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Science Society of the Fox Valley Begins 2001-2002 Season at UW-Fox Valley

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The Science Society of the Fox Valley (formerly the Senior Science Society) begins its 2001-2002 season this Tuesday, September 14, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Menasha.

Thomas J. Overbye, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL) is scheduled to begin his presentation at 2:00 p.m. in the Barlow Planetarium.

Overbye's presentation is titled, "The Electric Power Grid in Wisconsin and the Midwest: Will Deregulation Ultimately Lower Electricity Prices?" The talk is expected to examine the realm of electric power grids, the physics of the grid operation, issues of deregulation, and what might be in store for our area and the rest of the country in the future.

The Science Society of the Fox Valley is a membership organization. Information about annual membership and individual seminar cost is available through the Office of Continuing Education at UWFox, at 920-832-2636. Pre-registration for each monthly program is required.

The organization has monthly meetings featuring nationally recognized experts in the natural sciences. All the meetings are held at UWFox.

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Foundation, Inc. and Appleton Papers sponsors the Science Society of the Fox Valley.

Posted 9/17/2001