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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: THE FUTURE IS NOW

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 20, 2009

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Alternative Energy: the Future Is Now

A panel discussion on the directions–and challenges–of alternative energy
highlighting Silicon Valley-Israel high-tech cooperation

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 6 – 8 PM
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
SAINT CLAIRE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE LEARNING COMMONS/LIBRARY

Enter through the main campus gate and security will provide you with an on-campus parking permit and directions
http://www.scu.edu/map/

Have alternative-energy solutions finally reached a tipping point? Or will plummeting oil prices and bailouts swamp the way forward? The panelists of “Alternative Energy: the Future Is Now” will share their visions and the innovative technologies that are driving their companies and organizations forward.  This panel discussion also highlights the high-tech connections between Silicon Valley and Israel, which both seek solutions to the issues of energy independence and global climate change.

Organized by Santa Clara University’s Jewish Student Union and Hillel of Silicon Valley,

Panel:

Amit Nisenbaum

Global operations and strategy, Better Place, leader in building an electric car network with the goals of sustainability and oil independence. Better Place was highlighted in a December 10, 2008, column by New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman.

Udi Paret

Vice president of business development & marketing. Pythagoras Solar, building cost-effective solar energy products through innovative photovoltaic technology and a winner of Scientific American’s magazine’s “50 most significant scientific breakthrough” awards.

Geoffrey Bowker, Moderator

Executive director, Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society, fostering a global network of scholars, activists, and leaders to understand social dimensions of technological change.

Allison Kopf

Student leader of Santa Clara University’s 2009 Solar Decathlon team. In their last outing, SCU’s Solar Decathlon team won third place in the 2007 International Solar Decathlon, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Cosponsors:

SCU Jewish Student Union

Hillel of Silicon Valley

SCU Center for Science, Technology and Society

SCU School of Engineering

SCU University Library

SCU Leavey School of Business

SCU Environmental Studies Institute

Contact:

Michal Strutin, campus advisor; SCU Jewish Student Union, mstrutin[at]scu.edu, 408-551-7021

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