. This group performs about a dozen times a year for community festivals, church sponsored activities, retirement facilities, and service organizations.

11/13/2017 --- TOUR--- Tour of the Rolls-Royce/Allison Heritage Museum
(Sponsored By: Jim Bettner)

12/4/2017 --- The Athlete's Heart

Speaker: Michael Emery, M.D. --- Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics, Indiana University Health. (Email: (Sponsored By: M. P. Meisenheimer)

The speaker will provide an in depth talk on heart disease and screening in athletes and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

12/11/2017 --- The Changing Face of Skin Cancer

Speaker: Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MS, FACS --- Professor of Otolaryngology-HNS Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Otolaryngology-HNS Division Chief, Head & Neck-Microvascular Surgery Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine (Email: (Sponsored By: Alison Brown)

The talk will be touching upon epidemiology (to include tanning bed use), the health care burden, and changes in treatment (genetic targets, sentinel node mapping, and hedge hog inhibitors). It would focus specifically on head and neck cutaneous melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

5/21/2018 --- Jenny's Allure

Speaker: Ruth Ann Ingraham --- Scientech member, Published author: Swimming with Frogs: Life in the Brown County Hills - 2005 'Cap' Cornish, Indiana Pilot: Navigating the Century of Flight - 2014 Founder - Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society, 1993 (Email: (Sponsored By: Ruth Ann Ingraham)

This talk is biographical. My father, Clarence Cornish, became a pilot during World War I. He first soloed on May 27, 1918, at Park Field, Tennessee. I will give an overview of his role in aviation both regionally and nationally with a focus on his experience during the war to end all wars.