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John Carroll University’s Physics Department presents a lecture:   “Portal to the Future: Planning for a SmartHome” by Dr. Evalyn Gates Executive Director and CEO, Cleveland Museum of Natural History Friday, April 15, 2011 7:30 p.m. Dolan Center for Science and Technology *This lecture is open to the public and free to attend. RSVP required by April 13.   WHO:                   Evalyn Gates, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                      Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Museum of Natural History                                                                                            Dr. Gates will discuss some of the current sustainability initiatives in progress at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, including an energy efficient “SmartHome” that is under construction on the museum grounds. The home is scheduled to open this summer (2011) and visitors to the Museum will be invited to tour what could represent the future of energy-efficient housing. WHAT:                This lecture is part of the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS) Spring Meeting, held April 15-16. The theme of the conference is “Novel Materials for Our Energy Future" and addresses the current challenge of energy harvesting, usage, and efficiency.  Plenary speakers will discuss their research  in the areas of thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, high  energy density capacitors, and hydrogen storage.    *Area high school teachers can register for the OSAPS conference for free at WHERE:             John Carroll University                         20700 North Park Blvd.                         University Heights, OH 44118                         Dolan Center for Science and Technology WHEN:                Friday, April 15, 2011                                 7:30 p.m. CONTACT:        Please RSVP to: Graciela Lacueva, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Physics Department 216.397.4301