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some upcoming presentations

From: EcoSteve
Sent on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:50 PM

Thursday Mar. 15th - “Energy, Work and Power – the Fundamentals”  is the theme for the 2nd session of the NC School of Science & Math renewable energy seminar this week, taught by Professor Gabrielle Stephan, of the NCSSM physics department. The public is welcome. Be in the lobby of the Bryan Ctr (main entrance on club Blvd facing Ninth St) by 5:15 pm to be escorted to the lecture hall. The 50-min. lecture starts at 5:30.

This project is a collaboration between CommunEcos  and the NCSSM, and the lectures are being live-streamed with background materials made available online for use by other high schools. See calendar of seminars (pasted below)


Our Third Friday event this week at Recyclique/CommunEcos, at 6-8 pm March 16th is a viewing of the Academy Award-winning documentary “Inside Job” which takes us behind the scenes of the Wall Street crisis of 2008, narrated by Matt Damon. We will see segments of the film followed by comments from (Alter)-Economist Scott Weir and Political Anthropologist Donald Nonini, along with general discussion. Refreshments provided, food contributions and donations welcomed.   

                        We're at 2811 Hillsborough Rd. (green house next to Food Lion)

Come early and explore our Recyclique co-op Shop  

Hours: 3-6 pm on Thur & Fri; & 10-5 pm on Sat.  

Vintage, thrift, crafts, gifts, books, toys, fair trade, rain barrels



NC School of Science & Mathematics

Spring Renewable Energy Seminar Calendar


Term: 10 weeks                                                                                              March 8- May 24

Thursdays at 5:30                                                                                           (50 min classes)

Visitors welcome --please meet in lobby by 5:15 for escort to Lecture Hall


Topics:        (w/ speaker)                                                                                             Dates:

Why Sustainability is the Future: Energy & Climate Challenges                            Thurs. 3/8

(Sandy Smith-Nonini)                         


Fundamentals of Energy, Work and Power (Gabriela Stefan)                                  Thurs. 3/15


Basic Electricity:                                                                                                       Thurs. 3/22

The Physics of Electricity: (Gabriela Stefan)                

Production and Distribution: (Steve Mann)       


Solar: Photovoltaics (Gabriela Stefan )                                                                       Thurs. 3/29


Solar PV Dye Cells (Grant Means)                                                                              Thurs. 4/19

Series/Parallel battery and solar cell circuits and

Calculating Necessary Panels for Home Energy (Marion Brisk)           


Solar Thermal Power (Steve Mann)                                                                             Thurs. 4/26


Fuel Cells and Batteries, Hydrogen (Marion Brisk)                                                      Thurs. 5/3


Wind Energy and Production Line Facilities (Speaker TBA)                                             Thurs. 5/10


Biofuels (Marc Dreyfors)                                                                                         Thurs.5/17                                                                                                          

Practical/Policy Issues with Alternative Energy- Implications &                                     Thurs. 5/24

Summary (Ruth Backstrom, Steve Mann, Sandy Smith-Nonini)                                             


Possible field trips to be arranged for other dates:  PV solar array, biofuels facility, electric car demo


All sessions will be videotaped and live-streamed with background materials

for use by other high schools.


A joint project with CommunEcos;

This message was sent by Sandy Smith-Nonini ([address removed]) from NC Powerdown Triangle Peak Oil Group.
To learn more about Sandy Smith-Nonini, visit his/her member profile


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