Green Living Seminar: Factors that Influence Electric Vehicle Adoption

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass.— Ona Egbue, associate professor of informatics and engineering systems at University of South Carolina Upstate, will give a talk titled "Factors that Influence Electric Vehicle Adoption" as part of MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 
 
Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture at mcla.edu/greenliving. All seminars take place weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 14. 
 
Prior to becoming a professor at USC Upstate, Egbue was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She received her PhD from Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is a certified professional in engineering management (CPEM). 
 
Egbue's research interests include socio-technical system analysis, critical infrastructure resilience, management of sustainable engineering systems, technology/innovation adoption, optimization and decision-making for complex systems, and engineering education. Dr. Egbue has an extensive record of peer-reviewed publications and funding including funding from the National Science Foundation. 
 
Every semester, MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional, and national experts organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability. The 2021 series theme is "Individual Actions and Environmental Sustainability." The series is a presentation of the MCLA Environmental Studies Department and MCLA's Berkshire Environmental Resource Center. 
 
For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving or contact Elena Traister at (413) 662-5303. 

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McCann to Install Lights on Football Field

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School hopes to have lights installed on the football field for the upcoming season.
 
"Friday night lights," School Committee member William Diamond joked at the committee's meeting Thursday after Superintendent James Brosnan said lights are finally coming to the school's athletic complex.
 
When Williams College renovated Weston Field, it donated the old lights and components to McCann. Brosnan said the project has been in the works some eight years.
 
He said contractor Musco Lighting went through the lighting components and that "everything is still viable and operational. Everything is ready to go."
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