Science Editor at Continues W&J’s Energy Lecture Series

WASHINGTON, PA (March 5, 2013)—Maggie Koerth-Baker, science editor at, will discuss “The Past, Present and Future of America’s Electric Infrastructure” at a public lecture tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) in the Howard J. Burnett Center’s Yost Auditorium.

Koerth-Baker’s lecture is the third of four presentations that will take place this academic year as part of the W&J Energy Lecture Series, presented by the W&J’s Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM).

A columnist for The New York Times Magazine, Koerth-Baker’s column “Eureka” covers the intersection between science and culture. She also is a freelance science journalist whose work has appeared in magazines such as Discover, Popular Science and New Scientist. She is the author of the best-selling book, Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us, which is about how our energy systems were built, how they work today and how they will influence what we can and cannot do over the next 30 years.

“Maggie Koerth-Baker brings a fresh and invigorating voice to the world of electricity as she explains in simple and understandable terms how our energy systems really work and the challenges those systems face in providing the energy our society wants. She honestly acknowledges the limitations our existing infrastructure has on our current and future ability to generate and distribute electricity but optimistically envisions our ability to develop innovative solutions,” said Diana Stares, director of the CEPM.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is suggested.  Please register by sending an email indicating your name and intention of attending to