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UK to host sustainable manufacturing forum Aug. 9

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 20, 2013) — The Third International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing, organized by the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Kentucky, will take place Friday, Aug. 9, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the UK campus.

gogreenThe forum will bring together nationally and internationally known experts in sustainable manufacturing from industry, academia and federal agencies to examine advances in sustainable manufacturing at the product, process and systems (including supply-chain) levels.

UK faculty will share cutting-edge research through presentations about their work. The forum will also include a poster showcase of student research as well as on-going, multi-faculty research projects.

“Sustainable development is no longer a choice but a necessity that must be followed at all levels,” said Fazleena Badurdeen, forum chair and associate professor in the UK College of Engineering. “Manufacturing being one of the major drivers of development, innovative sustainable manufacturing practices must be developed and implemented to make sure that economic growth is achieved while addressing environmental and social concerns.”

Registration is $125 before July 10, or $145 after. The fee includes attendance to all sessions, coffee breaks, parking and luncheon. A limited number of seats sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing are available for University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis.

UK attendees may register online at ism.uky.edu/ism-forum-uk-registration. Non-UK registration is available at payments.skipjack.com/FormBuilder/VPOS.aspx.

Featured speakers will be: William P. Flanagan, leader of General Electric’s Ecoassessment Center of Excellence in Niskayuna, N.Y; Nancy Parmer, sustainability manager for UPS Customer Solutions Group; Kanji Ueda, emeritus professor at Tokyo University and special advisor at the National Institute of Advanced Technology and Science, Japan (recipient of Society of Manufacturing Engineers Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal in 2013); Jack Jesweit, professor of mechanical engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada;  and Scott Bolick, vice president for sustainability solutions at SAP.

For more information, visit ism.uky.edu/events/forum.

 

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