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EngenuitySC Celebrates Energy Action Month with Talk by Dr. Zoran Filipi at Science Café on October 9, 2012
Columbia, S.C. (September 12, 2012): EngenuitySC, the Midlands' knowledge economy partnership, celebrates Energy Action Month with an informal talk by Clemson University’s Dr. Zoran Filipi at Science Café on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Speakeasy cocktail bar in Five Points.
Free admission, cash bar and a convivial atmosphere are hallmarks of Science Café, home to "The Year of the SmartState" – a new, year-long partnership between EngenuitySC and the SmartState Program™ (also known as the South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence Program).
Dr. Filipi’s main research is in alternative and hybrid powertrain systems, advanced IC engine concepts, alternative fuels and energy for transportation. He holds the Timken Endowed Chair in Automotive Design and Development within the SmartState Center for Automotive Design and Development, one of four Centers within the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), Clemson University’s world-class automotive research campus.
Notably, Clemson offers the nation’s first PhD in Automotive Engineering.
Dr. Filipi is the recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award and the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Award. He has previously held two research professorships at the University of Michigan: Mechanical Engineering Department and the Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
On the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., knowledge economy movers and shakers convene at Science Café at Speakeasy to enjoy high quality adult beverages and hear free talks by some of South Carolina's top leaders in medicine, technology and innovation. Interruption, questions and discussion are not only encouraged – the rules of Science Café make it a priority to engage with speakers and push the boundaries of the conventional presentation format.
Advanced registration is highly recommended in order to earn points towards the Science Café loyalty program, which awards prizes like Science Café pint glasses, drink vouchers, gift cards, VIP seating, T-shirts and lighthearted, honorary titles to frequent guests. For more information and to register for free admission to the next Science Café, visit http://www.engenuitysc.com/sciencecafe.
About Science Café
EngenuitySC hosts Science Café at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, featuring informal presentations by some of South Carolina's top leaders in science and technology in a casual atmosphere. Guests enjoy networking and a cash bar with high quality beer, wine and cocktails at Speakeasy in Five Points, a comfortable, pub-style environment with couches and expert mixologists behind the bar. The 2012-2013 season is "The Year of the SmartState" at Science Café; patrons have the opportunity to discuss the latest knowledge economy topics with SmartState Program™ Endowed Chairs in a relaxed environment that encourages questions, interruptions and discussion. @EngenuitySC #ScienceCafeCAE
Headquartered in Columbia, EngenuitySC is a public/private partnership formed to develop and grow the South Carolina Midlands’ knowledge-based economy by fostering an environment where entrepreneurship, innovation, and the creation of knowledge are fundamental elements of the region’s culture, identity, and economic development strategy. Through collaboration with business, government, and higher education, EngenuitySC leads initiatives that support research development, promote commercialization, and leverage the region’s assets. For more information, visit http://www.engenuitysc.com.
About the SmartState Program™
The SmartState Program™ serves the public interest by creating incentives for the state’s research universities, in cooperation with other institutions of higher education in the state, to raise capital from non-state sources to fund endowments for specialized research professorships. These professorships in turn serve as the nucleus for unique, university-based research centers which cultivate critical, public-private industrial partnerships, expand the state’s knowledge base, create well-paying jobs, and enhance economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for the people of South Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.SmartStateSC.org.
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