Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Launches
New Speakers Series in Washington, D.C.
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla will kick off a speakers series in the nation's capital to discuss a range of energy recommendations for the new administration today at 7 p.m. in the Cosmos Club at 2121 Massachusetts Ave.
"This is an opportunity to connect with business and government leaders about the important energy issues facing this nation and the world," said Khosla, the Dowd University Professor and dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering.
Seasonal hurricanes have caused gasoline prices to jump 30 to 60 cents, or more than $4 a gallon in some states. And government officials reported Sept. 15 that at least 10 oil platforms were destroyed, the first indications that Ike delivered far more damage offshore than did Hurricane Gustav.
Khosla is scheduled to moderate a panel of experts including: U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pittsburgh; Brian Castelli, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Alliance To Save Energy; M. Granger Morgan, university professor, head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and co-director of the Electricity Industry Center at Carnegie Mellon; Dick Munson, senior vice president of strategic planning and public affairs at Recycled Energy Development; Richard Pethia, director of CERT at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute; and H. Montee Wynn, Jr., senior principal and counsel for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Program opening remarks will be given by Carnegie Mellon alumna Marilyn C. Bracken, an adjunct researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and president and owner of Bracken Associates, a consulting firm that provides advisory services to government, nonprofit and commercial organizations in the management of toxic chemicals and environmental compliance.