Director of Science & Technology
Interests: Self-organizing Systems, New Energy
David G. Yurth, Interim Executive Director
Director: Science & Technology
The Nova Institute of Technology, LLC
Dr. Yurth received his B.A. in Literature in English from Weber State University; an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Capella University, and is currently finishing his PhD in International Business. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Utah Cancer Society, United Way, Girl Scouts of America and as the President of the Salt Lake Exchange Club. Under his leadership, the Salt Lake Exchange Club was the first Exchange Club in the U.S. to adopt the Child Abuse Prevention Program that is now the standard-bearer for Exchange Club chapters worldwide. While serving as its President, he worked with Bonneville International and others to create the Utah Chapter of the Special Olympics. He later co-sponsored and served as a Trustee for the Injured Worker's Association of America. During the past twenty-five years, he has facilitated and participated in a wide variety of workshops, seminars, experiential retreats and wilderness camps.
Dr. Yurth's professional focus has been in the field of technology development, invention management and management consulting. Yurth's experience is heavily weighted in industry networking, technology analytics and research. He has invented or co-invented a number of innovative technology-based integrations including the X Chip [television program content filter], Guayule Rubber Latex Commercialization Process, Dialog Language Replacement System, Wireless Video Conferencing System, PageTurn Computer Display system, Non-linear Communications System, Collective Ion Accelerator System [for treating radioactive nuclear waste], Electronically Shaded Glass, FloatFisher [personal watercraft], and the SREV [Self-Recharging Electric Vehicle], V-Car Personal Aerial Vehicle, and others.
He is the author of several books, more than a dozen screen plays and has published scientific papers, articles and monographs. His most recent book is entitled 'The Ho Chi Minh Guerilla Handbook: A Strategic Guide to Innovation Management.' His books 'Seeing Past The Edge: A Cosmology' and' Y-Bias and Angularity: Self-Organizing Criticality From the Zero Point to Infinity' provide the basis for a new model of scalar physics. While working with the SOAR Foundation, he has written 'Now Is The Perfect Time' and co-authored the curriculum for the Facilitator's College. His model of personal development, 'The Pyramid of Agendas' has been used as the basis for curriculum development, conflict resolution, experiential processes and team building by numerous other groups. His book 'The Island of My Life' scheduled for publication and general release Summer 2008, explains the concepts embodied in the model and provides guidelines for using its principles to heal woundedness and facilitate personal empowerment. In 'Sliding Home', the memoir of his father's death and dying process published in August 2007, the principles of healing personal woundedness are demonstrated.