Jack McElroy, the Knoxville News Sentinel editor, will be our guest speaker on March 9, 2014. The title of his talk will be “How Scientists and Engineers Can Contribute More to Public Dialog in the Knoxville Area”. The historic role of the Technical Society of Knoxville has been very much geared to Mr. McElroy's topic and we are presently addressing the role of the Technical Society for the future. The News Sentinel provides a valuable service by announcing the Technical Society meetings in each Sunday's business section.
Technical Society meetings take place at the Crowne Plaza on Summit Hill Drive in downtown Knoxville. Complimentary self parking is available in the hotel garage. Meeting attendees receive a token for exiting the garage without charge after the meeting. Members and guests begin arriving around 11:30 and go through the buffet line. Cost is $13 per person. The meetings start at 11:55 and end at 1:00. Visitors are welcome.
The Technical Society of Knoxville is a group of persons interested in technology and science, and their effects on society, and in particular, on the community. The Society was founded in 1921 by Charles E. Ferris, the first dean of the UT College of Engineering and a group of leading members of the community. It has been an important civic organization for the technical and scientific people in the greater Knoxville area for 93 years.
For more information contact Bob Scott, secretary, at 690-0705 or go to the Technical Society website at TechnicalSociety.net.