10 FEATURES Tammy Duckworth Democrat COURIER • October 20, 2006 Peter Roskam Republican Tackling the By Michael Koehler Features Editor Graham Milldrum Graphics Editor Photos by Aldo Blanco Graham Milldrum: Do you think Community Colleges should be treated as state organizations? Because I don’t know if you’ve been following the ethics controversy that this college has been having; the discussions we have been having—we don’t want the state to be manipulating what’s going on. It’s a strange ethics test—all the employees have to take it and the problem is what they are trying to do— Peter Roskam: [laughs] Hey man, welcome to the club! GM: Yeah. I don’t mind taking it. PR: You’re state employees and because we've had a deep-seated corruption problem in Illinois now and in the general assembly cast a pretty wide net on that, now that you’re included in it. GM: Well, they cast a wide net, and we are worried that we are going to get caught up with all the other business that happens. PR: You know, I am very open to revisiting that you know what, what, what the general assembly was trying to do obviously was to create an environment where the public had the tcandidatesu rIllinois he C o ier interviews the House of sense that there was integrity and in fact make sure there was integrity, that there was integrity with public employees. Now what you are telling me is that there is some rationale why community colleges should not be a part of this system? GM: The large problem is that it’s not so much that they do not want to be part of ethics; the concern is about that they will get caught up in the other elements of being a state agency. PR: Which are what? GM: So things like the DMV that are more directly state related where the community colleges are supported by local funding; they are supported by tuition. PR: That’s right, they are not—they do not get a lot of money from the state anymore. PR: Here’s the analogy. You need to look at what happened to public schools right now, public K through 12— GM: I don’t know if that pertains to what we’re talking about. PR: I don’t either [laughter]. GM: It’s just that we are under the mercy of the government of Illinois Michael Koehler: Hello, Ms. Duckworth, as you know you were chosen over Christine Cegelis by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and ultimately the voters of the Illinois 6 district (IL06). Do you feel that your service in Iraq, and more importantly that you lost both legs there has helped you get as far as you have in a district that leans Republican quite heavily such as our own? Tammy Duckworth: I do have a unique perspective because having served on the ground in Iraq, that allowed me to talk about issues as to what is happening there the failed policies of this administration and also to talk about what we really need to be doing in terms of the money that is being wasted in Iraq. So, that does give me a perspective, but this race is about so much more than me personally. It is about a real choice in this country; a choice between someone who is going to be a rubber stamp for this administration, more of the same or are they going to vote for someone like myself who is an independent voice and is going to stand up and fight for the people of this dis- tough issues trict. MK: I asked this question because obviously your service in Iraq and the fact that you’ve been hurt in such a horrible way has garnered quite a national spotlight, I know you bring significant issues to the table— TD: I understand what you are saying, there is no way that I could have sustained this campaign and won the primary and gone as far as we have and be this competitive and be poised to win this election if I had no other issues, if I had no other strengths, if I was not speaking to the voters—on issues that matter to them. MK: I was reading your website and you said that it is a travesty that Congress has cut $14 billion in funding for student loans and obviously for students, higher education tuition has skyrocketed as you agree, I am guessing that you would like to reinstate this $14 billion, am I correct? How would you pay for this? TD: Yes. It is actually $14 billion given to the oil and gas industries $12.7 billion was cut in college tuition assistance. see Interview page 11 MK: Ms. Duckworth, how can voters trust you to be an independent voice in the Democratic Party when you were handpicked by the DCCC? TD: I wasn’t someone that was handpicked; I was ready to run for Congress. Senator Durbin did approach me but I did volunteer for this and I have already shown myself to be an independent voice. I have support Senator McCain’s position on immigration, I have talked about the need to give the president a line item veto, I have taken my own stand on many, many issues that are unpopular positions in my Photo by Aldo Blanco own party. I have already shown Peter Roskam’s children show support for their father. that I am an independent voice Daley’s patronage chief on the convicInterview from page 10 unlike my opponent. When he was tion side of the ledger and my oppoasked about ethics reform do you PR: Well, I mean obviously there’s a nent has said nothing, my opponent know what he said? He said he law or an amendment dealing with has said nothing about the indictment would vote for whatever Denny this—it’s awfully tough though because of Tony Rezko, Mayor Dailey, Governor Hastert comes up with because I do when you start down this road everyBlagojevich's chief fundraiser. I think not have a position. He is a strict body wants to get out; then township that’s really the larger question. party line vote and I think both our governments say “well”, and municipalMK: So you’re going to rely on your records are clear. I’ve already been ities say “well” and so I am open to past experience as legislator to prove an independent voice. You know, your suggestions as to how you create a that in the future you will not fall when I was in Iraq, and I had to rationale that um it would be very diffiunder corruption like Tom Delay? stand up and defend a position, I cult to accomplish. PR: I mean, I worked for Tom Delay oftentimes had to look my superior Michael Koehler: Ms. Duckworth paints for 7 months, 20 years ago when he officers in the eye and say, “I’m you as rubber stamp for the current was a freshman member of congress. sorry but we can’t do this because Republican Party, and that you served My opponent, by contrast, has a camunder Tom Delay, one of the poster boys paign that has been orchestrated, man- real lives are at stake.” I don’t think my opponent takes that under conof GOP corruption. How do you conaged and financed, in large part by the sideration when he votes along vince voters you are independent? Chicago Machine. party lines. PR: Well, I have served with distincMK: Finally, Mr. Roskam, we hate to MK: Slightly off topic; you say we tion for the past 13 years in the Illinois throw you into the Mark Foley scandal should set up a time table to pull general assembly; my colleagues in the in Congress, but Speaker Dennis our troops out of Iraq— senate entrusted me with the responsiHastert is supposedly involved—and TD: No, I do not. I said we should bility of negotiating the sweeping ethics he is going to be a very close colleague draw down American troops to package that is now state law. So I of yours since he will represent Illinois Iraqi security forces; we need to set think you look at what a person has as well; if the current investigation on benchmarks for the training of the done as an indication of what they are Capitol Hill finds that Speaker Hastert Iraqi forces and that is why we need likely to do. I think the more serious was involved in this whole ordeal, do the secretary of defense reporting to question is that my opponent has yet to you believe he should resign from his Congress on a monthly basis. Now, criticize any democrat that has helped position as Speaker of the House? ok, how many police do you train her campaign who has been involved in PR: Yes. I mean, if he was complicit up this month, all right, are you any sort of corrupt practice; for example in the cover-up, yes. going to train up 20 by next month Congressman Rahm Emmanuel was MK/GM: Thank you so much for and then by next month I want mentioned 3 times in a federal corrupyour time. another report, how many people tion trial as being the beneficiary himPR: Thanks, guys, thank you for your have you trained up in a quantifi self and the testimony put Mayor interest! October 20, 2006 • COURIER FEATURES able benchmark system; I do not believe in arbitrary timetables because you may or may not be able to meet them and you do not want the enemy to know what our timeline is. MK: Okay to finish the question. If we take out more troops, like you said benchmark, many contend that if we pull out more troops in Iraq when it’s already a low-grade civil war, it will become an even larger civil war. And many contend neighboring countries, Shi’a and Sunni countries—and then for Turkey because they want to control their Kurdish population and prevent a Kurdish state—will throw themselves into the Iraqi mess. Do you believe this will create an even larger problem, and that we will be forced to return to defend the region and global oil prices? TD: The benchmark or timeline system? MK: Benchmark. TD: I tell them that I am pulling US troops out as Iraqis stand up, so the Iraqis will be the ones who will be capable of defending their own country and preventing it from going into civil war. That is exactly the point of trying to draw down US troops as they stand up the Iraqis stand up as far as destabilization of the Middle East. The president did that when he chose to invade Iraq instead of finishing the job and getting rid of the Taliban and getting rid of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, he chose to change his interests and take our eye off the ball and enter Iraq and in fact we have now our very presence in Iraq has resulted in more and more young people joining terrorist organizations that would never have happened to begin with. MK: Thank you very much for your time and allowing us to interview you, Ms. Duckworth! TD: No problem! 11 We open doors in hospitality. Earn a Degree. M a n a g e y o u r C a r e e r. Chemistry is Hard. AMCORE Bank Campus Checking is Easy. 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Tuesday, in SRC 2800, in an event sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Genveive Abdo lectured from the forum entitled, “Muslim Life in America after 9/11.” At this forum, Abdo discussed topics concerning problems and situations concerning young Muslims in not the United States, but as well as Europe and the Middle East. To explain these problems and situations, Abdo referenced her highly acclaimed book, “Mecca and Main Street.” In both her book and the forum at which she spoke, Abdo elucidated the FEATURES COURIER • October 20, 2006 By Michael Koehler Features Editor experienced increased target- ing piety within Islam by the radical changes between younger generations of ing within the United States. young Muslims and the genMuslims. This targeting includes an erations of their parents. In order to illustrate to increased number of profilWhile traveling throughout Americans how increased ing, vilification, and hate the United States, Abdo piety in Islam did not transcrimes. noted that younger generalate into radicalism, Abdo tions of Muslims profiled the experience of were practicing Islam young Muslims in the with greater piety United States who would than their parents and be identified as more conolder generations. servative in terms of their Abdo imperatively interpretation of Islam’s noted that although creed. young Muslims were Abdo highlighted a becoming increasing mosque in Deerborn, pious, only a small Michigan. While it must fringe of these be noted that this particuMuslims participate lar mosque and its school in militant forms of of thought is generally Islam. more conservative than But what’s most most mosques within the troublesome to Abdo United States, Abdo is that after believes this mosque is a September 11, media unique microcosm of coverage has largely Photo by Russell Augustine young, pious Muslims shaped the opinions of the Americans views “Just because women wear headscarves, attempting to integrate they’re not forced by family, but because into American society towards Muslims. it’s important to them and their faith”, said while still maintaining Western media has Genveive Abdo. their Islamic roots. performed poorly in Abdo interviewed many Abdo cited accredited polls separating mainstream, modwomen who attended the by Gallup, which strongly erate Muslims from the Deerborn Mosque. At this indicated that since fringe militant Islamists. Due mosque, everyone spoke September 11, populations in to this, a large section of American and European pop- the United States and Europe Arabic and women and men prayed in separate rooms. understood Islam less and ulations have difficulties difWhen Abdo interviewed the had increasingly negative ferentiating between the young women, asking them views of both Muslims and moderates and the militants. if they felt discriminated and Islam. Abdo dually remarked that oppressed by such an enviAbdo implored Americans because of these misunderronment, they replied that not fear Islam and the growstandings, Muslims have they did not. In fact, most of the young women wished to have Islamic marriages and conduct dating conservatively. To westernize themselves, most of the women wished to attend universities. 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Recognizes and honors academic achievement and provides opportunities for leadership for business and technology students. Honor society for students with outstanding record in foreign language studies. Participate in Anthropological discussions and activities. DESCRIPTION Alpha Beta Gamma Alpha Mu Gamma Anthropology Club The Appreciation of Pan-African and Caribbean Cultures Club is a APPAC social education club about the above cultures. Offers opportunities in Chicago to learn about architecture and Architectural Region of Chicago socialize. Purpose is to further the tenets of the Baha’i faith on campus Baha’i Student Association through lectures, service projects, discussions and other activities. Promotes ethnic unity and pride by joining and collaborating the Black Student Union thoughts of COD students. Brothers and Sisters in Southern Baptist religious activity. Encourages students with studies Christ and the God of the Bible Promotes awareness of grassroots, democracy and environmental issues. The Spanish club, devoted to developing leasure activities and Casa de Amigos converation activities for both ESL and club members Purpose is to promote cricket throughout the community. Also, but Chaparral Cricket Club not necessary, is to play cricket at a competitive level. A themed student magazine, published at the beginning of the Chapparal Magazine spring and summer sememesters. Explores all aspects of Chinese culture and seeks to share knowledge Chinese Culture Club and experience. Service organization that promotes fellowship, leadership and Circle K service. Promotes Italian culture and heritage through meetings and field Circole Culturale Italiano trips. Teaches members the basics of the meeting industry, will work with COD Chapter of the PCMA the Professional Convention Management Campus Greens Concrete Expressions Courier Student Newspaper Campus Crusade for Christ Provides an outlet for students of Christian fellowship and service. Dental Hygenists Club SADHA Chapter Forensics (Speech) Team Interior Design Student Society International Students Organization Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Human Services Network Endowment for Future Generations 1. Students interested in forming a new club should fill out the New Club Inquiry form available on the Student Activities web site at www.cod.edu/StudLife. Internet access is available on-campus in the billiards lounge, bookstore and any computer lab. The form will automatically be sent to the director of Student Activities via email. 2. The director of Student Activities will e-mail a reply to the student with possible meeting times. A copy of the sample constitution, in a Microsoft Word file, will be attached so the student may begin work on their document as soon as How to create your new club possible. 3. The interested student(s) will meet the director of Student Activities along with, if possible, the potential adviser(s) and the coordinator of Student Activities who has been assigned as the group's Student Activities liaison. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss what is required to start a new club, officer and adviser responsibilities, and to set a timetable for the chartering process. 4. It is the students' responsibility to find an adviser for the club. If the students cannot identify a C.O.D. faculty or staff member to serve as adviser, the liaison may be able to offer suggestions for people the students can approach. 5. Students and adviser(s) should then meet to discuss the students' ideas for the new club and the role of the adviser, and craft the club's constitution (using the sample from Student Activities). 6. Submit the constitution to your liaison for review by the liaison and director of Student Activities 7. The liaison will probably return the constitution to the main student rep with required and suggested changes. 8. The main student representative then submits the following final paperwork to liaison: tution form a. Final copy of constie. Information concerning outside or parent organization (if required) 9. The liaison will give all paperwork to the Student Activities information coordinator, who begins the approval paperwork for the director and the vice president of Student Affairs. Note: Once the director signs off on the packet, the club can begin to take advantage of the benefits of being an official club – reserve rooms, have fliers posted, etc. b. Officer Update form c. Adviser Update form d. Club Information Japanese Culture Club The weekly student newspaper, offering paid staff positions in a wide variety of journalistic fields. Seeks to cultivate, promote and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene. Helps develop and maintain sound mental and physical health, protect the environment and promote peaceful worldwide relations. Improves public speaking performance skills through state and national competition. Students that seek to develop professional friendships and take part in activities related to the Human Services field. Supports the Interior Design program with seminars, networks and events. Provides international and American students with opportunities to socialize and experience cross-culture ties. Interdenominational Christian Fellowship; students learning to love God and each other Examines Japanese popular culture through books, movies and other media. A place to discuss and collaborate with other poets and musicians. Seeks to promote French culture through meetings, trips and cultural Jeffrey Fox Le Recontre Francaise activities. Ext. 3340 Michelle Roman Latino Ethnic Awareness Encourages awareness of Hispanic culture and offers speakers, field Matt Lynch Association trips and other programs. Ext. 4154 Kathy Horton Provides information for installing and using the Linux operating Mohammad Morovati Linux Users Group Ext. 2176 system, as well as a forum for ideas and experience sharing. Ext. 2478 Networks together LTA students and professionals and encourages Linda Slusar Shingo Satsutani LTA Student Club library advocacy. Ext. 2597 Ext. 2019 Provides a comfortable recreational environment to play, as well as Michael Losacco Alex Bolyanatz Magic the Gathering Club provides deals at local shops. Regular tournaments are held Fridays. Ext. 3277 Ext. 2433 The purpose of this organization shall be to give students the opporJohn Pangan Lewis Jones Men’s Club Volleyball tunity to compete at the collegiate level in men's volleyball. Ext. 2365 Ext. 2039 Political club whcih participates in a mock government, including a David Goldberg Model Illinois Jane Ostergaard Government simulation in Springfield. Ext. 3722 Ext. 2331 Promotes knowledge about the United Nations and international Chris Goergen Nancy Payne Model United Nations diplomacy. Ext. 2012 Ext. 3401 Encourages Muslim fellowship, scholarly discussions of Islam and Shaheen Chowdhury Kristina Henderson Muslim Student Association outreach to the college community. Ext. 2438 Ext. 2510 Provides fun social activities, spirituality and faith programs, peace Karen Nykiel Newman Association Melanie Robinson and justice awareness, and outreach service opportunities. Ext. 54133 Karen Thomas Erich Hauenstein Out of the Shadows Promotion, information and practice of nature-based pagan religions. Ext. 4600 Ext. 2494 Organizes community-building and cultural events that revolve Lisa Higgins Keith Yearman The Page Turners around themes of writing and literature. Ext. 3385 Ext. 2765 A fellowship of students seeking to provide an open forum for Keith Krasemann Elizabeth Mares Philosophy Club philosophical interpretation through discussion. Ext. 3407 Ext. 3927 Strives for excellence though scholarship, leadership, service and Shannon Hernandez Rich Eliman Phi Theta Kappa fellowship. Ext. 3054 Ext. 3447 A humanities magazine published twice yearly; accepts submissions Elizabeth Whiteacre Cathy Stablein Prairie Light Review from students, faculty and community members. Ext. 2311 Ext. 2650 Support, promote awareness and educate ourselves and others on Dana Thompson Jane Wu Pride Alliance specific issues with regard to diversity. Ext. 2528 Ext. 3402 Chuck Boone Maryann Krieglstein Printmakers, Inc. Provides a forum for exhibition and exploration of printmaking. Ext. 2477 Ext. 2103 National honor society that encourages students to strive for excelAda Wainwright Gino Impellizzeri Psi Beta lence and acquire a sense of advancing scholarship and psychology. Ext. 2509 Ext. 2553 Jennifer Hereth Religions United Nations Allows people of various religions to discuss aspects of religion as Joanne Giampa (UN) well as acceptable and beneficial behavior of all believers. Ext. 2057 Ext. 2556 Provides a forum for activities including books, movies, television, James Allen Elizabeth Whiteacre Sci-Fi / Fantasy Club comics and role-playing games related to sci-fi and fantasy. Ext. 3421 Ext. 2311 Cathy Stablein Write and evaluate screenplays, discuss screenwriting and act as a Ron Eltanal Screenwriters Group Ext. 2650 screenwriting resource. Ext. 2825 Through selecting and coordinating events for the college, students Chuck Steele Lori Drummer Student Activities Program Board learn valuable business, organizational and leadership skills. Ext. 2642 Ext. 2430 Provides programs for experiences in and out of class, and serving Paul Sirvatka Naheed Hasan, The American Meteorological Society others by promoting severe weather training and preparedness. Ext. 2118 Ext. 2028 Holly Hubert Steve Schroeder Student Education Open to students interested in pursuing a career in education. Association Ext. 2503 Ext. 2514 Mobilizes and organizes the youth and students as part of a Joseph Filomena Rita Bobrowski Students for a Democratic Foreign Policy proactive, anti-war movement. Ext. 2029 Ext. 2024 Mary Jean Cravens, Ann Cotton Students for Animal Students working to protect the rights of all animals. Defense Ext. 2333 Ext. 3081 Tracey Klickman Preserves and protects student rights, interests and opinions; repreAndie Richmond Student Leadership Council Ext. 3328 sents the student view to the administration. Ext. 2644 Kent Richter Enhance communication among nursing students; sponsors fund Maureen Waller Student Nursing Council Ext. 3404 raisers for Recognition and Pinning Ceremonies. Ext. 2204 Shingo Satsutani Provides networking opportunities between alumni and students, Joanne Giampa Travel and Tourism Association Ext. 2019 allows members to broaden their academic experience. Ext, 2556 Kathy Horton Ext. 2176 CONTACT CLUB DESCRIPTION CONTACT Events form 10. After vice president approves the club, the information coordinator requests an account for the new club, and, when received sends an information packet to the adviser(s) and the club president. 11. The information coordinator then “subscribes” all officers (with an e-mail address) to the leadership listserv and sends a welcome message to the listserv to let other clubs know that the club is active, its purpose and who the advisers and officers are. 12. The information coordinator submits a copy for the club to be added to the Student Activities web site. If your club has an event coming up, fill out the form to the right and bring it to SRC 1560 and drop it off with the features editor. You can also contact the features editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (630) 942-2660. The Courier has covered many The Courier wants to cover your events Clubs/EventsForm New/ExistingClub: NAME of club/organization ADVISER name PURPOSE of club/organization: TIME of meeting/event LOCATION/DESCRIPTION of meeting/event DESCRIPTION of event events in the past, from bake sales to book discussions, so any event is perfectly valid. Please turn in your form at least a week in advance so that coverage of your event can be scheduled and your article prepared. 14 FEATURES COURIER • October 20, 2006 Club spotlight: Students for a Democratic Foreign Policy By Michael Koehler Features Editor Do you find that the Republican Party is too hawkish? Do you believe that the Democratic Party is beholden foreign interest groups? Or how about that the United States sticks its nose into other countries business far too often? The Students for a Democratic Foreign Policy club may be the right place for you. The Students for a Democratic Foreign Policy was founded in mid 2003 in response to the United States invading Iraq. The group was founded for multiple yet similar reasons. These reasons were simple. The club was founded because they felt they needed to organize against the war in Iraq, but also create an independent political voice and organization for the students of the College of DuPage. This mission has evolved since its inception. The group want to end United States interference and aggression against other countries. This means they believe that the United States should leave foreign countries to themselves. The club also support immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops stationed abroad. This includes the United States withdrawing from all aggressive global military treaties such as NATO. The group also demands that the United States end support for all reactionary regimes, and recognition of the sovereign rights every country as well as the right to independence for every nation. In running the club, the President, Anne Beck, has found very little difficulty running the club. In fact, she contends that when talking to students throughout the College of DuPage, a large majority of students agree with both her and the club’s views. Anne Beck says that all students who wish to join the group are welcome. In fact, Beck encourages as much student participation as possible. Beck quotes the groups motto to express her convic- Students for a Democratic Foreign Policy display paraphernalia to express their political views tions more assertively, “Only the Peoples Can Stop the Wars!” By building their group, the group aspires to build an organized student expression apart from those of the two main political parties of the United States. For further information, contact Professor Joseph Filomena at 942-2029. Or, contact Student President Anne Beck at email@example.com. Also, if one desires to attend the next meeting, the Students for a Democratic Foreign Policy are holding one on Wednesday, November 1, at 12 p.m. in room IC 1080. Photo by Russell Augustine Passion cultivates success and motivation “The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.,” said Alfred Lord Tennyson. Thursday, in SRC 1250A and B, College of DuPage counselors, Sandy Werner, Michael Duggan, and Dana Thompson hosted a Food for Thought entitled, “Listen to Your Heart.” The presentation centered on the counselors’ theory that when one chooses are career that corresponds to what they find pleasing, they will By Michael Koehler Features Editor never actually “work” a day in their life. Counselors Sandy Werner and Dana Thompson stated that even though there are many reasons why people make career and life choices, people must not forget to base those reasons on what motivates them. Werner and Thompson argue that if people do not base their careers on what they consider personal values, they ultimately dislike both their work and its environment. Wenrner and Thompson assert that values are deeply held convictions and beliefs that guide one throughout their life. Thompson contends that values are self-motivators that indicate what you consider to be most important in your life. Werner and Thompson outline the major values and needs in peoples’ lives. These include: achievement, adventure, artistic, association, creativity, independence, intellectualism, leadership, life style, moral fulfillment, orderliness, physical performance, recognition, security, social service, socioeconomics, and finally variety. To physically demonstrate how important these values you were to people, Werner and Thompson auctioned off (with fake money, of course!) these values to students who attended the presentation. Social service garnered the highest bid with one thousand dollars while recognition garnered the lowest amount with a mere fifty dollars. The counselors went on to explain that obviously values varied in importance person to person. But, their major objective was to prove that whichever value one cherishes most, choosing to center their life around that value will ultimately lead to both success and happiness. ForYourInformation Tough Guise From noon to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 16, join Carol Wallace and Ron Jerak, College of DuPage counselors as they discuss the expression of male masculinity. They will help those attending to recognize social influences and analyze the use of personal influence to affect masculine behavior after viewing the video “Tough Guise.’ Calming Cafe From 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on December 18, December 19, December 20, join the College of DuPage Counseling Services at the Calming Cafe to relax and rejuvinate your mind and body during the chaotic and frantic week known as finals week. Getting to Know all about Alternative Fuel and Energy At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, in IC 3125, join Dr. Richard Jarman, Professor of Chemistry as he explains ethanol gasoline, hydrogen and biodiesel. He will discuss science behind these and which are most efficient.