RIT to Host an Earth Day Colloquium
The event will include a series of forums highlighting various aspects of sustainability
April 5, 2007
by Will Dube
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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Sustainability Institute will host a series of forums regarding current themes, education and research in the field of sustainability, a discipline dedicated to the creation of goods and services that meet the needs of society and improve the global standard of living while minimizing environmental impacts. The event will feature a key note address by Matthew Fronk, chief engineer for research at General Motors, followed by a panel discussion on sustainable mobility.
Additional forums throughout the day will focus on faculty and student projects in various sustainability subject matters, including sustainable economics and pollution prevention, as well as a talk on the science of remanufacturing and industrial reuse.
The colloquium will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 23, at RIT’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies. For more information about all of the days activities, contact Paul Stiebitz, interim academic director, at (585) 475-2602 or Paul.Stiebitz@rit.edu. The event is free and open to the public.