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Trine students attend energy summit
Sen. Lugar hosts event
Ten students from Trine University’s Wade Department of Mechanical & Environmental Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering attended the Lugar Collegiate Energy Summit in the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Friday, Sept. 18.
Trine engineering students who attended the Lugar Collegiate Energy Summit are, front from left: Jason Paff, Aaron Lease, Sarah Howe, Ryan Heath, Rachel Detlev and Arik Straub. In back from left are Nick Gullette, Adam Hough, Adam Smith and Paul Rexroth.
Sen. Dick Lugar hosted the inaugural day-long summit, designed to engage, motivate and encourage college student leaders to focus on America’s energy security. Students learned about tools they can use to affect change on campus and across the country, while networking with Hoosier businesses, government, community organizations and other universities.
Student groups concerned with energy and the environment, along with energy-related businesses and community organizations, set up displays with information about their missions and activities.
Rachel Detlev, a junior electrical engineering major, said the summit focused on forming campus groups to begin energy discussions. She found the discussions by Sen. Lugar and other government officials, and the panels by the Alliance to Save Energy, the Hoosier Environmental Council and the Energy Systems Network interesting, she said.