Lecture Series Speaker to Discuss How Electric Cars Will Change Our World


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Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College, free and open to the public

As part of the ongoing Sheridan College Foundation Faculty Lecture Series, Ray DeStefano will present “Passing Gas: How Electric Cars Will Change Our World” Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Whitney Academic Center Room 153. This event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided following the lecture.

The lecture will explore the past and present state of electric vehicle technology, the reasons EVs will “pass gas”, and how our future will be impacted by electric vehicles. Destefano will also discuss how EVs compete with their gas counterparts and how auto manufacturers, electric utilities, oil companies, and governments are preparing for the eventual switch to electric vehicles.

Educator, consultant, and electric car enthusiast, Destefano has taught industrial electricity courses at Gillette College since 2008. He has over twenty years of industry experience in the electric utility sector and as a consultant and trainer for a variety of industries, including mining. While he prefers to walk or ride his bike, when he must drive his car is a 2013 Ford Focus all-electric.

The Sheridan College Foundation Faculty Lecture Series is designed to bring the scholarly expertise of Northern Wyoming Community College District faculty to the community free of charge and is funded by the Thickman Lecture Endowment.

The next lecture in the series will be on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. by Sheridan College social science and psychology instructor Rachel Kristianson. She will present “Why Does My Cat Pee on the Bed? An Exploration of Feline Behavior”.

For more information on the lecture series, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 307-675-0702 or Linda Oetken 307-675-0820.