Energy Innovation Center offers Presentation on “Creating the Next Generation of Energy Innovators”

25 September 2014

RUTLAND, Vt. – Get information. Be inspired. The GMP College Connections lecture series is hosting a discussion on Energy and Education on Tuesday, October 7th, at the Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland.   The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour.  Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Matt Mayberry, Associate Professor of Business at Green Mountain College, will give a talk entitled Creating the Next Generation of Energy Innovators.  “Innovation requires both creative thinking and hands-on execution,” said Dr. Mayberry. “How can education and businesses come together in new ways to help our students learn how to tackle Vermont’s energy challenges?”  An interactive discussion on engaging tomorrow’s energy innovators today will follow.

Mayberry received his M.Ed. from University of Vermont, his M.B.A. from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.A. in Physics from the University of California.

In 1991, Dr. Mayberry transitioned from experimental physics to business.  Since then, he has consulted, taught and facilitated groups around the world.  His industry experience includes solar energy, healthcare, retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, transportation, and hospitality.

The monthly GMP College Connections lecture series was created as part of an agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development.  The talks will be given by faculty from each of the Rutland County colleges.  The presentations will explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use. All talks will be held at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center in Rutland.
In addition to Green Mountain College, the other participating colleges are College of St. Joseph, Castleton College and Community College of Vermont (CCV). 
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and has a vision to be the best small company in America by empowering customers to save money and move to clean energy sources. GMP recognizes the role of electric utilities is changing and is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated services, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GreenMountainPower) and Twitter @GreenMtnPower (https://twitter.com/greenmtnpower). 

Contact: Steve Costello, Green Mountain Power, (802) 793-4031