Kurt Heckman Lectures
The Bethel University Computer Science department is excited to host Kurt Heckman, former senior U.S. Department of Energy official and current president of vCalc, to speak on AI and computer science.
All STEM students from Bethel, local colleges and high schools are encouraged to attend.
Seminar 1: Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Information Technology
Middleton Hall of Science 025 | 11a.m. – 12 p.m.
In this lecture, Heckman will provide the basics on how artificial intelligence works, how it differs from class software expert systems and how the future of AI will change the world. He will discuss recent breakthroughs that have fostered AI, major AI projects, different approaches to use AI and comment on the impact that AI will make on the global society. Come learn more about AI and its future.
Seminar 2: Nuclear Fusion
Academic Center 342 | 3-4 p.m.
We all know about the problems associated with carbon footprints and the many ways that are being purposed to produce cleaner energy. The goal of cleaner energy is essential to our future. In this Nuclear Fusion lecture, Heckman will provide the basics on how nuclear fusion works, how it differs from fission, and how the future of fusion energy will change the world. He will discuss recent breakthroughs, current major government and commercial projects, different approaches to achieving nuclear fusion and comment on the impact that nuclear fusion energy will make on the global society.
About Kurt Heckman
Kurt Heckman currently serves as president of vCalc, the online analytical tool site, which provides over 16k free online calculators for use in math, science, business and industry and a multitude of other interests at home, work and at play. As both an entrepreneur and an aerospace engineer, Heckman’s technical background includes systems engineering and software development for satellite ground control and mission planning systems.