EVENT: Dr. William Fisher, national adviser on energy policy and an expert on global energy, discusses the future of energy and world energy resources.
WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday (Oct. 12).
WHERE: Welch Hall, Room 2.224. (View Maps of The University of Texas at Austin).
BACKGROUND: Global energy reserves have been a national concern since the oil crisis of the early 1970s. Dr. William Fisher of the Jackson School of Geosciences will discuss the history of global energy use and the future for energy and energy resources. Fisher holds the Barrow Centennial Chair in Mineral Resources and is director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Geology Foundation. Fisher is on the National Petroleum Council and is an adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. He has been an adviser on energy issues to several past presidents.
There will be a reception at 5:45 p.m. in the Welch Hall foyer on the 2nd floor. Displays of energy-related research may be viewed. This lecture series is co-sponsored by the Environmental Science Institute and the Department of Geological Sciences. It is designed for the public in general and for K-12 science teachers in particular. All science teachers in Texas may receive professional development credit for attendance at the Geologic Sciences Outreach Lecture Series through the Region XIII Education Service Center. Teachers who attend the lecture will receive a CD-Rom with instructional materials.
CONTACT: For more info about this and future lectures, visit the School of Geosciences Website.