July 2013 Programs

30 May

There will be no meeting on July 1, 203.

The speaker on July 8, 2013 will be Mark Donaldson, director of the Knox County Planning Commission. The title of his presentation will be “ Plan East Tennessee- Regional Framework for Action”(PDH).

This will be an update o n the Plan East Tennessee process, including the latest round of public engagement to seek input on the goals and objectives that will create a framework for action as our five-county region prepares to address future growth and development.

Mark has been executive director of the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission since 2005. He spent 15 years working in the private sector
and has 23 years experience working in the public sector for city, regional and state governments in Minnesota, Colorado, Texas and Tennessee

Mark has a BA in Economics from Carleton College and a MRP (Masters Degree in Regional Planning) from Penn State University.

July 15 Grant Goodge, senior analyst at STG INC. will discuss the “United States Climate Reference Network”(PDH).

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Network (USCRN) consists of 114 stations developed, deployed, managed, and maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the continental United States for the express purpose of detecting the national signal of climate change. The vision of the USCRN program is to maintain a sustainable high-quality climate observation network that 50 years from now can with the highest degree of confidence answer the question: How has the climate of the nation changed over the past 50 years?
East Tennessee has a lot of people who do not realize and/or accept the critical nature of the atmospheric changes now taking place and the potential for disruptions to the climate that the world is facing. Everyone needs to learn about this issue and educate the people around them.

July 22, John Morris – President and CEO, Technology 2020 will speak.
John Morris has worked with technology businesses for 25 years. Holding degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mr. Morris has been instrumental in forming five technology commercialization ventures, utilizing technology from five different disciplines. He began his career in engineering design with Tennessee Valley Authority at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. He then moved to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and worked in artificial intelligence and expert systems research.

Mr. Morris currently serves as the President and CEO of Technology 2020. Before becoming president, he has served on the Board, served as Chair of the Technology Council and served as a mentor to several companies in the CEG portfolio.

July 29 Glenn C. Haynes, PE, Senior Consulting Engineer, KEMA, Inc. will be the speaker. The title of his presentation will be “Third Impact Evaluation of Energy Conservation Programs”.(PDH)

Glenn graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Nuclear Engineering in 1968. He has worked in a variety of jobs with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, F.H. Hofheins and Associates, Mississippi State University, Bovay Engineers, Inc., City of Austin, Florida Power Corporation and RLW Analytics, Inc. prior to working for KEMA.

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After July:

August 5, Kelly Tiller, Genera

August 12 Jeff Christian, Strata G

August 19 Dr. Wayne Davis, UT Dean of Engineering “A Transformed College of Engineering—But the Best is Yet to Come”

August 26 Graham Walford, UTK

September 2 Labor Day – do not meet

September 9 Grant Goodge, NOAA (returning to finish his talk)

September 16, Congressman Duncan

September 23 to be announced

September 30 to be announced

October 7 to be announced

October 14 Columbus Day – will not meet

October 21 Harold Dodds, UT Nuclear Engineering

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