Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series: Scott W. Tinker



Date: Monday, Sept. 24

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Trinity University: Laurie Auditorium  

SWITCH, a film about the future of energy, will be shown after Tinker’s remarks

Scott W. Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin and state geologist of Texas, will discuss the future of energy and screen the film, SWITCH at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in Laurie Auditorium, as part of the Trinity University Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tinker brings straight answers from the people driving energy today: international leaders of government, industry, and academia and proposes a path to our future that is surprisingly and remarkably pragmatic. He has given nearly 500 invited and keynote lectures, visited more than 45 countries, and most recently produced and is featured in the acclaimed documentary film on global energy, SWITCH. The film takes viewers on a global adventure to the world's leading energy sites - many highly restricted and never before seen on film - to explore the future of energy, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels.

He spent 17 years in the oil and gas industry prior to joining the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. Tinker is currently the Allday Endowed Chair and acting associate dean of research in the Jackson School of Geosciences. He is a member of the Trinity University Board of Visitors, current president of  the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, and holds appointments on the National Petroleum Council, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, the Geoscience Advisory Board at Sandia National Lab, and serves on several other private, professional, and academic advisory boards. Tinker has a doctorate from the University of Colorado, a master of science from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor of science from Trinity University (class of '82).

More Info: Trinity.edu