JOLTS AND VOLTS AT THE CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Chief Scientist at IBM John Cohn Travels to Craftsbury for Electrifying Program
Engineer, inventor, mad scientist, all these descriptions fit IBM's Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer John Cohn. When he is not busy pioneering design work in circuit automation, or travelling worldwide for his work, Mr. Cohn can often be found inspiring young scientists and engineers with his Jolts and Volts program.
On Wednesday, July 23, the Craftsbury Public Library will join such prestigious institutions as the New York Hall of Science, the Governor's Institute of Vermont, and Disney's Epcot Center that hold bragging rights to hosting John Cohn's famous Jolts and Volts program. The program explores electricity through a series of participatory demonstrations from microVolts to MegaVolts. Participants will get to see demos that may include any of the following: VanDeGraaf generator, Tesla Coil, Jacob’s Ladder, Theramin, Electrostatic motors, and pickle electrocuter. The presentation discusses basic electrical concepts, invites the participants to explore electricity via their senses and discusses history of the major inventions in electricity.