Watch Duke Energy chairman speak on the U.S. energy future at Purdue's Discovery Lecture Series
December 6, 2013
Duke Energy Corp. Chairman Jim Rogers, regarded as one of the most dynamic executives in the utility industry the past two decades, returned to Purdue University this fall for a talk as part of the Discovery Lecture Series.
Rogers, who spoke to a group of high school students and teachers during the Purdue Energy Academy this summer, gave the keynote at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. The talk, titled Shedding Light on America's Energy Future, was free and open to the general public.
January 29, 2015
“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker who simply cannot help himself, he said, in elevating the discussion of energy solutions and the everyday challenges a solar economy would resolve. Agrawal gave the prestigious fall public lecture for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is a current Faculty Fellow. He addressed the plight of finite energy sources in light of practical, societal needs and the impact of which that has influenced progress and modernization, spanning the history of the human race.Read Full Story