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Mount St Joseph University Theatre Lobby
Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Overview: What is the role of energy in your life? During February's meeting University of Cincinnati Professor of Chemistry and Physics Dr. Thomas Beck will deliver a fun, interactive experience as he explores different types of energy sources and their uses in the modern age. Using simple calculations, discover more about energy usage, energy supply and the effect of energy availability on society. While inescapable in our everyday lives, energy is remarkably hard to define and full of surprises. Beginning with a broad overview, we will consider where energy comes from, its different forms and the consequences of each type of energy. Dr. Beck will consider our society’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable forms of energy. What are the costs and benefits of this change? To find out, we’ll focus on human-scale energy consumption and develop a personal energy inventory in order to gain a better understanding of global energy issues. Despite today’s problems, our outlook is surprisingly bright.

Bio: Professor Beck is currently the Chemistry Department Chair at the University of Cincinnati. He is a physical chemist with research interests in theoretical and computational chemistry working with atomic clusters and quantum dynamics, computer simulations of LC interfaces, simulations of phase equilibria in liquids, development of new numerical methods for quantum chemistry, fundamental studies of ions in solutions, and modeling studies of biological ion channels.

Meeting Program
5:30 - 6:30pm Registration and Social Hour (Theater Lobby)

6:30 - 7:30pm Dinner (Theater Lobby)
$35 Regular Members / Non-member Guests
$25 Retired Members
$10 Students / K-12 Teachers / Unemployed Members

Menu: Buffet

7:30 - 8:30pm Speaker: Dr. Thomas Beck

Talk: "Sustainable Energy and Society"

Online registration required: Please use the "Register Now!" link above. The deadline for registration is Monday, February 25, 2019.

Directions: The meeting will be held in the Theatre Lobby of Mount St Joseph University. The campus is located at 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233. Click here for a campus map.

From South: Take I-75/71 North to Cincinnati. Exit on U.S. 50 West/River Rd. Turn right on Fairbanks which becomes Delhi Rd. Turn left into west parking lot. The Theatre is on your left in the building closest to Delhi Rd.

From North: Take I-75 South to Freeman Ave. Turn right on U.S. 50 West/River Rd. Turn right on Fairbanks which becomes Delhi Rd. Turn left into west parking lot. The Theatre is on your left in the building closest to Delhi Rd.

From East and Northeast: Take U.S. 50 towards downtown Cincinnati. Stay on U.S. 50 West/River Rd. Turn right on Fairbanks which becomes Delhi Rd. Turn left into west parking lot. The Theatre is on your left in the building closest to Delhi Rd.

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Thursday, Feb 28 Dr Thomas Beck at Mt St Joseph U

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