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About RESC

Established in 1966, we are gathered from a variety of technical disciplines in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are an engineer or scientist, either working or retired, join us for dining and scientific discussion/education with other members. We meet October through May to share knowledge and experiences while pursuing interests in technology and industry developments. All of our activities are nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nonfinancial.

Our activities include:
Lunch followed by
Technical Programs, often with PE CE/CPD credit
Tours of local centers of innovation.
Involvement and support in local S.T.E.M. competitions

This Months Program

Technical   Presentation   1:00   pm

Make a luncheon Reservation:

This Months Technical Program will be:

The Search for Life on Mars and Beyond

presented by

Jerry Black
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The primary emphasis of the talk will be on the search for past and present life on Mars, but the search for life on other planets and moons in our solar system and beyond will also be covered. Over the ages humankind has been pondering the question: Are we alone? We are fortunate to be living in a time when our robotic probes and telescopes have progressed to the point that we have the potential to answer this question. If life is common in the universe, then there is an excellent chance we will find proof of extra-terrestrial life within the next 20 years. The chase is on with robotic probes within our solar system, with telescopes analyzing the constituents of the atmospheres of exoplanets, and with the SETI efforts searching for extra-terrestrial intelligence. This talk will cover the latest developments in this search.

About Jerry Black Jerry Black is a retired engineer who worked in the aerospace industry for over 40 years. His educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University and a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. In his first job at Bell Aerosystems he tested various rocket engines, including the engine for the ascent stage of the Apollo lunar module. Later he worked for 39 years at GE Aircraft Engines in Evendale, Ohio. Jerry has had a lifelong interest in space travel and is a member of several space related organizations, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the National Space Society, the Planetary Society, and the Mars Society. He is currently the chair of the Ohio chapter of the Mars Society. He is also a member of the Regional Engineers and Scientists of Cincinnati

PE/CE Certificates

RESC offers PE/CE* Credit:

$5.00 for Non-members - Free to Members.

You are invited to join us for lunch at 11:30 am and attend the technical program for PE CE credit at 1:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend the luncheon you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CE Certificate but you must register with: Howard Heineke, (513) 733-4282, by 10:00 a.m. one day prior to the presentation or email CE Credit

To receive the PE CE Certificate, we will request your PE registration number and your PE name since certificates are prepared in advance.

According to our information OH, KY and IN have reciprocal agreements for PE credits.

There is no charge for attending just the program.

*PE Professional Engineer, CE Continuing Education

The Upcoming Tour

Make a tour Reservation:

The Upcoming Tours for the 15-16 activities year are
Nucor Steel Plant on January 22
Mazak Plant in March
Museum of the U.S.Air Force at WPAFB in April
Fernald Museum in May

These are tenative plans and are subject to repeated changes. Be sure to check back here for the latest information.

Now is a good time to let the tour director know of any places you believe would provide an interesting tour. Including a contact would be helpful.