– Florida Tech will gather scientists from around the world Feb. 21-23 for “Sustainability’s New Age: Preservation and Planning (SNAP),” an international
sustainability forum. The event is an outgrowth of the university’s collaboration with Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), an academic
exchange that has been ongoing since 2001.
Members of the general public may attend. All events on Feb. 21 and 22 take place in the Denius Student Center Hartley Room. Speakers include Florida Tech
and BME faculty, other international experts and Brevard County officials and scientists. Dr. Gordon L. Nelson, dean of the College of Science, is coordinating SNAP.
On Feb. 21, the forum takes place 1 to 5 p.m. and emphasizes Florida growth management issues. At 7 p.m., William Carroll, president of the American
Chemical Society, will deliver a presentation on sustainability.
Feb. 22 focuses on European ecotourism from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and includes a buffet lunch and presentation by William F. Koch, deputy director of the
National Institutes of Standards and Technology. The afternoon will feature speakers from Eastern Europe on sustainability issues in their geographies.
The last half-day session, the morning of Feb. 23, takes place in the F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Building, second floor conference room. Dr. Virender
Sharma, Florida Tech associate professor of chemistry, will moderate a panel of international scientists speaking on the topic of the role of iron in
mediating pollution in European waterways.
There is no cost to attend the forum. For more information, contact Gordon Nelson at 321-674-7260.