The UL College of Engineering presents Engineering & Technology Week March 28-31, featuring two prominent speakers. The banquet will feature UL alum Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, and a public lecture will be given by Dr. Pedro Mago of Mississippi State who will speak on combined heating & power.

On Monday March 28 Dr. Mago will give the talk, "Introduction to Combined Heating and Power and Its Implications toward Energy Conservation"

Dr. Mago is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University, where holds a Tennessee Valley Authority Professorship in Energy Systems and The Environment. He received his Master and PhD degrees from the University of Florida. His research has been on energy systems and he is currently focused on combined heat and power (CHP) systems, building energy simulation, and waste heat recovery technologies. He has have been principal investigator and co-principal investigator on several projects totaling over $10 million funded by the US Department of Energy and private industry in energy utilization and efficiency.

Currently, he serves as Director of the Micro-CHP and Bio-Fuel Center at Mississippi State University and Co-Director of the US DOE Southeast Clean Energy Application Center. Dr. Mago has published over 100 journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.

Dr. Mago’s presentation is free to UL students, faculty, staff and interested members of the public, and will take place in Oliver Hall, Room 112 at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday March 31 The LAGCOE Engineering and Technology Week Banquet will feature Mr. Briggs. He will speak on the future of petroleum as a global resource.

Don is a native of Miami FL and a 1964 graduate of the University of Louisiana. He began his career in the oil and gas industry with Owen Drilling Company, where he worked while attending UL. Don has been actively involved in the oil and gas industry ever since, over 45 years. In October of 1992, he stepped away from his service company business in Lafayette to organize the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA, formerly LIOGA) an independent oil and gas association representing exploration, production and service sector companies operating in Louisiana. He has served as president of LOGA since 1992 and under his leadership LOGA is striving to make Louisiana a state where the oil and gas industry can prosper and enjoy the fruits of its hard work, at the same time existing in harmony with the environment and state government. He is the father of four and has been a resident of Lafayette over 40 years.

The banquet will take place at the Petroleum Club at 6:00 PM. A ticket is required to attend the banquet. Contact the College of Engineering 337 482-6685 for information regarding purchase. No tickets will be sold “at the door,” advance purchase is required.

MONDAY, March 28, 2010
Oliver Hall 112
6:00 pm Opening Ceremonies
6:15 pm Future Fuels – UL’s role in developing alternative fuels
Introduction to Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Future Applications
Dr. Pedro Mago, Mississippi State University
7:15 pm Mystery Design Competition

TUESDAY, March 29, 2010
2:00 pm Graduate Student Poster Competition - Edith Garland Dupré Library
6:00 pm E.R. Desormeaux Undergraduate Student Paper Competition - Oliver Hall 112

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2011
7:30 am – 1:00 pm Engineering & Technology EXPO Day - Engineering Complex
   :: 1000 Students on campus to learn about Engineering & Technology
   :: Laboratories, projects, contests, industrial exhibits, and demonstrations
Answer the question “Is Engineering & Technology the career for me?”
6:00 pm Quiz Bowl - Rougeou 331

THURSDAY, March 31, 2011
LAGCOE Engineering & Technology Week Banquet - Petroleum Club Lafayette
Tickets $5 Students, $20 All Others
5:30 pm Cash Bar
6:00 pm Minor Awards
6:30 pm Banquet Begins
Guest Speaker: Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

Tickets available in the College of Engineering Dean’s Office (Madison 106) and all engineering departmental offices

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