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Environmental seminar will focus on climate change mitigation technology
10/16/09

Sallie Greenberg, assistant director of the advanced energy technology initiative of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), will host the next Environmental Studies Seminar at Alfred University with a discussion titled, “Geologic Sequestration as a Climate Change Mitigation Technology.”

The lecture will take place on Friday, Oct. 23, at 12:20 p.m. in Roon Lecture Hall (room 247), the Science Center, on the Alfred University Campus.

Greenberg graduated from Alfred University in 1994 with a bachelor of science degree in geology. She continued her education, earning a master of science degree in geology from the University of Illinois. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of Illinois.

Greenberg is the sequestration communication coordinator for the Illinois ISGS and Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s several regional sequestration partnerships. As the assistant director of the ISGS’s advanced energy technology initiative, she is part of a research team of scientists working on a multi-phase carbon capture and geologic sequestration project. She also worked for the FutureGen zero-emissions power plant project.

Greenberg has been at the ISGS for 15 years and began her career as an isotope geochemist before moving full-time to geologic sequestration in 2007. Her research focuses on understanding social components of complex geological issues as they relate to public perception.

The Environmental Studies Seminar series is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session. All the lectures are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do to better sustain our world.