Unscheduled Programs

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Sponsor Speaker Description
Rich Schreiner William Schneider -- Professor of History and Director of Medical Humanities Program, IUPUI Eugenics in the United States and Indiana: (Sub: 6/15/2015) In the late 1800s thru the mid 1900's many well meaning people believed society needed to identify people with bad genes (which were thought to be the cause of many physical, mental and societal problems including alcoholism, criminal behavior, out of wedlock pregnancy, homelessness etc), put them away in institutions and sterilize them. Otherwise, our society would be destroyed. Eugenics was a science that required action. Huge state mental hospitals throughout the U.S. were filled with people who must not be allowed to procreate. Indiana was the first state to pass legislation encouraging sterilization of institutionalized adults without their permission. When knowledge of the atrocities in Nazi concentration camps became public the term eugenics pretty much disappeared from the scientific, medical, psychiatric, legislative and public discussion. Dr. Schneider will review the history and impact of this tragic episode in our country.
Rich Schreiner Chris Mize -- Historian, James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home James Whitcomb Riley--Hoosier Poet: (Sub: 6/15/2015) At the time of his death James Whitcomb Riley was one of the best known and loved poets in America. Until recently Indiana school kids grew up learning Riley poetry in school. Before he was a successful poet he was a sign painter and a travelling salesman for two patent medicine companies. Fortunately, when he died some his influential friends acquired the home he lived in the last twenty years of his life. Although virtually everyone knows his name, few Hoosiers are familiar with his very interesting life.
Steve Springer John Zehner -- Dr of Pharmacy, specializing in Nuclear Pharmacy Production of Nuclear Medicines: (Sub: 9/16/2015) Attributes and uses of nuclear medicines. Uses for diagnosis and treatment. How they are produced and distributed to the radiologist and hospitals.
Russell judd Franklin college president -- President Education: (Sub: 10/29/2015)
Carl Holl Dave Arland -- see his web site arlandcom.com Dave "The Gadget Guy" To Discuss "FBI vs Apple & Other Tech Topics!": (Sub: 3/4/2016) I heard him yesterday at Sertoma club along with two other Scientech members. An animated speaker, he discussed items at the recent Las Vegas electronics show as well as aspects of FBI vs Apple issue. He said he thought he had spoken to Scientech downtown years ago. I said I'd get back to him about scheduling.
Bill Stanley Mark Zelonis -- Recently retired Ruth Lilly Deputy Director of Environmental & Historic Preservation at the Indinapolis Museum of Art IMA's 100 Acres - THe Virginia Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: (Sub: 3/10/2017) This talk will cover the conceptional plan and construction of the Nature Park including many pictures of various exhibits in the Park.
William Dick William Dick -- Scientech Club Historian New Harmony, IN: (Also OK for Emergency Use)(Sub: 3/13/2017) 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.
Gerald Kurlander Gabriel Rosenberg,M.D. -- Grad. I.U, Director of Pediatrics Methodist Hospital. A New Approach to Treatment of Addiction: (Sub: 4/12/2017) Self Explanatory. Addiction treated by I. V. infusions. Anecdotal data is positive.
Kendall Crook Dr. Bruce Lamb -- PhD. Roberts Family Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research Executive Director, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute Indiana University School of Medicine New Directions for Alzheimer's Disease Research, Drug Discovery, and Treatment: (Sub: 5/3/2017) Bruce would provide an overview of the current status of Alzheimer's Disease research , with a focus on new directions for drug discovery and development.
Ruth Ann Ingraham Same -- 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 Jenny's Allure: (Sub: 5/15/2017) 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. Bonnie Carter encouraged me to submit this proposal. The talk would include audio-visual material. It would be timely scheduled for May 2018.


Sponsor Description
John Rathman Tour of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, Allison Branch (RRABHT) Aviation Museum.: (Sub: 10/3/2015) A tour of the Allison Branch, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Museum is proposed. The museum displays a collection of historic military and civil aircraft engines. Admission: No charge Location: 2601 West Raymond Street in Indianapolis Travel Mode: individual cars to venue site Tour Length: 1 to 2 hours Lunch: not included; several nearby restaurants Tour Size Limit: no more than 50 Time: Suggest 10 AM to noon, then drive to nearby restaurant for lunch
James Bettner Architectural Tour of Columbus, IN: (Sub: 5/2/2017) 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. Suggest Tour be scheduled for August 25, 2017.
James Bettner Architectural Tour of Columbus, IN: (Sub: 5/3/2017) An Application for this tour has already been submitted. However, the suggested date was incorrect. The correct suggested date is Monday, August 28, 2017. Please excuse the error. Jim Bettner