Come see the Georgia Tech screening of Switch, an award-winning film about the way we use energy and how we need to change our energy usage for the benefit of the economy and the environment. You can find the trailer here: www.switchenergyproject.com/
Transformational Energy Lecture Series: James H. Rust, “Role of Man-made Carbon Dioxide on Climate”
Thursday, April 18th, 6-7pm in Van Leer 457. Free food will be served!
James H. Rust, policy adviser for The Heartland Institute, is a retired Georgia Tech professor of nuclear engineering, and an outspoken critic of unnecessary alarmism over man-made global warming. He has a B.Sc. Chemical Eng. Purdue U.; Masters Nuclear Eng. M.I.T. ; Ph.D. Eng. Purdue U. He is currently delivering a talk titled “The Role of Man-made Carbon Dioxide on Climate”. The talk deals with the science about the theory burning fossil fuels causes catastrophic global warming and the economics and practicality of replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources–wind, solar, ethanol from corn, and other biofuels.
Rust was an assistant professor of engineering at The University of Virginia and associate professor and professor of nuclear engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was owner of two Atlanta businesses–Energy Consulting Engineering and Haralson Publishing Company. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia (GA8908). He is listed in Who’s Who in Southeastern United States, American Men and Women of Science, Outstanding Atlantans (1979), and Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology (1983).
Rust is a former member of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers(GSPE) and former secretary, vice-president, and president of GSPE Atlanta Chapter (400 members). He has received numerous awards, including 1977 Engineer of the Year in Education and 1982 Engineer of the Year from GSPE and The Engineers of Greater Atlanta. He was nominated a 2006 Outstanding Chemical Engineer by the Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering.
He edited Nuclear Power Safety with Lynn Weaver (Pergamon Press, 1976), contributed to Elements of Nuclear Reactor Design (Elsevier Scientific Company, 1977), and authored Nuclear Power Plant Engineering (Haralson Publishing Company, 1979). The latter book was a best seller to U. S. nuclear engineering programs from 1979 until second printing ran out in 1988. He also has written or co-authored more than 50 scientific reports and publications. He has endowed scholarships of $6500, $6000, and $2500 for students studying engineering.
The purpose of the Energy Club is to educate students on the unique challenges and opportunities that are impacting the global energy industry.
• Bring together students, alumni, faculty and industry professionals in a forum that allows for interaction, discussion, exchange of innovative ideas and networking.
• Develop student leadership specifically in the area of energy.
Presently, we have 81 student members from diverse departments at Georgia Tech encompassing Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace engineering. Moreover, we have students from various academic levels, undergraduate and graduate (Masters and PhD). The club’s demographic diversity coupled with the high motivation level of its members ensures exchange of holistic knowledge and ideas during events and discussion sessions.
The club is advised and has support from Affiliate Faculty Members from Georgia Tech and other schools. Dr. Santiago Grijalva, Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech is the founding Faculty Advisor.Read more »