The STATE of MICHIGAN
FULL . STEAM . AHEAD!
SAVE THE DATE: February 22 - 25, 2011
About the Conference:
Get on board and charge FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD with the seventh annual Seminars On Sustainability (SOS) conference. All events for this year’s conference SOS2011: The State of Michigan on Sustainability will be held February 21-25, 2011, during Engineer's and Entrepreneur’s Week, at Lawrence Technological University and Engineering Society of Detroit’s Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. Conference goals include learning about and assessing sustainability efforts in Michigan in the areas of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Education, Art, Architecture, Mathematics, and Management).
Week-long activities will feature an ASHRAE* Learning Institute’s (ALI) course, a lecture open to the public, awards banquet, tours, exhibition and seminars.
“With the State of Michigan’s plans to incorporate ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1- 2007 into code in March 2011, this course provides a unique opportunity for code officials, building owners and operators, professionals, educators and students to obtain a first-hand knowledge of this nationally adopted energy building standard”, remarked Lawrence Tech Professor Filza H. Walters, chair for the ASHRAE Professional Development Committee and director of the first Architectural Engineering program in Michigan.
“This year’s conference includes something for everyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge about sustainability, energy efficiency and entrepreneurship activities,” added Associate Professor Janice K. Means, PE, LEED AP of Lawrence Tech, chair of the conference committee and chair of the Engineering Society of Detroit’s Affiliate Council.
Who Should Attend?
The Seminars on Sustainability (SOS) conference is open to all. Professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, students and the public are especially encouraged to attend to share information, knowledge and to discuss issues related to sustainable industries, educational initiatives and green communities in order to positively impact the local communities, our states and our country through excellence in education, leadership and entrepreneurship.