Energy expert to discuss industry March 29

by William G. Gilroy

Michael O?Sullivan, senior vice president for development for FPL Energy, LLC, will present a public lecture at 12:50 p.m. Monday (March 29) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.p. His talk, ?Engineering Careers and the Energy Industry,? is the second installment in the 2003-04 Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series presented by Notre Dame’s College of Engineering.p. During his lecture, O?Sullivan will address the importance of energy in a global economy; wind energy, one of the most exciting developments in power generation today; and the benefits of engineering education.p. O?Sullivan, who was appointed to his current position in July 2001, is responsible for FPL Energy’s business development and asset acquisition activities. He previously held management positions at Commonwealth Edison, NRG Energy and AES Corporation. O?Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Notre Dame in 1982 and a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Chicago in 1987. He is a registered professional engineer.p. One of the nation’s largest providers of clean energy, FPL Energy operates facilitiesnatural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric and nuclear power plantsin more than 20 states.p. The Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series exposes students to engineers who have achieved at the highest levels in their specific fields. Speakers from various disciplines are featured throughout each academic year to give students an overview of the diverse opportunities available in engineering and to provide them with a better understanding of the role of engineering in society and the impact, they, as engineers, can have.p.

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