Speaker: Fay Salmon
Title: Seek Truth, Create Value -- An engineer’s perspective on 3M “Science. Applied to Life.”
Abstract: How do engineers apply their technical training to discover truth, advance understanding, and transform knowledge into products to improve our everyday life? Fay Salmon, a Staff Scientist with 3M Corporate Research Systems Laboratory, will discuss some of the work she and her team have done to uncover physical mechanisms to develop and improve various 3M products from Cubitron II abrasives to Optically Clear Adhesives to VHB Structural Glazing Tapes. Driven by the belief that behind every phenomenon there are underlying governing principles that can be discovered, she will discuss how curiosity and questioning, followed by a systematic and collaborative approach can lead to depth of understanding. This understanding provides a foundation on which to innovate and create value through development of robust and high-performance products.