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Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe

"Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles" will be presented by Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Melike Erol-Kantarci at the next Clarkson University Science Cafe at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Park View Common Room, above the Blackbird Cafe, 107 Main St. in Canton, N.Y., and at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the St. Lawrence Valley Roasters & Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. in Potsdam, N.Y.

Melike Erol-KantarciWhat if electric cars and meters could talk to each other? Meter: "How was your day?" Car: "Great! I charged at the station at Clarkson, then drove to Watertown," to the more intimate, Meter: "Do you trust me?" Car: "Sure! I see that you've installed a patch for the latest virus going around." Join Erol-Kantarci as she explains why people might soon witness this type of communications and how it would improve daily lives.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at .

Email Daniel ben-Avraham at with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

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