Hixon Center Announces Black, Gold and Green Series Speakers for Spring 2019

The Hixon Center will resume its Black, Gold and Green Speaker Series this spring, featuring a host of speakers that will discuss sustainable technologies and corporate environmental responsibility.

Five speakers have been confirmed and scheduled for the speaker series:

  • John Cook, who serves as the sustainability manager at Niagara Bottling, will be coming to Harvey Mudd College on Wednesday, March 27. The event is currently scheduled for Noon–1:15 p.m. in the SkyCube (Shanahan 3460), where Cook will discuss how Niagara Bottling incorporates sustainability and environmental stewardship into its practices and products.
  • Laura Franceschini, who serves as a sustainability manager at Google, will be coming to HMC on Wednesday, April 3. This event is also scheduled for Noon-1:15 p.m. in the SkyCube (Shanahan 3460), where Franceschini will discuss how Google has made sustainability a part of its culture, operations, and services and how they utilize sustainable technologies.
  • Todd Brady, who serves as the director of global public affairs and sustainability at Intel, will be on campus on Wednesday, April 10. This event is scheduled for Noon-1:15 p.m. in the SkyCube (Shanahan 3460), where Brady will discuss similarly how sustainability and environmental stewardship is integrated into company practices, products, and services.
  • Rajit Gadh, who is the director of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, will come to campus on Thursday, April 25, where he will discuss various innovations in smart grid technology, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and more. This will also take places from Noon–1:15 p.m. in the SkyCube.

For more information about our speakers, the Black, Gold and Green Speaker Series, or other Hixon Center programs and initiatives, e-mail us at hixoncenter@hmc.edu.