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Combustion Research Conference Features UW, Other Top Institutions

September 8, 2017
Ph.D. candidate Emily Beagle, left, and Assistant Professor Erica Belmont in a lab
Ph.D. candidate Emily Beagle, left, and Assistant Professor Erica Belmont discuss biomass material in an engineering lab.

Faculty from some of the top universities in the nation will be in Laramie for the fall 2017 technical meeting of the Western States Section Combustion Institute (WSSCI), taking place at the University of Wyoming in October.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Erica Belmont will serve as the host for the event Oct. 2-3. College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Michael Pishko will provide opening remarks for the event.
“We look forward to hosting the fall WSSCI meeting at UW,” Belmont says. “This event brings together researchers in combustion and related fields to share their work, network and form collaborations. It’s a wonderful chance to highlight UW’s research in this area and showcase our university.”
Representatives will be on hand from institutions such as San Diego State, Caltech, University of Colorado, Oregon State and Brigham Young.
The WSSCI is a non-profit educational and scientific society which was created to promote the science and application of combustion for the benefit of society. It is composed of all members of The Combustion Institute in the Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Pacific territories of the United States. The WSSCI facilitates the dissemination of the results of scientific research related to combustion by sponsoring annual technical meetings.
Sponsors for the UW event include Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.; Cloud Peak Energy; School of Energy Resources; and the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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