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Solar Energy Scholarships Announced
Congratulations to UC Merced graduate students Kevin Balkoski and Uday Bali, recipients of the inaugural Dan David Scholarship for Solar Energy Research. This scholarship was established when National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Principal Scientist Sarah Kurtz donated her portion of the prestigious Dan David Prize to UC Merced. The recipients were announced at a symposium awards dinner sponsored by the Dan David Foundation and the UC Merced Energy Research Institute (UCMERI). Pictured are (L to R) UC Merced Chancellor Steve Kang, Kevin Balkoski, Uday Bali, Sarah Kurtz, and UC Merced Professor Roland Winston.
Solar Energy: Today and Tomorrow
A Symposium at the University of California, Merced
Sponsored by the Dan David Foundation
UC Merced Energy Research Institute
Friday, September 26th, 2008, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
This symposium is designed to promote public knowledge regarding present and future solar energy technologies, and to examine the current state of the solar energy industry in California and beyond.
Individuals, corporations, researchers and public officials interested in gaining a fundamental knowledge of current and emerging solar technologies and policies.
Nicola Cabibbo, Professor, University of Rome, Sapienza and President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Paul Douglas, Manager of Renewable Procurement and Resource Planning, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Martha Krebs, Deputy Director for Energy Research and Development, California Energy Commission
Sarah Kurtz, Principal Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Arno Penzias, Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates
Roland Winston, Professor of Natural Sciences & Engineering Chair, University of California, Merced
Jeff Wright, Dean of Engineering, University of California, Merced
Admission is Free
There is no charge to attend. The Symposium includes breakfast, lunch, and a recognition dinner honoring Jerry Olson and Sarah Kurtz of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, recipients of the prestigious Dan David Prize (click here to read press release).