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OIT Portland
7726 Se Harmony Rd
Portland, OR 97222, US (map)



You are invited to the Green Technologies Showcase at OIT’s East Portland Campus.

Friday, December 12, 2008 3 – 5 p.m. at OIT East Portland Campus 7726 SE Harmony Road, Portland, OR 97222 RSVP to 503.725.3066

This is an opportunity for legislators, business partners and guests to meet OIT’s new President Dr. Chris Maples, understand OIT’s statewide mission to prepare world-ready engineering and technology graduates, and its initiatives to build a green-technology workforce.

Dr. Maples will also highlight how the legislature’s investments in higher education and engineering through the Engineering and Technology Industry Council gives Oregonians the opportunity to invent the new technologies of tomorrow.

OIT is one of Oregon’s seven distinguished public universities, offering bachelor’s degree programs at it main campus in Klamath Falls, four satellite campuses in Portland, and outreach programs in La Grande and Seattle. OIT was the first university to offer a renewable energy engineering degree program in North America, and is the home of the Oregon Renewable Energy Center (established by the legislature in 2001) and the Geo-Heat Center (established in 1974).

Invited Guests: Legislators, Governor’s Office, Business and Education Partners

Speakers and Events: 3 – 3:15 Steve Pawlowski, ETIC Member and OIT Alumnus Introduction of legislators, dignitaries and business partners

3:15 – 3:45 OIT President Chris Maples shares his vision for OIT’s future and the impact of ETIC investments

3:45 – 4 Q&A with media and legislators

4 – 5 Concurrent Sessions and Open House

* John Lund on Geothermal Energy: How does it work and what’s its potential in Oregon - Presentation and discussion
* Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy: Meet Dr. Robert Bass, Program Director of Renewable Energy Engineering; Dr. Mateo, Chair of EERE; Prof. Tom White and renewable energy students; view labs and student projects
* Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology: Meet Drs. Wolf and Peter; view labs and projects
* Information Technology, Health Informatics: Meet Professors Grant Kirby and Michael Kirshner; meet students and learn about emerging occupations
* Software Engineering Technology: Meet Professor Jay Bockelman and students; view projects Oregon Renewable Energy Center and OIT’s Pre-College Programs: Meet Tom Chester, OREC Director, and Gayle Yamasaki, Director of Pre-college programs, as they showcase how OIT is helping businesses and communities apply renewable technologies and prepare the future green workforce

Learn more about green jobs and green technology education in Oregon – with a university presence right in your district.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.



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