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"If Bridges Could Talk ..." at Clarkson University Science Cafe Nov. 30

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“If Bridges Could Talk ...” is the topic of a presentation by Clarkson University Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Kerop Janoyan at the next Science Café at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, November 30, at 7:15 p.m.

Kerop JanoyanWouldn’t it be great if bridges could talk, and alert us of impending disaster? Modern sensing technologies, developed in recent years, provide accurate and real-time information on the condition of bridges and dams, effectively endowing such structures with a voice.

Join Janoyan as he explains this exciting new technology and how it is used for remedial action.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

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Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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