Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Science Tom Drennen is part of a team of reviewers that will examine scholarship applications for the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.
The Ontario County Board of Supervisors will soon award Casella Environmental Waste management academic scholarships to college-bound Ontario County residents majoring in environmental science, agriculture or agricultural businesses including waste management.
Scholarship recipients will each receive $2,500, based on academic record and an essay showing dedication to a career that will support the environment. Applications were due by March 1.
Judging with Drennen will be Carol Urbatis, dean of student services and enrollment management at Finger Lakes Community College; Joe Galante, the BOCES director of technical/career and continuing education; and Madeleine Hemmings, BOCES grants coordinator.
Drennen’s new book, “Pathways to a Hydrogen Future,” seeks to untangle the competing visions of a hydrogen economy, explain the trade-offs and obstacles and offer recommendations for a path forward. The results are based on “The Hydrogen Futures Simulation Model,” developed at Sandia National Laboratories, where he is senior economist.
He earned a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in resource economics from Cornell University. In 2006, he received the Hobart and William Smith Excellence in Teaching Award.