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Steelman Lecturer: David Hu, PhD presents "The Amazing Elephant Trunk"
Lenoir-Rhyne University welcomes David Hu, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology, as a Steelman Visiting Scientist.

Dr. David Hu is a mechanical engineer who studies the interactions of animals with water. He has discovered how dogs shake dry, how insects walk on water, and how eyelashes protect the eyes from drying. Originally from Rockville, Maryland, he earned degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering from M.I.T., and is now Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Georgia Tech. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award for young scientists, the Ig Nobel Prize in Physics, and the Pineapple Science Prize (the Ig Nobel of China). His work has been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Saturday Night Live, and Highlights for Children. He is the author of the book "How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls," published by Princeton University Press. He lives with his wife and two children in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hu's presentation titled "The Amazing Elephant Trunk" will be given on Wednesday, March 17th at 10am and is open to the public. In this talk, he will present experiments with African elephants at the Atlanta Zoo and dissections of elephant trunks at the Smithsonian Institution. Additionally, Hu will discuss his Ig Nobel prize winning work on cube-shaped poo of wombats.

Mar 17, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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