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Bakersfield College

NREL - Webinar 1

Energy Technology Transfer & Workforce Development Webinar

Energy Opportunities to Secure the Economic Vitality of our Region

October 7, 2020 | Time: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PST

A secure and stable energy future depends on an innovative coalition of public and private partners in an interconnected market where instability creates short-term winners and losers. Only the research capabilities of national laboratories and research universities, deployed for the workplace and workforce in a broad public/private alliance, have the potential to both hedge against short-term volatility and create long-term stability.

Join the Kern Community College District, Bakersfield College, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the County of Kern for a community discussion on the innovative strategies and workforce opportunities for the region.

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Agenda

10:00 a.m.

Opening Comments

Liz Rozell, Director, Energy Technology Transfer & Workforce Development, Bakersfield College

Welcome and Overview

Chancellor Tom Burke, Kern Community College District

10:05 a.m.

Session I: The Value of Energy and Vision for Kern County

  • Leticia Perez, Chair, Kern County Board of Supervisors
  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives, CA 23rd District
  • David Mooney, Director, Institutional Planning, Integration and Development, National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL)
  • Cathy Reheis-Boyd, President Western States Petroleum Association
  • Sarah Kurtz, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Merced
  • Richard Chapman, CEO, Kern Economic Development Corporation

10:25 a.m

Session II: Envisioning a Strong Future for Kern County Moderated Q&A

Dr. Sonya Christian, President, Bakersfield College

11:00 a.m

Wrap-Up

Session I: The Value of Energy and Vision for Kern County

Featured Speakers

Liz Rozell
Director, Energy Technology Transfer & Workforce Development
Bakersfield College

@RozellLiz
About Liz Rozell

Tom Burke
Chancellor
Kern Community College District

About Chancellor Burke

Kevin McCarthy
Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representative, CA 23rd District

@GOPLeader
About Kevin McCarthy

Leticia Perez
Chair, Board of Supervisors
Kern County

About Leticia Perez

Dr. David Mooney
Executive Director, Institutional Planning, Integration and Development
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

About Dr. David Mooney

Cathy Reheis-Boyd
President
Western States Petroleum Association

@GWSPAPrez
About Cathy Reheis-Boyd

Sarah Kurtz
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
UC Merced

@SarahKurtz14
About Sarah Kurtz

Richard Chapman
President/CEO
Kern Economic Development Corporation

@KernEDC
About Richard Chapman

Session II: Envisioning a Strong Future for Kern County
Moderated Q&A

Featured Speakers

Dr. Sonya Christian
President
Bakersfield College

@SonyaChristian
About Sonya Christian

Dr. David Mooney
Executive Director, Institutional Planning, Integration and Development
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

About Dr. David Mooney

Lorelei Oviatt
Director
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources

About Lorelei Oviatt

Contact

For any questions, please reach out to Marbella Avalos at Marbella.Avalos@BakersfieldCollege.edu.


Connect on Twitter

  • Sonya Christian, President - Bakersfield College | @sonyachristian
  • Liz Rozell, Director, Energy Technology Transfer and Workforce Development - Bakersfield College | @RozellLiz
  • Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives, CA 22 District | @GOPLeader
  • Cathy Reheis-Boyd, President - Western States Petroleum Association | @WSPAPrez
  • Sarah Kurtz, Professor, Material Science and Engineering - University of California, Merced | @SarahKurtz14
  • Richard Chapman, CEO - Kern Economic Development Corporation | @KernEDC
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