Lugar Hosts 2nd Annual Collegiate Energy Summit at IMA
September 13, 2010
U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar will host the 2nd annual Lugar Collegiate Energy Summit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) on Friday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“We are excited to build on the success of last year’s Collegiate Energy Summit and continue offering outstanding students across Indiana the chance to learn from one another and be energized in their efforts to lead America toward a more secure and sustainable energy future,” Lugar said. “There are many impressive students, individuals, organizations, businesses and corporations who are working toward a more energy secure and sustainable world.”
The day-long summit is designed to engage, motivate and encourage collegiate student leaders in efforts to make a difference in America’s energy security. Through workshops run by student, community, and business leaders, the event offers opportunities for students to learn from one another’s efforts to organize campus clubs, undertake energy and environmental activities on campus and in their communities, and learn about energy policy and technology.
Innovative Hoosier businesses and organizations participating in the day-long summit connect with student leaders to engage in joint projects, internships, and employment-creating opportunities. Hoosier businesses and organizations participating this year include: 5 Kingdoms Development, Algaewheel, AlGalCo, Allison Transmission, American Nuclear Society, Baker and Daniels, Castalia Homes, Crane NSWC, Cummins, Earth Solar Technologies, GoGreen IUPUI, Hoosier Environmental Council, Horizon Wind Energy, Indy Power Systems, The Indiana Office of Energy Development, Magna International, Poet Biorefining, Purdue Energy Center, Purdue Extension, The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Science Applications International Corporation, THINK, and Xylogenics.
In 2009, students from more than 25 campuses across Indiana attended the event, laying the groundwork for a larger ‘Lugar Energy Team’ made up of students, organizations, and businesses who are working together to solve our nation’s energy challenges.
The Summit is open to all Indiana college students and is free of charge. To ensure adequate space, students are encouraged to register by September 15.
Walk-up registration is also available beginning at 9:15 a.m. on September 17 at the IMA.
For more information, or to register for the event, please visit the link below or call the phone number listed below.
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