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Bedrock Lectures: Anthony Ingraffea

The Technological Gamble That Never Should Have Been Taken

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:00 AM

In the months leading up to the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, Spring Creek Project presents the Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change.

This online series features leading scientists, attorneys, writers, community leaders, activists, and artists. Together, the lectures create a chorus of voices and ideas that will invite audiences to imagine how we can build communities and lives in a world where environmental crises quickly become human rights crises.

We will release a new Bedrock Lecture every Wednesday from January 31 to May 30, 2018. The lectures are free and publically available on our website and social media channels. Each lecture will be about 20 minutes, and we invite you to watch them from your desk, with a group of friends, or at a community gathering.


Anthony Ingraffea, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, will share his lecture, "The Technological Gamble That Never Should Have Been Taken," on April 4, 2018. 

Dr. Ingraffea is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University. His research concentrates on simulation and physical testing of complex fracturing processes. He has authored with his students over 250 papers in these areas. Since 1977, he has been an investigator on over $37M in projects from the NSF, EXXON, Shell, Amoco, NASA, AFOSR, U.S. Dept. of Energy, IBM, Schlumberger, Gas Technology Institute, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. For his research achievements in hydraulic fracturing he won the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics "1994 Significant Paper Award", and twice won the National Research Council Award for Research in Rock Mechanics. In 2006, he won ASTM’s George Irwin Medal for outstanding research in fracture mechanics. In 2011, TIME Magazine named him one of its “People Who Mattered”, and he became the first president of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy. He is co-author of recent papers on methane emissions, wellbore integrity, and conversion of New York and California to wind/sun/water power for all energy uses in the next few decades. 

Emily Grubby
grubbye at oregonstate.edu
Environmental Arts & Humanitie