You’re invited to the first CMU “Energy Week” – March 14-18 2016


Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation invites members of the public, students, industry, non-governmental organizations, and foundations to attend our first Energy Week!

Energy Week is on March 14-18, 2016 at Carnegie Mellon University’s campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Each day of Energy Week has a theme: energy research, policy, innovation, education (including an Energy Tech Expo), and Field Trips!   See our interesting and unique agenda here.

We will be joined by interesting keynote speakers such as Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Deputy Secretary, and Lynn Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy, of the U.S. Department of Energy; and Bunker Roy, founder of Barefoot College, an organization that teaches women in rural villages how to install and maintain solar collectors.  You’ll also hear from interesting Carnegie Mellon researchers talking about energy’s hot topics!

For Policy Day, we are inviting the candidates for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat and surrogates for the candidates for U.S. President to discuss their views on energy policy.  Participants will also be able to discuss the issue of the optimal mix of energy technologies for Pennsylvania’s electricity in a Deliberative Democracy Event.

On Innovation Day, college students from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland will compete for the $50,000 Allegheny Region CleanTech University Prize!  Come to cheer on students from your alma mater.

Throughout, key stakeholders can participate in roundtables on a variety of “hot” energy policy topics:

  • Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Southwest Pennsylvania Energy Workforce
  • Industry Energy Efficiency
  • CMU Faculty/Industry “Brain Swap”:  An Exchange of Information and Perspectives on Energy Research and Education at CMU.

Energy-related industries and organizations are encouraged to participate in the Energy Technology Expo and host Energy Week Field Trips, so that members of the public, students, and other participants can learn more about their companies’ energy business and technology.  This is also a good opportunity to recruit CMU students for jobs and internships, and for students to meet potential employers.  Students from any institution can attend at no cost.

Note that space is very limited for the Energy Technology Expo, Roundtable Participation and Field trips, so REGISTER soon at http://www.cmuenergy.org!   For questions about the program or if you are interested in hosting a field trip, contact Dr. Deborah Stine, Associate Director, Scott Institute atdstine@andrew.cmu.edu.  For information on sponsorships or exhibiting in the Energy Tech Expo, please contact Laurie Powell at LPowell@eventPower.com or 703-740-1940.


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