DATE: Thursday, 31 January 2008
PLACE: 38-138 Engineering IV
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 P.M., 1:30 – 6:00 P.M.
A full day 'Sustainability Teach-In' will be conducted in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept. as part of the 'Focus the Nation' national day of global warming awareness. Tony Pereira, MAE PhD Candidate, invited Distinguished Prof. Goodstein about one year earlier to come to UCLA to do a presentation on global warming and also first announce the nationwide 'Focus the Nation' initiative. Today, about 1,500 universities have enrolled and are conducting similar activities.
Is global warming the only issue? Clearly not. There are multiple concerns requiring immediate attention by everyone everywhere and especially by engineers such as air, water and soil pollution, acid rain, energy production, food & pesticide use, oceans, coral reefs, species extinctions, and how all these closely interrelate in the web of life.
As a broad & complex subject as it is, a holistic view of sustainability will be presented, the critical aspects of mass and energy balance, the current problems and the solutions involved.
A 'teach-in' day conducted by engineers with a solid understanding of sustainability issues and in a classroom setting is far more effective than a general discussion or roundtable thus providing a much better focus and wider scope, and will be able to endow the audience with an indelible grasp of what is necessary to accomplish to realize the move towards a sustainable society. We will provide an in-depth review of the science of sustainability and cover the most effective methods required to prepare the leaders of tomorrow who will make the transition to a sustainable world.
We are looking forward to your participation this Thursday, and cordially invite your near-future collaboration in concrete engineering projects closely related to engineering sustainability.
For more information, please contact Tony Pereira at apereira at ucla dot edu
All faculty, teaching assistants, students, and guests are welcome to this event.
Wed., January 30, 2008 ~ 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 37-124 Engineering IV
Special WebCast *LIVE* Question/Answer with ~20 U.S. Senators and Representatives on America’s Energy Future and Global Warming
Directly from Washington D.C. and Capitol Hill
Thurs Jan 31- 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 37-124 Engineering IV
An Inconvenient Truth (Twice Oscar Award Winning)
Featuring Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2007
Thurs Jan 31- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 37-124 Engineering IV
Sustainability: An Integral Engineering Approach
A holistic engineering view of sustainability that conforms to the laws of conservation of mass and energy and that does not pollute but cleans the air and provides shelter, clean food, energy and water to the global population by synergistically integrating several technologies into a fully functioning symbiotic working model.
Winner 2007 UNESCO – United Nations Mondialogo Engineering Award
Tony Pereira, ME PhD Candidate
Thurs Jan 31- 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm, 37-124 Engineering IV
Special WebLive Appearance U.S. Representative Honorable Henry Waxman. 30th District California (UCLA).
Question/Answer: America’s Energy Future & the Role Engineers Must Play.
Thurs Jan 31- 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 37-124 Engineering IV
Biofuels - Are biofuels the solution to the energy crisis? What is the impact and the costs of widespread biofuel production on the environment? What does the biofuels energy balance equation looks like?
Narrated by Woody Harrelson. Featuring Willie Nelson. Thurs Jan 31- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 37-124 Engineering IV
Peak Oil & Energy for Engineers
Discussion on global peak oil. Introduction to peak oil and current status. How can we prepare for it?
Prof. Robert Shaefer
Thurs Jan 31 - 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 37-124 Engineering IV
The Future of Food - How is our food, our vital link to our survival, produced? What is the energy that it uses? At what costs? Come see and you will be surprised to find all the answers.
Featuring Distinguished Guests from the NAS and many other science institutions.
Directed by Deborah Koons Garcia (wife of Jerry Garcia of the Greatful Dead)
Live Phone Call Conversation with Gary Null, PhD, a national treasure on health and nutrition.