Video Lectures

Smart Towns: The Founding Fathers of Industrial America

Ronald Demerino, a retired metallurgical engineer and a consultant and professor at Oakland and Macomb community colleges, will present the Smart Towns program, “The Founding Fathers of Industrial America” in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library on October 28 at 7 p.m. The program will highlight the entrepreneurial spirit of people such as Andrew Carnegie, Nikola Tesla, and J.D. Rockefeller, and how their successes led to America’s growth in a competitive world. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. The global pandemic has put many things in perspective. In 2021, Smart Towns programs will focus on the many ways humans have found to solve problems and find inspiration during difficult periods. Smart Towns wishes to celebrate how resilient and resourceful people can be in the world. Join us as we take a look at resilience in both historical and contemporary times.

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