In State of the University address, Chancellor promotes "E-Squared"

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On April 23, 2008

With rising energy costs on the minds of many Americans, Missouri S&T
Chancellor John F. Carney III unveiled plans today (April 23, 2008) to create a
showcase for the university’s commitment to sustainable energy development.

Dubbed E2 (“E-Squared”) for “energy and environment,” the development – to
be located on university property west of campus near Interstate 44 – would
promote Missouri S&T’s commitment to addressing some of the nation’s most
pressing energy and environmental issues, says Missouri S&T Chancellor John
F. Carney III.

Carney presented plans for the development today (April 23, 2008) during his
State of the University Address. The address was held at noon in the St. Pat’s
Ballroom of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.

“It’s time we take our excellent energy and environmental research work out
of the laboratories and put them on display,” Carney says. “Located near
Interstate 44, the E-Squared initiative will be a highly visible showcase of
our sustainability research, as well as a test bed for future projects,
including partnerships with private industry, governmental agencies and other
forward-thinking universities.”


Missouri S&T’s E-Squared development will include a hydrogen fueling

Plans call for the 10-acre site to become the hub for many of Missouri
S&T’s current research projects, including a hydrogen fueling station that
is currently located at Hy Point Industrial Park east of Rolla. The hydrogen
fueling station is part of collaborative research by Missouri S&T and
several federal and state agencies to demonstrate the feasibility of
hydrogen-powered transportation in rural Missouri.

The E-Squared development will also include a wind turbine to be used to
supply power to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop I headquarters, which
is adjacent to the development. Future plans call for relocating the
university’s “Solar Village” – a neighborhood of three student-built solar
houses, currently located on 10th Street near campus – and developing a
waste-to-energy and water recycling demonstration project, an education center
in collaboration with the Saint Louis Science Center, and a “green” hotel and
conference center.

Continuing a theme he introduced in his Fall 2007 State of the University
Address, Carney noted that Missouri S&T is uniquely positioned to address
many environmental and energy issues. It is the only university in the United
States that offers 16 different engineering bachelor’s degree programs and the
only one with a combination of energy-friendly programs that includes geology
and geophysics and environmental, geological, mining, nuclear and petroleum
engineering fields.


Related Links

Chancellor John F. Carney III’s

23, 2008, State of the University Address (PowerPoint presentation)

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