Colorado State University Hosts Lecture on Transportation in the 21st Century

Colorado State University’s section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will sponsor "Transportation in the 21st Century," a lecture by an engineer who provides counsel to state governments nationwide on energy conservation, renewable energy, electric vehicles and waste management.

Frank Kreith, emeritus professor from the University of Colorado, will speak Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cherokee Park Room of the Lory Student Center. His lecture will focus on the increasing amount of air pollution fuel-burning vehicles produce every year. The talk will describe options available for reducing oil consumption, pollution and grid-lock. Topics will including electric and fuel cell vehicles, alternative fuels, public transportation, telecommuting and intelligent transportation systems. The talk is free and open to the public.

Kreith has worked and taught in the field of heat transfer, waste management and solar energy for almost 50 years. Since 1988, he has been the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Legislative Fellow at the National Conference of State Legislatures. In this capacity, he provides technical guidance to the 50 state governments on energy conservation, renewable energy, electric vehicles and waste management.

During the course of his career Kreith has published more than 100 technical articles and 12 books pertaining to energy and waste management. He has won several awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship to Princeton, the ASME Heat Transfer Award and the Worcester Reed Warner Medal.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a worldwide engineering society focused on technical, educational and research issues, with 123,000 members including 24,000 students. It conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations, holds more than 30 technical conferences each year and sets many industrial and manufacturing standards.

Prior to the lecture there will be a catered dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $15 per person. For more information or to make dinner reservations, call Jeff Gessaman at (970) 498-3233.