Alumni Reunion 2008 Seminars

Fri May 30, 2008 9:00AM - 10:00AM • Calendars: Forum

Solar Energy—Beyond the Hype
Prashant V. Kamat, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Friday, May 30
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
DeBartolo Hall, Room 131

The increasing energy demand is forcing us to seek environmentally clean alternative energy resources. Major breakthroughs in developing economically viable solar devices are necessary to sustain the lifestyle of 6.5 billion people worldwide. Are we ready for the change? Sponsored by the College of Engineering.

Green: The Verb Sustainability on Campus
George Oser, PhD ‘58
Friday, May 30
10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
DeBartolo Hall, Room 131

Explore the current and future of sustainability on campus. Estimating the campus carbon footprint now and setting a goal for 2020. Weaving into a whole cloth efforts by the administration, faculty, students and alums to increase sustainability through behaviors, technology and cost control using information from peer universities.

Is There Really an Energy Crisis?
Edward J. Maginn, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Friday, May 30
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
McKenna Hall/CCE, Auditorium
Are we running out of energy? Where does our energy come from? What does the future hold? These and other energy-related topics will be explored.

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