Public Lecture

Aiken Engineering Week Public Lecture – The Joy of Making Things


The Aiken Engineering Week Public Lecture invites community members, K-12 classroom teachers and students, and the UVM community to visit the UVM campus and hear from exciting local voices actively working in the field of engineering.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 6:00-7:00pm (giveaways, migling and snacks afterwards until 8:30pm)

Location: University of Vermont, Dudley H. Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom, 590 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401

Talk Title: The Joy of Making Things

2020 Speaker: John Cohn

John Cohn is a Fellow at IBM where he is the Chief Scientist for the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in Cambridge Ma and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in UVM CEMS John is active in education issues at a local, state and national level. He is so passionate about promoting STEM careers that he spent 59 days living and inventing in an abandoned steel mill as part of Discovery Channel’s technical survival show “The Colony”. John lives with his family in a restored 19th-century schoolhouse in Jonesville Vermont and is eager to share his love of science and technology with anyone who will listen.