The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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April 29, 2013

In brief: Wind energy seminar to be held in Loretto

LORETTO — The St. Francis University Renewable Energy Center (REC) will conduct a wind energy seminar and expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at the Loretto campus.

The event is designed to help agricultural producers and small businesses determine the feasibility of wind energy projects on their property.

The seminar is geared toward rural residents interested in developing projects that can reduce energy costs and provide revenue.

Attendees also will learn about wind resources, technology, pros and cons, financial aspects and how to choose an installer.

Other topics will include site assessment, sizing, equipment, installation, permitting and safety. Small, community and utility-scale wind development will be discussed.

An optional tour of a local wind farm will be included to provide a firsthand look at how the resource can be utilized.

Early registrations are being accepted through Monday for $10. Late registrations for $12 will be accepted until May 9.

The cost of lunch is included.

Exhibit space is available to businesses and related organizations, as well as speaker and sponsorship opportunities.

For additional information, visit www.francis.edu/renew-able-energy-expos/ or call the REC at 472-2872.

Forum will focus on role models for girls

LORETTO – A forum for the Role Models Matter Project will be held at St. Francis University May 8.

The event is open to teachers, guidance counselors, organization leaders and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals who are interested in becoming role models or increasing awareness for girls in STEM areas.

The event is open to the public and the fee is $25 per person.

The forum will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn how to increase and improve the quality of their outreach to girls in STEM areas.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast and registration at 9 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit www.ngcproject. org/pa-stem-girls-collaborative-project-role-models-matter-saint-francis-university-forum.

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