Energy Innovation Center offers presentation on Energy and Weather:

29 December 2014

RUTLAND, Vt. – The GMP College Connections series is hosting a presentation on Tuesday, January 6, 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.

Join lecturer Craig Popkess of Community College of Vermont (CCV) as he leads a timely discussion on energy and weather.  “What is this winter’s forecast for Vermont, and how do we know that?” Popkess says.  Understanding how the atmosphere interacts with solar energy gives us better insight into the dynamic weather systems we experience. Popkess helps us explore the art and science of long range forecasting.

Popkess teaches several courses at CCV, including meteorology, mathematics, technology, management, communications and leadership.  Popkess received his B.A. in Education and Speech from Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Aeronautical Science (MAS) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Popkess also serves as the Internship Coordinator for Career Training Programs at CCV. 

The 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 new Energy Innovation Center.
In addition to CCV, the other participating colleges are Green Mountain College, College of St. Joseph and Castleton College. 
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