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Agenda | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Innovation in the Energy Workforce

Cybersecurity & Emergency Response for Reliable Energy Flow + Solar Energy + The Role of Community Colleges

1:00 PM ET: Introduction & Logistical Info | Leah Loch, Director of Marketing & Communications, NACCE (OH)


1:05 PM ET: Panel Discussion - Cybersecurity Protections | moderated by Dr. Melody Rose, Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education (NV)

  • Panelists include:
    • Dr. Arthur Salmon, Professor & Director of Cyber Security Program, College of Southern Nevada (NV)
    • Dr. Yoohwan Kim, Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

2:00 PM ET: Break


2:10 PM ET: Panel Discussion - Solar Energy: Passive Solar, Solar Thermal & Photovoltaics | moderated by Dr. Frank Chong, Superintendent/ President, Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

  • Panelists include:
    • Christopher Blow, Project Director, Solar Ready Vets, Tidewater Community College (VA)
    • Daisy Meyer, Engineering & Applied Technology, Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)
    • Megan Howes, Program Specialist, The Solar Foundation (DC)
    • Garrett Nilsen, Deputy Director, Solar Energy Technology Office Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Energy (DC)
    • Eric Filante, Project Coordinator, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) (NY)

3:10 PM ET: Fireside Chat - The Role of Community Colleges, Makerspaces & EntrepreneursDr. Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO, NACCE (NC) and Chuck Eason, Statewide Director, Business & Entrepreneurship, California Community College Economic & Workforce Development Program (CA)


3:40 PM ET: Wrap Up & Closing | Leah Loch, Director of Marketing & Communications, NACCE (OH)