University of Iowa

Lunch & Learn at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines

The University of Iowa is pleased to announce a new series of “lunch and learn” events at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC), 1200 Grand Avenue in Des Moines.

UI Executive Vice President and Provost P. Barry Butler will open the series on Tuesday, January 28, with a talk on wind energy, which has emerged as a vital part of Iowa’s energy economy.

The event is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be served. Please join us!

RSVP online at provost.uiowa.edu/lunchlearn

Date:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time:

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
A light lunch will be served.

Location:

John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC)
1200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Map: http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/jmpec/map.html

Speaker:

P. Barry Butler
Executive Vice President and Provost and
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
The University of Iowa

Topic: Wind Energy -- Past, Present, and Future

Wind energy is a growing component of America’s energy portfolio. Recent annual investments in new wind power generation exceeded $25 billion, making the U.S. the second largest global market. Iowa is at the heart of the nation’s wind resource and a global leader in the use of wind energy to satisfy its electricity demand. Specific topics of this talk include: i) societal impacts of using wind as an energy source, ii) overview of global wind resources, iii) history of wind turbines (600 AD to present), iv) wind turbine technology, and v) Iowa as a global leader.

For more information, see http://now.uiowa.edu/2014/01/wind-energy-talk-launches-ui-series-des-moines