UC Irvine to Host Seminar Regarding California's Nuclear Power Plants; June 16 Event Will Discuss Recent Nuclear Technology Advances That May Address California's Increasing Electricity Demand.
IRVINE, Calif. -- The Henry Samueli Henry Samueli (born September 20, 1954 in Buffalo, New York) is co-founder, chairman, and chief technology officer of the Broadcom Corporation and a philanthropist in the Orange County, California community. School of Engineering at the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). , Irvine will host a seminar on Friday, June 16 titled "Alternative Energy for California: Nuclear Plants." The event will take place at the UC Irvine University Club from 7 a.m. to noon.
The seminar will explore recent advances in nuclear technology that could provide more than the 20 percent of electric energy currently produced in California. Speakers include representatives from the American Nuclear Society The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is an international, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) scientific and educational organization consisting of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, educators, students, and others with nuclear-related interests. , ARIVA North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , California Energy Commission The California Energy Commission is California’s primary energy policy and planning agency. Created in 1974 and headquartered in Sacramento, the Commission has responsibility for activities that include forecasting future energy needs, promoting energy efficiency through , U.S. Department of Energy, General Electric, Southern California Edison Southern California Edison (or SCE Corp), the largest subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), is the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California. It provides 11 million people with electricity. , and Westinghouse.
"The Electricity Demand and Planning in California" Speaker: David Vidaver, California Energy Commission (CEC) California's electricity outlook and long-term resource planning. "Electricity Supply for Southern California, 2025" Speaker: Brian Katz, Southern California Edison Plans for new supplies will be discussed, as well as the role of nuclear energy from the San Onofre generating station. "The Nuclear Energy Experience in France" Speaker: Bernard Esteve, ARIVA North America In addition to describing the French nuclear system, the talk will cover France's nuclear waste disposal. "Making Nuclear Power a Choice" Speaker: John M. Stamos, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy Current status for building new nuclear power plants. The U.S. government is seeking to improve the policy framework to enable easier permitting and construction. "Recent Advances in Reactor Design" Speakers: Thomas Caine, General Electric and Michael Wade, Westinghouse Both nuclear power plant suppliers are in the process of regulatory approval of several new power plants in the eastern United States. The new designs promise to be safer, more economical, and of a simpler construction. "Nuclear Power - Electricity and More" Speaker: John M. Stamos, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy An environmental perspective on the global environmental benefits of nuclear power generation. "New Reactors Under Construction in the World" Speaker: Edward Quinn, Past President, American Nuclear Society At present there are 26 new nuclear power plants under construction outside the United States. This presentation will provide an overview of the different design features, as well as a review of waste handling.
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This event is open to the public. Cost $25, includes a buffet A buffet is a meal serving system where patrons serve themselves. It is a popular method of feeding large numbers of people with minimal staff. The term is also used to describe a sideboard, an antique form of furniture which was sometimes used to offer the dishes of a buffet meal breakfast. If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-824-4757. Visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/node/943 for more information.
The UC Irvine University Club is located at 801 E. Peltason Drive, UC Irvine campus; directions: www.uci.edu/campusmap.
About The Henry Samueli School of Engineering: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine is one of the nation's fastest-growing engineering schools, attracting talented engineering faculty and students from across the nation and abroad. The school consists of five departments: biomedical engineering Biomedical engineering
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Study of the properties of solid materials and how those properties are determined by the material's composition and structure, both macroscopic and microscopic. , civil and environmental engineering, electrical engineering electrical engineering: see engineering.
Branch of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity in all its forms, including those of electronics. and computer science, and mechanical and aerospace engineering; and is home to numerous research centers, including the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, the National Fuel Cell Research Center, and the Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing computing - computer . Additionally, it is a major participant in the California Institute for Telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. and Information Technology. Further, more than a third of the school's faculty members are fellows in professional societies and seven have been elected into the National Academy of Engineering. For more information, please visit www.eng.uci.edu.
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