School of Science and Engineering to host colloquium on renewable energy systems
NEW PALTZ -- The School of Science and Engineering at the State University of New York at New Paltz will host its final colloquia of the 2003 season at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium. Tomorrow's lecture, "Our Energy Policy: a time for change," will feature Dr. Jefferson W. Tester, the H. P. Meissner Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Laboratory for Energy and the Environment.
Many believe that a more secure and sustainable energy policy should be implemented by moving away from fossil fuels which are in limited supply and pose multiple environmental and health threats. This seminar will examine both the context and options for renewable energy systems, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro sources. A review of two options, geothermal and biomass-based renewable energy, will be presented in more detail to outline their technical, environmental, social and economic benefits.
"This colloquium provides an unusually valuable opportunity for the New Paltz community to hear about the many viable alternatives to fossil fuels that are available to us," said David Clark, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering. "Dr. Tester is one of the few leading researchers in this field who is truly independent of the oil industry."
These colloquium lectures are designed for a general scientific audience and are given by leading scientists who are available to meet faculty and students during their visits to campus. The public is invited to these colloquia at no charge. For more information or directions, contact David Clark at (845) 257-3728, or visit the School of Science and Engineering on the Web at www.newpaltz.edu/sse.
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