Paul Arveson – Solar Thermal Cooking (Zoom)
Paul has a BS in Physics and an MS in and Computer Systems Management. He served as a civilian employee in the Navy, where he conducted research projects in acoustics and oceanography. Later he worked as a technology contractor for various government agencies. In 1998 Paul co-founded a strategic management consulting firm.
Paul has always had an interest in energy and environmental issues. In his retirement, he decided to focus his efforts in solar cookers, which is not a crowded field. He joined a small local nonprofit called Solar Household Energy, which has been developing solar cookers and managing field projects for over 20 years all around the world. Paul’s work has focused on the more technical aspects of solar cooker testing and research. This work has expanded his awareness of the needs of cooks (who are mostly women) to have better alternatives. Paul joined North Bethesda Rotary Club in 2017 and currently serves to support the zoom meetings and videos of their weekly meetings.