Texas Tech Wind and Engineering Speaker Series Hosts Canada Professor

Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011

CONTACT: Lori Cortez, lori.e.cortez@ttu.edu

(806) 742-2136

Texas Tech Wind and Engineering Speaker Series Hosts Canada Professor

WHAT:           The McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series

WHEN:           3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wed. (Feb. 2)

WHERE:         Room 217 Electrical Engineering Building, Tech Texas campus

EVENT:          Texas Tech University’s Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (WISE) will host Gregory Kopp, professor and Canada research chair in wind engineering at the University of Western Ontario.

Kopp’s lecture “Wind Effects on Houses: Recent Research at the ‘Three Little Pigs’ Project,” will focus on how wind storms damage houses and what engineers can do to stop it. In particular, discussion will be about cost effective solutions resulting from wind tunnel and full-scale tests of houses.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, University of Manitoba, and McMaster University, Kopp earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from each respectively. He was recently announced as the president-elect of the American Association for Wind Engineering.

A reception will immediately follow the seminar. For more information visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/weweb/mmls/2011/MMLecture_Feb11.pdf.

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CONTACT: Kelsey Seger, academic coordinator, Wind Science & Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3476 or kelsey.seger@ttu.edu.