Virtual Class -- Also Mary G to join EmpowerU
With over 42,000 followers on Facebook, it is not hard to understand why Dr. Frank has become a phenomenon with his discussions about Covid-19. In this talk, Dr. Frank will describe the interface between science and society, and how best to sort out the science from the politics.
He will emphasize his later modeling work on Covid-19, although he has been modeling epidemics, elections, and natural phenomena for his entire professional life.
Mary G. will be joining us tonight from 7:05-7:25 PM. Mary G. is a Cincinnati native and a child of The Bicentennial years! Love of America and an understanding of our system of government was a given. (She holds a BA from Purdue University and a Master of Education in Administration from Xavier University). After years of working with children in the Midwest, she came to the realization that the system of governance under our constitution, really could disappear in a single generation of uninformed citizens. A few years ago she attended EmpowerU, and during downtime this summer, she dug into The Federalist Papers. The rest is history! Mary G’s ApplePie podcast was born to share that history surrounding The Federalist Papers and the Patriots who built the USA. Tonight she will share with us some thinking about Alexander Hamilton’s use of pseudonyms in sharing his message for our new country and some Cincinnati connections that you will find interesting.
Douglas G. Frank, Ph.D. Douglas G. Frank grew up on a small Black Angus Ranch in Northern California. His parents were successful entrepreneurs in the areas of insurance, investments, and real estate. Dr Frank earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California in 1983. He then attended graduate school at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he completed his doctoral requirements before transferring to the University of Cincinnati in 1986 as part of the Ohio Eminent Scholar program. In 1990 he completed a Ph.D. in Surface Analytical Chemistry. During his graduate work, he discovered a new phenomenon which was featured in several science books and international journals, including cover articles in Science and Naturwissenschaften.
Dr Frank left academics in 1996. His scientific success as a graduate student and post-doctoral fellow gained him introductions to several U.S. companies, where he continues to apply his scientific, electronics, engineering, and computer expertise to real-life research and manufacturing challenges. He specializes in the development of custom control and analytical solutions, and has invented several instruments for surface optical characterization, precision force application, and soil analysis by means of portable electron microscopy and spectroscopy. A common thread in his work is the combination of precision motion with delicate measurement and analysis of large amounts of data. Dr Frank lives in Morrow, Ohio and is married to his high school sweetheart, Donna. He has three adult children: Dynnelle, Daniel, and Deryk. Dr Frank believes in giving back to the community.
He is Past-President of the Blue Ash/Montgomery Rotary Club (2002). He is a popular speaker in the areas of Creativity & Innovation, Ethics & Character, Science & Religion, Rotary Polio Eradication, Climate Change, and now Covid-19. He was honored by the Executive Board of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith as “one who exemplifies the practice of science as a Christian vocation.” Dr Frank is chair of the Math and Science department and Director of Music at The Schilling School for Gifted Children, a school he helped to establish in the mid 1990’s. Recently, Dr Frank has gained notoriety for his modeling work on the Covid-19 pandemic. He has been making his work available to the public since January of 2020, and his Facebook page “Dr. Frank Models” (now “Follow the Data with Dr Frank”) has over 50,000 members and followers. Dr. Douglas G. Frank Doug@ToolsForAnalysis.com DrDouglasGFrank@Outlook.com