GRC Reaches Out to College and University Students

The Geothermal Resources Council s extending an invitation to students to submit abstracts for presentation at its 2009 Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, October 4-7, 2009.

(Davis, CA) - The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is reaching out to tomorrow's geothermal development professionals today. Targeting students currently or previously involved in research work in geothermal energy resources or technology, the GRC is extending an invitation to students to submit abstracts for presentation at its 2009 Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, October 4-7, 2009.

"We would like to make this year's GRC Annual Meeting one that reaches out to the next generation of geologists, engineers and renewable energy professionals to ensure that geothermal remains on the forefront of renewable energy technologies in the 21st Century," stated GRC Poster Session Co-Chair Daniel Fleischmann of Ormat Technologies, Inc., who is a co-chair with Robin Penfield of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The primary vehicle to introduce cutting edge developments in the field, the GRC Annual Meeting is the industry's largest gathering of leading geothermal energy scientists, geologists, academicians, producers, renewable energy stakeholders, regulators, utilities and key associated business leaders.

"Geothermal 2009: Making Renewable Energy Hot" is this year's theme for GRC's annual meeting. The four-day event will include technical, policy and market conference sessions; educational seminars; a trade show exhibition; tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects; and numerous networking opportunities.

"The opportunities for emerging professionals in the industry are endless with GRC," stated Fleischmann. "We offer an environment to develop and support ideas that will advance the industry and its professionals."

At its 2008 Annual Meeting, GRC hosted 58 students from colleges and universities from around the world. Free registration is available to any enrolled college or university student wishing to attend the GRC Annual Meeting in 2009.

The GRC's abstract selection process, criteria and abstract submission form can be accessed on its Web site, Deadline for abstracts is March 3, 2009 and papers are due May 11, 2009. Abstracts are limited to a one- to two-page explication of the topic; papers may extend to four pages. Posters are due at the conference.

About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a 37-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the United States' preeminent geothermal association. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

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