The 1960s: Geopolitical Tension and Innovation

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The 1960s: Geopolitical Tension and Innovation

A Special Lecture with Alan Chavez

When: Friday, March 31, 5 PM – 7 PM

Where: The Atomic Museum | 755 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Cost: Free

The 1960s was a period where geopolitical tensions led the greatest minds at the time to push the boundaries of nuclear physics, quantum theory, and engineering designs. From design schematics to historical recollections, this presentation will seek to bridge the gap between the history of the Polaris missiles and the science that constituted the necessary means to develop the first generation of Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles.

Alan is a first-generation college student, majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He actively holds a position as a student tutor at UNLV and is going to be mentoring upcoming engineering students in the fall semester.

Alan received the opportunity to intern this summer as a mechanical engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as well as a researcher position at the National Atomic Testing Museum through a dual-partnership program. His interest in fluid dynamics has inspired Alan to pursue a master’s degree in Fluid and Thermo-sciences with the hope to apply such knowledge in the field of aerospace.

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