Join the Rensselaer Libraries and the Friends of the Folsom Library for the Carl A. Westerdahl Forum. The Forum will feature a dialogue with Erica Wagner, author of the recent biography Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge, and Jen Monger, archivist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Wagner did much of her research on Washington Roebling, Rensselaer Class of 1857, at the Institute Archives. She and Jen Monger will share insights into the unique process of research and discovery. Andrew White, director of the Rensselaer Libraries, will moderate.
Sponsored by the Rensselaer Libraries and the Friends of the Folsom Library and endorsed by the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, the Rensselaer County Historical Society, and the Rensselaer Alumni Association. There is no cost for this event, but please register using the button above. The Carl A. Westerdahl Forum memorializes the creative contributions made by Carl A. Westerdahl (1937 – 2013), former dean, director, and historian at Rensselaer, through programs that explore education, history, art, architecture, engineering, and science as they relate to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For more information, contact Andrew White or Kathy Stebbins or call (518) 276-8346. Please share this announcement with all individuals and organizations you think would be interested in attending
The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium. A reception will follow.