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Director, Bureau of Economic Geology at
The University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Film screening and talk on the documentary Switch
Metropolitan Theater on High Street, Morgantown
Co-sponsored by WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy
In the award-winning documentary he co-produced and narrated”Switch”Tinker describes his decade-long journey of seeking truth in a landscape of energy choices that is littered with conflict as the public considers new opportunities, past failures such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the day’s current issue of hydro-fracking.
At the University of Texas, Tinker’s research includes global energy supply and demand, technology administration, resource assessment, multidisciplinary reservoir characterization and 3-D reservoir modeling. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University, a master’s degree in geological sciences from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Colorado.
“Switch” is a feature-length documentary that seeks to make the complex world of energy understandable. The film, shot on locations around the world, fills a gap in the national energy conversation by providing a comprehensive, balanced yet elegantly simple depiction of the important topic of energy. To read more about the documentary, go to: http://www.switchenergyproject.com