Jack Brown Presents  'Eli Whitney'

In order to continue to bring you educational and entertaining programs, Roger Roberts has been working with presenters to use other formats for our monthly programs.  Jack Brown has recorded his Eli Whitney program for you to enjoy within the safety of your own home.

Brown will emphasize the late 18th century /early 19th period with a f focus on relationship of the cotton gin to the slave trade and civil war on one hand, and on his contributions to the 

American  system  of   manufacturing  -- with  interchangeable parts and division of labor, on the other hand.

 Jack Brown

After earning a BS from The Ohio State University, MA from Bowling Green State University and a ABD from The University of Illinois, Brown taught at Siena College (in Loudonville, NY), Columbus State Community College and Adult Education at The Ohio State University.  He developed and presented business training workshops in Poland and Hungary.                             

As a Statistician and Economist, Brown served as Research Director of Ohio Department of Development, Director of Ohio Small Business Development Center, Director of Business Analytics for Columbia Energy Services and regional economist for Loudoun County Virginia. 

Combining his interest in science and history, Brown collects antique scientific instruments and  replications 18th, 19th and early 20th century key scientific discoveries.  Ham radio is also of special interest. 

After a career teaching statistics, forecasting energy trends, and conducting training programs in the US and Europe, he now concentrates on developing educational programs for children and adults.  Brown began Shocking Discoveries, (http://www.shocking-discoveries.com) as a way to share his interest in history and science. These programs provide the opportunity to experience the joy of seeing how things work and to be entertained at the same time.

In addition to speaking to the Big Walnut Area Historical Society, Brown has given presentations to libraries in Virginia and Ohio, Westerville Public Schools, the Mini Maker Faire at COSI, the  Stem Expo in Columbus, and the Starry Night Festival in Westerville.

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