The Technical Society of Knoxville will meet on June 10, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville.
The speaker will be Jim D. Froula, Executive-Director Emeritus, TauBetaPi (a national honor society with headquarters in Knoxville). He will describe his “Adventure on the Colorado River” in 2007. Such trips are something few of us can take but all of us can learn from and appreciate.
Jim has had a varied career and varied interests and his perspective on his Colorado River trip will be unique.
He is a mechanical engineer who has worked for the IBM Corporation and the Y-12 nuclear plant. He served in the United States Army and was awarded the bronze star and the army commendation medal.
He finished climbing all the Colorado Fourteeners in 1986 and hiking all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2018. He has climbed on Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador and has summited Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens (obviously not on the day it blew up), and Mount Hood. He swims in senior olympic events and lives in Farragut.
Jim served Tau Beta Pi after replacing long time member Bob Nagel.
July 8: Shafik Iskander, P.E., ORNL, ret.: Fracture mechanics analysis of irradiated reactor pressure vessels.