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Imagine beaming electric power from space as a viable solar energy option. Engineer and researcher Martin Hoffert, professor emeritus and former chair of the department of applied science at New York University, will discuss this theory further in a free lecture, open to the public, on Nov. 4, 2009 at NJIT, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
Dickson D. Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, discussed vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, at the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series yesterday.  Vertical urban farms could help to repair many of the world's damaged ecosystems and moderate global climate change, says Despommier. Social benefits include fostering a sustainable urban environment that encourages good health, new employment opportunities, fewer abandoned lots and buildings, cleaner air, and an abundant supply of safe drinking water. Despommier's lecture drew a large number of community organizers, including Newark Councilman Donald M. Payne, City of Newark Sustainability Officer Chelsea Arbusher, and Greater Newark Conservancy Executive Director Robin Dougherty, in addition to representatives from the Trust for Public Land, Newark Public Schools, Rutgers University and the Ironbound Community Corporation. >>
A farm on the 40th floor? That's a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of  vertical farming. Despommier, who is a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, has long been interested in the environment and the ecology of infectious disease transmission. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT.  >>
A farm on the 40th floor? That's a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of  vertical farming. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT.  >>
"The Value of Scientific Societies" is the topic of a presentation by Jerome F. Baker, PhD, executive director of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, on April 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The lecture, which is part of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series, will focus on how Sigma Xi is working to assist its members in adding value to their lives and to the lives of those impacted by engineering and science.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg brings a unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music—a perspective he will share when he performs at NJIT on April 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event, which wraps up the Spring 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT, is free and open to the public. >>
It takes much more than the appropriate technology to create a sustainable green environment and organizational culture. Learn about the challenges of such a transformation at the Technology and Society Forum presentation by Leith Sharp on Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4:30 pm in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Music is an expression of creativity that spans all eras and cultures.  On Feb. 25, 2009 at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m., the NJIT Technology and Society Forum will celebrate this aspect of creativity when artists from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will perform the work of five noted composers. >>
Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy. >>
There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.   >>