2011 Archives

TEDxSMU Tuesdays return on January 18

Haiti’s Disaster of Engineering

January 14, 2011

Join the folks behind TEDxSMU and the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks® Lab team for the return of TEDxSMU Tuesdays, a weekly brown bag lunch, video and discussion series.

This is one of the best-kept secrets in SMU's Lyle School of Engineering  — an opportunity to watch a TEDTalk video and then engage in a quick and lively discussion about it. The TEDxSMU Tuesday events are free and open to all, inside and outside the SMU community.

On the screen: “Haiti’s Disaster of Engineering”

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 18

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Place: Innovation Gym, Caruth Hall
       SMU main campus
       3145 Dyer St., Dallas, TX 75205

Place: Visitor Parking in Binkley Parking Garage

About the featured TEDTalk:

Peter Haas, co-founder the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group, talks about the engineering flaws that caused massive casualties during the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Exactly one year later, the TEDxSMU Tuesday group will discuss why so many buildings collapsed and how engineers can rebuild the country, using better design and stronger materials.

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