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Energy Symposium to Air on the West Virginia Channel

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(left to right) Dr. Jeffrey Groff, associate professor of physics in the Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences at Shepherd; Dr. Xingbo Liu, professor and associate chair of research at the West Virginia University Statler College of Engineering

The West Virginia Channel will broadcast an energy symposium this weekend that was part of the inauguration of Shepherd University President Mary J.C. Hendrix.

The symposium was held earlier this spring, and it brought together leaders in renewable energy fields to discuss ways a university like Shepherd can strengthen opportunities for West Virginia students to find careers in energy.

The symposium is titled, “The University’s Role in Translating Energy Challenges into Business and Employment Opportunities.”

One of the panelists was Michael Polsky – founder, president, and CEO of Invenergy LLC, which owns the Beech Ridge Energy Storage Project in Greenbrier County.

Polsky announced during the symposium that Beech Ridge would partner with Shepherd to hire a student each summer to learn about real-world applications of renewable energy.

Students in the Shepherd University television production classes recorded the event.

Watch Shepherd’s energy symposium at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 20 and at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 21 on the West Virginia Channel.

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