His inventions are currently in use in the production of oil and gas throughout the world through license to Baker Hughes, the manufacture of integrated circuits through license to Texas Instruments, in nuclear power plants such as Comanche Peak in Glen Rose, as well as in various other applications.

The technology White used is now at Tarleton as a result of a gift to the university. Equipment he donated is available for use by students." property="og:description"/>
His inventions are currently in use in the production of oil and gas throughout the world through license to Baker Hughes, the manufacture of integrated circuits through license to Texas Instruments, in nuclear power plants such as Comanche Peak in Glen Rose, as well as in various other applications.

The technology White used is now at Tarleton as a result of a gift to the university. Equipment he donated is available for use by students." />
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Prolific inventor to speak on importance of creativity
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Tarleton State University-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 5, 2010

STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS -- Gerald White, a retired engineer and holder of 27 active technology patents in nine different countries, will speak with students, faculty and staff on "Creativity in Engineering and Medicine," Monday, Nov. 8 at noon in room 105 of the science building. White's long careers in both fields are the basis behind the discussion that he hopes inspires students to retain passion for their studies and future careers.

His inventions are currently in use in the production of oil and gas throughout the world through license to Baker Hughes, the manufacture of integrated circuits through license to Texas Instruments, in nuclear power plants such as Comanche Peak in Glen Rose, as well as in various other applications.

The technology White used is now at Tarleton as a result of a gift to the university. Equipment he donated is available for use by students.

"Most students come to school bright, promising and creative," White said. "Three or four years later, their left brains have taken over."

The left side of the brain is associated with logical, cognitive skills while the right is thought to control the body's creativity and sensitivity.

"People say that creativity can't be taught," White said. "But I don't believe that."

White will address both the need for and the "how to" in regards to how creativity can be effectively used in both engineering and medicine. He was a prolific inventor when what doctors considered to be a terminal cancer debilitated him in 1993. After his diagnosis, White began a career in healthcare and developed an approach using mind/body medicine that enabled him to achieve a complete remission.

White served for three years as a director of the National Kidney Cancer Association and as the Kidney Cancer Patient Mentor for the University of Chicago. His most recent book, "Three Months to Life," gives a well-documented account of several cases where remissions were successfully induced after an understanding of the basic mechanism by which they can and do occur.

His lecture on creativity is primarily intended for freshmen engineering and medicine students, although the public and anyone with interest is invited and encouraged to attend.


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