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Modesto Junior College

Presentation offered on Heading Towards a Hydrogen-Powered Future

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) is offering a presentation on “Heading Towards a Hydrogen-Powered Future” by Brandon Wood, Ph.D., on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on Modesto Junior College’s West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.  Both the program and parking are free.

Wood is a research scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the laboratory lead for LLNL’s Hydrogen Storage Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC), funded by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 

Hydrogen contains the highest energy content by weight of any substance on Earth, making it an ideal energy carrier for next-generation transportation and electric grid storage.  Wood will discuss the promises, challenges, and opportunities for realizing a hydrogen-powered future, which is fast becoming a reality today.

The community is invited to hear cutting-edge information on this technology and learn about hydrogen power with a waste product of only water.

Wood received a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.

This MAPS event is intended for ages 13 years and older.  MAPS programs are made possible by contributions from Modesto Junior College, Associated Students of MJC, MJC Foundation, Great Valley Museum, Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Teachers Association.

For more information about the MAPS program visit the website http://maps.events.mjc.edu, the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Modesto-Area-Partners-in-Science/244618054801.