YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology will host a TechTalk featuring Matthew Wagner, Renewable Energy Development Manager, DTE, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, located at 124 Sill Hall or via Zoom.
EMU TechTalk is a series that offers students and faculty opportunities to network with renowned experts and up-and-coming leaders in the engineering and technology fields. Each TechTalk provides extensive networking opportunities and a chance to explore careers, internships, and research opportunities at the College.
“Partnering with industry leaders like Matt Wagner exposes our students to unique career opportunities and experiences,” said Kasim Korkmaz, interim associate dean of GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. “Through this initiative and offering our students and faculty a space to learn from leaders, we hope they are influenced to advance in their studies, careers, and research.”.
Since launching EMU TechTalk, students and faculty have heard from industry leaders, including Raffaele Mautone, founder and CEO of AaDya Security; Michael Gzybowski, senior counsel at Dykema, Chuck Gray, vice president, Vehicle Hardware Engineering, Ford Model e, and Quentin Messer, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Wagner will present 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 role, he has managed all aspects of wind and solar development, including project site selection, design, obtaining land easements, collection of wind resource information, conducting environmental and wildlife studies, and various aspects of communications and community relations.
About Matthew J. Wagner
Matthew J. Wagner is Manager of Renewable Energy Development for DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in developing and managing energy-related businesses and services nationwide.
Wagner leads a team responsible for overall community engagement, wildlife, and landowner care in his current role. Previously Wagner and his team managed all aspects of wind and solar development, including project site selection, design, obtaining land easements, collecting wind resource information, conducting environmental and wildlife studies, and various aspects of communications and community relations. Wagner has also been part of DTE’s environmental management team, where he led personnel responsible for environmental compliance.
Before joining DTE Energy, Wagner worked as an environmental consultant for Delta Environmental Consultants in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and ENCOTEC, Inc., an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company. Wagner began his career at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Automotive Emissions and Fuel Economy Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wagner has worked in the environment/sustainability space for nearly 40 years.
Wagner has a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (1984) and a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan (1991). Wagner is a licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan.
About Eastern Michigan University
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