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Robert Byrnes to Discuss Careers in Biofuels and Renewable Energy


Robert Byrnes will speak on campus Oct. 16 in two sections of Tech and Society, as well as a public discussion at 3:30 p.m. in the Gardner Hall Auditorium. He is the founder of Nebraska Renewable energy systems and is currently working on a grant with Dr. Darius Agoumba at WSC.


His topic will be employment opportunities in second generation biofuels and renewable energy. Byrnes has just come back from a week at University of Massachusetts-Amherst working with students on renewable energy/sustainable agriculture. He plans to discuss a number of green projects that could be pursued at WSC.


Byrnes also has a tremendous internship opportunity for students interesting in going off-grid. You can reference the Web site for further info about Byrnes.


There may be opportunities for faculty and students to spend time working with Byrnes and Dr. Agoumba in the summer learning about biofuels and alternative energies at his farm near Oakland or at workshops.


The 3:30 p.m. meeting will be more about campus opportunities for green energy and possible jobs in alternative energy than the two class meetings, but if you can't make the meeting and would like to listen to Byrnes, he will be speaking in Greg Worner's Technology and Society classes in BH103 at 2 and 6:30 p.m.


For more information, please contact Greg Worner at 375-7478.



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