[NMSEA-news] ASES Awards, Chapter Activities, Events

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Wed Dec 19 11:50:55 MST 2007

Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here's an opportunity to recognize excellence and a few events coming up 
next year.

Please see the NMSEA Event Calendar for a more complete list of events
at http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php

Also, check out the Sustainable ABQ website for other events in and
around Albuquerque.  Go to http://www.sustainableabq.com/news_events.htm

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-January 5th:  Deadline for ASES award presentations
-January 22: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting - Speaker Marlene Brown
-January 27 - 30: EUEC Energy and Environment Conference, Tuscon,Arizona
-February and March: NMSEA Alamogordo Chapter - Community Education Program
-April 9 -12: UNM Albuquerque - American Association for the Advancement
of Science 83rd Annual Multidisciplinary Meeting



It is time again for nominations for the American Solar Energy Society
Awards. These are awards for people that have made a significant
contribution in many different ways for solar energy. I received the
John and Barbara Yellot award for my masters thesis work. I created the
Women in Solar award. I know that many of the awards do not get many
nominations. Please take time to think of people that are deserving of
these awards. There are specifics to each of the award but in general
they are for people that have furthered the field of solar energy and/or
have spent their careers promoting, teaching, volunteering or making
technical advances. There are some great people out there that deserve
these awards. Please nominate them.


 From ASES:

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for advancing the
field of solar energy?
Time to nominate that person for an award from
the American Solar Energy Society
Nominations are due by January 5, 2008

The American Solar Energy Society invites your nominations for the
Society's annual awards presented to people who have made outstanding
contributions to ASES or to the field of solar energy.
Find nomination forms and award requirements here.

Briefly, the awards are:

The Charles Greeley Abbot Award given to an individual who has made a
significant contribution to the field of solar energy or to ASES.

The Passive Solar Pioneer Award presented to a person or group whose
creative and original thinking and research have led to new developments
in the passive solar energy field.

The Rebecca Vories Award honoring a volunteer whose efforts have
significantly advanced the ability of ASES to accomplish its mission.

The John and Barbara Yellott Award recognizing an outstanding graduate
student working in the solar energy field (includes a cash scholarship.)

The Hoyt Clarke Hottel Award presented to an individual who has made a
significant contribution in any area of the solar energy field.

The Women in Solar Energy (WISE) Award recognizing a woman who has
contributed significantly to the acceptance and advancement of women in
the solar field.

Nomination forms can be found at the ASES web site:

You can also contact the ASES office at, 2400 Central Avenue, Suite A,
Boulder, Colorado 80301 or (303) 443-3130 ext 106. Nominations should be
submitted to ASES at the address below and must be received by January
5, 2008.

This year's winners will be honored at the Awards Banquet at SOLAR 2008
in San Diego, California.

Dona McClain
American Solar Energy Society
2400 Central Ave., Suite A
Boulder, CO  80301
303-443-3130 x106
f: 303-443-3212


NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting

Speaker:  Marlene Brown - NMSEA President - Title: "Solar in the
Developing World and Hands-On Workshops"

This talk will discuss Marlene's work teaching and installing hundreds
os systems in Vietnam.  She trained local technicians and worked with
local vendors to manufacture and modify parts and pieces for PV systems
in rural Vietnam.  She has continued to teach yearly and will talk about
several of her other workshops and hands-on classes, and some of the
lessons learned in the field.  She's still learning, by the way! 6:30
PM, at REI (northwest of the intersection of I-25 and Montano) in


Energy and Environment Conference
January 27-30, 2008

The WESTIN La Paloma, Tucson, Arizona
Don't miss one of USA's best and largest Energy & Environment Conference
& Expo where
•1600+ professionals network (see "Attendee" list at www.euec.com)
•350+ technical presentations are made by world leading experts in
•6 tracks on Clean Air, Mercury, Global Warming and Renewable Energy

Contact: see www.euec.com
EUEC, PO Box 66076, Tucson, AZ 85728
Ph: 520-615-3535
Fax: 602-296-0199
E-mail: info at euec.com


New Mexico Solar Energy Association. – Alamogordo Chapter is scheduled
to do 3 community education programs at NMSU-A this spring.

The Wednesday evening classes  are:

Feb 6 &13 - Basics of Alterative Energy
Feb 27 & Mar 5 - Passive Solar: Housewarming without mechanical systems
Mar 12 & 19 - Active Solar Energy & Living off the Grid

More information at http://alamo.nmsu.edu/community/springcourses.cgi

APRIL 12-19

The organizers of this conference want more input from solar. If you are
interested in presenting at this conference contact the organizers.
There is also information if you want to attend.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Southwestern and Rocky Mountain (SWARM) Division

in the 83rd Annual Multidisciplinary Meeting
April 9-12, 2008
Albuquerque, New Mexico
University of New Mexico
Student Union Building

The theme is “Meeting Today’s Challenges through Collaborative Science,
Engineering, and Technology.”
This conference intends to create, cause, encourage and celebrate
collaboration across and within the broad fields of science, engineering
and technology.

AAAS members, other scientists, engineers, technologists, teachers, and
students are encouraged to attend and to submit proposals for symposia,
workshops, oral papers,
and/or posters. Students, especially from nearby colleges and
universities, are encouraged to participate and they will gain valuable
experiences to aid them in their academic and professional development.
The meeting is open to all areas of the sciences and you do not need to
be a current member of AAAS to participate.

Join us in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, to share the latest in
research from a variety of scientific disciplines and outstanding
speakers in a friendly and relaxed format
that encourages new collaborations between researchers in academia,
business, and government. The AAAS Division meetings are an opportunity
to meet closer to home.

For more information go to www.sandia.gov/AAAS-SWARM

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