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Date: March 22, 2018
Join Marine Community Library for an author talk on Thursday, March 22, 7 pm, at the historic Marine Village Hall.
Join The Electricity of Life author T. H. Harbinger for an evening exploring the story of how Otto and Viola Schmitt invented a crucial technology that helped win World War II, and then went on to establish the field of biomedical engineering in Minnesota.
The author became aware of Otto and Viola Schmitt while working at the University of Minnesota and became fascinated by their story. It illustrates the role of outliers in our lives. Otto’s life-long goal was to create a valuable and lasting impact for society. Viola was committed to contributing to science, not just in supporting her husband. They both worked in the secret government laboratory on Long Island during World War II.
The focus on Professor Otto Schmitt and his development of the first Magnetic Airborne Detector for use during World War II makes for an excellent illustration of the life and importance of scientists.
About the author - T.H. Harbinger (aka - Jim Lenz)
He has worked for Boeing,
Honeywell, the University of Minnesota, and John Deere, and has been involved
with more than 100 new product developments. He has 20 patent awards and has
published more than 50 technical papers ranging on topics related to
electromagnetics, sensors, electronic designs, control circuitry, software
development, and management of technology. He holds a MS degree in Physics from
the University of Wisconsin.