November Meeting --Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

A Shocking Overview of Lightning

The Program:


Lightning has been fascinating since the origin of mankind. It’s spectacular flashes and roaring

thunder can induce a primordial fear.

This will be a general overview of lightning including:

• Statistics, facts, and myths

• Formation of thunderclouds and lightning

• Personnel safety before, during, and after a thunderstorm

• Lightning damage to property and some examples

• Lightning protection including surge protection

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. - Mark Twain

The Speaker:

Mr. Cass Kuhl, PE, NASA Glenn Research Center

He received his Bachelors from Youngstown State University and his Masters from Ohio State University with a concentration in power systems. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a registered Engineer in Ohio and Michigan. He is a Program Evaluator for ABET – the engineering accreditation board. He has been working for almost 25 years at NASA as both a contractor and civil servant.


Where: Mavis Winkle's Irish Pub

5005 Rockside Road

Independence, Ohio 44131

On Ground Floor of Crown Centre

Ph 216-525-0770

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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