DSC President’s Colleagues invite public for solar energy forum

ST. GEORGE – Solar energy will be the topic for the Feb. 6 meeting of the President’s Colleagues of Dixie State College. Dr. David Vaught and René Fleming will give the presentation.

The meeting will begin at noon in Room 156 of the DSC Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center, located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s River Road campus at 1526 Medical Center Drive. It is free and open to the public.

Vaught is a chemist, mathematician and computer expert. He completed his bachelor’s studies in Chemistry at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Utah, including post-doctoral research at Purdue University. He served in the military and worked as a chemist at the Dugway Proving Grounds. Beginning in 1969, he worked as an instructor and director of computer services at the University of Memphis and was a professor of computer science there from 1980 to 1995.

Fleming serves as Conservation Coordinator for the City of St. George. She will both discuss current solar energy projects in St. George and share her personal experiences with living on solar energy at her home in Apple Valley.

The President’s Colleagues of Dixie State College meet together once a month during the academic year to hear presentations from each other and invited guests. The next Colleagues meeting is scheduled for March 5.

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