Past Meetup

February 2013 Forum Meeting - Topic LIGHTNING

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8 people went


7:00pm - MENSA FORUM


Lightning hazards and safety that will involve audience participation (for example, over 85% of lightning victims are male - explain!). Interesting but little known facts about lightning strikes to vehicles as well as details on residential lightning strikes, positive vs negative lightning, and more.

Detailed Topic Information and Links to Forum-Related Sites Speaker: Michael F. Stringfellow, Ph. D., P.E. is Chief Scientist for PowerCET Corporation. Prior to joining PowerCET he held the positions of Chief Scientist and Director of Research for EFI Corporation. Other experiences include 9 years with the Electric Supply Commission (Eskom) in South Africa, and work with Kearney National and Atlantic Scientific Corporation. His research has focused on lightning surges and their impact on commercial and industrial facilities, and utility transmission and distribution systems. Dr. Stringfellow has published numerous articles and research papers during his distinguished career. He is a member of IEEE and is an active member on several committees. He earned a B.S. Honors Degree in Physics from the University of London and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Electricity from University of Durham.

Questions: Greg Pitz, .

9:00 pm approx. - POST-FORUM DEBRIEFING. After the Forum, we will adjourn to the New China Gate Restaurant 7730 East McDowell Road #111, Scottsdale, AZ (480) 990-3388. .