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Underwater Turbine Team Aims to Harness Green Energy & Inspire New Math & Science Students

April 15, 2009


Underwater Turbine Team Aims to Harness Green Energy & Inspire New Math & Science Students

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Public Television will broadcast the half-hour documentary, INNOVATE: ENGINEERING CHANGE, which tells the story of a dynamic group of men and women as they work together on a pilot project to install water turbines in New York City's East River. If successful, it will generate an alternative source of "green" energy that may be produced commercially. Viewers witness firsthand the exciting and collaborative work of the team members as they share their personal and professional journeys, overcome challenges, and ultimately achieve success. The program airs Wednesday, April 22, at 9:00 p.m., on MPTV-36.1 DT and 36. No repeats are scheduled.

Featured in the film are Jonathan Colby, hydrodynamic engineer; Dean Whatmoor, logistics coordinator; Mollie Gardner, regulatory liaison; Hannah Abend, geophysicist; Susana Crespo, geospatial analyst. Also appearing in the program are Rob Morrow, co-star of the hit TV series NUMB3RS, and Association of American Colleges and Universities spokesperson Debra Humphreys, who weigh in on the importance of developing tomorrow's innovators. The film's website is http://www.womenworking.com/tv/television_innovate.php

For more information, call MPTV Viewer Services at 414-297-7520.
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