Scott W. Tinker Spoke as Part of the Hochreiter Lecture Series
By Shea Bracken
Scott W. Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin, recently spoke to mechanical and nuclear engineering faculty and students as part of the Lawrence E. Hochreiter Distinguished Lecture Series.
Tinker talk was titled, “Demystifying Energy,” and examined the various energy sources in the context of energy security and the global energy mix. Tinker’s visit also included a screening and question and answer session on the film “Switch: Discover the Future of Energy.”
The Lawrence E. Hochreiter Distinguished Lecture Series in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering was created by Hochreiter’s family to commemorate the extraordinary career of Hochreiter. Hochreiter was professor of nuclear engineering from 1997 to 2008 when he passed away. Prior to coming to Penn State Hochreiter spent 25 years at Westinghouse Energy Systems Business Unit's Nuclear and Advanced Technology Division.