Students, professors attend Powershift 2009 conference

Members of the Social Research Club and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society recently participated in the Powershift 2009 Conference in Washington, D.C. Organization sponsors Dr. Frances Staten of the Department of Sociology and Psychology and Inetha Wimberly and Dr. Lurie Thompson of the Criminal Justice Department accompanied the students.

The students participated in three days of training, lobbying and information sessions. Panel topics included subjects from climate control to energy conservation.

The major emphasis of the conference was networking with other students.

The conference was held in the Washington D.C. Convention Center. The students were also given the opportunity to tour the nation’s capital and explore many sights, including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial.

With more than 11,000 participants, Powershift is the largest gathering of citizens interested in climate and clean energy solutions in United States history.