U.S.S. Monitor: A watershed for naval technology
This presentation with Joseph Bell, WNC professor, explores the revolutionary nature of the U.S.S. Monitor. Specifically it focuses on the innovative new technologies used in combination that influenced the future of naval ship design. Students will be immersed in the history of the ship, its role in the civil war, and how future warships owe their design to the Monitor.
Afterwards we will learn how engineering has been developed for space travel. Participants will be challenged to create their own Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) that can sustain a water landing using limited resources.
This program is being hosted at the Community Center in the Kinder Room located at 850 E Williams St. Please enter through the doors on the South East corner of the building.
This program is part of NASA@ My Library, an initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery.