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UT Science forum program February 26

Technical Society members may be interested in this:

 

Ut science forum

 

 Presented by Quest

 

On February 26, Dr. John Skinner, professor and extension apiculturist, will speak on:

 

Examining Factors of Pollinator Decline: Progress and Future Directions

 

Crops that benefit from or require pollination to set seeds or produce fruit are valued in excess of $26 billion per year in the United States. This decline includes multiple bee species. Honey bee populations have declined in recent years due to several suspected causes including parasitic mites, viruses and other pathogens, pesticide exposure, challenging weather fluctuations and reduction in food resources, resulting in poor nutrition. This presentation will explain our current knowledge on these suspected causes and discuss the future outlook.

 

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.Location:        Thompson-Boling Arena: The Café in the Arena, Private Room C-D
Time:               12 noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays
Format:            Eat and hear Guest Speaker. Bring your own lunch or purchase it at the Café.

40-minute presentation followed by Q&A discussion period

 

To learn more about the UT Science Forum and see the list of upcoming speakers, please visit our website  atwww.scienceforum.utk.edu.

 

 

MORE INFORMATION – Amanda Womac:AppalachianDaughter@gmail.com. ▪ Dr. Mark Littmann: (865) 974-8156; <littmann@utk.ed

 

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Posted by on February 25, 2016 in Meetings

 

February 2016 Technical Society meeting

The February 8, 2016 meeting of the Technical Society of Knoxville will feature KUB and our water. TSK will meet at the Crown Plaza at 11:30 am for lunch and a brief overview of the presentation and will then travel to the KUB Water Quality and Regulatory Compliance Department at 835 E. Jackson Ave for a tour. Meeting and tour will be complete by 1:30 pm.

The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) owns and operates four wastewater treatment plants and a water treatment plant that provides drinking water to over 200,000 people in the City of Knoxville and surrounding area. All of these facilities are regulated by both the federal and state government, and there are strict rules and regulations associated with the water that is produced from these plants. KUB also owns and maintains a very large distribution system for drinking water and a collection system for wastewater that must also be operated in compliance with regulatory requirements.

The oversight of the compliance with these system regulations and reporting is the responsibility of the Regulatory Compliance Department of KUB. The manager is Debbie Ailey and she will discuss this important work of maintaining water quality in our drinking water and area waterways. She will take attendees on a tour of the laboratory that does the testing to support these operations and demonstrate compliance with water quality standards and requirements. Ms. Ailey will also share insight on KUB programs and operations in place to be sure KUB protects the health and safety of our community and our water resources.

TSK will meet at the Crown Plaza at 11:30 am for lunch and a brief overview of the presentation and will then travel to the KUB Water Quality and Regulatory Compliance Department at 835 E. Jackson Ave for a tour. Meeting and tour will be complete by 1:30 pm.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Meetings