TACNY Sweet Lecture – Nuclear Energy: Will It Survive? – March 13, 5:30 p.m.

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

A TACNY (Technology Alliance of CNY, of which the SAS is a member organization) Sweet Lecture (not to be directly confused with a sweet TACNY Lecture) is happening on the OCC campus on Tuesday, March 13. Information from the TACNY website for “Nuclear Energy: Will It Survive?” is provided below.

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 5:30 pm
Where: Whitney Applied Technology Center Room 101 at Onondaga Community College

Stan Wilczek Jr., PE, author and assistant professor at Keuka College, will present Nuclear Energy: Will It Survive?, a talk about the future of nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, as part of the the Technology Alliance of Central New York’s 2011-2012 Sweet Lecture Series. The Event is being cosponsored by the Syracuse Chapter of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

People interested in learning more about nuclear energy are invited to attend the free Sweet Lecture presentation on Tuesday, March 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College campus. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., the speaker is introduced at 6 p.m., the presentation is slated to run from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the event ends at 8 p.m. following questions from the audience. Admission is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing [email protected] by March 8.

Stan Wilczek Jr. spent 30 years in the nuclear and utility industry and is currently an assistant professor of business and management at Keuka College. He earned a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering from SUNY Buffalo, an MBA from Syracuse University, and is a graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. The author of two novels, he lives in Central New York and is currently working on his next book.

Nuclear energy once promised to be an environmentally friendly, safe, abundant and economical supply of electricity that would be “too cheap to meter.” Though it appears to have been fading for decades, did last year’s accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Complex in Japan finally put an end to the nuclear dream? Will nuclear energy survive this latest test?

To help us plan, please email your RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you there – please pass the word!