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STEM Ed Announcement: Climate and Energy Talks
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Climate and Energy Talks
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:29:19 -0400
This is a UMass Amherst program
Contact Information is below.
The coming week is full of climate and energy-related events both in
the Amherst area and a bit further afield. Enjoy!
Monday March 26 - 3:30 pm
Fitchburg State University Center for Conflict Studies and the
International Studies Minor Program presents,
"Health, Conflict and Climate Change discussion"
Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Harvard Medical School
Fitchburg State University Presidents Hall in the Mazzaferro Center,
291 Highland Ave, Fitchburg, MA
In addition to his role with the Center for Health and Global
Environment, Dr. Bernstein is a pediatric hospitalist at Childrens
Hospital Boston. His work examines the human health effects of global
environmental changes, such as climate change and the loss of
biodiversity, with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of
these subjects among students, educators, policy makers, and the
Tuesday March 27 - 6:30 pm
Climate, Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation: A Reflection on Our
Future Conference presents,
"Climate Impact Forum: Actions for Cool Communities"
Mark Hertsgaard, journalist
Bishop Center, UConn, Mansfield, CT
Mark Hertsgaard, journalist and author of several books, including
the recently released book entitled Hot will highlight adaptation
strategies that communities are successfully using. Join us to gather
information and share resources with the regional and local groups
actively working to address ways to mitigate and adapt to our
changing world. Come to be inspired and propelled into action. This
event is sponsored by the University of Connecticut and the Town of
Mansfield as part of UConns March 2629, 2012 Climate Impacts,
Mitigation and Adaptation (CIMA) program.
Tuesday March 27 - 7:30 pm
Five College Energy Series presents,
"5 College Energy Series: Coal Panel"
Campus Center Room 101, UMass Amherst
Professor Paul Dauenhauer, who teaches in the Department of Chemical
Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will speak
about his research on "clean coal".
Mr. Drew Grande, who is a member of the Sierra Club, Boston and a
statewide campaign coordinator, will speak about the organization's
"Beyond Coal Campaign".
Mr. Peter Vickery, a member of the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party,
will speak about his campaign to convert the Mount Tom Power Plant
from one which uses coal to one which uses a renewable source of
energy to generate electricity.
Wednesday March 28 - 3:30 pm EDT
Northeast Climate Science Center Colloquium presents,
Managing Californias Water with Climate Change
Dr. Jay Lund, University of California Davis
For a direct link to the webinar, click on the title above.
For detailed webinar instructions, visit:
California has always faced challenges with managing water. Climate
warming and sea level rise bring new challenges to the management of
Californias water system for environmental, water supply, flood, and
hydropower management. This talk reviews these challenges and
discusses opportunities for their management from engineering,
social, and economic perspectives. California and California water
management will continue to change. But with proper management, it
can largely prosper.
Thursday March 29 - 12:30 pm
UMass IGERT Offshore Wind Energy Program Seminar Series presents,
"Upcoming Research Topics in Wind Power Integration"
Bill Henson, ISO New England
Kellogg Room (Room 118), Engineering Lab II, UMass Amherst
Wind power technology is advancing rapidly: the materials, design
methods, and fabrication technologies used to manufacture machines
and components of wind plants as well as the whole plants themselves;
the operational strategies used to optimize energy capture,
maintenance strategies, and power system support capabilities; and
the overall facilitating technologies involved in better siting and
integration of wind power into the operation of the power system.
These advances come as the power system itself is experiencing rapid
technological evolution due to the wide-scale integration of
Information Technology into all phases of grid planning and operation
that promise to make the power system more flexible, efficient, and
robust. What research and development opportunities are on the
horizon? How can researchers adapt their investigative techniques to
maximize the opportunities to solve the problems of today and
tomorrow? Wind power is positioned to play an increasing role in
providing energy to serve load as well as ancillary services to
support the operation of the power grid. This talk will discuss some
of the upcoming research topics in wind power integration as seen
from the power system operator point of view.
For more details and other upcoming events, visit:
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Addie Rose Holland
Climate System Research Center
Department of Geosciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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