Ypsilanti — Eastern Michigan University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology will host a tech talk with DTE Renewable Energy Development Manager Matthew Wagner on Wednesday, January 25 at 4 p.m. in 124 Sill Hall or via Zoom.
EMU TechTalk is a series that provides opportunities for students and faculty to network with renowned experts and up-and-coming leaders in engineering and technology. Each TechTalk offers a wide range of networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to explore careers, internships and research opportunities at the Faculty.
“Partnering with an industry leader like Matt Wagner gives our students unique career opportunities and experiences,” said Kasim Korkmaz, interim associate dean for the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. A space to learn from leaders who we want to be influenced to advance in their studies, careers and research.”
Since launching the EMU TechTalk, students and faculty have heard from industry leaders, including Raffaele Mautone, founder and CEO of AaDya Security; Michael Gzybowski, senior legal counsel at Dykema; Chuck Gray, vice president of hardware engineering for the Ford Model e vehicle; Economic Development Corporation CEO Quentin Messer.
Wagner will provide an overview of DTE’s renewable energy development and how DTE Energy is involved in developing and managing energy-related businesses and services nationwide.
As part of Wagner’s management responsibilities, he manages all aspects of wind and solar energy development, including project siting, design, obtaining land tenure, gathering wind resource information, conducting environmental and wildlife studies, and all aspects of communications and community relations. aspect.
This event has been approved for LBC credit. To join this TechTalk, please visit the registration page or website for more information on the GameAbove College of Engineering TechTalk series.
About Matthew J. Wagner
Matthew J. Wagner is the Renewable Energy Development Manager for DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company that develops and manages energy-related businesses and services nationwide.
In his current role, Wagner leads a team responsible for overall community engagement, wildlife and landowner care. Previously, Wagner and his team managed all aspects of wind and solar development, including project siting, design, obtaining land tenure, gathering wind resource information, conducting environmental and wildlife studies, and all aspects of communications and community relations. Wagner is also a member of DTE’s Environmental Management team, leading those responsible for environmental compliance.
Prior to joining DTE Energy, Wagner worked as an environmental consultant for Delta Environmental Consultants in Farmington Hills, Michigan and ENCOTEC, Inc., headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wagner began his career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wagner has worked in the environment/sustainability field for nearly 40 years.
Wagner holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (1984) and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan (1991). Wagner is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern University is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing arts, science and professional undergraduate, graduate, associate, doctoral and certificate degrees. In total, more than 300 majors, minors, and professional programs are offered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering Technology; Health and Human Services; and its Graduate School. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity and commitment to applied education. Visit the university’s ranking and honor points website to learn more. For more information on Eastern Michigan University, visit the university’s website. To stay up to date with University news, events and announcements, visit EMU Today.