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August 2, 2013
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UK hosts sustainable manufacturing forum Aug. 9

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2013) — Registration is open for the Third International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing, organized by the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Kentucky.

The forum is Friday, Aug. 9, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the UK campus. The day-long event brings together nationally and internationally known experts from industry, academia and federal agencies. UK faculty will share cutting-edge research through presentations about their work, and a poster showcase will demonstrate some innovative work by students as well.

The registration fee of $145 includes attendance to all sessions, coffee breaks, parking and lunch. A discounted registration fee of $90 is offered for non-UK students. External (non-UK) registration is available here.

The free seats sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing offered to University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis have all been taken up. However, concessionary rates are being offered to UK participants and those interested are requested to contact Ms. Brittany Wells at bawe222@g.uky.edu, or 859-323-3238.

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 www.ism.uky.edu/events/forum, or contact either Heather-Michele Adkins at heathermichele@uky.edu or 859-323-3247, or Brittany Wells at bawe222@g.uky.edu or 859-323-3238.

 

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