Chief Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center to Speak at Baylor

Feb. 11, 2010

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Dr. Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia, will be on the Baylor University campus to speak about the future of climate and energy at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in room 109 of the Rogers engineering building on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Bushnell will provide a brief review of the climate change situation and the current projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Bushnell will speak about the potential societal impacts of climate change and will examine the current approaches to "green" energy generation, storage, conservation and transmission. He also will address problems with the nuclear options and will speak about alternative options like several novel energetics approaches.

With more than 46 years experience as a research scientist, Bushnell has authored more than 250 publications and has been an invited speaker at more than 300 lectures around the world. At the NASA Langley Research Center, Bushnell is responsible for technical oversight and advanced program formulation. His technical emphasis is in the areas of atmospheric sciences and structures, materials, acoustics, flight electronics and control, instruments, aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, hypersonic airbreathing propulsion, computational sciences and systems optimization for aeronautics.

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