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Release Date: Feb 09, 2012
PITTSBURGH- Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, included a visit to the Tepper School of Business today to speak with students and faculty about current energy issues and the important role American scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs play in helping to ensure the U.S. leads in the global clean energy economy.
The program was hosted by the Tepper School of Business Energy Club and the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC). 60 students and faculty, consisting mostly of graduate MBA students at the Tepper School and Ph.D. students affiliated with the CEIC, were treated to brief remarks by Secretary followed by questions and answers from the audience. Introductions were made by Jay Apt, Professor of Technology and Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, and Daniel Rosenberg, president of the Tepper School Energy Club.
Secretary Chu is in Pittsburgh today for several functions, part of a series of events being held across the country to “highlight America’s investments in cutting-edge energy innovations that are laying the building blocks for an American economy built to last,” according to a press statement issued on February 8.
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About the Tepper School of Business - Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (www.tepper.cmu.edu) is a pioneer in the field of management science and analytical-decision making. The school’s notable contributions to the intellectual community include eight Nobel laureates. The school is among those institutions with the highest rate of academic citations in the fields of finance, operations research, organizational behavior and production/operations. The academic offerings of the Tepper School include undergraduate studies in business and economics, graduate studies in business administration and financial engineering, and doctoral studies.