Energy, Water and Food Nexus is Focus
(Long Island, NY) Domestic and International expertsjoin with scholars in the field at the International Energy & Sustainability Conference on November 12and 13 at Farmingdale State College. The conference – “Sustainable Future with an Emphasis on Energy, Water and Food Nexus” – is sponsored by the college’s Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC).
The conference, held in Roosevelt Hall, begins on Thursday, November 12 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. with a poster competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The general session, scheduled for Friday, November 13from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., will address issues such as:
- Clean Power Plan’s potential to address climate change
- Turning trash into biodiesel
- Eliminating the need for emergency generators
- Encouraging energy efficiency in developing countries
- Energy conservation
- Elimination of emergency generators
- Interaction between water and energy sustainability
Farmingdale professors will address Sustainable Landscaping and environmental experts will share Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.
The conference will include international perspectives, with papers being presented from Germany, India, Pakistan, China, and Iran. Scholars from the West Indies will speak on the status of renewable use in the Caribbean.
This conference will serve as a technology bridge between original manufacturers and service providers. Products and services will be on display in an open forum.
Researchers, corporate executives, manufacturers, service providers,educators, students,job seekers and the public are invited to attend the fourth annual event. General admission is $100, and $25 for students, alumni and those 65 and older. Registration is available at www.farmingdale.edu/iesc. For more information, email email@example.com or call 631-794-6175or 631-420-2194.
The mission of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College is to enhance public awareness of emerging renewable energy resources through modern workforce training and applied research in renewable/sustainable smart grid technologies.The Center also oversees the Smart Energy House, currently open for tours. The house is equipped with smart appliances controlled by a smart meter so that the potential owners of such homes will be able to monitor the house’s energy use at any time, in any location. The house is powered by solar, solar thermal (to supply hot water), and hydrogen fuel cell (to provide energy when the sun isn’t shining).
Farmingdale State College continues to prepare students with the education, skills, and critical thinking needed to meet the challenges of tomorrow. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology (with over 8,700 students), Farmingdale equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today’s emerging industries. Offering bachelor and associate programs, Farmingdale will soon offer its first graduate degree. At Farmingdale, students also have abundant opportunities in experiential learning—internships, clinical training, and guided research—that provide practical instruction and personal growth. Small, personalized classes, a residence hall with suite-style living, a lush 380-acre campus undergoing major renovation, and a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program with modern facilities make Farmingdale State College one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region.In addition, in 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranks Farmingdale #28 among regional colleges in the north and in 2013 Farmingdale was the only SUNY college (and the only LI college) listed in the LEAST debt category in the section titled Student Debt Load at Graduation for regional colleges in the north. UniversityPrimeTime.com lists FSC the fifth safest college in the nation. For more information, contact Kathryn Coley at 631-420-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Look on our website www.farmingdale.edu. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/farmingdale.