CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 2, 2001
April 5 symposium to focus on U.S. energy sources
IOWA CITY, Iowa "Future Energy Sources: Avoiding A Crisis"
is the subject of the 2001 Paul D. Scholz Symposium on Technology and its
Role in Society to be held from 3:30 until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in the
Richey Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The symposium will offer the public an opportunity to participate in discussion
following invited talks and an open panel debate. Invited speakers include:
Jill S. Tietjen, principal, Technically Speaking, LLC, will discuss California
energy problems and how they relate to the rest of the country; Floyd E. Barwig,
director of the Iowa Energy Center, will speak on wind, solar and biomass
renewable energy sources; and Eliot G. Protsch, president, IES Utilities for
Alliant Energy Corporation, will discuss natural gas and coal. In addition,
Jerry Schnoor, professor of civil and environmental engineering, co-director
of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research and member of
the National Academy of Engineering, will serve as a panelist.
The purpose of the annual symposium is to provide a forum to discuss advances
in technology that will affect society both today and in the future.
The 2001 symposium is the 32nd annual technology symposium. The event was
renamed in 1993 in honor of Paul D. Scholz, who received numerous awards for
his teaching and served as advisor to Tau Beta Pi for 20 years and as associate
dean of the UI College of Engineering from 1979 until his death in 1992.
The symposium, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the University
of Iowa College of Engineering chapter of Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering
honor society; the UI Student Government; and the UI College of Engineering.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored
events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation
in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Engineering