August 13, 2014

Wayne Clough, PhD, PE, D.GE (Hon.), NAE, Dist.M.ASCE will kick-off the technical program of the 2015 International Foundation Conference and Equipment Exposition with the Keynote Lecture.  Dr. Clough is the former President of Georgia Tech and is the current Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, a position from which he’ll retire in October 2014. 

The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government.  Its purpose: "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,". Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," and now informally termed "the nation's attic" has eclectic holdings of 137 million items.  The Institution's Washington, D.C. nucleus is made up of nineteen museums, nine research centers, and a zoo.  Many of them are historical or architectural landmark and it is the largest such complex in the world.

Prior to Georgia Tech, Dr. Clough made stops at Duke University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech and the University of Washington.

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