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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Institute of Science and the Environment


Speakers for Tomorrow


2014-2015 Series    7-8 PM 104 Allen Hall

A series of free presentations on issues that affect the decisions we make about how we live where we live.

Oct. 16--A COGENT Response to Natural Gas Development

Emily Krafjack, President of Connection for Oil, Gas & Environment in the northern Tier (COGENT), will speak on the organization's efforts to address regulatory and other gaps as the unconventional shale gas development moves forward in our region.

Nov. 20--AES Armenia Mountain Wind: The Project & Company

Matt Riel, Vice President & General Manager of the AES Armenia Mountain Wind Project, which began operation in 2009 will give an overview of AES Wind Generation, why they are in Tioga County, and how the project is going. 

Feb. 19--A Certain Uncertainty: Examining the Rhetoric of Natural Gas

Dr. James Guignard, Associate Professor of English at Mansfield University and author of the forthcoming book, Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living Above the Marcellus Shale, will speak on how language shapes attitudes toward science and industry.

April 16--Something's in the Air--But What and How Much?

Emily Krafjack from COGENT will interpret the most recent air quality data from DEP, explain what other monitoring programs are in place, and discuss what more can be done.