Monthly Archives: February 2017

Speaker Series: Jim Olson

THURS. 2/23 – ASME welcomed GE engineer Jim Olson to campus to give a talk¬†entitled “The Physics of Power Generation.” This was a follow up to the tour of GE Power facilities in Schenectady, where Jim researches what a zero-carbon infrastructure would look like. Topics included the comparisons of kinetic, chemical, and quantum energy production as well as interactive problem solving. Thanks to the all the attendees for coming and Jim for giving a great talk.

Drawing a free body diagram of a cup of water.

Textbooks were available in case anyone disagreed with the physics.