Building the First "Steamship" in History - March 14th | AIChE

Building the First "Steamship" in History - March 14th

Wednesday, March 14, 2018,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
In-Person / Local
4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
United States
AIChE NOLA, please join us for our next event on March 14th at 6:00 PM.  This will be a join event with the American Chemical Society.  We will have what sounds like quite an interesting presentation on Building the First Steamship in History.  A bit more information on the event is below.  Also, we've invited to the event three students to which AIChE NOLA presented awards at the recent Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair. It would be nice to have a great crowd to welcome them and congratulate them on the award.
Please use the link below to register for this event. 

The event will occur from 6:00 - 8:30 at Don's Seafood in Metairie.

Don's Seafood - Metairie

Chemical Engineers Presentation: Building the First "Steamship" in History


Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear.  Then he will explore the chemical rationale behind Captain Moses Rogers' design for this revolutionary vessel.  

The presentation is based upon his book, "STEAM COFFIN: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier."


STEAM COFFIN has received widespread praise and acclaim, as evidenced by more than two dozen positive reviews in periodicals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.


John’s tour for STEAM COFFIN so far has taken him from Maine to Puerto Rico to California, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, where he has made over 300 presentations before a wide variety of audiences.


"Busch's supremely readable account...represents the creation of a long-needed missing piece of maritime history... It may properly be termed a page-turner, and is strongly recommended."    — (mt) Marine Technology Magazine


“A beautifully written and engaging narrative... John Laurence Busch has made a major contribution to American maritime history with this fine book.”    — Naval War College Review

Learn more at the speaker's website: