Roundup 10/2: Fresh Faces Edition

The National Academy of Engineering will hold a forum on Monday on the role of innovation in "Rebuilding a Real Economy."

Next Thursday, 8 October, the Senate Energy committee will have a hearing on the nominations of Marcia McNutt to direct the United States Geological Survey and Arun Majumdar to run Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy at the energy department.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology guru Ernie Moniz (left) will be talking about low-carbon energy technology at a Hitachi/AAAS speech on 14 October. (Photo: MIT)

Andrew Revkin polls four experts and wonders if President Barack Obama, who this week made his first visit to Denmark as President, will be returning to Copenhagen in December to negotiate the climate treaty.