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The University of Maryland's American Nuclear Society Student Chapter (ANSSC), advised by Department of Materials Science and Engineering Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly, will be presenting a new series of panel discussions and seminars featuring distinguished guests from the government, military, industry, and research institutions who will address some of the most pressing energy issues we face.

The purpose of these events is to increase awareness of the impact alternative energy research and development will have on society and our lives, and to promote interest in the Clark School?s graduate programs in Nuclear Engineering and Energy Systems Engineering.

Dr. Michael Maccoby, consultant, author, and leadership coach to major organizations, will deliver a seminar November 28th, 2007, in which he will be discussing his new book, The Leaders We Need: And What Makes Us Follow, and how its principles can be applied to engineering. (Event information )

A panel on The Role of Nuclear Energy in Our Nation's Future will be held December 3rd, 2007. Panelists scheduled to attend include keynote speaker Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD); David Brown, Vice President, Congressional Affairs, Exelon Corporation; and Colonel Paul Roege of the U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating WMD Agency (USANCA). (Event information )

A second panel discussion on National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency will be held February 8, 2008. Admiral Skip Bowman (Ret.) will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Other distinguished speakers on the panel are John Gutteridge from the Department of Energy and Dr. Tom Valone from the Integrity Research Institute. (Event information )

Update: As of 1/22/08, Adam Siegel from the The Energy Consensus Group has replaced John Gutteridge on the panel.

On March 13, 2008, former CIA director and Vice President of the Global Strategic Security Division at Booz Allen Hamilton James Woolsey will deliver a seminar titled Current and Future Advancements in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in which he will discuss the need to advance national security and public health by reducing our dependence on hydrocarbon fuels. (Event information )

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Interested in energy issues?
You may also enjoy the Clark School's Transforming Energy Lecture Series.



November 8, 2007


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