Sign up for second sustainability lecture series taking place Friday, May 30

Case Western Reserve University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will sponsor the second Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) sustainability lecture series.

Creating a holistic view of sustainable pathways, the courses will provide an overview of the current global energy infrastructure and its heavy reliance on fossil fuels while investigating four key technologies that are prospected to be the future of sustainable energy resources.

The PIRE lecture series will delve into the economics, environmental benefits and critical materials of sustainable technologies in the practical world.

Thomas Trabold, director for the Center of Sustainable Mobility and associate professor of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology, will host these lectures along with Case Western Reserve’s Ina Martin, senior research associate in the Department of Physics; Daniel Scherson, the Frank Hovorka Professor of Chemistry; and Joseph Prahl, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The courses are open to all students, faculty and staff and will take place on Friday, May 30, in Nord Hall, Room 356. Come for any or all of the listed courses.

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