Energy Day will be Washington showcase for Penn State research

November 09, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- Energy research at Penn State will be the focus of a daylong series of presentations by University faculty along with government and industry representatives at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Energy Association, which represents public and private energy-related organizations, corporations and government agencies, and aims to increase understanding of domestic and international energy issues.

Penn State Energy Day, planned to coincide with the Penn State-Indiana football game to be held the next day in the Washington area, is open to Penn State alumni.

"The event will showcase our faculty's cutting-edge research in such fields as Marcellus shale gas and other unconventional oil and gas resources, carbon capture and sequestration, electricity delivery and storage, and sustainable energy use in building design," said Tanna Pugh, director of the Penn State Industrial Research Office.

"We expect to host an audience of Congressional staff, federal agency representatives, and industry and think-tank personnel," Pugh said, "but it's also a good opportunity for Penn State alumni who are engaged in energy resources to keep up to date with what University researchers are doing in various energy-related fields."

Pugh noted that the U.S. Energy Association's executive director, Barry Worthington, is a Penn State alumnus and helped to facilitate the event.

Penn State Energy Day begins at 9:30 a.m. with an overview address by the University's vice president for research, Henry C. Foley. Luncheon will feature addresses by Rick Etling, vice president, strategy, Westinghouse Corp., and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania.

Visit for more information, including a program schedule and to register for the event.

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Last Updated November 15, 2010