Wind Energy Outlook, Wind Employment Opportunities Discussed

From: Public Affairs

HARRISONBURG Dr. Suzanne Tegen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Bree Raum of the American Wind Energy Association will talk to students about their professional experiences and backgrounds at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Room 136 of the ISAT/CS building.

Tegen and Raum also will discuss the employment outlook in the wind energy field. Tegen is an energy analyst with NREL and Raum is manager of a grassroots advocacy program for AWEA as well as treasurer of the organization's political action committee, WindPAC.

In addition to the guests, Dr. Jon Miles, professor of integrated science and technology at JMU and a founder of the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative, will speak on the successes of ISAT alumni who are working in the renewable energy field. The presentation will include an overview of federal efforts to move toward the use of alternative energy sources and the subsequent need to support education in science and technology.