Robert M. Metcalfe, Internet pioneer and newly appointed professor of innovation at the University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering, will present "Enernet: Internet Lessons for Solving Energy." Students across campus are invited to attend the presentation, which will be followed by Q&A. In his talk, Metcalfe reviews the 64-year history of how the world has continued to meet its needs for cheap and clean information using the Internet. By analogy, he proposes insights into how we will meet accelerating world needs for cheap and clean energy using a concept he calls "Enernet."
Metcalfe's presentation will be the first in a speaker series hosted by the Cockrell School that brings internationally recognized technology leaders to campus to interact with students.