On June 26th, the CCL group participated in the First Annual New York Energy Week (NYEW). Included in the lab tours was the new CCL space at CCNY. The lab tour was presented by Dr. Simona Ciuta. Among the many visitors from throughout New York was Dr. Lisa S. Coico, the president of City College of New York, whom we thank very much for the presence and interest in CCL work. Jeffrey LeBlanc acted as the NYEW ambassador in organizing, promoting and working the events.
CCL member Steve Crowley was featured in the City College of New York Division of Science Annual Report for his work to create an on-campus community for grad students in science and engineering! Steve and his colleague, Jose Pinto, are aiming to “stimulate give and take between engineering and the sciences by encouraging camaraderie and exchange of ideas” says Steve. Steve and Jose plan professional development workshops, seminars, and social events. They recently organized a very successful “open mic” night in which science and engineering students shared their research in an informal atmosphere. To get involved or learn more, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up the good work Steve!
On April 10 ,2013, the Canadian Energy-From-Waste Coalition (CEFWC) hosted an EFW workshop in conjunction with the SWANA Pacific Northwest (PNW) Chapter annual general meeting in Richmond, British Columbia. The goal was to educate key BC-based influencers and decision-makers about the merits of EFW. By all accounts it was a tremendous success. Dr. Castaldi was among the presenters, speaking on “A global assessment of EFW implementation.” Based on the feedback received, CEFWC will be repeating this exercise in eastern Canada and Alberta, as well as with other potential stakeholder groups.