The UC Irvine Libraries' spring exhibit "Green Evolution: Creating a Sustainable Future" kicks off with an energy expert talking about the revolutionary new ways power will be generated and vehicles will be propelled in our brave new future.
Scott Samuelsen, professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Environmental Engineering, as well as the director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center and the Advanced Power and Energy Program at UCI, has for 40 years researched combustion, fuel cells and advanced energy systems.
His work has often involved strategic alliances with industry when it comes to propulsion, electric-power generation, distributed-generation resources and transportation technologies.
Hear him blow your mind in the exhibit's opening night event in Langson Library at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Or, show up an hour earlier to check out advanced technology vehicles on display.
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The exhibit, which is scheduled to be up through October, examines the changing conditions of our environment while showcasing a range of sustainability research and practice that is taking place at UCI and beyond.
According to curators Julia Gelfand, Applied Sciences and Engineering librarian, and Mitchell Brown, research librarian for Chemistry and Earth System Science:
Topics covered include global warming and climate change, energy and alternative resources, water quality and management, and the latest practices for going green. An array of materials will be on display to illustrate the evolution of environmental science and the scope of activity that has influenced progress in the field of energy alternatives.
The events are free and open to the public. If you are going to hear Samuelsen speak, RSVP at (949) 824-5300 or email email@example.com as seating is limited. Self parking ($8) is available in the Student Center parking structure at West Peltason and Pereira Drive.