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Program is on world changers

MARQUETTE — Without the innovations of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, the exploration of space would not be possible. Join Margaret Brumm at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library for the first in a series of talks on “People Who Changed the World.”

Margaret’s first presentation will be on Inventors and Inventions of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. For example, Ishpeming native, Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson, aircraft engineer and aeronautical inventor, contributed to the design of numerous Lockheed aircraft. Glenn T. Seaborg, discovered several transuranium elements, one of which was named after him, seaborgium.

Surgeon and founder of Pioneer Surgical Technology, Matthew Songer, invented the Songer Cable, instrumental in spinal surgeries.

Brumm is a patent attorney and member of the State Bar of Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and her juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. Currently she works in private practice of patent, trademark and copyright law with clients from multinational corporations in the U.S. and law firms in London, England.

Brumm’s program is part of the library’s Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program for adults. There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.