Governor on campus

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon leaves Brauer Hall with his wife, Georganne Wheeler Nixon, Friday, Sept. 17, after outlining his vision for Missouri’s energy future before a group of CEOs and other leaders of major energy producers and industrial and commercial energy consumers at the “Energy Policy Discussion.” The meeting, which was co-sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the School of Engineering & Applied Science, also featured a presentation on America’s energy future by Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy. Pratim Biswas, PhD, the Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science and chair of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, gave an update on WUSTL’s energy research during the event. The governor spoke in Brauer Hall’s distance learning center, a room equipped to allow presentations to be distributed live via the Internet. To hear a podcast of the governor’s address, go to Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.