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Solute Ion Linear Alignment as an Energy Source to Address Aquifer Depletion Fresh Water Scarcity and Sea Level Rise

Thursday April 27th, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College

Cost of Seminar is $15.00
*PDH is available


Program Description

There are reports in the literature that the lives of 4 billion people are at risk in the foreseeable future as being subject to fresh water scarcity primarily due to depletion of fresh water aquifers and ground water, and losses due to evaporation. Although fresh water is scarce, the oceans are virtually an infinite source of water. Rather than trying to implement difficult fresh water usage restrictions, the best solution to fresh water scarcity would be to cheaply and efficiently convert seawater to fresh water. However, major obstacles to desalination are high energy consumption and operating cost.

"Solute Ion Linear Alignment as the Energy Source to Address Aquifer Depletion Fresh Water Scarcity and Sea Level Rise" was presented as ASME Technical Paper IMECE-2016-65930 in Phoenix, Arizona on November 14, 2016. The speaker will present this technology, which is a process in which potential energy of electrostatic fields of like charged solute ions is converted to kinetic energy, which can be a cheap power source for the desalination process.


About the Speaker 

Anthony (Tony) Fresco is currently a patent agent registered to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office. He is a Life Member of ASME, serving in various administrative rolls, currently as Long Island ASME Secretary. Mr. Fresco has a BME from City College of NY and as MSME from the former Polytechnic Institute of NY. He has worked professionally at Con Edison, Ebasco Services (now Raytheon) and Brookhaven National Labs, mainly in the area of electric power generation design and nuclear power plant regulatory safety issues.




Brand Yourself in an Energy World

May 4, 11, 18 and 25th, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College


While solar systems are a growing enterprise and gaining popularity on regional and national scales, the people involved from the beginning of the process are getting the short straw. Getting started in solar systems can be tricky, but the key isn't marketing your skills: it's marketing yourself.

Dr. Corinne Graham has 18 years of experience under her belt across the retail and marketing spectrum, and she's here to help. Her seminar, "Brand Yourself in the Energy World" will teach rising technicians about getting themselves known in order to gain on-site experience and a trusted client base in a step-by-step process. The course will cover key branding realms: marketing, web presence, brand identity, media relations, and social media.

Marketing: How to effectively communicate your skill set to the right people. Covers market analysis to target your ideal audience as well as basic communication skills.

Brand Identity: How to turn yourself and your business into a recognizable and well-known entity. Covers logos, naming, how to differentiate yourself, as well as basic copyright law.

Web Presence:The basics of having yourself and your company out there on the internet, where you can be found by potential clients and showcase your skills. Covers start to finish of putting a website together and internet etiquette.

Media Relations: Establishing a relationship with newspapers, blogs, and various other media outlets to get your brand known to a wider audience. Covers press releases, publicists, and the pros and cons of doing your own Public Relations.

Social Media: Creating an online presence verses a web presence includes various social media marketing, including Facebook pages, twitter, and Periscope. Covers social media etiquette and the basics of the various platforms to determine what is right for you.

Do not miss out!! You are able to conference call-in!!!!!!!