Login 6:45 - 7:00 PM

Program 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Part 1

Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair Award Winners and their Projects

About the Award Winners:

Amaan Siddiqi - 8th Grade
Lake Ridge Academy, North Ridgeville, Ohio
"Creating an Electromechanical Transducer"

John Anand - 9th Grade
Home School Academy, Akron, Ohio
"An IoT based Bridge Monitoring System with Anomaly Detection and Alerting"


Part 2

The Atom Plane

Development of the Nuclear-Powered Bomber

William J. Brown, Retired, USAF, NASA Glenn

About the Topic
The story can now be told about the USAF nuclear-powered bomber due to security declassification. Mr. Brown during his military service played an engineering role in the nuclear propulsion system as well as development of ionic air propulsion. Very little is known today about the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion project, which spanned 10 years and the expenditure of one billion dollars. This was a highly advanced technology program conducted during the Cold War to provide a continuous 30-day flying bomber ready to respond to any attack on the United States. The mission objectives presented an enormous engineering challenge since an airplane has a critical weight limitation, unlike a nuclear-powered submarine that can accept heavy reactor shielding. High turbojet and reactor material temperatures combined with nuclear radiation led to the necessity for a major advancement in technology.
Mr. Brown complements his story with several interesting experiences at Wright Patterson Air Force Base including aircraft and security incidents along with a flying saucer investigation.

About the Speaker

William J. Brown is a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Engineering and served in the USAF for five years at Wright Air Development Division followed by 31 years at the NASA Glenn (Lewis) Research Center in Cleveland, OH. He authored several technical papers and the Hydrogen & Oxygen Safety manuals retiring in 1993. In 2016 he authored the book, "My Son, My Son, Where Are You?" and in 2017 the book, "A World War I Soldier And His Camera." He has been married to his wife Mary Ann for 58 years, has four sons: Frank, Richard, Robert, Christopher, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

ISA Cleveland Section Agenda

Social/Login: 6:45 PM - 7:00 P.M.

Welcome: 7:00 - 7:05 P.M.

Part 1 - Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair Award Winners and their Projects: 7:10 - 7:25 PM

Section Updates: 7:25 - 7:30 PM

Part 2 - Technical Program: The Atom Plane
Development of the Nuclear-Powered Bomber:
7:30 - 8:25 PM

Wrap Up: 8:25 - 8:30 PM

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