Small invertebrates causing engineering nightmares, with Tim Wood

Thursday, January 11, 2024, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Bill Shepard Board Room, Foundation Building
The public

The WSU Retirees Association presents:

Small invertebrates causing engineering nightmares, with Tim Wood

Tim Wood
Timothy S. Wood
This is an unlikely tale of friendship, opportunity, and discovery. For over 30 years at Wright State, Dr. Timothy S. Wood, emeritus professor of biological sciences, studied small invertebrate animals in lakes and rivers. Then three events coincided: Tim retired, a talented student graduated, and a nuclear power plant suffered an emergency shutdown. What happened next was a wild ride lasting more than 20 years that took Tim and his former student on problem-solving missions all over the world. This talk will describe how it all came about, with stories of harrowing incidents that never made the news.  

This event will take place in the Board Room on the first floor of the WSU Foundation Building (located behind Wendy’s Restaurant across Colonel Glenn Highway from the main entrance to campus). The talk is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. To register, RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 9, by sending email to Please put "Tim Wood talk" in the subject line of your email.

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