Energy Issues Focus of Panel Discussions

April 19, 2010

Experts on wind, nuclear, and solar energy, plus clean coal and energy policy, will discuss significant energy issues during a series of Earth Week panel discussions April 19, 20 and 22 at the University of Wyoming.

All presentations are free and will be from 5-7 p.m. in Room 222 of the UW Classroom Building.

"We are pleased that such a distinguished panel of experts will inform students about the basics of energy issues within a variety of energy systems," says Chris Cronick, president of the UW Energy Systems Club that sponsors the panels. "Those attending will learn about where energy use and production is today and what we expect to happen in coming years. Information about career opportunities in energy fields will also be presented."

The schedule:

Monday, April 19, 5-6 p.m. -- "Energy Federalism," Dennis Stickley, UW College of Law professor; 6-7 p.m. -- "Nuclear Energy," Rowland Linford, GE nuclear engineer.

Tuesday, April 20, 5-6 p.m. -- "Solar Energy," Bruce Parkinson, professor in the Department of Chemistry; 6-7 p.m.-- David Bell, professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

Thursday, April 22, 5-6 p.m. -- "Wind Energy," Jon Naughton, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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