McDonnell International Scholars Academy
International Symposium on Energy and Environment
May 5 - 7, 2007
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goals of the International Symposium on Energy and Environment are to:
- identify specific areas of research and education of
global importance in energy and environment;
- communicate areas of strength at each partner
- develop ideas for future collaboration that builds on
the synergies at each university.
In addition, opportunities to develop joint
proposals and seek funding to promote multilateral collaborations will be
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A brief synopsis follows:
The meeting will start with a keynote address by Hon. Thomas
Pickering, former Ambassador to the UN, India and Russia. He will speak on "Iran
and the Future of Global Energy Supplies".
The first day (May 5) of the event will include presentations and panel
discussions by the Presidents from most of the 20 partner schools of the McDonnell
Academy. They will address the important issues that each of their
universities is addressing related to energy and the environment.
Additional keynote speakers will include Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto and Ralph
Cicerone, President of the US National Academy of Sciences.
The second and third days will include Working Group Meetings. It
will start with a keynote lecture on sustainability in urban areas by Professor
John C. Crittenden, Arizona State University.
The first session will be in a panel mode and focused on
"Environmental Education." Key speakers will present ideas on collaborative
approaches to environmental education. One proposal is to develop an "open
courseware" type concept for energy and environmental education that will create
a format for developing course content for a variety of topical areas.
Approaches to co-teach and offer specialized lectures will be explored.
Participants have been requested to enterthe list of courses offered in the energy and
environmental area that are taught at their respective institutions. A novel
paradigm that will promote discussion and development of course content and
curricula will be established. For details please click:
The other sessions will include smaller
by a general assembly of all attendees to summarize findings. The breakout
groups will be arranged in selected areas reflecting the expertise of the
Aerosol Science and Engineering, Air Quality & Health
Water Resources and Aqueous Processes
Energy and the Environment
Invitees from the
McDonnell Partner University with expertise in the specific area of the breakout
group will present their views on:
(a) cutting edge areas of research and
(b) areas of expertise in their own University; and
(c) ideas for
collaboration among the various schools.
Each breakout group will summarize its findings
to the entire audience in the sessions that follow.
Invited attendees include faculty members from the 20 partner schools of the
McDonnell International Academy. In addition, representatives from a few foundations, government agencies and other
organizations that support collaborative research and education will be in
attendance and participate in the discussions.
SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEE LIST FROM McDONNELL ACADEMY PARTNER SCHOOLS
Environmental Education Website:
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