Carnegie Mellon University
May 13, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Host Career Panel About Job Opportunities in Energy Industry

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /
Event: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering will host a panel discussion about career opportunities in the energy industry.

"More than ever, energy jobs are evolving to meet the sector's new demands, and we are training the next generation of leaders to fill those jobs," said M. Granger Morgan, the Lord University Professor in Engineering, director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at CMU.

A key mission of the Scott Institute, established last fall, is to take a systems approach to energy issues — collecting information and research results throughout CMU — to provide an up-to-date understanding of energy issues facing today's policymakers.

Morgan will discuss energy innovation at CMU prior to kicking off a panel session about energy jobs. The panelists are: Joshua Bordin, a process safety engineer at Siemens Gas and Oil Division; Gabriella Gonzalez, a social scientist at the Rand Corp.; Amul D. Tevar, a fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy; Dave Vaglia, a principal engineer at Westinghouse Electric (Nuclear); and Jay Whitacre, CTO of Aquion Energy Inc. and a professor of materials science and engineering and engineering and public policy at CMU. 

The event is hosted by the College of Engineering's Energy, Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP) Master's Degree Program.

When: Noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 14.

Where: 125 Scaife Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, off Frew Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.