The Scientech Club Program Calendar

Until further notice, all presentations and meetings are via Zoom Teleconferencing.


1/18/2021 --- One Year History of the NeuroDiagnostic Institute

Speaker: Jerry Sheward MD --- Medical Director of Mental Health Division of Family and Social Services of the State of Indiana (Email: (Sponsored By: Marvin Miller)

Will review current status of treatment of persons with severe mental illnesses and the NDI Hospital.

1/25/2021 --- IU Mobile Stroke Unit: Primary Stroke Center on Wheels

Speaker: Dr. Jason Mackey --- Associate Professor of Neurology at IU School of Medicine, Associate Director of the Stroke Program-IU Methodist,Director of the Mobile Stroke Van at IU Methodist, Oversees the Cerebrovascular Outcomes Center and has a special interest in intracerebral hemorrhage imaging and outcomes. (Email: (Sponsored By: Karen Bumb )

Acute ischemic stroke is the leading cause of disability and a highly time-sensitive condition. Reperfusion of occluded brain vessels is critical but requires head imaging. Mobile Stroke Units are ambulances equipped with CT scanners so that we can bring stroke diagnosis and treatment to the pre-hospital setting. The IU mobile stroke unit is one of about 20 in the United States and is part of a national trial that is testing this new way to deliver care.

2/1/2021 --- Yeast: Bread, Booze, and Biology

Speaker: Matthew Bochman --- Matthew L. Bochman, PhD Associate professor of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry Director of Graduate Studies, Biochemistry Graduate Program Indiana University (Email: (Sponsored By: Rosalind Webb)

A professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Bochman discussed the intersection of science and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, more commonly known as baker's yeast.

2/2/2021 --- Board Meeting

2/8/2021 --- Discovering New Galaxies in the Nearby Universe

Speaker: Dr. Katherine L. Rhode --- Katherine Rhode is an Associate Professor in the department of Astronomy at IU, Bloomington. She has a BA in physics from Sonoma State U, a MA in astronomy from Wesleyan U. and a PhD in astronomy from Yale. She and her students study the origin and evolution of galaxies with space and ground based telescopes. (Email: (Sponsored By: Malcolm Mallette)

Over the past decade, surveys have revealed the presence of dozens of low-mass "dwarf" galaxies in the neighborhood around our home galaxy, the Milky Way. She will explain how she is using data from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico and the WIYN optical telescope in Arizona to find new galaxies in the neighborhood of our galaxy.

2/15/2021 --- John Evans, His Life and Times

Speaker: Richard Gunderman, M.D. --- Indiana University Professor of Radiology B.A. Wabash College M.D. University of Chicago (Email: (Sponsored By: M. P. Meisenheimer)

Afounder of Central State Hospital, Founder of Northwestern University and the University of Denver. Second Territorial Govenor of Colorado. ,

2/22/2021 --- Nutritional Aspects of Human Space Flight

Speaker: Sara Rathman Zwart --- Ph.D. Florida University, Postdoc NASA Johnson Space Center Senior Scientist & Deputy Manager for Nutritional Biochemistry, NASA Johnson Space Center (Email: (Sponsored By: John Rathman)

A discussion of the space food system and operational activities and research projects currently being conducted in NASA's Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory.

3/1/2021 --- Discovering the Universe

Speaker: Prof. Fritz kleinhans --- More to come later A Professor retired from IUPUI, an Astronomer (Email: (Sponsored By: Dick Carter)

Discovering the Universe = How humanity has discovered what is out there! The timing, the instruments, and the science discoveries that have evolved.

3/2/2021 --- Board Meeting

3/8/2021 --- Gone (NOT) Phishing

Speaker: Joann K. Davis --- Program Director Emeritus, International Systems Security Association Chicago Chapter, Retired Cyber Security Sales Engineer. I spent over 40 years selling and supporting Technology Solutions for startup companies including Wang Labs (First Indianapolis Sales & Support Rep), Compaq Computer Corporation, Network General Corporation and many Cyber Security companies since acquired by Cisco, McAfee and others. I have spoken on Network Performance and Cyber Security at regional conferences and was in charge of a Cyber Security Conference in Chicago for many years which was held on a Cruise Ship at Navy Pier. I am a member of InfraGard, sponsored by the FBI, and the Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force sponsored by the Secret Service. (Email: (Sponsored By: JOANN KAY DAVIS)

One of the biggest risks we as individuals face is the constant threat of malicious phishing emails and messages seeking to steal our private information. I plan to use actual examples I am now collecting of these emails and messages as I receive them. I also have a lot of background information to share on cyber security in general and tips on staying safe on Facebook and the internet.

3/15/2021 --- (TBA)

3/22/2021 --- Who's Managing the Fish? A Commentary on the Fishes of the Great Lakes

Speaker: Thomas Lauer --- Dr. Lauer is the Distinguished Professor of Biology Emeritus at Ball State University is a member of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Advisory Board. He has spent most of his professional career working with Great Lakes fishes. He is also a Scientech member and has also given a number of talks at Scientech, including participation in the most recent Nobel Prize winners for 2019. (Email: (Sponsored By: Karen Bumb Lauer)

Canada and the United States share the Great Lakes fishery, a binational treasure worth more than $7 billion annually to the people of the two nations. The fishery attracts millions of anglers, supports valuable commercial and charter fishing, is a mainstay for native peoples, and is the very fabric of a healthy environment. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission, operating through the 1954 Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries, today facilitates successful cross-border cooperation that ensures the two nations work together to improve and perpetuate this fishery. While the lakes fall under the jurisdictions of two nations, eight states, one province, and several tribes, the fishery resources do not observe political boundaries. Canada and the United States recognized decades ago that the best way to manage and sustain the fishery is through continuous, binational cooperation.

3/29/2021 --- Radio station W9VW

Speaker: Lyman (Hank) Wolfla --- Purdue University AAS 1967, BS 1968 (Email: (Sponsored By: M. P. Meisenheimer)

Hank Wolfla K9LZJHas been a ham radio operator for 63 years. He will discuss how to get a license and what you need to know. He will give a powerpoint presentation followed by a Youtube video show2ing W9VW, a station that he and 5 other hams have constructed in Greenfield. This station can be operated from anywhere in the world, and he routinely uses it operating from Perth, Australia. W9Vw routinely ranks in the top 5% of large radio stations in the USA.

4/5/2021 --- (TBA)

4/6/2021 --- Board Meeting

4/12/2021 --- (TBA)

4/19/2021 --- (TBA)

4/26/2021 --- (TBA)

5/3/2021 --- (TBA)

5/4/2021 --- Board Meeting

5/10/2021 --- (TBA)

5/17/2021 --- (TBA)

5/24/2021 --- (TBA)

6/1/2021 --- Board Meeting

6/7/2021 --- the future of music and radio

Speaker: Jim Meyer --- CEO Sirius xm holdings, inc 2012 to present. St Bonaventure University Bachelors and mba. board of directors pandora media llc, rovi corp. Also involved in indy 500 racing. (Email: (Sponsored By: peggy Sabens)

7/6/2021 --- Board Meeting

8/3/2021 --- Board Meeting

9/7/2021 --- Board Meeting

10/5/2021 --- Board Meeting

11/2/2021 --- Board Meeting

12/7/2021 --- Board Meeting