Upcoming Climate & Energy Webinar

Please register now and join us March 11 for our Climate & Energy Webinar:

Engaging Students and Addressing Critical Thinking Skills via the Nuclear Debate – James D. Myers, University of Wyoming

Time – 10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern

Duration – 1 hour. The presentation will be 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

Format – Online web presentation via phone and Elluminate web conference software with questions and answers following.

Webinar goal – Assist educators in understanding various elements of the nuclear energy debate, including the challenges of waste and proliferation, and developing strategies for how to present them in classroom learning.

Registration – There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space (and because space is limited to 20, be sure you can commit before registering). Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before each event, whichever comes first. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/march.html

Nuclear power supplies approximately 16% of the world’s electricity and is the only electrical generation technology that can supply baseload power and has an extremely low carbon footprint. Outside the U.S., particularly in Asia, next generation nuclear reactors are being constructed to meet growing electricity demand. Yet in the U.S., nuclear power is still a technology many fear, despite a safety record better than fossil fuels and calls by some green groups to use nuclear power to reduce carbon emissions. This Webinar will provide an overview of nuclear power, including its historical development, relevant nuclear physics, reactor design, and enrichment technologies. It will discuss the challenges of waste and proliferation with a view to the current world situation with regards to nuclear power.

Dr. Myers is a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming and the Director of the Wyoming CCS Technology Institute. His background is in igneous petrology and geochemistry. In recent years, Myers’ research has focused on geoscience education, particularly with respect to energy, resources and sustainability, and geological carbon sequestration. He has taught an upper division, non-majors energy course for the last six years.

We hope you will join us.

In addition, we have a record online of the two successful events we held in February, and we encourage all of you who wanted to attend, but couldn’t, to visit the website and join the follow-up discussion and conversation on our discussion page.
February 11 Book club: The Great Ocean Conveyor: Discovering the Trigger for Abrupt Climate Change, by Wallace Broecker
Web page: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/feb11.html
February 18 Webinar: A Climate Modeling Tutorial – by Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
Web page: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/feb18.html
Discussion page: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/discussions.html

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