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C2ST Event at IIT: Storing Alternative Energies

As we near the end of the 21st century's first decade, it has become painfully clear that the current forms of energy storage currently in use are obsolete and inadequate. With the world's demand for energy growing ever steadily, the need for innovative, economical, and environmentally sound ways of storing and distributing power is at the forefront of today's energy research.

Join the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) and Mohammad Shahidehpour, Bodine Distinguished Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, IIT, Michael R. Wasielewski, director, Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center and Jeff Chamberlain, senior account manager, Office of Technology Transfer, Argonne National Laboratory as they discuss state-of-the-art solar, battery, and smart grid technologies that might one day redefine our understanding of energy use and storage.

This event will take place at the IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center (3201 S. State Street) on Thursday, February 18. Registration and a reception begin at 5 pm, and the main program begins at 6 pm.

Note: Registration is required: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. A discounted rate of $5 is available for students (email for the promo code).