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David C. Hardesty, Jr. Festival of Ideas- Scott Tinker
Start Date: 3/19/2013Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 3/19/2013End Time: 8:30 PM

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Scott Tinker is director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin.
In the award-winning documentary he co-produced and narrated-"Switch"-Tinker describes his decade-long journey of seeking truth in a landscape of energy choices that is littered with conflict as the public considers new opportunities, past failures such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the day's current issue of hydro-fracking.
At the University of Texas, Tinker's research includes global energy supply and demand, technology administration, resource assessment, multidisciplinary reservoir characterization and 3-D reservoir modeling. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Trinity University, a master's degree in geological sciences from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Colorado.
"Switch" is a feature-length documentary that seeks to make the complex world of energy understandable. The film, shot on locations around the world, fills a gap in the national energy conversation by providing a comprehensive, balanced yet elegantly simple depiction of the important topic of energy. To read more about the documentary, go to: http://www.switchenergyproject.com Tinker's talk will include the screening of his documentary "Switch" and will be held March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan Theater on High Street in Morgantown. His talk is co-sponsored by WVU's National Research Center for Coal and Energy. Free and open to the public
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Name: Liz Dickinson
Phone: 304-293-8025
Email: liz.dickinson@mail.wvu.edu
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