UND’s George Bibel Receives An Invitation To Lecture In Brazil

George Bibel, University of North Dakota professor of mechanical engineering, has been invited by the University of São Paulo (USP) to be a special guest at the XI Aeronautical Engineering Week (SEA) in São Carlos, Brazil in August. USP is paying Bibel’s expenses for him to attend the event.

The event, set for Aug. 18-23, will have seminars, discussions, courses, technical visits and the exchange of knowledge between students and professionals of the area in the area of “Commercial Aviation.”

Bibel has developed extensive expertise in structural failure, crashes and related areas and his knowledge has been long recognized by the national media. He’s also noted for his related books: Train Wreck: The Forensics of Rail Disasters and Beyond the Black Box: The Forensics of Plane Crashes. Both books were favorably reviewed by the Physics Teacher and the National Science Teachers Association.

XI Aeronautical Engineering Week (SEA)

SEA is an annual event organized by the students of Aeronautical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP). USP is the most important Brazilian university and one of the few in the country offers the courses of Aeronautical Engineering. SEA counts on the participation of national and international people: military and civil authorities, special guests, executives, and university professors and aircrafts manufactures.


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