Public Invited to Attend Energy and the Poor Seminar February 21

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"Grabbing the Globe to Solve Energy Issues of the Poor" is the
subject of a 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, free, public talk in
Macbride Hall Auditorium by University of Iowa College of
Engineering alumna Lilia Abron.

A part of the Randall and Barbara Meyer "Grabbing the Globe"
Seminar Series, the talk will focus on how energy is often
available, but not accessible to the poor due to insufficient
affordability, transport modes, and transmission routes. Abron,
who earned her doctorate in chemical engineering in 1972, is
the founder and CEO of PEER Consultants, P.C., an
environmental consulting firm headquartered in Washington,
D.C., and a member of the college's Distinguished Engineering
Alumni Academy.

The "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series recognizes UI
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member
Randall Meyer and is wife, Barbara. Meyer, who earned a UI
bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with
highest distinction in 1948, began a 40-year career with
Standard Oil Company, New Jersey (now ExxonMobil
Corporation) immediately following graduation
and served as president of Exxon Company USA in 1972 and
chief executive officer in 1976, a position he held until his
retirement in 1988.