This week at CU-Boulder, learn how 21st century energy technologies fuel human progress and explore the starry sky. Or, head down to Denver to hear about the living wall research project. Also, after an extremely dry summer in Colorado, the Center of the American West will release A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water on Wednesday, September 5th.
“The Living Wall,” hosted by the Wirth Chair Sustainability Series. September 4th.
- What? A CU research team at the College of Engineering and Applied Science was awarded a five-year National Science Foundation grant to develop a “Living Wall.” John Zhai, Fred Andreas and Kurt Maute — who head the research team — will discuss how the wall would naturally heat and cool residential and commercial projects similar to how the human body regulates temperature. The “Living Wall” could cut energy consumption by up to 95 percent.
- Where? Wynkoop Brewking Co., 1634 18th St., Denver.
- Time? 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Cost? Free
- Learn more: Wirth Chair Sustainability Series website
“Book Release of A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water,” hosted by the Center of the American West. September 5th.
- What? Authors Patty Limerick and Jason Hanson will release their new book, A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water. The book follows the history of water in Denver to explore patterns in regional and national history, enriched by maps and photographs. The book release will be followed by a reception with book sales and signings.
- Where? CU-Boulder, Old Main, top floor.
- Time? 6:30 p.m.
- Cost? Free
- Learn more: CU-Boulder Event website
“Engineering Energy for the 21st Century,” hosted by the CU-Boulder Engineering Department. September 6th.
- What? Chevron Executive Vice President for downstream and chemicals Mike Wirth, a 1982 CU graduate in chemical engineering, will discuss the role humans can play in producing energy for the 21st century. You can meet with Wirth and other Chevron representatives at a reception in the Engineering Lobby from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. before the lecture.
- Where? CU-Boulder, Mathematics, Room 100.
- Time? 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Cost? Free
- Learn More: CU-Boulder Event website
“The Milky Way: A City of Stars,” hosted by Fiske Planetarium. September 7th.
- What? Learn about and view the different stars, nebulae and clusters in our galaxy, the Milky Way.
- Where? CU-Boulder, Fiske Planetarium
- Time? 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Cost? $7 for adults, $5 for students/faculty with ID, $3.50 for children or seniors
- Learn More: Fiske Planetarium Event website
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