On the afternoon of Thursday, February 1st the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Iowa Section hosted their first technical talk of the year. Luke Titus, who holds a PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Michigan State University, gave a presentation on the use of Mathematica software for solving ordinary and partial differential equations. The hybrid talk, which was mainly attended by engineering graduate students, was hosted at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) with Mathematica pre-installed on computers so that audience members could follow along. Iowa State University provides Mathematica to students free of charge. After the presentation, attendees were also emailed the notebook files with examples used during the demonstration.
The next ASNT Iowa Section meeting will be held on Monday, March 4th more details to come!