CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 6, 2001
UI engineering lecture on renewable energy sources scheduled Feb. 8
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Salifou Bengaly, director of Sinergie S.A., an organization
dedicated to improving energy and environmental issues in the country of Mali,
will deliver a special college-wide Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture at 4:30
p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8 in 101 Becker Communications Building. The lecture,
free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University of Iowa College
of Engineering and the Caterpillar Foundation.
In his talk Bengaly will speak on renewable energy sources and compatible
environmental issues as they apply to Mali.
He is visiting the United States for several weeks, speaking with companies,
agencies, and universities on energy and environmental research issues. In
addition to presenting a lecture, Bengaly is meeting with UI research faculty,
research centers, and associated offices to strengthen educational ties between
Mali and the university. His U.S. host is Lilia Abron, president and CEO of
PEER Consultants, Washington D.C. Abron is a UI College of Engineering alumnus
and currently serves on the College's Advisory Board.
The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Colloquium is made possible by grants
awarded to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the
Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar
Excellence Fund, which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in
the College of Engineering.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored
events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this
program are asked to contact the College of Engineering in advance at 319-335-5764.