Corson to speak at Bay West LIFE meeting on Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Bay West LIFE group will feature John Corson in a presentation titled, “An Engineer Raises A Family Overseas” on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m.

Born in Boston, Corson, a Navy veteran, holds a bachelor of science degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, an master of science in environmental health engineering from the University of Kansas, and an master of arts in economics from the University of Oklahoma.

During his engineering career, Corson, who is a professional engineer (civil engineering), worked over 25 years overseas, including six years in Southeast Asia, six years in the Panama Canal Zone, two and one half years in Ethiopia, 10 years in Egypt, and eight months in Papua, New Guinea.

Then, changing his career to that of an environmental impact analyst (EIA), he developed EIA statements for a number of major projects in China, Kyrgystan, Azerbaijian, and Namibia.

During these same years, he and his wife raised a family under many governmental systems and regimes. He will discuss the joys and trials of raising an American family in countries and with customs other than American.

The Bay West LIFE (Learning Is ForEver) is a group of folks who believe that a rich life is one of continuous learning, at every stage.

They meet on the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. on the Bay West campus on North U.S. 2. Coffee and treats are served and everyone is welcome.