Penn State Berks to present 'The Engineer and the Word' on April 14

READING, Pa. — Writer and engineer Nick Arvin will discuss how professionals working in technical positions, such as engineers, can enhance their communication skills in a special presentation at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 14, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room at Penn State Berks. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

In his lecture titled “Forensics and Fiction: How a Mechanical Engineer Wrote a Novel,” Arvin will discuss the technical background of his most recent novel, "The Reconstructionist," including a discussion of forensic engineering and accident reconstruction with reference to the book’s story.

Arvin has a background in automotive and forensic engineering. In his present position, he works in engineering power, oil, gas, biogas, and other process facilities. He is also an award-winning writer who has published two other books, "Articles of War: A Novel" and "In the Electric Eden: Stories." His fiction has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and Ploughshares.

This event is funded in part by The Howard O. and Jean Beaver Endowment for Community Service.

For additional information, contact Keysha Whitaker, lecturer in professional writing and English, at 610-396-6134 or via email at [email protected].