Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery and Public House’s next Ales & Ideas community lecture is being held Dec. 3 at the Lovell Showroom at the corner of 14th and Duane streets.

College physics instructor Pat Keefe is presenting “Can Anybody Here Count? Developing an Energy Policy for the U.S.” The doors open at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Minors are welcome.

In this interactive presentation, Keefe helps audience members come up with their desired energy policy for the U.S. He will begin by introducing a spreadsheet that can be used to complete all calculations necessary to help anyone develop a realistic energy policy that considers all the energy needed to assure a cold beer on tap for one’s enjoyment. Personal laptops are encouraged but not required.  

Keefe holds a master’s degree in physics from Portland State University, and has taught physics at the college since 1991. He has presented over a dozen invited talks and workshops on energy in the 21st century to the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Pacific Northwest Association for College Physics, and the National Science Teachers Association.

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