The Notre Dame Club of Central Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown are presenting a lecture entitled, “Powering the Planet in a Carbon-Constrained World,” on Wednesday, February 20. The event, which begins at 3 p.m., will be held in the Saylor Auditorium (Engineering and Science Building) on the Pitt-Johnstown campus and is free and open to the public.
The lecture will address how we use energy and what technologies are being developed at Notre Dame and elsewhere to ensure responsible energy consumption. Dr. Edward J. Maginn, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate dean for academic programs in the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, will be the featured speaker. Dr. Maginn received his BS in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California (Berkeley). Dr. Maginn’s visit to the area is being sponsored by the Notre Dame Hesburg Lecture Series.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.