From Oct. 1-5, 2010, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and Washington University in St. Louis were hosts to the Symposium on the Global Energy Future on the Danforth Campus. The highly anticipated event brought together presidents and top leadership from 23 of the Academy’s 25 university partners throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, and featured esteemed guests and speakers from the government, corporate, academic and industry sectors.
The five-day event opened with keynote addresses and discussions lead by Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, Former Undersecretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Richard Meserve, PhD, President, Carnegie Institution for Science and Dr. Gary Calabrese, Vice President of Science & Technology at Corning Inc. Throughout the days following, presentations were made by each of the presidents and representing leadership on the progress of research and energy-related projects in their respective universities and countries.
This event provided McDonnell scholars and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy an opportunity to interact with important representatives from their alma maters and university partners and foster the already strong ties developed since the induction of the Academy in 2005.