Engineering Unplugged Set at Old Dominion University

Ed Begley Jr., and John Paul Woodley Jr., are scheduled to speak at the April conference.

Old Dominion University is hosting Engineering Unplugged 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., EST on April 12 in Norfolk, Va.

Actor, author, and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr., and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army John Paul Woodley, Jr., will address the meeting that includes learning tracks and roundtable discussions.

The event targets a wide variety of engineers who are designing, building, operating, and maintaining green buildings, shipping facilities, watercraft, or future supply chain for Wind Energy. Attendees can earn 0.8 CEUs for participating. Selected sessions will have the added benefit of LEED CEUs.

Woodley served as Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources, and he convened the first Governor’s Conference on Sustainability in the Commonwealth. In 2001, Woodley was the principal environmental adviser to the Secretary of Defense and from 2003 to 2009, Woodley served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works). Woodley is currently a consulting director with Advantus Strategies, LLC, providing strategic counsel to clients in water resource development nationwide.

Begley will attend a VIP reception for special guests, sponsors, and the media and will serve as guest speaker at the conference luncheon. Just last month Begley was cast as a lead in the NBC comedy pilot, “Brave New World.” He has been an active environmentalist since the 1970s, and his lectures on sustainability continue to attract sold-out crowds around the country.

Other local and national experts are scheduled to speak on such topics as green building, energy conservation, greenhouse gasses, and wind energy.

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Old Dominion University in Norfolk is Virginia’s forward-focused, public doctoral research university. Its entrepreneurial approach to problem solving drives cutting-edge research, eminent scholarship, and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations, and the arts.

Source: Old Dominion University