The MIT Club of Maine
Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT
Dr. Charles W. Forsberg.
Dinner at The Woodlands - Falmouth
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
As all Mainers are aware there are very strong local opinions in alternatives for electric power supply. Mountaintop Wind Power, Tidal Turbine Generation, Biomass Boilers, Quebec Hydro Power, Natural Gas Pipelines, Rail transport of Fracked Crude Oil (mislabeled), and Reverse pumping of Canadian tar sands sourced crude to South Portland. Less common in our energy conversations is the possibility that atomic energy may have a serious role to play as well. The public at large has, understandably, a certain paranoia about a return to the atomic energy once deployed successfully in hundreds of locations including Wiscasset and around the world. MIT has an active Nuclear Research Program that has created insightful and unique ideas which speak to increased safety as well as reducing current energy production effects on global warming.
Our speaker, MIT’s Dr. Charles W. Forsberg leads that effort. Forsberg is the Executive Director for the MIT Nuclear Fuel Cycle Study, Director and Principle Investigator for the MIT Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactor Project, and the Idaho National Laboratory University Lead for Hybrid Energy Systems. Before joining MIT he was a Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Forsberg received the 2002 American Nuclear Society Special Award for Innovative Nuclear Reactors (Fluoride-salt-cooled high-temperature reactors), and in 2005 the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Robert E. Wilson Award in recognition of chemical engineering contributions to nuclear energy, including his work on reprocessing, waste management, repositories, and production of liquid fuels using nuclear energy. He holds 11 patents and has published more than 250 papers. He is a licensed professional engineer.
This Maine Club Dinner event will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at The Woodlands Club, Falmouth.
Cash Bar service will be available at 5:30 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM
Garden Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, carrot sticks and choice of dressing
Warm rolls and butter
Local White Fish with Lemon Cracker Crust
Oven Roasted Chicken Ragu
Coffees & Tea
Reservations are required. To reserve a place for you and your friends, please use Postal Reservation Form and send a check for $28 per person to Ervin Davis, Club Treasurer. Alternatively, you may Reserve Using your Credit Card on the MIT Maine Club Web site. Reservations will be refunded upon your request prior to Noon on Monday, March 3.
Call Ervin (207) 282-8096 or Dean (207) 693-6941 if you have any questions or special dietary requirements. Vegetarian meal is also an alternative.
From I-295 N (Coming from the South):
1. Take Bucknam Road exit (Exit 10)
2. Turn Right off the exit and cross I-295. At 2nd traffic light, (Nina’s Variety on right) turn Right.
3. Over the bridge, when you come to a “Y” in the road, bear Left staying on Route 9.
4. Take an immediate Left onto Woods Road.
5. The Woodlands Club entrance is 8/10 of a mile on your Left.
From I-295 S (Coming from the North):
Replace the above Instruction 2 with:
Turn Right off the exit. At 1st traffic light, (Nina’s Variety, on right) turn Right.