Speaker Date Topic
No meeting Dec 05, 2022
Charlie Cavell, Oakland County Commissioner Dec 12, 2022
Oakland County Government
Kathleen McBroom Dec 19, 2022
Van Gogh Exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Kathleen McBroom, a lifelong resident of Beverly Hills, is a librarian, educator, and most recently, a docent at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Kathleen conducts tours  - both on-site and virtual - for visitors, families, and special groups, which can range from wedding parties to corporate functions to Cub Scouts. When she's not at the museum, Kathleen teaches at Wayne State and fills in occasionally as a substitute librarian at the Baldwin Public Library.

No meeting Dec 26, 2022
No meeting Jan 02, 2023
Caitlin Donnelly, Birmingham Museum Jan 09, 2023
Birmingham's Archaeological History
MLK Day-No meeting Jan 16, 2023
Volunteer work at Gleaners' Trenton Location, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Samantha Steckloff Jan 23, 2023
State Representative for the Birmingham Area
Todd Allen, University of Michigan Feb 13, 2023
21st Century Nuclear Energy

An interesting new narrative has arisen around the need for nuclear energy and how an emerging set of privately funded companies are attempting to take a new set of nuclear energy products to commercialization. Today's presentation will describe the energy system trends driving this innovation, the imperatives driving nuclear energy development, and associated policy implications.

Dr. Todd Allen is currently a Professor at the University of  Michigan, where he serves as the Chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences. He is also a Senior Fellow at Third Way, a DC-based think tank, supporting Third Way’s Clean Energy Portfolio. He was the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the Idaho National Laboratory from January 2013 through January 2016. Prior to INL, he was a Professor in the Engineering Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin. From March 2008 to December 2012, he was concurrently the Scientific Director of the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility at INL. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin, he was a Nuclear Engineer at Argonne National Laboratory-West in Idaho Falls. His 1997 Doctoral Degree in Nuclear Engineering was from the University of Michigan, and his 1984 Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering was from Northwestern University. Prior to graduate work, he was an officer in the United States Navy Nuclear Power Program.