Colorado State Atmospheric Scientist to Speak in Denver March 5 on Climate Change

Note to Editors: Reporters interested in attending the March 5 event should contact Emily Wilmsen or Michele McKinney no later than March 4.

Scott Denning, associate professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, will talk about climate change March 5 at the Denver Athletic Club as part of the Engineering Innovations Breakfast Series sponsored by the College of Engineering.

Denning, a CSU alumnus, Monfort Professor and Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence recipient, will talk about how the Earth’s climate works, how greenhouse gases are expected to warm the Earth’s surface and discuss options for mitigation and adaptation to future climate changes in his talk, "Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities."

The event will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. The event is $20 per person and open to the public. Reservations are required at (970) 491-7028.

The Engineering Innovations Breakfast Series provides an opportunity for alumni and members of the community to interact with engineering professors as well as learn more about university programs, technological trends and innovative research projects.

Other speakers planned this spring include the following (all breakfasts begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude by 9 a.m.):

March 11 – Neil Grigg, civil engineering professor and author of "Colorado’s Water: Science and Management, History and Politics," will talk about "Colorado’s Water and Economy: The Next 10 Years" at the Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect Road.

April 2 – Ron Sega, Woodward Professor of Systems Engineering and former astronaut, will talk about "The Future of the College of Engineering: Advancing Energy and Systems Engineering in Colorado and Nationwide" at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton St., Englewood.

May 7 – Don Radford, mechanical engineering professor and director of the Composite Materials, Manufacture and Structures Laboratory, will talk about "Engineering the Motorsport Engineer" at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton St., Englewood.