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Location:
Welch Hall (WEL) Auditorium (Room 2.224)

Schedule:
Pre-lecture Science Fair and Teacher Workshop start at 5:45 p.m. Register Here for the Teacher Worshop
Lecture followed by questions & answers from 7-8:15 p.m.

Web Broadcast:
The Live Webcast will start at 7pm. Please log on at least 15 minutes before start time to download the necessary plug-ins to ensure proper viewing.

Directions:
Welch Hall (WEL) is located on the corner of 24th Street and Speedway. Parking is available in the San Jacinto Garage (SJG)

by Dr. Michael Webber
Co-Director, The University of Texas at Austin Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 7 PM CT

What is the Lecture About?

Lecture title: From Fracking to the 40 Acres: Energy Challenges for UT, Texas, and the World

Dr. Michael Webber will be discussing energy challenges faced at UT, in Texas, and across the globe. Co-sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin Green Fee Committee, this event's pre-lecture fair will feature projects that received 2011 Gree Fee Awards.

Presenter's Biosketch

Michael Webber is Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he trains a new generation of energy leaders through research and education at the intersection of engineering, policy, and commercialization. He has authored more than 150 scientific articles, columns, books and book chapters, including a compendium of his commentary titled "Changing the Way America Thinks About Energy", which was published in May 2009. A highly sought public speaker, he has given more than 175 lectures, speeches, and invited talks in the last few years, including testimony for hearings of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, keynotes for scientific conferences, lectures at the United Nations, and briefings for executives at some of the nation's leading companies. Michael is on the board of advisors for Scientific American, holds four patents, and is one of the originators of the Pecan Street Project, which is a $30 million public-private partnership for smart grid innovation and deployment.

Websites of Interest:

Webber Energy Group: The Webber Energy Group is Professor Webber's research group at the University of Texas at Austin.  They analyze energy problems at the intersection of science, engineering, and public policy.

Center for Energy and Environmental Resources: This center serves as the central liaison for energy and environmental research, education, and public service at the University of Texas at Austin. It focuses on efficient and economical use of energy and on ensuring a cleaner environment by developing, in cooperation with industry, processes and technologies that minimize waste and conserve natural resources.

The University of Texas Green Fee: UT's Green Fee was established by popular student vote to fund campus-wide projects (including Dr. Webber's lecture) that promote sustainable resources management and reducting the university's impact on the environment.

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