Peddicord to speak about nuclear power

September 8, 2005

Dr. Lee Peddicord, vice chancellor for research and federal relations for The Texas A&M University System and professor of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M University, will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 13 Issues Forum at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Peddicord came to Texas A&M University in 1983 where he has served as chair of the nuclear engineering department, interim dean, and director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. He has been with the Chancellor's Office since 1993. Peddicord, a registered professional engineer in Texas, has been active in the field of nuclear energy for 35 years. His interests are in advanced nuclear fuels, international nuclear safety, advanced reactor systems and nuclear engineering education. At the Issues Forum, Peddicord will discuss the future of nuclear power. The Bush Museum Issues Forum strives to present leading experts in their respective fields. The forum also provides a vehicle in which the local community can be engaged in discussion concerning topics and issues that face our nation. In the past, the Museum Issues Forum has addressed a wide variety of topics including terrorism, LBJ, Central Europe and the role of intelligence in national security. The Issues Forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bush Complex. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are recommended. For more information or to make reservations, call Amanda Urrutia at 979/691-4015. The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 62 and over and active retired military with ID, as well as groups of 20 or more with advance reservations; and $2 for children six and older. Texas A&M and Blinn College students as well as children under six enter free. For this and other events, be sure to check out the museum's Web site.

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